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Updated Information 8/24/2020


Good afternoon,

As we start week two of in-person instruction, we want to provide information on situations that may occur within a school as we work our way through this time of dealing with Covid-19. We will report via letter/email to a school (staff and parents) when a positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed in a building (Elem, MS, or HS). Students and staff who we are aware of being investigated as close contacts will receive a separate letter from MCSD and a phone call from the SD DOH who conducts contact tracing investigations.

  • If the DOH contacts the school district and informs us that we have a student or staff member who has tested positive for Covid-19. At that point in time, the DOH will start the process of contact tracing and would directly contact any parent who may have a child who is considered a close contact and would implement a quarantine. Again, official notification of a “close contact” will come from the SD DOH. In this situation, we would send out information to inform parents of the school building. (Elem., MS, or HS)

See attached – SAMPLE - School General Notification Letter

  • If we are informed of a positive case of Covid-19 in a school building and the SD DOH is investigating the case for contact tracing for close contacts. We will send out information to the parents of any class/group that the SD DOH is investigating as a possible close contact.

See attached – SAMPLE -School Close Contact Letter

Reminders: “Close Contact” is defined as being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes.

All Official Determinations of “Close Contact” will come from the DOH

Thank you and have a great day!


Updated Information 8/17/2020


Good afternoon,

As we prepare to start the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, August 20, 2020. We will start the school year in “LEVEL II” YELLOW. We will continue to monitor and will make changes when appropriate.

Reminder: LEVEL I = GREEN and Face Coverings are Strongly Recommended

LEVEL II = YELLOW and Face Coverings are Required

LEVEL III = RED – All online learning

LEVEL IV = BLUE – Transitioning back to in-person with ½ the students at a time and Face Coverings are Required.

Thank you and we look forward to the start of the school year!

Joel Jorgenson


Madison Central School District Families,

As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, we know there are many questions. As a district, we have been working on developing a plan for the school year as we deal with the current Covid-19 Pandemic. This plan has been developed over the last couple months of many meetings of committees to create the following guidelines for this school year. This plan will be a “living document” and changes will be made as needed. As with every other school in the state and the country developing start of the school year plans, we know there will be no perfect plan that everyone will agree upon. This plan was developed looking at what is best for our students, staff, and community as we provide educational opportunities for our students.