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Message from Superintendent Saunders

Dear MAPS Students, Parents, and Guardians

The Board of Education, at its meeting this morning , approved the district’s “Back to School” plan. In our plan, we have three potential options for students: face to face instruction five days a week, 100% virtual learning, or a hybrid of in person and online (i.e. core classes in person each day and electives online). 

Perhaps the #1 question I’ve received from parents struggling to make the best choice for their child’s education this fall is what the MAPS online learning will look like? Secondary to this question, the #1 request I’ve heard from parents is the desire to be connected to MAPS phenomenal classroom teachers. I’m proud to say that all our teachers and counselors will be highly involved in educating our online learners. Please see below links to descriptions of online learning for each of our various levels. I know I have many more questions to answer to help families make this choice and we’ll do our best to start answering more of those on a daily basis. We will continue to update our FAQ with responses to your questions, so please keep checking in. We’ll also host a virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, August 18th starting at 4:00 p.m. We’ll be using the questions we’ve already been receiving to bring more clarity to what Fall 2020 will look like. 

William B. Saunders,


For previous Back to School correspondence , click here

For resources and Online Learning Plans, click here 

Question: "Symptoms of colds (sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, cough) are similar to COVID symptoms. Does any child displaying these symptoms need to be tested for COVID?  Every single time?  And not return to school until you can produce a negative test?"

Answer: If parents detect COVID-19 symptoms, they should keep their child home. Symptoms of COVID-19 are temperature of 100.4 or signs of fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, and/or new onset of severe headache.  Parents should also keep a student home who is sick with other illnesses.  We will be able to seamlessly move the student to an online learner while they recover. If a student displays these symptoms at school we'll follow the attached guidelines from the county health department Click Here for School Handout.  This handout is also available on our website.  Again, we'll move the child to online learning as we wait for a doctor's note or the expiration of a quarantine period, or negative COVID test if deemed necessary by doctor. 

Question: "Can we switch to online learning after starting face to face?  How quickly can we switch?"

Answer: We intend to treat all students as online learners from the start of school. This will make for a seamless transition if the student wants to change their learning option, is sick at any point of the year, or if the district moves to all online learning due to being reclassified by the state or if we have an outbreak. 

Question: "Is there any news about class size?"

Answer: We won't know specific class sizes until after August 19th, the deadline for parents/students to make their selection for face to face or online learning.

Question: "We aren't understanding what the hybrid learning option is?"

Answer: A selection of hybrid learning could be a daily mix of some in person classes and some online classes; or a combination of attending certain days of the week in person while staying home for online learning other days.  

School Board Announcement

Due to Executive Order 2020-154, the August 24th  Marquette Area Public School Special School Board meeting will be held virtually through Zoom video conferencing at 9:00 am with Board Members and Staff attending in the same place.  

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