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7th and 8th Grade Expansion of Learning Days
7th and 8th Grade Expansion of Learning Days
Cheryl Gurney
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

April 7, 2021

Dear MVMS Students, Parents and Guardians, 

We, at MVMS, have been working hard to create a plan to return our 7th and 8th grade students to 4 days of in person learning, while still meeting the safety guidelines set out by the Maine CDC and Maine Department of Education. At this time we have a plan in place. 

Our intention, barring any quarantines, is on Monday April 26, 2021, both 7th and 8th grade hybrid students will return to 4 days of in person instruction. In order to do this we will be expanding our campus to include some instructional classrooms at the Mexico Recreation Center. Three 8th grade classrooms will be housed at the Mexico Recreation Center, which will open up the opportunity to use more classrooms at MVMS to bring back the 7th Grade safely. 

Students in 8th Grade:  Students will alternate between attending MVMS and the Recreation Center depending on their hybrid blue or red group they have been following this year. We will be adding a 6th teacher, therefore there will be some regrouping of students within the blue and red cohorts. The team will be in contact with the students regarding any new groupings. 

For specific information see the chart below: 

Group

Monday/Tuesday

Thursday/Friday

Blue Students 

MVMS

Mexico Recreation Center

Red Students

Mexico Recreation Center

MVMS

Students in 7th Grade: Students will attend 4 days of instruction at MVMS and spread out into the vacant 8th grade classrooms. We will be adding a 6th homeroom. It will be necessary to regroup students from 5 to 6 homerooms. The team will be in contact with the new groupings. 

Wednesdays: Wednesdays will remain an at home learning day for all 7th and 8th grade students. Students will be required to check in for attendance and complete assignments and zoom classes, as before. 

We will continue to monitor our ability to keep our students safe and follow the required guidelines. If the guidelines change at the state level, or we have COVID-19 cases in our school, we must be prepared to respond with student and staff safety in mind. We are all looking forward to seeing our students in person next week. 

Sincerely,

Ryan Casey 

Principal