Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 7:03:02 PM EST
At the beginning of Christmas break, the computer network for Middlebury Community Schools experienced a virus outbreak. In response to this, the technology department took the network down as quickly as it could in order to stop the spread of the virus. MCS also contacted and began working with two different entities that specialize in situations such as this. It was determined that our data was not compromised and is safe. The school system has backups of data and the technology department has been working to bring systems back online in an orderly manner to ensure that the network is protected and safe. In response to this, all students and staff will be asked to reset their login password upon returning to school. All students with a school-issued Windows laptop will also need to turn it in so that the proper new protections can be put in place on each device. Chromebooks and personal devices are not affected by this issue. It will take some time for systems to return to normal. We thank you for your understanding and apologize for inconveniences that this will cause. Please rest assured that Middlebury Community Schools takes the safety of students and staff seriously and are working to continue to provide a quality and digitally-enhanced learning environment for all of our students.