Wednesday, June 10, 2020
On Tuesday, June 9, the Mapleton Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution in support of reopening Mapleton's schools on Thursday, Aug. 27, with in-person five-day a week instruction while also offering students the option to enroll in Mapleton Online, a new K-12 online school that will focus on standards-based, project-based, and individualized learning. To assure that all schools are prepared for in-person learning, Mapleton will use the latest guidance and precautions to protect the health and wellbeing of students and staff.
Students and staff should expect, at minimum, the following precautions:
- Health measures, including wearing of face masks, frequent handwashing, intentional classroom organization and restrictions for large gatherings to promote social distancing
- Continuous cleaning and disinfecting of the school building and other high-use areas
- Intentional movement while inside the school building with opportunities for outdoor activities during the school day
Mapleton Public Schools implemented a 1:1 technology ratio for students grades K-12 as a part of the move to online learning in April. The district will maintain this ratio moving into the 2020-21 school year to allow for a blended learning approach. Blended learning supports teachers in using technology to offer students flexible, engaging activities in a classroom or in a home-learning setting. Blended learning will help students and staff seamlessly transition between in-person learning and remote learning should a school or the district need to close temporarily or for an extended period of time. Read the full resolution.