Elementary students (4K-5th grade) will have a virtual option this year the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced Thursday, citing concerns over the rising incidence of the Delta variant, children under 12 years old not being eligible for vaccinations, and associated risks with family members who are immunocompromised.
“The elementary virtual option is rooted in doing what is best for all students, while ensuring our young scholars can thrive,” MMSD said in a press release.
For families interested in the 4K-5th grade virtual program, the deadline to submit an interest form is noon on Monday, Aug. 30. Families will be notified by Tuesday, Aug. 31, if their child will be in the elementary virtual program.
For more information about the elementary virtual option, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit the MMSD 4K-5 virtual program website.