COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR RE-OPENING SCHOOL – CLICK HERE
July 10, 2020
Dear Madison Highland Prep Families,
I hope you are all happy, healthy, and still finding ways to enjoy your summer.
On July 2nd I mentioned that MHP would start classes on August 17th even if Governor Ducey announces another delay in school openings. We will continue with this plan, however we will also add a three-day instructional primer from August 12th to 14th for our families to prepare for the probability that MHP’s entire student population may be required to start the school year via distance learning.
As mentioned previously, MHP students should be actively working on their summer reading assignment in preparation for the start of the school year. Reading selections and assignment instructions can be found here. During the three-day instructional primer, MHP students will be expected to complete their summer reading assignments. Summer reading assignments will be due for submission to each student’s first hour teacher on August 17th. Students and their parents will also receive instruction on using MHP’s instructional platform ‘Canvas’ to access grades, assignments, and other school-related processes. Families will be able to utilize MHP’s tech desk for assistance with technology, related to the school’s STEM academic program. Students will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with their course syllabi and prepare overall for their first day of active instruction beginning, Monday August 17th, 2020.
MHP’s “Meet the Faculty” night will be held virtually on Tuesday, August 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During this time students and parents will have an opportunity to participate in 30 minute Zoom sessions with each teacher. Teachers will review course syllabi and course expectations, as well as outline what our students will be learning in each of their classes. Zoom meeting invitations will be emailed to students and parents no later than Monday, August 10th.
The stay at home recommendation and serious uptick in Covid-19 cases makes clear that we cannot proceed with our previous plans to offer music and sports camps this summer. That stated, VEX Summer Camp is moving online from July 20th to 24th. We are happy to announce that we will be offering a virtual camp experience through the Robot Mesh Virtual Academy. Students that have signed up for the Vex Summer Camp will be given access to Robot Mesh software to work at their own pace through a series of guided tutorials and progressive modules. Virtual robots and arenas will give students immediate feedback as they work through fun scenarios that include goals and points. Camp sponsors will be available through email Monday, June 20th to Friday, June 24th from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to provide support for students attending the virtual camp. ZERO Robotics Camp will move from a camp format to virtual tutorials that students can work on independently at their own pace. These tutorials can be accessed at http://zerorobotics.mit.edu/tutorials/.
MHP’s Administration and Staff will continue to be available to our families through email, social media updates, and by telephone. MHP’s office continue to be open between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. MHP’s office is reachable by telephone at 602-745-3800.
Kerry Clark, Ed.D
Letters from the Principal
- 07/10/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 07/02/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 06/19/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 05/18/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 05/11/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 05/11/2020 The Arizona Department of Educations’ Guidance for Graduations
- 05/07/2020 Letter to the Seniors
- 05/04/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/20/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 04/06/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/31/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/30/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/26/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/20/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/13/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 03/12/2020 Letter from the Principal
- 02/27/2020 Letter from the Principal
Modified Class Meeting Times
MHP will have a regular online schedule for each of our classes. Classes will be in session each weekday, Monday – Friday. We will follow our same first through fourth period schedule with each class lasting 45 minutes.
- 1st period 8:00-8:45am
- 2nd period 9:00-9:45am
- 3rd period 10:00-10:45am
- 4th period 11:00-11:45am
The return to our modified class schedule will provide a routine structure for our students to meet virtually, have class discussions, and coordinate on various projects and assignments.
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