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Morgan Junior High School
820 Jr. Raider Dr.
McConnelsville, OH 43756

Phone: 740-962-2833 Ext. 4100 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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MLSD Extended Learning Plan

Impacted Students: How will schools/districts identify which students have been most impacted by the pandemic in terms of their learning progress (with a focus on the most vulnerable student populations including but not limited to disengaged students)?

The district keeps a longitudinal database on every student that allows us to monitor each student’s progress over time and compare pre-pandemic progress with post-pandemic progress. Additionally, we are able to compare each student’s progress with that of her/his peers. Within our database, we record STAR scores (reading and math), reading benchmark progress and state test results. Each form of assessment has a locally developed set of benchmark scores used to determine each students state of readiness to successfully graduate.

Needs: How will schools and districts identify the needs of those students?

All MLSD teachers have recently completed an instructional gap analysis specific to their course(s) curriculum. The outcomes will be shared vertically and be used in the summer and fall to adjust instructional planning. This gap analysis will be our way of meeting the majority of students, “where they are.” Additionally, every student will be screened both in May and August in both language arts and mathematics using STAR, by Renaissance. The STAR instrument will identify specific areas of weakness. These will be examined by teacher teams during TBT time and students will be placed in intervention groups as needed. Students identified in May as needing intervention will also be contacted specifically to encourage participation in the summer extension program. Additional Tier II and III interventions will be provided in areas of high need. Finally, teacher input is encouraged and used to prevent any student from falling through the cracks or being miss-identified.

Resources and Budget: What resources are available to address those needs? Generally, what is the budget for the plan?

Our plan is to mix a variety of funds that are available to us as we design a comprehensive plan of student support. Resources include: Title funds I, II, IV, V; 21st Century funds; School Improvement funds (MJHS only); ESSR II and III funds. The Extended Learning Plan budget will not be driven by available grant funding, however. Costs that extend beyond resources provided us, as mentioned above, will be covered through the District General Fund.

Approaches: What approaches can best be deployed to address those needs? (This may include approaches such as ending the school year later than scheduled, beginning the new year early, extending the school day, summer programs, tutoring and remote options.)

All approaches to extended learning have been included in a stakeholder discussion of the ELP. There is very little community or staff support for an extension of the current or next school year. Another concern is that any daily time extension of less than 1-2 hours would be meaningless. Such an extension could get students home far too late in the day because bus routes cover the entire county. Staff and students are currently exhausted, as a result of the challenges of the last 12 months. Neither of the two options mentioned above have been well received.

Consequently, we believe that a summer program is clearly our best option. In the past we have provided traditional summer school, but we feel that this Extended Learning Plan will need to focus differently. We have settled on a non-traditional set of summer workshop offerings during the months of June, July and August. Workshops will vary in length from one day to five days in length and will be theme/skill focused. The workshops will be facilitated by our own teachers on a voluntary basis (with remuneration) and students may attend at their home buildings. Bussing will be provided to pick-up points; this is an absolute must for our rural community.

All students will be invited to attend, but targeted students will be strongly encouraged to attend through frequent and varied communications. There will be no charge to families for the program.

Partnerships: Which local and regional partners (such as educational service centers, Information Technology Centers, libraries, museums, after-school programs or civic organizations) can schools and districts engage in supporting student needs?

Through our two 21st Century programs, we have grown a number of very strong community partnerships (i.e. OSU Extension, Boy Scouts America, Allwell, SnapEd, Morgan County Library, Morgan Behavioral health Choices). Our community partners provide a wide variety of courses for our students. Many are anxious to support our summer extension, and will be offering workshops for us.

Alignment: How can this plan reinforce and align to other district or school plans, including plans for Student Wellness and Success Funds, improvement plans or graduation plans?

Our current district goals all revolve around improved use of instructional time and increased student engagement/ownership of learning. This summer extension is an excellent opportunity for teachers to try new approaches to instruction. The extension is also being designed with student engagement as a high priority. Students must attend, engage, and learn through the extension on a voluntary basis. Simply put, students must “want” to be there. It will be an opportunity for students and teachers to rediscover the joys of learning as, together, they fill knowledge gaps and keep their minds fresh and active, ready for fall start-up.

Morgan County Cellular & Internet Coverage

Morgan County Cellular Coverage Maps as of May 2020

Here are the coverage maps for Morgan County taken in May 2020. Most vendors cannot offer reliable service for the county. The school has performed research over several years as to whether students and fam

Sprint Map Map Notes
The tan area is no coverage and yellow is roaming coverage. Morgan County is not well served.
T-Mobile Map  
White is where there is no coverage and pink is coverage. No service in Morgan County.
AT&T Map  
Blue indicates 4G service. Many parts of Morgan County have coverage in the northern part of the county. AT&T has been adding some towers in the county which have helped the last 6 months to a year.
Verizon Map  
 Verizon has the best overall coverage in Morgan County which shows in red. There are a few white area with no coverage. The  northern and southwest parts of the county are most affected.
Spectrum Mobile Map  
Spectrum Mobile is a recent addition to the mobile vendors in our area. Their coverage mirrors close to Verizon.
Spectrum WiFi Hotspots  
Spectrum offers free Wifi Hotsports limited to the villages of McConnelsville, Malta, and Stockport (only 2) where Spectrum Internet is available. Internet service starts at 30Mbps as well as 100Mbps and higher. Spectrum offers a reduced cost for families that need assistance in getting high speed Internet. Download the Spectrum Internet Assist Form.
CenturyLink has limited bandwidth and availability in Morgan County. A service map was not found on their web site. Some new customers are only able to get 3Mbps speed. Many of the citizens in Morgan County that are inside CenturyLink's service area are not able to get service because CenturyLink has told them their connections were full.


Raider Digital Academy

Welcome to the Raider Digital Academy!

To log into the Edgenuity System click the link below:


Grades K-8
Grades 9-12


Below are links to help families learn the Edgenuity learning platform.

If you want to use an iPad you need to download the Chrome Browser App to access the site.


District Information

Morgan Preschool has openings for 3 and 4 years olds!


Covid-Related Expenditures

The Morgan Local School District has invested almost $2.5 million on Covid-related expenditures with more expenditures planned.  The funds have come from a combination of General Fund, Corona Relief Fund (CRF), and ESSER Fund.

o   Instruction/staff - $214,175.88

o   Custodial/aides/support - $85,837.14

o   Online instruction - $362,722.21

o   Health supplies - $82,994.95

o   HVAC - $1,071,200

o   Software/supplies/technology - $629,775.02

  Total - $2,446,705.20


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