Current COVID-19 Response Plan

If pandemic conditions stay similar to how they are today, it is expected that all students and teachers will be in-person on school days. Fully online and ‘Flexible by Choice’ learning opportunities will not be offered — except in very limited circumstances.

We are aware that families are eagerly awaiting more details on how MCDS’ COVID-19 policies will change for the 2021-22 school year. As you may know, the CDC recently released school operating guidance for the fall. We have reviewed, analyzed, and discussed the CDC guidance with our Medical Advisory Team. Per the CDC’s recommendation to coordinate with local and industry-specific organizations, we await further guidance from other school-specific and local agencies such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Public Health Madison and Dane County, and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. We expect to receive those communications in the coming weeks and will update our community as soon as possible with any changes to our planning stance.

Per the CDC, fully vaccinated students, faculty and staff (defined as > 2 weeks past the second or final dose of vaccine) will likely not be required to wear masks at school in the fall, if pandemic conditions in Dane County continue on their positive trajectory. Unless the guidelines change, all unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear a mask at MCDS for the foreseeable future. 
Any person at MCDS who feels more comfortable wearing a mask at MCDS may do so, or may wish to do so in solidarity with those who need to wear a mask. In addition, MCDS will work to ensure that there is no stigma related to a person’s mask choice while on our campus. 
Thank you for your partnership as we navigate this unprecedented time together.