Superintendent Weekly Update

January 11, 2021

Dear Mohawk Trail & Hawlemont Families,

Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont Families,


Here's what's happening this week:

*Reminders for Return to Learn in hybrid -- MOHAWK TRAIL FAMILIES ONLY

*SC meeting next week


Reminders for Return to Learn HYBRID // MTRSD FAMILIES ONLY

As we gear-up for our Return to Learn in the hybrid model this month, I have been actively monitoring our COVID-19 caseloads, meeting with our our COVID-19 School Planning Task Force, and having regular conversations with our school nurse leader Donna Weber and Franklin County Council of Governments (FRCOG) Regional Health Agent Randy Crochier to monitor the impact of the pandemic on our district.


As I mentioned in my correspondence earlier this week, our K-2 students will be returning via hybrid on Tuesday, Jan. 19; and students in Grades 3-12+ will return on Monday, Jan. 25. We are still organizing the Pre K programs at each elementary school so be on the lookout of more information from your building principal.


Bus routes have been posted on our district website (www.mtrsd.org/Transportation), so please be sure to take a look at the routes if you previously indicated that your child/ren would need district transportation. We are under new guidelines for ridership which has affected ALL bus runs. Please know we are doing the best we can as we have had to reduce the number of students that can ride each bus and that bus runs may be longer than normal. As a reminder - IF you need transportation, please reach out to Robin Pease at rpease@mtrsd.org immediately.


Remember to stay tuned to your emails throughout this process. You'll continue to receive weekly updates from me, but you'll also receive direct communication from your school's principal with school-specific details. If you have any questions, please reach out to your principal or me. We're excited to see our students back in the classroom and are here to support our families through these transitions.

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Next MTRSD School Committee meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 13

The next MTRSD School Committee meeting will be held via Google Meet on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Meeting information, agendas, and contact information for our school committee can always be found by visiting www.mtrsd.org/School-Committees. Additionally, links to previous meetings can be found on that page OR by visiting our district's Vimeo site: www.vimeo.com/mtrsd

Thanks for all you do to make Mohawk Trail and Hawlemont School Districts GREAT places to learn and grow!