There will be no live instruction, small group meetings, or in-person classes for all preschool through fifth grade students on February 16, 2021 so that elementary staff may engage in safety training.
In-person learning will begin for students in grades 1-2 on Monday, March 1 and for grades 3-5 on Monday, March 15.
Monroe School District and the Monroe Education Association reached a tentative agreement late Monday (2/1) night to return to in-person learning for grades 1-5 at our traditional elementary schools.
Bargaining with the Monroe Education Association continued this week; all parties feel as though much progress has been made and the teams continued to communicate throughout the week in working towards mutually agreed-upon protocols and safety measures.
While we do not yet have agreed upon timelines for returning additional students to in-person learning, I wanted to share that we have been meeting continually with our employee unions and the Snohomish Health District to make sure we have thorough safety plans in place that follow the latest guidance
On January 4, our preschool, kindergarten, and students with the highest needs will continue to attend in-person. Before returning additional grades in-person, we will be evaluating current metrics, ensuring all health and safety mitigation strategies are in place, and working to formalize agreements with our union partners.
On November 18th we announced a pause on the return of first grade students to the in-person hybrid learning model. At this time, it is uncertain when we will move forward with stages 3-7 (see graphic below) of our In-Person Learning Plan.
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The Monroe School District (MSD) School Board is pausing the return of first grade students to the in-person, cohorted, hybrid learning model. We have heard the concerns of our staff and families and are pausing in response to these concerns.