December 22, 2020

Posted by Audrey Sofianos on 12/22/2020 11:30:00 AM

Thank you so much parents for filling out your Intent to Return Declarations for the third quarter, January 19 - March 15, 2021.  97% of you filled out your intent to return online form, and you have absolutely selected the right choice for your child(ren) and your family.  Here is the raw data from the declaration process, which closed last night at midnight.  

  In-Person Learning Site Based Virtual Atlanta Virtual Academy
KG 57 52  
1st 97 60  
2nd 98 54  
3rd 101 55  
4th 68 51 1
5th 75 50  
TOTALS 496 322 1

Virtual learning continues for all of our students starting on January 5, 2021 - with a dismissal time of 11:30am.  This early dismissal is due to the federal run-off elections.  Virtual learning continues for all students January 5 - January 22, 2021.  On January 25, 2021, K - 2 students will fully implement both the in-person F2F model along with the virtual learning model, and we will then add 3rd - 5th grade the following week on February 1, 2021.   It is a lot of transitions, but we are excited and ready!

It feels so great to write the year 2021 in the dates above!  The year 2020 brought us to new and very unexpected places - but I am so proud of our MES community and how our teachers, students and families have persevered, working together to support our students.   As I reflect on the entire year there have been so many challenges, so much heartache and agony, but also some bright spots along the way.  I look forward to 2021 and the new possibilities the year brings, along with some of our students returning to F2F school while some children continue in our strong MES virtual learning.