COVID-19 Updates

Covid Update - March 31, 2020

After consultation with healthcare professionals, and much consideration and prayer, Magnolia Heights’ campus will remain closed and we will continue our distance learning program through April 24th.  All extra-curricular activities continue to be postponed as well. The MHS offices will also be closed except for essential personnel only. The earliest date for our students returning to campus will be Monday, April 27. However, that date too remains in flux as new data continues to filter in. We will continue to monitor healthcare and governmental guidance and make changes as they are necessary.

Yesterday we launched our AMI Live sessions for grades 7-12 and are using it with Canvas providing live face-to-face instruction and interaction with our 7-12 teachers and students. Our students in grades PK-6 will continue to work using Google Classroom, instructional videos, and learning packets. Using these components of our distance learning plan, allows us to continue to offer meaningful lessons and assignments. Even though our physical campus is closed, our commitment to providing the best education possible for your child remains unchanged. Our Faculty and Staff are working diligently to ensure a meaningful education for all of our students even in this challenging environment. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this pandemic crisis daily and even hourly. We will continue to keep you informed, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

 

Sincerely,

Marvin W. Lishman, Ph.D.
Head of School

Covid Update 3-19-20

 

MHS Parents and Students,

After much consideration and prayer, Magnolia Heights will cancel on-campus learning through April 3rd. All extra-curricular activities continue to be postponed as well. The MHS offices will also be closed except for essential personnel only. 

 

Yesterday we launched our Alternative Methods of Instruction, and we will continue to offer meaningful lessons and assignments. Our Faculty and Staff have been working diligently to ensure a meaningful education for all of our students. Please continue to follow your emails for further updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation daily and hourly. We will continue to keep you informed, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns!

 

Sincerely,

Marvin W. Lishman, Ph.D.

Head of School

COVID-19 Update 3-17-20
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COVID-19 Update - 3-16-20
 

 

Dear Parents and Students,  

Our faculty and staff at Magnolia Heights have been fervently working to devise our new instructional plan to continue providing education to our students during this virus quarantine. We appreciate your patience as we work through this, and we want to keep you informed as much as possible as we move forward. You will receive a specific email from your child’s teachers with more information for their specific classes. In the meantime, you may receive other emails from administration and teachers - it is vital that you read this information and respond if necessary. Make sure that if you have not received an email that you check your spam folder, and if necessary, contact the school.

  • Beginning Wednesday, March 18th, we will begin our Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI)

  • Secondary students (7th-12th) will rely on Canvas, our Learning Management System, and RenWeb that students currently use with their MacBooks. Parents may use their child’s Canvas login information to monitor work and assignments.

  • 3rd-6th grades will use Google Classroom, Renweb, and online materials. If you prefer to have these materials printed instead of online, they can be picked up with their textbooks on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at the front of Baker Hall for 1st-4th grades and 5th-6th graders at their building. 

  • 3K-2nd grades will be provided packets that may be picked up or emailed. 3K-5K packets can be picked up at Mini-Mag on Wednesday from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. 1st and 2nd grade packets and textbooks can be picked up at Baker Hall during those same hours.

  • Teachers will set virtual office hours through the Zoom app. This will allow students and parents to discuss lessons or ask questions regarding the work assigned with the teacher in a live video session. They will communicate those hours and instructions to you.

  • Tutorial videos for Google Classroom and Canvas will be available for parents and students on Wednesday as well. These will be available through email and on our website www.magnoliaheights.com.

  • Standardized assessments for all students have been postponed (ACT, ACT Aspire, and Achievement tests).

  • Teachers are preparing work for the next two weeks. However, at this time, we are only scheduled to be out of school until Friday, March 20th.

This continues to be a fluid situation, and we pledge to you that we will continue to hold your child’s education as our highest priority and will use every means at our disposal to ensure we offer the best education possible.  

Please continue to pray and know that God is in control. We will continue to send resources your way.

Sincerely,

Marvin W. Lishman, Ph.D.
Head of School