Madison Central Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said the district hopes to be able to have students back to school in the district’s school buildings for the fall, but said it’s too soon to say exactly how the school year will look because of the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Jorgenson sent an e-mail to parents Thursday that said that as of now, the district plans to be back in the classrooms for the start of the school year as scheduled on August 20th. He said that there are a number of modifications that the district is planning to do if the school year is to start in person, and he said that everyone’s safety is their top priority. Jorgenson said they will rely on health and safety information to drive their decisions on what methods to use for providing the best education opportunities for students. He said even though the district hopes to start the year in the school buildings, he encouraged parents to have plans in place in case there’s a need to move to a distance learning format at some point due to increased cases in the area.
Jorgenson said a short survey will be sent out to the district’s parents and guardians soon. He said that the district plans to have information in place and distributed to families by late July in order to provide the most accurate information possible.
Parent Letter PDF 7-9-2020 (002)