Mitchell Community Schools To Start School Year On August 17

(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

**REVISED** (7/27/2020)

Student DaysTeacher Days
Wednesday, August 12, 2020Teacher Preparation Day
Thursday, August 13, 2020Teacher Preparation Day
Friday, August 14, 2020Teacher Preparation Day
Monday, August 17, 2020First Student Day
Monday, September 7, 2020Labor Day – NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, October 7, 2020Student eLearning Day – Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 12 & 13, 2020eLearning Days
Tuesday, October 13, 2020End of First Grading Period4144
October 14-16, 2020Fall Break – NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 19, 2020Start of Second Grading Period
November 25-27, 2020Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, December 22, 2020Last Student Day Before Christmas BreakEnd of Second Grading Period4444
End of First Semester8589
Tuesday, January 5, 2021First Student Day of Second Semester
Monday, January 18, 2021eLearning Day
Monday, February 15, 2021eLearning Day
Friday, March 12, 2021End of Third Grading Period4949
Monday, March 15, 2021First Day of Fourth Grading Period
Monday, March 22, 2021eLearning Day
March 23-26, 2021Spring Break – NO SCHOOL
Friday, April 16, 2021eLearning Day
Friday, April 23, 2021eLearning Day
Friday, May 7, 2021Last Day for Field Trips During Instructional Time
Friday, May 21, 2021Last Student DayEnd of Fourth Grading PeriodEnd of Second Semester, Commencement46
Monday, May 24, 2021Teacher Records Day47

Any additional days missed due to inclement weather will be scheduled after the last day of the school year or will be eLearning days.