Tips for Learning When School Isn't in Session

Stay on Track!

Stay on Track!

MPS Students and Families:

We understand that school closings can create interrupted learning for some students and we wanted to just share a few ways to stay connected and on track once school resumes. 

If you have access to technology, students can log into their student portal to check where they are with current assignments or future assignments and projects.  In addition, by logging into “Naviance” (6-12 grade) students are able to see information about prepping and planning for life beyond school and the pathway to get there. 

If there is not access to technology reading,  practicing concepts learned in school is always a good use of time.  We understand that all students do not have internet access at home and therefore, students will have an opportunity to complete work and be allowed makeup missed assignments or exams. For our students with identified special learning needs with an Individual Education Program (IEP)  or Individual Learning Plan (ILP) or a Section 504 Plan we review and discuss the agreed upon participation and completion of work due individually.

Questions parents can ask their child to have a discussion about what their child is learning in school.

  • What have you been learning in school that was challenging?
  • Have you been making progress in your learning? How do you know?
  • What did you learn from that challenge?
  • What feedback have you received from your teacher or classmates about your work? How did you use it? How do you plan to use it?
  • What do you wish you could learn more about?
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As a reminder, school closings are considered excused absences and therefore there will be time to make up assignments. Please connect directly with your child’s classroom teachers for further information. 

We thank you for your continued partnership!