August 12, 2020
Dear Middle School East Families,
I am hopeful that this communication finds you safe, healthy and having enjoyed a beautiful summer. It certainly continued to have new and unique challenges for all of us to navigate. We are anxious for this opportunity to share pertinent information with you regarding the 2020-21 school year. During this upcoming school year, Mr. Holler, Assistant Principal, Mrs. Schleicher, Dean of Student/Activities Director, and I are more than happy to personally connect with you regarding any questions/concerns that you may have regarding your child’s education. Within the linked document, you will learn more of the specific middle level information regarding the three different educational scenarios that Governor Walz ordered school districts to prepare for, as well as additional information regarding the school year that we want you to be aware of. Throughout our team's planning process all decisions were made utilizing three guiding principles.
- Health and safety of students and staff
- What is best for the academic, social, emotional, and mental well being of students and staff
- Equity and the needs of all learners
As of this communication, using the MDE COVID-19 cases within Wright County, STMA Middle Schools will begin the school year in Scenario 2 - Hybrid Learning Model - More Restrictive Setting. Please review the STMA Middle Level Education Plan - COVID-19 - 2020-21 to learn more information about each of the three educational scenarios and additional information for this school year at the middle level. For answers to frequently asked questions, information related to masks, and other district communication, please utilize this link.
In closing, we know and understand that the last several months have been challenging for our STMA families and community. As parents, you have experienced a variety of challenges in balancing work with home life responsibilities. We are especially grateful for your ongoing support, patience, trust, and grace during the upcoming weeks as final preparations are being made with the most up-to-date information available to us. Our staff remains deeply committed to our strong tradition of excellence in providing your child with a safe, connected, and engaging education that focuses on their academic, social and emotional development. Please know that we are here to answer any questions you may have in making final determinations for the upcoming school year and look forward to a strong partnership between our families and school.
STMA Middle School East