COVID-19 information, updates

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COVID-19: Community Resources

Elementary Social Emotional
Learning Resources

Elementary Level
Online Learning Resources

Meals during school closure

COVID-19: Información y recursos en español

Glacier Creek
Student Services Resources

Secondary Level
Online Learning Resources

May 6 letter to families

COVID-19: Joining Forces for Families
Food & Housing Resources

Student Services Resources

Genius Online Instructions

Carta del 6 mayo a las Familias Españolas


Clark Street Community School
Student Services Resources

Genio Instrucciones en Línea en Español

See more communication to families below

Middleton High School
Student Services Resources

Learning From Home.


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The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District holds the well-being, health and safety of students and staff as our highest priority. With the recent national media attention on coronavirus (COVID-19), we felt it important to provide you with regular updates.

The risk remains low in Wisconsin. However, as the number of people with COVID-19 rises in the United States, federal and state health departments are encouraging school districts and communities to develop a plan for the spread of the disease. This plan is called a pandemic plan. We are in close communication with Public Health Madison and Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the Department of Public Instruction. 

We have shared information with our families multiple times over the past few weeks. We have also shared information with our staff. We will be sending out additional communciations as necessary. All family communications are available on this page.


Starting Tuesday, March 17, we will distribute meals to students at nine spots around the District.

Meals are free to every MCPASD student ages 18 and under. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down.

A list of the locations is below. A student can go to any distribution site to get meals. Breakfast  and lunches will be provided in a grab-and-go bag from 11 a.m. to noon weekdays through Friday, April 24, including the week of spring break.

Please look for an MCPASD yellow bus at each site. Children cannot take extra meals for siblings or friends. If your child is allergic to peanut butter or other foods, please have them tell the individuals distributing the meals.

We also strongly encourage practicing social distancing when picking up meals and thorough hand-washing with soap and water before eating take-home meals.

Meal Program Sites:

  • Lakeview Park, Middleton
  • Arbor Lakes Apartments, Middleton
  • Overlook Pointe Apartments, Middleton
  • Sauk Trail Elementary School, 2205 Branch St., Middleton
  • Kalesey Court, Town of Springfield
  • Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Dr., Middleton
  • Morraine View Drive Bus Stop, Madison
  • Gammon Lane Bus Stop, Madison
  • Park Elementary School, 1209 Park St., Cross Plains


May Communications

Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony Update (May 26)

Clase de 2020 actualización de la ceremonia de graduación

District Pick Up & Drop Off Information (May 26)

Distrito recoger y dejar la información

May 20 Letter to Families

Carta del 20 mayo a las Familias Españolas

Frequently Asked Questions (May 11)

Preguntas más Frecuentes 11 de Mayo

May 6 Letter to Families

Carta del 6 mayo a las Familias Españolas

April 27-May 1 Communications

Safety Health & Consumer Council Keeping Your Residence Disinfected Guide

April 20-24 Communications

Virtual Learning Survey Letter to Families (April 24)

Carta de Encuesta de Aprendizaje Virtual a las Familias (24 de Abril)

Virtual Learning Survey

Encuesta de Aprendizaje Virtual en Español

Virtual Learning Letter to Families of Elementary Students (April 23)

Carta de Aprendizaje Virtual a las Familias de los Estudiantes de Primariac (23 de Abril)

April 22 Letter to Families

Carta del 22 Abril a las Familias Españolas

Parent Portal Directions-English & Spanish (referenced in April 22 letter)

Letter to MHS and CSCS Seniors (April 22)

April 13-17 Communications

Frequently Asked Questions (April 17)

Preguntas más Frecuentes (17 de Abril)

April 16 Letter to Families (Schools closed for remainder of 2019-20 school year)

Carta del 16 de Abril a las Familias Españolas

April 15 Letter to Families

Carta del 15 de Abril a las Familias Españolas

Health Services Department COVID-19 Video

Letter to the Class of 2020 (April 13)

Carta a la Clase de 2020 (13 de Abril)

April 6-10 Communications

Technology Resources for Families

April 8 Letter to Families

Carta del 8 de Abril a las Familias Españolas

Genius Online Instructions

Genio Instrucciones en Línea en Español

March 30-April 3 Communications

April 3 Letter to Families

Carta del 3 de Abril a las Familias Españolas

April 1 Letter to Families

Carta del 1 de Abril a las Familias Españolas

March 31 Letter to Families

Carta del 31 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

March 30 Letter to Families

Carta del 30 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

March 23-27 Communications

Financial FAQs (March 26)

Preguntas Financieras Frecuentes (26 de Marzo)

Additional Information about Online Instrution for Grades 5-12 (March 26)

Información Adicional Sobre la Instrucción en Línea para los Grados 5-12 (26 de Marzo)

March 25 Letter to Families

Carta del 25 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

March 24 Letter to Families

Carta del 24 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

March 16-20 Communications

March 20 Letter to Families

Carta del 20 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

Attachments with March 20 Letter (Food Resources, Acceptable Use Policy, Chromebook Information for Families)

March 19 Letter to Families

Carta del 19 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

Letter to Familes who have a child with an IEP (March 19)

Carta a las familias que tienen un hijo con un IEP (March 19)

March 18 Letter to Families

Carta del 18 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

March 17 Letter to Families

Carta del 17 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

Food Resources & Community Supports (March 17)

Mental Health Resources (March 17)

March 16 Letter to Families

Carta del 16 de Marzo a las Familias Españolas

Spring Break Travel Letter (March 16)

Carta de Descanso de Primavera (16 de Marzo)

​March 12 & Prior Communications

FAQs for Families (March 12)

Preguntas Frecuentes para Familias (12 de Marzo)

Letter sent to Families-English & Spanish (March 2)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

Everyday Preventive Measures

Chromebook, Internet Access survey if Schools are closed (complete by March 16)

Other resources

Emergency planning

MCPASD administrators from various departments have been working together to update and review our current pandemic plan so that it is in better alignment with COVID-19. The current MCPASD pandemic plan addresses what is done before, during, and after a potential outbreak, and will provide guidance if an outbreak of COVID-19 occurs in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools and community.

Precautionary measures

Public health officials continue to recommend that the best approach to addressing COVID-19 is to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of respiratory disease, which includes influenza and COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the annual influenza vaccination for everyone six months and older. Other actions include:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Help your students to wash their hands well.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. District guidelines require students and staff to stay home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without any medication.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask. CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Our facilities will continue to be disinfected on a regular basis following CDC guidelines. Classroom teachers have been encouraged to promote regular classroom handwashing and commonly shared items disinfected.

Talking to your child

Some schools are reporting an increase in the number of students with anxiety because of the information they are seeing and hearing about COVID-19 in the media. Here are some suggestions for talking with your children:

  • Stick to the facts. It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind.
  • Help the child remain calm, and assure them their risk is low.
  • Remind them it is best to be prepared in difficult situations.
  • It is important to avoid assumptions or stereotypes about who you think might be sick. Viruses cannot target people from specific populations, ethnicities, or racial backgrounds. A person’s race does not make them more or less likely to be sick or to get sick.

Please help us educate our students by working with them on proper germ prevention techniques. We have added additional information on our website recently, including a Coronavirus Fact Sheet and Everyday Preventive Measures. You can find them under For Parents-Health Services Resources.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus website.