This page will provide a communication log in an effort to keep parents and community informed with the most current information on the response of the district to the Coronavirus.
RESTART/REOPEN 2nd QUARTER
The following communication was emailed to all district parents/guardians with important reminders and information for the return to school on October 20, 2020.
MONROE TO RETURN TO FULL DAY LEARNING
At our Board of Education meeting on September 28, Monroe Superintentendent Kathy Demers presented an update on Monroe Local School District’s hybrid model and our learning model for the second quarter. After reviewing data from the first quarter and discussion with the Board, Monroe Schools have elected to begin the second quarter with a five-day return to in-person learning. All students, except those enrolled in Monroe’s Virtual Learning Academy, will be attending school five days a week starting on Tuesday, October 20. There will be no school for students on Monday, October 19, to allow our team to prepare for the transition.
Our leadership team looked at several state and local resources for health data and considerations, consultation with other school districts, and feedback on our academic progress before making this decision. We believe the protocols we have implemented will continue to provide a safe and healthy environment and improve our students’ learning opportunities.
CHANGING INSTRUCTION MODELS (Deadline 10/2)
Students who are currently attending the hybrid model and students enrolled in the Virtual Learning Academy will be provided the opportunity to change their instruction model for the second quarter. Due to staffing constraints, there will be limited spaces for students who wish to switch to the Virtual Learning Academy in the second quarter.
Parents must complete the online form linked below by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 2, to move your student for the second quarter. If you wish to transfer your child from the Monroe Virtual Learning Academy into full-day in-person learning OR have your child's name placed on a waiting list to move from the in-person learning to the Monroe Virtual Learning Academy, please complete this form:
To learn more about Monroe’s Virtual Learning Academy, please click here for a video orientation/overview shared with parents at the beginning of the school year.
If you wish to leave your student in their current learning environment, you do not need to submit a change of placement form. Students who are currently attending in person will transition from two days per week to five days a week starting on October 20. The schedule for Monroe’s VLA will remain the same.
Parent Survey - Hybrid Model
Monroe Local School District would like parent/guardian feedback on your experience with the Hybrid model. In October, we will be sending a similar survey to our Virtual Learning Academy parents.
Deadline - September 26, 2020
YouTube Live Virtual Forum
Monroe Principals hosted a YouTube Live information session and Q&A on Tuesday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m.
Click on the link below:
YouTube Live Back-to-School Meeting
FAQ YouTube Live (8.18.20) (District-level questions not answered by the building principals during the YouTube Live Meeting.
Weekly Videos: Google Classroom and Zoom Meetings
Weekly Video: Remote and Hybrid Learning Models
Parent Weekly Email (7.28.20)
FAQs Restart/Reopen Plan (7.28.20)
Weekly Video: Mental Health Services:
Parent Letter Restart/Reopen (7.21.20)
Weekly Video: Health and Safety Protocols
Mandatory Orientation for Virtual Learning Academy
Monroe’s virtual learning program will be explained in depth at parent orientation sessions held on Monday, July 27. There will be time slots available at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. The orientation sessions will be held via Zoom. Attendance at one of these orientation sessions is mandatory for parents who are interested in enrolling their child in the virtual learning academy.
Links to Join Virtual Learning Academy
Time slots available on Monday, July 27:
Click here to join the 9 a.m. time slot
Click here to join the 1:00 p.m. time slot
Click here to join the 5:00 p.m.time slot
Click here to join the 7:30 p.m. time slot
Enrollment in Virtual Learning Academy - Deadline 7/31
Enrollment in Monroe’s Virtual Learning Academy will begin immediately after the mandatory Zoom orientation meeting on Monday, July 27. The online enrollment forms will be shared after the parent orientation and must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Late applications will not be accepted.
Parents must commit to ONE full semester of virtual learning. Prior to the end of the first semester, parents must decide if they want their child to continue with virtual learning or return to in-person classes for the second semester. The virtual learning contract must be renewed prior to the start of the next semester.
Recording of the YouTube Live Q&A (7.16.20)
Parent Letter Restart/Reopen (7.14.20)
YouTube Live Q&A Sessions
The district is hosting two YouTube Live Q&A sessions focused on our Restart/Reopen Plans:
Thursday, July 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join at https://youtu.be/A_K6kf3up6c
Submit questions in advance by July 16 at 12 noon via email @email@example.com
Mark your calendar for the second YouTube Live Q&A is scheduled for August 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Details on this session will be shared in the upcoming weeks.
If you are unable to attend at these times, the YouTube Live Q&A sessions will be recorded and posted on the district website.
2020-2021 Parent Survey #2 (Note: Survey Closes on July 8, 2020)
2020-21 Parent Survey (closed)
2019-2020 District Communications Regarding COVID Closure/Remote Learning
May 20, 2020 - End of School Year 2020 Parent Communication
April 20, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #5
March 30, 2020 - Parent Communication Update 4
March 20, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #3 - Remote Learning
March 12, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #2
March 11, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #1
Breakfast and Lunch Distribution will happen on Tuesday and Friday during the Governor-mandated shutdown of schools in Ohio. Despite the "stay at home" order from the Governor, we are permitted and will continue to offer breakfast and lunch distribution for Monroe families in need as scheduled.
During the remaining days in the school year, busses will be at Rochester Hills Office Parking Lot and Monroe Primary School front lot each Tuesday and Friday from 11:00-11:30 a.m. Drive-thru pickup site will be available behind the main campus building by the elementary cafeteria from 12:00-12:30 pm on those same days.
Please know there are many resources in Monroe if food is a need for your family. Email the Butler County Success Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any support. The Governor recently announced children enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program will receive $300 to buy nutritious food over the summer. This will be automatic; no need to take action. Anyone who needs help applying for food stamps please call Peter Engelhard 513-276-9188 SNAP outreach team Shared Harvest.