Return to Learn in MPS

The Malden Public Schools is committed to keeping our families, students, staff, and community members informed as we continue to manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to provide our students with a high-quality educational experience, no matter the circumstances.  

This web page serves as a hub for updates. Here, you will find information on potential changes to our instructional model, school schedule, and more. The situation surrounding COVID-19 is constantly evolving. We encourage you to keep checking back for the latest information.

Guidance from the Department of Education

On Thursday, June 25th, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released their initial Return to School Guidance for school reopening this fall (see links). The guidance prioritizes the opportunity for in-person learning, with comprehensive health and safety requirements.  In partnership with city leadership, we are evaluating all DESE guidelines as we work to develop our district’s reopening plan. We are reviewing feedback from our Remote Learning survey and Reopening survey conducted in June and July, as well as seeking additional feedback form staff and community members throughout the summer.  Thank you for your continued feedback.

Links to DESE Guidance Documents

DESE Press release: Summary of Guidance (June 25, 2020)

DESE Initial Guidance (July 25, 2020)

DESE Additional Guidance  (July 10, 2020)

DESE Frequently Asked Questions (July 10, 2020)

DESE Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios (July 17, 2020)

MPS Reopening Plan

Malden Public Schools has developed a plan for the 2020-21 school year. Along with the guidance from the Department of Elementary and Second Educations (DESE), the plan has been informed by the most recent health guidelines and recommendations, putting the health and safety of students, staff, and families at the forefront of our planning process.

MPS Reopening Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Dec 18, 2020: Updated Reopening Timeline

MPS Reopening Plan 2020-2021

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