Merrimack Valley School District in New Hampshire is offering parents a choice between a fully online or hybrid learning method. The hybrid model will have 2 days in the school building and 3 days with remote home learning. Students who attend school will be required to wear masks for in person learning and while riding on school provided transportation.
Below find the announcement from Superintendent MacLean:
A Message From Superintendent MacLean
Dear MVSD Parents and Guardians –
On Thursday evening, 7.23.2020, nearly 400 participants joined the MVSD School Board to hear / view a presentation about a framework / plan to reopen schools in the MVSD. After the presentation, the Board engaged in conversation and posed questions to SAU and MVSD administration. Following this discussion, members of the public were invited to share testimony and ask questions. Administration and the Board provided clarification and responses. To conclude the special meeting, the Board moved to approve a framework.
The presentation (which includes details and information about the approved reopening framework) can be found here –
As a result of the approved framework, parents have a choice between HYBRID (3-days of remote and 2-days of in-person) or REMOTE (fully online).
Hybrid students in each building will be divided alphabetically in an effort to effectively create two equally sized groups. Siblings and students in the same household (K-12) will be kept in the same group so that they will attend school in-person on the same days. Recognizing that extended families and parent groups are working together to create plans, please connect with your building principal for specific scheduling requests. Masks will be REQUIRED for all in-person learning sessions (with appropriate and strategic mask breaks).
Masks are also required on all District provided transportation.
Thank you for supporting the MVSD!