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Elementary School COVID-19 Resources

Return to Learning Webinars

August 5, 2020

Webinar # 1

Webinar # 2

Return to Learning Options for 2020-2021

August 3, 2020

Dear MRHE Families,

We miss you! We hope you’re able to enjoy summer while staying safe and healthy. We know you have MANY questions about what the school year will look like, which will now begin on September 1st. We are committed to the health and well-being of our entire community, so, while we do not have perfect answers to the complexities brought on by COVID-19, we do have some plans and options for you to consider based on your family’s needs. We have spent a significant amount of time researching, collaborating with local health officials, and planning with district administration in order to develop these building-specific plans. This information will continue to evolve as we learn more through the start of the school year. We appreciate your flexible thinking and shared commitment to all MRHE learners. 

Here are your options for MRHE educational settings in the 20-21 school year:

MRH Tiers Plan: Remain enrolled in MRH, follow the district decision makers’ guidelines, who will use local data to determine which Tier is safest for the community, its learners, and its employees.

*As you know, MRH has determined that we will begin the school year in Tier 3. See the attached document for more detailed information. 

*As we shift staff members based on enrollment, please note that previously assigned homeroom teachers could be adjusted. 

MRH Virtual Academy: Remain enrolled in MRHE, commit to first semester of virtual learning through an outside platform and curriculum (more details to come) that is facilitated by a MRH staff member.

*As we shift staff members based on enrollment, please note that previously assigned homeroom teachers will likely be adjusted. 

Non-MRH Student: Unenroll from MRH, plan for your child(ren)’s learning experience with your own resources and materials.

We want to assist you and answer any questions that come up for you. We know this is a difficult decision for everyone. Whatever you choose is right for you and your family, and we will remain supportive and connected through this.

We will host two different Family Information sessions to further review these plans on Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m. or at 6:30 p.m. Zoom invites for these meetings will be emailed tomorrow.

Spend some time reviewing all of the details of the options (click here). Once you have made a decision for your child(ren) use this survey link to indicate which option you are choosing: FAMILY OPTION SURVEY --please submit by August 10th.

If you have specific questions about the plans, please direct them to: elereentry@mrhschools.net or contact any of us directly.

Sincerely,

Angela Thompson, Principal 314-745-2829

Meghan Boyer, Assistant Principal 314-568-1259

Ben Gleason, Special Education Area Coordinator 314-446-1714

July 20, 2020

MRH Return to Learning Options in Response to COVID-19

Instructional scenarios include on-site attendance, a hybrid model, and fully virtual.

MRH Ongoing Meal Distribution

Click here for pickup times and locations

Helping Families Cope

MRH Community Resources: Covid-19

Weekend on Wheels Offering Weekly Food Bags Beginning April 16

Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19

We all recognize that for many of our families, this pandemic crisis is making a difficult home situation even worse.  As part of a regional response, there has been a coordinated effort by area school districts to simplify the search for resources for those in need.  Please click on the flier link below.

Family Resources Flier

Video Messages From Your Principals & Teachers

Congratulations to our MRHE 6th graders! We are thrilled to be able to offer this virtual promotion experience for all of you. Simply follow the link and enjoy the ceremony at a time that works for your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr1T735ExIw&feature=youtu.be

May 27 Farewll message from Dr. Adams

May 13 Message to the Community from Supt. Dr. Karen Hall

Remote Instruction

Special Education Considerations: 

Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) will be provided with lessons and activities to support their learning as it relates to IEP goals. IEP Case Managers and other special education staff (Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, ABA Associate, Social Worker, etc.) will be in contact via email with each family regarding next steps and to provide lessons and/or support. Students will receive lessons and/or staff support for each area of service on their IEP. Work can be completed on a schedule that works best for each family. Completed work can be turned in electronically, it can be turned in on paper when school resumes, or parents/guardians can keep a daily log of completed lessons and submit the log to the special education staff. Students are not expected to complete classroom/grade level work in a particular area if they are completing work in that same area from the special education staff. For example, if a child is completing reading lessons from the special education teacher, the child is not required to also complete the grade level reading lessons. Additionally, all MRH staff are committed to ensuring accommodations and modifications are provided so that students with IEPs can continue to access meaningful learning activities. Special education staff will be available for support, at minimum, between 7:15 and 2:45 each school day.

The first point of contact for families is your child’s special education Case Manager (Teacher or Speech Language Pathologist). Ben Gleason, Special Education Coordinator for MRH, is also available at ben.gleason@mrhschools.net.

Technology Support:

MRH will provide tech support for MRH devices and/or MRH online programs. MRH cannot troubleshoot Internet issues or systems issues related to your personal device. You will need to contact your Internet or system provider for questions related to these issues. For technology support, click here.

Please leave a message that includes the issue you are having, the best number you can be reached, and an email address. This information is important so we can route the technology work orders to the appropriate personnel. A member of the tech team will respond as soon as possible.

Counseling Support for Students:

We know this may be a stressful time for our students. Our counselors, Mr. Byrne and Mrs. Thomas, will also have daily office hours. You can email them at todd.byrne@mrhschools.net or lesa.thomas@mrhschools.net to schedule a check in or seek advice in how you can support your child during this time. Families who participate in programming through Youth in Need will hear directly from their Youth in Need provider about their next steps.