Welcome to the 2021-22 school year in Milano ISD!
I’m excited for what is ahead for our Milano ISD community as we put the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. We have worked strategically over the past many months to safeguard that we have the most support for our academic and curricular programs, experienced staff and the right resources to truly reap a harvest this year. First and foremost, we’re embarking on a traditional school schedule this year with all students learning in-person. As the year progresses and challenges emerge, we will keep you informed as new mandates are issued and if any changes are implemented.
As an educator for the past 15 years, I’m excited about everything that will be possible this year for our students as we open up all of our programs, services, amenities, and school activities. If anything, the challenges of last year have given us a renewed commitment to meeting the needs of each and every student, not only in the classroom but from a social and emotional perspective as well. We’re expanding our focus on the overall well-being of our students by hiring great staff and improving our current programs to ensure we offer curriculum and resources to support our students and teachers in and outside of the classroom.
The following information is a synopsis of our Return to Learn Plan for safety and health based on the latest information we have from the Texas Education Agency and governing bodies:
· Face Coverings: Face Coverings (Masks) are optional for everyone regardless of vaccination status
· Sanitizing: MISD will continue to follow the stringent sanitizing and cleaning procedures throughout the school day. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the buildings along with opportunities to wash hands frequently
· Social Distancing: MISD will follow the same parameters in social distancing which includes small classes sizes, when possible, to provide sufficient space for social distancing.
· COVID-19 Positive Cases:
o If a student has a confirmed case of Covid-19, please contact the district nurse as soon as possible.
o Parents should not send students to school who have tested positive or who are symptomatic.
o A notification will be disseminated to the respective school campus and or classroom if there is a positive case throughout the school year.
o Those who have tested positive must isolate for the recommended days as provided by the Milam County Health Department. Those who suspect they could possibly have COVID-19 should get tested as soon as possible.
o Absences: If a student must isolate after testing positive for COVID-19, the school/teacher will provide makeup work in a similar manner as for students absent for other reasons. Employees will have to use personal leave while they are isolating.
Our focus is to provide a safe educational environment for all students to be successful this year. Again, I’m so excited about the upcoming school year, and I invite you to partner with us to make Milano ISD great! We appreciate your support, and we’re just so overjoyed that you made Milano ISD your home!