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August 23, 2021


School Starts Tomorrow at MRH

MRH Return to Learning, 2021-2022

The first day of school is August 24, 2021. Please take a moment to watch this "welcome back" video from Superintendent Dr. Bonita Jamison.

The complete districtwide reentry plan is on our website; please review it.

In-Person Learning

  • In-person learning is the primary mode of instruction for the MRH 2021-2022 school year.
  • Classes will be held five days per week.
  • MRH Virtual Academy is not available.
  • Discover Club will be offering before and after care.
  • MRH Clubs and extracurriculars will be offered in accordance with current safety guidelines issues by the St. Louis County Department of Health.

Safety Expectations for All

  • All individuals attending MRH schools will be required to wear a mask.
  • Individuals should maintain 3-6 feet of physical distance at all times to the greatest extent possible.
  • Assigned seating and records of seating will be maintained to assist with contact tracing.
  • Plexiglass or other physical barriers may be used in high-travel areas where distancing is difficult.
  • Special cleaning protocols will ensure regularly disinfection of “high touch surfaces”.
  • MRH will practice and reinforce handwashing and healthy hygiene behaviors.
  • Systemic contact tracing will occur in collaboration with the local health department using modified quarantine guidelines.
  • MRH encourages vaccination of all eligible individuals as a key mitigation strategy.


  • Students who qualify for transportation will be required to wear a mask at all times while on the bus.
  • Parents are encouraged to walk or provide transportation to school if possible. 
  • All buses will be equipped with hand sanitizer for student use.
  • Students will be seated according to established protocols  and must remain in assigned seats to ensure effective contact tracing.


Food Service

  • Free meals will be available to all MRH students.
  • Grab and Go breakfast items will be available for pick up at the end of each school day.
  • Lunch will be served in designated areas with physical distancing to the extent possible and plexi-glass barriers where appropriate.
  • Tables and other high touch surfaces will be frequently disinfected. 
  • Students will be expected to maintain distancing and to replace mask when finished eating or drinking.


Health Expectations

  • Students and staff members will be provided with two masks.
  • Face coverings should have at least two layers of washable, breathable fabric and be worn securely over mouth and nose. 
  • Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school.
  • Individuals who become symptomatic while at school will be immediately isolated.
  • Individuals will be asked to isolate and quarantine in accordance to St. Louis County Department of Public Health modified guidance.


Family Partnerships

  • Conduct daily health screenings for all family members.
  • Keep children home from school when sick or after close contact with COVID-19.
  • Report all probable or confirmed household cases to the school nurse.
  • Communicate with the school if the child will be absent to ensure learning supports.
  • Weekly reports are available on the MRH COVID-19 dashboard (
  • Parents and visitors will generally not be allowed to enter the buildings.
  • Individuals granted access for essential services will be required to follow all established health and safety protocols.
  • Social workers and counselors are available to provide additional support to families.

Questions? Please contact MRH Central Office at 314-644-4400.

MRH School District | 7539 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO 63143

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.