Montgomery Public Schools welcome students back to class

Aug 16, 2021

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Montgomery Public schools welcome students back to school Monday.

It’s the first day of class for yet another year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are many things parents need to know. There’s a real effort here to get things back to as normal as possible while keeping everyone’s safety a top priority.

So, just about everyone will be back in the classroom for face-to-face learning this year. MPS says there will be a virtual option when specific circumstances require special considerations, but the goal is to keep everyone in the classroom all year long.

Masks will be required at school for all students, staff, and visitors, and seating charts will be used so officials can do accurate contact tracing if and when necessary.

“As we continue to monitor our local COVID-19 cases and the new variants of COVID, we want to ensure that all of our students and staff are protected as much as possible,” Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore said. “We will continue to monitor all recommendations provided by the CDC to determine if and when we will need to remove the mask requirement. Currently, we believe this is a necessary requirement.”

Those masks and seating charts also apply to school buses this year.

Each school has been thoroughly cleaned before students walk in the door for the first day of school. Also, MPS has installed water filling stations, instead of water fountains, for students and staff to refill their own bottles.

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