Spring Reflection & Looking Ahead to 2020-2021

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May 2020
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Together this spring, we experienced unprecedented events as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In March, the landscape at Melissa Schools shifted unexpectedly and swiftly. In true “Team Melissa” form, our students, parents, teachers, and administrators collectively rose to face the adversity on the horizon.

While the future may feel uncertain, and conversations surrounding school operations are ever-evolving, the Melissa ISD core values remain true. “Knowing that we are committed to being child-centered, we will act with and instill: integrity, loyalty, honesty, humility, and hope.” At Melissa Schools, we have hope that we can build a brighter tomorrow.

This summer, Superintendent Keith Murphy, the Melissa ISD executive leadership team, and the Board of Trustees will continue to monitor local, state, and national conversations and guidelines regarding COVID-19 and K-12 education. Melissa ISD will promptly provide updates to our community as new developments unfold, and as any modifications are made to our standard school procedures. We welcome feedback from all stakeholders along the way: please look out for our Parent Feedback Survey to be shared in June.

Please routinely visit our district website and follow Melissa ISD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest information about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

Summer 2020 Hours of Operation

Summer hours at Melissa Schools begin Monday, June 1, 2020. The Home Office and school offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Offices are closed on Fridays and during the dates below.

  • Home Office: Closed June 23 – July 3, 2020
  • Elementary School Offices: Closed June 19 – July 19, 2020
  • Middle School Office: Closed June 19 – July 19, 2020
  • High School Office: Closed June 23 – July 3, 2020

Important Reminders & Summer Resources

End-of-Year Curbside Dropoff & Pickup

End-of-year curbside dropoff continues on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. in order to facilitate the safe exchange of library books, district-issued technology, and bus passes. Families can visit any elementary school or middle school to drop off items.

Read More About Curbside Dropoff & Pickup

Note: If you would like to request to pick up items your child left at school, please email the school receptionist – contact information is listed at the link above. Otherwise, items can be picked up in the fall.

Watch the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony on June 5

The Melissa High School Class of 2020 graduation ceremony will take place at Cardinal Stadium on June 5, 2020 starting at 8:00 p.m. In-person attendance is limited to those that completed the RSVP. We will live stream the ceremony online, to be posted on the senior website and on social media.

Visit the Senior Website

Summer Weekly Meals Served Every Tuesday

Melissa ISD will continue to offer free weekly breakfast and lunch meals through July 21, 2020, served curbside every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at North Creek Elementary. Families who wish to request weekly meals in June and July must complete the Summer Weekly Meal Application.

Learn More & Apply for Summer Meals

Cardinal Summer Camps

Due to health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19, the Melissa ISD Summer 2020 Cardinal Camps have been canceled, with the exception of cheerleading camp, which remains scheduled for Aug. 3-6, 2020. Refunds will be provided for all canceled summer camps. We appreciate your patience as refunds are issued, and we look forward to resuming our youth summer camps next year.

Note: Performance Course training sessions will take place as scheduled. Please look for communication from the coaching staff regarding guidelines and procedures.

If you have questions regarding summer camps, please contact Seth Stinton, Athletic Director, at

Register for Mini Cheer Camp

Summer Reading Program

Students are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program, organized by the Melissa Public Library. Reading activities are typically scheduled throughout the summer break.

Participate in the Summer Reading Program

Back to School Pages

During the summer, our “Back to School” web pages for each Melissa ISD school are helpful for families preparing for the return to school in the fall. These pages will be updated as new information becomes available.

Open the Back to School Pages

First Day of School: August 25, 2020

The first day of the 2020-2021 school year is Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The school calendar is available year-round on our Calendars & Events page.

Enrollment & Registration

Students who are new to the district can begin the New Student Enrollment process online at any time. Returning Student Registration will open on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020.

Begin Enrollment or Registration



Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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