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MHS Moving to Remote Learning 11-6

Posted on: November 5, 2020

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, November 6, Milford High School will move to a remote model. This means students will learn from home and will follow their school schedule at home. Staff will be working in the building and providing live virtual instruction to students. Athletics, fine arts, and extracurriculars are cancelled November 6 through November 15. We will reevaluate this closure next Thursday, November 12. The plan is to bring students back into the building on Monday, November 16. We will communicate with you again next week.

While the high school is closed, families are required to contact the district if their child tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child exhibits symptoms of COVID-19. Parents must call the hotline (513) 576-4150 or fill out our secure form. If your high school student needs meals while the high school is closed, please call our Nutrition Services Department at (513) 576-2290 or (513) 576-4160 to order and arrange for pickup.

We are making this change to remote learning for the high school due to the large number of staff out on quarantine or absent due to illness. We are unable to find enough substitutes to cover for teacher absences. We also have a large number of students in quarantine.

We are NOT moving the entire district to Plan B (remote learning) because we are only seeing an upward movement of cases combined with staff coverage issues at the High School and at Meadowview Elementary at this time. Yesterday (November 4) we cancelled classes for the third and fourth grade at Meadowview Elementary until November 16 out of an abundance of caution because there were multiple students and staff in those grade levels who tested positive for COVID-19. 

We examine the data each and every day to make the best decisions for our students and staff. Our goal is to keep students learning in person in school safely for as long as possible.