(MITCHELL) – Mitchell Community Schools will begin their school year on August 17 to give school personnel time to train for the upcoming school year amid COVID-19.
The public was given a glimpse of what the school year may look like for the upcoming year. However, there may be additional changes and adjustments made.
A committee of staff members along with the recommendations from state, local, and federal officials prepared a 60-page document to address reorganizing and the opening of Mitchell Schools.
After Dr. Comer highlighted some of the recommendations, the public was given time to ask questions and make comments on the proposed re-opening plan. The plan itself is available on the Mitchell Community Schools website.
Here are some of the details of how the school year may look.
They are two types of learning scenarios for the Mitchell Community Schools which include an in-person format as wells as a virtual learning format.
Elementary students will attend all five days of school, and the Secondary students will attend four days of school. They will alternate between a Monday and Wednesday format, and Tuesday and Thursday format.
Students utilizing the Virtual School format will be allowed to take part in sports programs at the school as long as they are in good standing with the school.
There are some restrictions on being able to alternate between the in-person and virtual school format. Students enrolled in the virtual program must remain in it for nine grading periods for elementary school students, and one semester for secondary students.
The last day for students is Friday, May 21 to keep graduation and other school events on time.
Vocational school and transportation will still be offered as long as the vocational school is offering courses.
All students riding the bus will be required to wear a mask. Families must sit on the bus with one another and the first two rows of seats on the bus will be empty.
Students or staff experiencing symptoms or diagnosed with COVID-19 must be symptom free ten days following being fever free.
For a more detailed look at this plan parents are encouraged to go to the Mitchell Community Schools website.
Mitchell School Calendar:
Mitchell Community Schools
2020-2021 School Calendar
|Student Days||Teacher Days|
|Wednesday, August 12, 2020||Teacher Preparation Day|
|Thursday, August 13, 2020||Teacher Preparation Day|
|Friday, August 14, 2020||Teacher Preparation Day|
|Monday, August 17, 2020||First Student Day|
|Monday, September 7, 2020||Labor Day – NO SCHOOL|
|Wednesday, October 7, 2020||Student eLearning Day – Parent/Teacher Conferences|
|October 12 & 13, 2020||eLearning Days|
|Tuesday, October 13, 2020||End of First Grading Period||41||44|
|October 14-16, 2020||Fall Break – NO SCHOOL|
|Monday, October 19, 2020||Start of Second Grading Period|
|November 25-27, 2020||Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL|
|Tuesday, December 22, 2020||Last Student Day Before Christmas BreakEnd of Second Grading Period||44||44|
|End of First Semester||85||89|
|Tuesday, January 5, 2021||First Student Day of Second Semester|
|Monday, January 18, 2021||eLearning Day|
|Monday, February 15, 2021||eLearning Day|
|Friday, March 12, 2021||End of Third Grading Period||49||49|
|Monday, March 15, 2021||First Day of Fourth Grading Period|
|Monday, March 22, 2021||eLearning Day|
|March 23-26, 2021||Spring Break – NO SCHOOL|
|Friday, April 16, 2021||eLearning Day|
|Friday, April 23, 2021||eLearning Day|
|Friday, May 7, 2021||Last Day for Field Trips During Instructional Time|
|Friday, May 21, 2021||Last Student DayEnd of Fourth Grading PeriodEnd of Second Semester, Commencement||46|
|Monday, May 24, 2021||Teacher Records Day||47|
|TOTAL DAYS FOR SCHOOL YEAR||180||184|
Any additional days missed due to inclement weather will be scheduled after the last day of the school year or will be eLearning days.