Marana Unified schools return to in-person learning Mar. 22

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 21:58:04-05

MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Marana Unified School District announced Friday all schools will return to a normal five days a week schedule of in-person learning.

With recent developed strategies for safer in-person learning, all MUSD schools will return to in-person learning March 22, according to a letter sent to families. Students and families will have the option to remain remote for those who prefer that model.

Below is the in-person learning structure for MUSD schools starting Mar. 22:

  • Pre-K through 8th grade students will return to a full five-days of in-person instruction.
  • PAL Preschool will return to its three-day format (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) of in-person instruction.
  • MCAT High School students will also return to a full five-days of in-person instruction.
  • Marana High School and Mountain View High School, due to the limitations of the synchronous instructional model being implemented, these two sites will return to four days of in-person instruction (Monday-Thursday) with Fridays being reserved for remote learning activities to ensure time is available for teachers to support remote learners.

Below is the protocols based off recommendations for safer in-person learning settings:

  • Improved countywide health metrics and transmission rates
  • Effective layered mitigation strategies including continued mask wearing, physical distancing to the greatest extent possible, effective hygiene practices, and consistent cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Decreasing quarantine and isolation cases within our District
  • Continued support from Pima County Health Department for the District’s return to school plans
  • Effective, ongoing contact tracing and case investigation efforts
  • Continued success with parent and staff communication around COVID cases with our health services team, helping to minimize risk of exposure and spread
  • Continued low rates of transmission in our schools
I am fully aware of the change fatigue that exists throughout our District, and I know that some of the logistics surrounding this return pose larger impediments than others. However, I also know that we all want to have our students back full-time in a safe environment.
Daniel Streeter, Ed.D. Superintendent

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