MSD Wayne Pandemic Response Plan

This page will be updated regularly with information on the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSD Wayne Pandemic Response Plan – Updated July 7, 2020

This page will be updated regularly with information on the district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wayne Reopening Plan: For the 2020-2021 school year, MSD Wayne students will have access to learn at school or learn at home (English | Spanish).  Students will not be able to switch back and forth between learning options.  Students in K-8 grade will commit to a learning option for a minimum of a nine-week grading period.  High school students must commit for a semester at a time.  

A student who does not have a medically diagnosed condition that would prevent them from wearing a mask will be expected/required to wear a mask as directed.  Students who are not willing to wear their mask as expected/directed are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Wayne@Home (K-8) or Achieve Virtual Education Academy (Achieve Virtual) beginning on July 29.  Please review the link in the next paragraph for more information.

To support a safe and comfortable school learning environment, we are taking intentional precautions to protect students and staff from COVID-19.  Use these links (English | Spanish) for detailed information on the following topics: 

  • Masks and Handwashing
  • Staff Training
  • Visitors / Volunteers
  • Clinic / Nurse Procedures
  • Seating Charts for Classrooms, Buses, and Cafeterias 
  • Student Water Bottles, Handwashing, Hand Sanitizer
  • ExtraCurricular Activities 

Students in grades K-8 will use ItsLearning management software with daily instruction and support from a licensed MSD Wayne teacher. Students will receive instruction through daily live class meetings, small group meetings, and one-on-one meetings.  There will also be some pre-recorded lessons, reading activities, and independent activities that are assigned to students.  Students should expect to be engaged in learning approximately 5 hours daily.  

Students in grades 9-12 will enroll in Achieve Virtual Education Academy (Achieve Virtual). Achieve utilizes ItsLearning management software and offers a full selection of high school courses.  Students will receive instruction through pre-recorded lessons, videos, reading activities, assignments and progress at their own pace. Their progress will be monitored by a licensed Achieve Virtual instructor, and their course content will be delivered via the software. The time to complete the course work is comparable to in-person learning. 

MSD Wayne Superintendent Jeff Butts is currently providing a weekly update on our district pandemic responses on WBDG, Indy’s Giant 90.9. We will post these updates each week on this page. 

Summer Meals: Currently, meals are being distributed through our Summer Servings program at Bridgeport Elementary, Chapelwood Elementary, Garden City Elementary, and Stout Field Elementary from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Summer Servings Program will end Friday, July 17.

Out Of District Applications: The Board of Education approved an extension for Out-of-District applications to July 17, 2020.  A dated facsimile communication to 317-243-5744 or postmarked envelope received by the M.S.D. of Wayne Township at 1220 S. High School Rd., 46241will meet the required deadline.  We will not be accepting applications delivered in person due to our mandatory closure.  

We appreciate your continued patience, cooperation, and understanding as we work through changes made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to communicate new information as it becomes available.