Restart Mountain Phoenix Plan

Restart Mountain Phoenix

This page will be updated over the summer to provide families the latest information on the MPCS plan for school in August 2020. 

As always, MPCS specific- information will be sent via ParentSquare to our currently enrolled families. Community members should also read all emails that are sent from Jeffco Public Schools, including “Community Update” emails. 

July 31, 2020 Update

Dear Mountain Phoenix Community School Families, Staff, and Community Members,

As the start of the new school year approaches, we wish to share more detailed information from the Restart Mountain Phoenix Plan regarding the fall semester.

From mid-June to today, MPCS administration, staff, and volunteer members of our community (including Parent Council, Governing Council, Diversity/Inclusivity committee and many individuals sharing information) have been communicating and collaborating to create a plan that balances the health of our students and staff with the return to a learning atmosphere that encourages and nurtures our students to flourish. The “plan” has continuously changed during the summer months, but our team members have remained steadfast and are confident that this plan is in the overall best interest of our community.

In developing this plan, our first steps included listening to parents/caregivers, teachers and support staff, students and volunteer committee members and consulting with local, state and national experts and other Jeffco charter schools, public Waldorf schools and the Jeffco school district..

After listening and gathering information, we deliberately structured our plan to sustain a healthy school environment, to offer choices for our families not ready to come back, and to plan for future possibilities. This plan was developed knowing it may be necessary to adjust to ever-changing circumstances concerning COVID-19.

All of our policies and procedures are up-to-date with current state and national public health guidelines and may change if guidelines or orders are adjusted. While we know most families are hopeful for a plan to return to campus, attendance policy in Colorado continues to permit your children to attend from home through remote learning. We are continuing to offer the remote learning access we provided this past spring as an option.

We ask that you review the entire Restart Mountain Phoenix Plan in the PDF attached here.  We also linked below to a short MPCS Learning Preferences for Grades Students form for families of grades students to complete. We greatly appreciate the parents/caregivers of ECE children for the completing an earlier survey last week.

Please reach out with any questions or feedback through our ParentSquare comments on this post or individual feedback to school leadership.

We are truly appreciative of you—our students, families and our staff—for your flexibility and the determination, patience and understanding you have displayed in the last several months. We look forward to the upcoming school year.

Michael Heffernan (Director of Education)
Maggie Payne (Director of Enrichment and Student Support)

Action Required: Please follow the link and fill out the online form by Saturday, August 8th 
MPCS Learning Preference for Grades Students

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