In the 608: What MMSD students can expect going back-to-school today

MADISON, Wis. — It’s back-to-school for many students across the area this week, and that includes those at the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Thursday, Sept. 2 marks the return for many elementary, middle and high school students at MMSD, with some other grade levels set to return on Friday.

School officials say they are excited to have most students back in the classroom this fall.

MMSD is requiring all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors and on buses.

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Elementary and middle school students will also have to wear masks at all outdoor events, the district announced Wednesday. School officials said the requirement applies to staff, families and visitors at the district’s middle and elementary schools. It also applies to all after-school childcare and activities.