Staying Safe. Staying Healthy
Mapleton Public Schools and MESA have taken many steps to ensure that our MESA CREW is safe and healthy as we return to school. Included on this page are some of the policies, procedures, and safeguards recently instituted on campus and in our building.
All Mapleton schools, including MESA, are beginning the 2022-2023 school year with 5 days per week, full-day, in-person learning. Students and staff will follow new guidelines to ensure that students stay safe and healthy while at school and take advantage of in-person support from our amazing MESA Staff.
Each day students should bring a backpack, Chromebook, charger, and standard classroom supplies such as notebooks and pens/pencils. Students should check with their class teachers for more specific supply lists.
All MESA students will be provided with a Chromebook to access content from our new digital learning management system, "Canvas." Canvas will allow teachers to share instruction and content with students on a computer and allow students to work and interact with other students while adhering to social distance guidelines. Students will be trained on the new Canvas system and will practice using it every day at school. Students should take their computer and charger to and from school each day so that they can complete homework, contact teachers, and continue learning even if they are not in the building.
Health and Safety
Mask wearing is optional for the 2022-23 school year. Students with symptoms of COVID-19 will be separated from others, using health department protocols in coordination with nurses from Children's Hospital. An emergency contact will be called to pick up students immediately. Health Assistants who work with students will wear protective gear when working with students and the health rooms will be cleaned frequently.
Ventilation and Air Flow
Every classroom has an air purifier. Building dampers are all the way open to maximize the fresh air coming in from the roof. MESA's ventilation system has been upgraded to the recommended system for maximum healthy air flow.
Cleaning, Health, and Safety Routines
Students will routinely wash their hands throughout the day and sanitize hands when entering and exiting rooms. High contact surfaces will be cleaned often and sharing of supplies will be minimized to avoid spreading of germs.