Restart/Reopen Plan 2020-21

This page will provide a communication log in an effort to keep parents and community informed with the most current information on the response of the district to the Coronavirus.

Monroe Restart/Reopen 2020-2021

Parent Survey - Hybrid Model

Monroe Local School District would like parent/guardian feedback on your experience with the Hybrid model. In October, we will be sending a similar survey to our Virtual Learning Academy parents.

Survey Link

Deadline - September 26, 2020

YouTube Live Virtual Forum 
Monroe Principals hosted a YouTube Live information session and Q&A on Tuesday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Click on the link below:
YouTube Live Back-to-School Meeting 

Parent Weekly Email (8.18.20)

Pandemic Policy Letter (8.18.29)

FAQ YouTube Live (8.18.20) (District-level questions not answered by the building principals during the YouTube Live Meeting.

Parent Weekly Email (8.11.20)

Weekly Videos: Google Classroom and Zoom Meetings

Parent Weekly Email (8.4.20)

Weekly Video: Remote and Hybrid Learning Models


Parent Weekly Email  (7.28.20)

FAQs Restart/Reopen Plan (7.28.20)

Weekly Video: Mental Health Services:


Parent Letter Restart/Reopen (7.21.20)

Weekly Video: Health and Safety Protocols

Mandatory Orientation for Virtual Learning Academy
Monroe’s virtual learning program will be explained in depth at parent orientation sessions held on Monday, July 27. There will be time slots available at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. The orientation sessions will be held via Zoom. Attendance at one of these orientation sessions is mandatory for parents who are interested in enrolling their child in the virtual learning academy.

FAQs Virtual Academy

Links to Join Virtual Learning Academy
Time slots available on Monday, July 27:
Click here to join the 9 a.m. time slot
Click here to join the 1:00 p.m. time slot
Click here to join the 5:00 p.m.time slot
Click here to join the 7:30 p.m. time slot

Enrollment  in Virtual Learning Academy - Deadline 7/31
Enrollment in Monroe’s Virtual Learning Academy will begin immediately after the mandatory Zoom orientation meeting on Monday, July 27.  The online enrollment forms will be shared after the parent orientation and must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Late applications will not be accepted.

Parents must commit to ONE full semester of virtual learning. Prior to the end of the first semester, parents must decide if they want their child to continue with virtual learning or return to in-person classes for the second semester.  The virtual learning contract must be renewed prior to the start of the next semester.  

Recording of the YouTube Live Q&A (7.16.20)

Parent Letter Restart/Reopen (7.14.20)

2020-2021 MLS Restart/Reopen Operating Plans  (7.14.20)

Highlights of Restart/Reopen Plan (one-page summary) (7.14.20)

Video Message from Superintendent on Restart/Reopen Plans (7.14.20)

YouTube Live Q&A Sessions

The district is hosting two YouTube Live Q&A sessions focused on our Restart/Reopen Plans:

Thursday, July 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Join at

Submit questions in advance by July 16 at  12 noon via email

Mark your calendar for the second YouTube Live Q&A is scheduled for August 18, from 6:30-7:30 pm. Details on this session will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

If you are unable to attend at these times, the YouTube Live Q&A sessions will be recorded and posted on the district website.

MLS Restart.Reopen Communication Final 6.30.20.pdf

Parent Letter Regarding Survey #2  7.1.20.pdf

2020-2021 Parent Survey #2  (Note: Survey Closes on July 8, 2020)

2020-21 Parent Survey (closed)

Monroe Local Schools Año Escolar 2020-21



2019-2020 District Communications Regarding COVID Closure/Remote Learning

A special message from our Superintendent (4-9-2020)


          May 20, 2020 - End of School Year 2020 Parent Communication

          April 20, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #5

          March 30, 2020 -  Parent Communication Update 4

          March 20, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #3 - Remote Learning

          March 12, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #2

          March 11, 2020 - Parent Communication Update #1


Meal Distribution

Breakfast and Lunch Distribution will happen on Tuesday and Friday during the Governor-mandated shutdown of schools in Ohio. Despite the "stay at home" order from the Governor, we are permitted and will continue to offer breakfast and lunch distribution for Monroe families in need as scheduled.

During the remaining days in the school year, busses will be at Rochester Hills Office Parking Lot and Monroe Primary School front lot each Tuesday and Friday from 11:00-11:30 a.m. Drive-thru pickup site will be available behind the main campus building by the elementary cafeteria from 12:00-12:30 pm on those same days.

Please know there are many resources in Monroe if food is a need for your family. Email the Butler County Success Liaison if you need any support. The Governor recently announced children enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program will receive $300 to buy nutritious food over the summer. This will be automatic; no need to take action. Anyone who needs help applying for food stamps please call Peter Engelhard 513-276-9188 SNAP outreach team Shared Harvest.

Click here for more foodservice information

Remote Learning Resources

Remote Learning Resources for Families

Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents

Remote Learning Login Instructions
How to log onto your Monroe Local School's Google account from home:
1. Go to and click SignOn in the upper right corner of the page.

2. Type the student’s full email address ( and enter the student ID.

If you are having difficulty with your online classrooms, please email your child's teacher.        

Resources for Families

District Counseling Department Resources

Work Permits for Minors

Jobs in Ohio

Information from the Ohio Department of Health           

Nominate a Teacher/Academic All Star

The Ohio Lottery’s Partners in Education program honors teachers and students who are working hard throughout the state. Nominate your teachers and students today! To find out how to nominate a Teacher of the Month or Academic All-Star click here. We have attached the prize details to this email. Click on it to find out more. Recognizing great teachers and students is fun, fast and free!  

Volunteers Needed

The American Red Cross is looking for local volunteers throughout Ohio that would be willing to help at blood drives and local disasters. In addition, we are also looking for 'HELP FROM HOME" volunteers to help with volunteer support. All required training and resources will be provided. For more info, send an email to or visit our volunteer website at

Blood Donors are also needed in every area - visit to find the closest do