No students, faculty, or staff in the building
Building on and refining structures established in the Spring, teaching and learning will be delivered remotely through a combination of daily synchronous (live) instruction and asynchronous (accessible anytime) activities.
Minimal Community Transmission
Social Distancing Guidelines in place - no known cases in building AND/OR Social Distancing Guidelines eased - cases and deaths in area on two week decrease
A portion of students in the building each day
Students would rotate days in the classroom at school with days of connecting to the live classroom from home.
Some students and employees in a medically vulnerable population may require the continued option to remain remote.
Social Distancing Guidelines expire - vaccine, effective treatment, immunity in the community or extremely low and managed infection rates
All students, faculty, and staff in buildings and classrooms
Planning, Preparing, Responding
For more information regarding MKA's ongoing response to COVID-19, including weekly pooled testing, please visit mka.org/covid19.
Intensifying cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation
Ensuring social distancing
Requiring masks of all employees, and students as age appropriate
Reconfigure all spaces for greater safety
Monitoring and Preparing: Check for signs and symptoms
Planning for a sick member of community
Educating and training all staff, students, and families
MKA’s Commitments to Teaching and Learning:
- Building relationships and sustaining wellness are paramount.
- Care and compassion for one another will continue to guide all of our interactions.
- Students are encouraged to bring a sense of wonder, inquiry, and discovery to their learning.
- A focus on engagement and feedback for growth will drive learning—the joy is in the process.
- To maximize our impact, we will emphasize what is most essential for excellence, harness creativity, and stay nimble.
MKA helps students to build an essential foundation for academic and personal success by developing the self-awareness, empathy, and good character needed to make responsible decisions and create positive relationships with others.
We uphold that an inclusive school environment fosters a culture of mutual respect and moral responsibility; we strive for equity and social justice as the foundation for our engagement with an increasingly complex world; and we believe that the diversity of experiences presented through a rigorous multicultural curriculum develops our global cultural competency.
The Planning Task Force
The Planning Forward Task Force was formed with a total membership of 26 people who were then split into four groups. The four process groups collaborate, within and across their membership, informing and clarifying next steps for the Task Force.
Utilizes current data to inform how program and operations should commence in the fall and coordinates supplies and all aspects of precaution and prevention.
Identifies questions and provides feedback related to teaching and learning as we move forward. Focuses on engagement and feedback for growth that will drive learning.
Works closely with members of the Board of Trustees Finance Committee to create several different models for budgeting and operations. Aligns resources with organizational goals.
Coordinates the flow of information regarding the processes and policies for return to the 2020-201 school year. Is responsible to all constituents in order to facilitate transparency.
Our school is ideally positioned to respond to the changing landscape of education at this time in history. We are a community with an established spirit of innovation, openness to redesign, and willingness to collaborate - essential to MKA's culture. What remains consistent is our focus on meaningful outcomes for our students, faculty, and families. We are so grateful for your partnership on this journey.
- Kate Logan P '13, '14, President, Board of Trustees
For questions or concerns regarding MKA's return to school contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.