MTSD School Closure Update

Dear MTSD Families:

 

We have found ourselves in a rapidly changing, uncharted situation.  We are grateful for the guidance and support that we have received from the Vermont Department of Health, the Vermont Agency of Education, and the Governor’s Office.


On March 15 at 3:20 p.m. Governor Scott announced that statewide school closure will occur no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Governor Scott announced that statewide school closure will occur at the end of the day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Milton Schools will be closed at the end of the school day on Tuesday. The closure includes the Milton After School Kids (MASK) and all co-curricular and athletic programs. The purpose of this message is to provide you an update of the actions the MTSD will take as it relates to Governor Scott's School Closure announcement.


First and foremost, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision. For these two days, MTSD attendance procedures will be waived, and no student will be penalized for not attending.


The MTSD Leadership Team is working with our employees to plan for the support of our students and families during the school closure period. To be clear, our primary areas of focus is the wellbeing of our students, families and employees.  The plan that we are developing will strive to encompass all of the components that Governor Scott has referenced in his statement/press conference.

 

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we move forward.  You can expect regular updates. These updates will include the details; that is, the what and the how of our plan. We are doing all we can to make sure that our priorities are taken care of to the best of our abilities. Updates will be communicated via Messenger. They will also be posted on our website.

 

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