• Reopening Plan 

    July 10, 2020

    Dear MCS Families,

    This email is intended for any K-12 family who has registered for virtual learning or is undecided regarding virtual learning for Fall 2020. If neither applies to you, please disregard this email (the information below does not pertain to families who have chosen in-person learning).

     As I’ve shared in previous emails and in each of our 11 family virtual town halls this past week, we are committed to offering a quality virtual learning experience for our K-12 students. We understand this is a highly personal decision for each family, and our priority is to clarify options so you can make the most informed decision. Additionally, as I trust you understand, our school leaders need as much time as possible to assign your child to virtual class(es), train teachers, and host subsequent informational sessions for families that registered for virtual learning.

    I am providing an overview of where each family might be in their virtual option decision-making – please refer to the section that applies to your situation:
     

    1. I registered my child for virtual learning by the original deadline (grades K-8: July 8; grades 9-12: July 10).  
      No further action is needed. By July 17, you will receive a confirmation email verifying your child’s virtual enrollment. Additionally, during the week of July 27, MCS will host a virtual town hall (grouped by level: ES, MS, or HS) for all families and you will be contacted by your child’s assigned virtual teacher(s) 

    2. I have not yet registered my child for virtual learning and would like to better understand what courses will be offered before I make a final decision.
      For grades K-8, please contact your child’s principal. For MHS students, please contact Associate Principal Jason Meade by email (jmeade@marietta-city.org). Students who currently receive special education services, 504 accommodations, and/or ESOL services will continue to receive some degree of services through virtual learning (when/if possible based on student’s specific needs); MILE services will be offered to all virtual students. In grades 6-12, we are not able to virtually offer all classes due to select course and staff limitations. Your principal (grades K-8) or Jason Meade (MHS) can provide more specifics based on your child’s grade or course. I also encourage you to watch your school’s town hall – details were provided regarding how the school day and week will be organized for our virtual learners.

    3. I have not yet registered – what is the deadline to make a final decision?
      Grades K-8: In order to guarantee a virtual schedule by the first day of school (August 4), a family must complete the K-8 virtual enrollment form for each virtual K-8 student by Friday, July 24. All K-8 families who register by July 24 will have the opportunity to attend a virtual town hall and meet their child’s virtual teacher(s) during the week of July 27. Students who wish to enroll after July 24 will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis depending on available virtual seats in a given grade/school.
      Grades 9-12: In order to guarantee a virtual schedule by the first day of school (August 4), a family must complete the MHS virtual enrollment form for each virtual MHS student by Friday, July 17. All MHS families who register by July 17 will have the opportunity to attend a virtual town hall and meet their child’s virtual teachers during the week of July 27.
      Due to the complexity of and time required to build a virtual schedule, MHS students who register for virtual learning between July 18-July 24 will not be guaranteed a final schedule by August 4. However, these students and families will be invited to the virtual town hall during the week of July 27. Final schedules and teacher introductions (for MHS students who register between July 18-July 24) will occur no later than August 11. Students who wish to enroll after July 24 will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis depending on available virtual seats in a given course. 

    4. I registered my child for virtual learning but now want to change to in-person learning. 
      Please contact Lynne Williams, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent, by email (lynnewilliams@marietta-city.org) or phone (678-695-7268). 

    I thank you once again for your continued engagement and partnership in this process. On behalf of our 1,200 staff, please know we are all here for the safety and success of your child.

    In this together,
    Grant

     

     07/10/20 Carta del Superintendente: Plan de Reapertura de las Escuelas

     

     

    Archived Letters to Families

    07/02/20 Superintendent's Letter: Reopening Plan

    07/02/20 Carta del Superintendente: Plan de Reapertura de las Escuelas

    06/25/2020 Superintendent's Letter: Reopening Plan

    06/25/2020 Carta del Superintendente: Consideraciones para la Reapertura de las Escuelas

     

    Reopening Plan Learning Options

     

    To select the Learning Option that is best for your MCS Student(s), please click the graphic below that corresponds to your choice.