COVID-19 School Planning & Response

COVID-19 School Planning & Response
Posted on 01/18/2021
COVID-19 School Planning & Response

Based upon the current data and with the support and recommendation of the MDH Regional Support Team, Montevideo Public Schools made the decision to move to in-person learning for Grades K-5 effective on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

The MDH Regional Support Team also approved our overall return to in-person learning plan.  In addition to grades K-5, moving to in-person learning on January 19, grades 6-9 will return to in-person learning on February 1 and grades 10-12 will return to in-person learning on February 16.  We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 activity within the county, community and school system and adjust our plan as needed. 

We look forward to beginning the process of welcoming our students back to in-person learning.  We are confident that by staggering our return in two-week intervals, we will be better able to control the spread of the virus and remain in an in-person model.  This continues to be a challenging time for everyone and we appreciate your understanding and support as we work though the decision making process and the changes between instructional models.  We encourage everyone to continue to take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of all and limit the spread of the virus.

School meals are available for your student(s) who are home on their distance learning days.  Bagged meals (including both breakfast and lunch items) for children 18 years of age and younger are FREE, and may be picked up from the Montevideo Middle School (2001 William Ave) or Ramsey Elementary (501 Hamilton Ave) between 12:00 - 12:30 on school days.  Meals may be picked up by parents/guardians or the student.  No sign up required.

Please remember, if this pick up time doesn't work for your schedule, please contact the Food Service office 320-269-8833 ext 2123.  We may be able to make accommodations for a different time.  

Thank you
Luther L Heller, Superintendent of Schools