Benjamin Banneker, Lulu M. Ross and Mispillion Elementary Schools offered students the opportunity to meet their teacher and see their classroom on Thursday, September 2. Milford Central Academy held an open house and tech tutorials while Milford High School held a schedule release on September 2. This is the first time in over a year that all students are being welcomed back into the classroom after the COVID-19 pandemic led to hybrid and virtual learning over the past 18 months. The district intends to focus on five days of in-person learning for all students during the 2021-22 school year.
Each grade was invited into the building at different times during the day at the elementary school in order to keep the hallways less crowded. Milford Central Academy students and parents met first in the auditorium during the four sessions before transitioning to the student’s homeroom. At that time, students were issued their Chromebook, schedule and other important papers. Milford High School students were able to pick up a paper copy of their schedule and take a self-tour of the building. Students can also access their schedules on Home Access and if they have any questions are encouraged to call the counseling office at 302-422-1610.
Teachers were very excited to welcome children back into the classroom again. Jamie Hill and Sarah Simon posted on Facebook, welcoming the students back with excitement.
“Let’s gooooooo!!” the post read on Hill’s page. “We are ready to meet our little Buccaneers today. Fresh new room décor for a fresh new year. Year 21 for me, 9 for the young one!”
Milford School District posted that students seemed to be just as excited to return to school.
“We asked several students what they were most excited about for the upcoming school year,” the post read. “Some of the responses were “Doing crafts,” “Everything!,” “Putting stuff in my locker and standing up fro people if they get bullied,” “Making friends,” “Lunch and the playground.” What are you most excited about?”
The first day of school for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade and 9th grade is Tuesday September 7. Students in 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades will start on Wednesday, September 8. According to the district, the staggered start is to allow students to get acclimated to a new school without older students in the hallways.
All students and staff in school buildings are required to adhere to the district dress code which can be found on the district website. Masks are required of all students and staff by mandate by Governor John Carney. Members of the public entering the school building must also wear a mask as long as children are present under the same mandate. Only students with a medical exception are permitted to remain in virtual learning.
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