The Milbank School District Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, July 27. The board unanimously approved the district’s Return-To-School Plan.
Milbank will return to school with in-person, traditional learning and delivery of school services on Wednesday, August 19. There will be no in-person registration and no open houses. Registration packets will be mailed to each family and will need to be returned to the school.
Amongst the changes the board voted to implement are:
* Parents are required to take their child’s temperature and complete a health screening DAILY and AT HOME before sending their child to school.
* Face masks are strongly recommended, but are not mandated.
* Students are required to wear masks on buses.
* Group gatherings will be limited when possible.
* No visitors will be permitted in the buildings during school days except for activities required by law.
* Social distancing will be imposed to the greatest extent possible.
* Signs will be posted and lessons given to encourage frequent hand washing.
* Hand sanitizer will be available on campus and on buses.
* Buses will be disinfected before and after each route.
* Established protocol will be adhered to if an individual exhibits symptoms.
* Custodial staff will increase cleaning efforts with help from teachers and students
Families who choose not to send their child to school:
* Parents must sign an agreement committing to this instructional model one quarter at a time.
* Initially, parents must fill out a distance education form and submit it by August 7 by mail or a drop box by the Middle/High School entrance.
* Students who choose this option will not be eligible for extra-curricular activities or the school lunch program.
* Students will be provided the technology required, a blend of packets, and technology-based instruction.
* Staff will be assigned to the distance learning students. They will not be instructed by the regular teaching staff.