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  • Virtual Parent Learning Module #2 - Sept. 24

    The second of the district's Virtual Parent Learning Modules is scheduled for 6-7:30pm on Thursday, September 24th. The district will address Families will discover the virtual learning model, including the various tools and learning management platforms. They will also learn about expectations for students and teachers and the school leader's role. Please copy the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97183424189?pwd=S0dxOXBpR0lIbkhEU2d6SGdhUTBYQT09 *** Use Meeting ID# 97183424189 and Password: OSI2021

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  • First Responder Childcare will Resume

    The District is happy to announce we will reopen the First Responder’s Program on Monday, September 14, 2020. The program will take place at the Benjamin Turner Elementary School from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Please visit our Website for Registration Forms. Please email all completed registration forms, with proof of employment to Dr. Gayle White Wallace at gwhite@mtvernoncsd.org a minimum of one day before beginning the program. Once you receive a confirmation email with further details, your child may begin.

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  • District Parent Meeting - Virtual Parent Learning Module #1 - Sept. 10

    The first of the district's Virtual Parent Learning Modules is scheduled for the evening of the first day of school - 6-7:30pm on Thursday, September 10. The district will address safety practices and processes, virtual learning services, and physical distancing, cleaning and sanitizing in the classroom. See the image for details of how to submit questions and how to log in to view the learning module.

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  • Do you have School Reopening Questions? Have you seen our Reopening FAQ?

    What is the first official day of school? Why has the District opted for a fully remote learning environment, contrary to its initial reopening plans? Will the school day have the same hours for hybrid model students? How can parents change their preference for their childrens’ learning model? Do you have questions for the school district regarding the reopening of our schools? We have answers in our Reopening FAQ.

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  • Board of Education Authorizes District to Begin School Year in Remote Learning Environment

    The Mount Vernon City School District’s students will start the school year learning remotely from home. The Board of Education voted on Tuesday, August 18th, on a resolution that authorizes the school administration to implement a remote learning environment for all students during the month of September.

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Superintendent's Message- Coronavirus Message

  • Dear Parents/Guardians/Staff,

    We are working diligently to ensure that our students have access to a computing device during this unprecedented time. To that end, we will be distributing loaner laptops to our high school students in need tomorrow. Each family/student will be given a loaner device. You will be contacted by a school official prior to Wednesday with instructions regarding time, location, and proper identification to receive the device. Subsequently, we anticipate distributing additional loaner devices each Wednesday through the month of April per designated K-8 Schools.

    Please be patient as this is a time-consuming process primarily due to repair parts that have not yet been received, updates to laptops, increased requests and the maintenance of safe social distancing practices in the workplace and distribution process.

    Due to a limited number of devices being available at this time, our school leaders and staff are vetting and assessing the need for each request that is being made. We will designate pick-up dates, locations and times as we approach each distribution Wednesday. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in this matter. We do need to reiterate that these are loaner computers that are expected to be returned in order for us to maintain a high level of education in and out of schools for our students.

    Additionally, the Governor’s most recent Executive Order requires that schools must remain open during the spring recess and provide digital learning opportunities for our students, continue breakfast and lunch service and child care for essential workers. Our teachers are prepared to continue to provide this support during the previously planned recess in order to comply with this Executive Order. Our failure to do so will subject the district to a significant financial penalty.

    Lastly, please take the time to complete your census. The completion rate for MV is extremely low. The census provides the bases for considerable resources to the city. It is vital that you do your part.

    Yours for the Sake of All Children,

     

    Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton

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