MHS & LILHS Temporary Remote Learning: 1/13-14

MHS & LILHS Temporary Remote Learning: 1/13-14

Dear Monroe High School & LILHS community,

Due to the high number of staff and students currently out due to illness at Monroe High School and Leaders in Learning, we are transitioning from in-person instruction to remote learning at MHS/LILHS starting tomorrow, Thursday, January 13th. However, due to the required frequent COVID testing in our athletics program, we will continue after-school athletics and activities. We are planning to return to in-person learning at MHS/LILHS on Tuesday, January 18th.

Sack lunches will be available for pickup on Thursday and Friday. They will be distributed curbside in front of MHS between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Remote learning for the remainder of this week will be as follows:

Thursday 1/13
Due to this sudden pivot to remote learning, tomorrow will be an opportunity for students to get caught up and complete assignments prior to the end of the semester that is just around the corner. Teachers will be spending this day preparing for remote instruction, so there will be no live instruction for students and attendance will not be taken on Thursday.

Friday 1/14
Students are to check their Canvas pages for Zoom links, communication, and assignments from their teachers (technology support for remote learning can be found here). This will be a B day for classes and we will be following our regular Friday schedule. Students will be expected to attend each of their class periods via Zoom. Attendance will be taken in each period. If your student does not have access to the internet, parents will need to call the school attendance line to excuse their child.

While your student(s) are home, please continue to monitor them for COVID symptoms. Most people who get COVID have mild symptoms, including a fever and cough. Adults and children have reported the following symptoms or a combination of symptoms, which may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure:

Fever of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Chills
Fatigue
Muscle pain or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea
Other signs of new illness that are unrelated to a preexisting condition (such as seasonal allergies)

This list does not include all possible symptoms. To learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms). If your student develops symptoms, please notify the main office at MHS, remain in quarantine, and reach out to your medical provider for evaluation and testing.

For those families who would like to get their students tested for COVID-19, free testing is available at the Monroe School District Administration Office Monday-Friday from 11:00-2:00. More information can be found here: www.monroe.wednet.edu/covid-19/covid-19-testing-sites

We understand the difficulties a rapid transition to online-only instruction presents for our school community. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

Kim Whitworth
Acting Superintendent & Chief Academic Officer