MMI Preparatory School will begin the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, September 8, with in-person instruction in a plan that was approved by the MMI Board of Directors.
MMI Head of School Justin Kleinheider said, “As MMI’s leadership has evaluated the various options for instruction for the fall semester, we have looked to our mission to guide us. At the same time, ever present is MMI’s commitment to the safety of all the members of our community, and in particular our students, faculty, and staff. After careful consideration by the MMI Administration for the return to campus of our students, faculty, and staff, the Board of Directors approves a Pandemic Health and Safety Plan that safely brings students and teachers back together in the classroom where we believe meaningful connections enhance the academic process and provide social and emotional support to our students.”
MMI's plan for reopening provides for social distancing, requires face coverings throughout the day, and incorporates enhanced sanitization procedures, including frequent deep cleaning and increased air filtration. The plan was developed utilizing guidelines set forth by the CDC, PA Department of Health, and the PA Department of Education.
Additionally, the plan provides flexibility in the delivery of instruction, which will include live streaming as well as recordings of classes. This permits students to continue their MMI education at home consistent with the needs or preferences of the students and their families. Also, if the need arises due to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic or other factors, this flexibility will allow the faculty and staff to pivot seamlessly to an online learning program.
Kleinheider said, “As we have learned over the last few months, adaptability and nimbleness are paramount to getting through this pandemic together. We will continue to closely monitor and adapt to our changing world and periodically update our plans as circumstances dictate.”