Merrol Hyde Magnet School

*REVISED July 22, 2021

Dear Hawk Community and Families,

The school year is underway and our students are already doing amazing things in the classroom!  This is going to be a great year and we look forward to sharing our successes and stories with you.  With that in mind, we recognize that COVID-19 is still impacting our families, our community, and our classrooms.  Below is an update to our re-opening plan.

As always, we are stronger together. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Proud to be a Hawk!

Mr. Frank

Click below to read more about the practices you and your student can expect as we begin this school year.


Masks are not required for teachers, students, or visitors. We understand that some students may still have a higher risk within their families; therefore, we will respect any student or adult who chooses to wear a mask in school. Masks are available in the front office for anyone who would like one.

Social Distancing, Temperature Checks, and Size of Gatherings

We will no longer conduct temperature checks for all students during the day. Any student who comes to the clinic may have his/her temperature checked as routine by Nurse Melanie. Since all students will be
learning in classes full time, we cannot guarantee a certain distance between students in all classroom situations. If a student would like consideration to be seated in a certain fashion, I am more than happy to work with him/her to make that happen where possible. For the 21-22 school year, there will be no limit on size of gatherings.  

Quarantine, Contact Tracing, and Attendance

Contact tracing will be conducted by the local health department.  To communicate with families quickly, the school/district will initiate a phone call (using the school messenger system) when a positive case has been confirmed within a classroom.  This notification is just to inform parents of a potential exposure.  If a parent would like to quarantine their child due to close contact or potential exposure, please contact our front office to let us know so we can connect with your student remotely to continue learning.

Google Classroom, Zoom, and Virtual Learning

Teachers will maintain a Google Classroom for their classes. However, it will not take the place of in-person instruction and learning. Teachers will not host zoom or live virtual lessons, nor are they expected to record any lessons for asynchronous viewing. Students who are absent related to COVID will have access to their teachers through Google classroom. 

Visitors to MHMS

For the fall semester, all visitors during the school day will need to make an appointment with Mr. Frank.  This is in response to data in our local community and to respect the learning environment.  There are no restrictions to visitors for after-school events such as sports, evening programs, or weekend events.


Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a unique, K-12 learning community that uses the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child--mind, body, and spirit--to meet the needs of students.  We will provide intentional, rigorous, accelerated college-preparatory instruction focused on humanities and critical and creative thinking.

We will create a collaborative community where students and teachers actively engage in continual growth and learning, seek out and civilly discuss diverse ideas and values, and pursue solutions to enrich their lives and the lives of others.