Last Thursday, the Meridian School Board considered the Return to Campus plan
and approved a phased return schedule based upon the science-driven methodology prepared by the Williamson County & Cities Health District (WCCHD).
We have created Return to School Protocols
and are on track to reopen Meridian School as early as September 21 on a phased return schedule.
On Thursday, you will receive an email with a commitment survey for each child attending Meridian. (If you have three children, you will receive a separate email for each child). Emails will be sent to the adult listed as parent/guardian number one on enrollment forms only. If you do not receive it, check with the other adults in your household.
You may commit to on-campus or distance learning for the remainder of the first quarter, starting as early as Sept. 21 (see return-to-campus guidelines for details)
. You may also register for after school care.
You will also have the opportunity to commit to either on-campus or distance learning for the second quarter
beginning Oct. 19, if you choose.
Based upon previous surveys with variations by grade levels, 45% to 58% of our families
will return their students to on-campus instruction when the campus re-opens.
Distance Learning in Secondary
It is not logistically possible in the secondary school at Meridian to split in-person and Distance Learning students into different groups with different teachers. As such, when the majority of students return to in-person learning at the Meridian School building, the framework of Distance Learning expectations for those remaining at home will remain largely the same.
Distance Learning students will still be expected to follow the daily class schedule, logging into Zoom sessions. In these Zoom sessions they will follow the class as it is taught to students in-person at school. As such, it is likely that Distance Learning students, in Middle as well as High School, will generally be expected to stay logged into Zoom for the entirety of each 85 minute class. At times, teachers may provide asynchronous (i.e. “not live”) learning activities for Distance Learning students, but the goal will generally be for Distance Learning students to follow the in-person class synchronously (“live”) and complete the same activities as the in-person students, as they are completing them.