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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District

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School Reopening Resources

Below you will find resources and other information on our reopening planning for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please check back frequently as we will be adding new information and providing updates. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions     Respuestas A Preguntas Frecuentes

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REPORTS & PRESENTATIONS

  • January 11, 2021 – MVLA Distance Learning/Reopening Planning Update: Presentation | Video (starts at 46:05)
  • December 14, 2020 – MVLA Distance Learning/Reopening Planning Update: Presentation | Tiered Response Model | Video (starts at 1:35:55)
  • November 9, 2020 - MVLA Distance Learning/Reopening Planning Update: Presentation | Video (starts at 1:18:47)
  • October 26, 2020 - MVLA Distance Learning/Reopening Planning Update: Presentation | Video (starts at 43:27)
  • September 14, 2020 – Update on Fall 2020: Presentation | Video (starts at 2:05:50)
  • August 24, 2020 – MVLA Update Fall 2020: Presentation | Video (starts at 2:28:05)
  • August 10, 2020 – MVLA Reopening Update Fall 2020: Presentation | Video (starts at 1:03:21)
  • August 10, 2020 – Distance Learning for First Quarter: Presentation | Video (starts at 2:46:06)
  • July 27, 2020 – Virtual Learning Preparation: Presentation | Video (starts at 4:54)
  • July 27, 2020 – Board Update on Fall 2020 Reopening: Presentation | Video (starts at 59:27)
  • July 16, 2020 - Recommendation to the Board on Fall 2020 Reopening Modality: Presentation | Video  (starts at 2:44)
  • June 25, 2020 – Board Update on Fall 2020 Reopening: Presentation | Video (starts at 1:32:00)
  • June 15, 2020 – Board Update on Fall 2020 Reopening: Presentation | Video (starts at 17:29)
  • June 15, 2020 – Board Presentation on COVID-19 Operations Written Report: Presentation | Video (starts at 13:11)
  • May 18, 2020 – Board Update on Fall 2020 Reopening: Presentation | Video (starts at 1:54:05)
  • May 18, 2020 – Board Presentation on Learning Management Systems: Presentation | Video
  • May 4, 2020 – Distance Learning Report: Presentation | Video (starts at 1:32:00)
  • April 20, 2020 – Update on Distance Learning Plan: Presentation | Video (starts at 50:11)
  • March 19, 2020 - Emergency Resolution Delegating Authority to take Necessary Action to Protect Students and Staff from the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resolution
  • March 13, 2020 – Emergency Special Board Meeting - Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Mountain View Los Altos High School District: Audio
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BLOCK SCHEDULE

Mon/Thurs: Odd Periods
Wednesday
Tues/Fri: Even Periods
Professional Time:
8:30-9:15
Student Asynchronous Workday (suggested schedule for independent work in classes):
  • 1P- 9:30-10:00
  • 2P- 10:10-10:40
  • 3P-  10:50-11:20
  • 4P- 11:30-12:00
  • 5P- 1:00-1:30
  • 6P- 1:40-2:10
  • 7P- 2:20-2:50
 
→ Wednesday Attendance Activity
→ Tutorial Center Open
→ Enrichment opportunities for students:
  • Speaker series
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) modules
 
Professional Time:
8:30-9:15
Period 1: 9:30-10:45
Period 2: 9:30-10:45
Period 3: 11:00-12:15
Period 4: 11:00-12:15
Lunch Break
Lunch Break
Period 5: 1:05-2:20
Period 6: 1:05-2:20
Period 7: 2:30-3:45
 
 
 
Office Hours/Tutorial: 2:30-3:45
Board Homework Policy (AR 6154)
College Prep: 2-3 hours per week per class
AP/Honors: 4-5 hours per week per class 
Teacher Work & Collaboration Day
Staff/Department Meetings
Professional Development Opportunities
Slates Posted by 3:00 p.m.
 
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SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL

COVID-19 SITE-SPECIFIC PROTECTION PLANS

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FALL 2020 REOPENING TIMELINE

View Reopening Timeline page with the key dates and the COVID-19 response efforts from MVLA, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, and the State of California.
 
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SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATES

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COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION

Updates are posted in this section frequently.
 

MVLA District Newsletters

 

Webinars

 
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State and County Guidelines

Guidelines for Learning and Safe Schools from Governor Newsom

As part of the California For All response to COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed schools will more carefully toward reopening in-person instruction by county, based on local health data. His Safe Schools for All Plan, released in January 2021, is built on four pillars:
  • Funding
  • Safety & Mitigation
  • Oversight & Assistance
  • Transparency & Accountability
Learn more about planning for reopening K-12 schools here.
 

Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs from the California Department of Public Health

The Governor has ordered, in multiple executive orders, that all California residents heed the guidance and directives of the state public health officer. The guidance applies to all public and private schools operating in California. Learn more
 

Guidance for Reopening Schools for 2020-2021 from Santa Clara County Public Health

The County Office of Education and County Public Health Department continue to work with schools, other programs serving children and youth, and families to prepare for the safer reopening of schools for in-person learning and operation of programs serving children and youth in Santa Clara County. Learn more.
 

Guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE)

The California Department of Education (CDE) is monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and working closely with agency partners. Local educational agencies (LEAs) are encouraged to follow California Department of Public Health recommendations. LEAs should identify plans for communicating with families and consider learning supports for school closures. Learn more.
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FALL 2020 REOPENING

 
As schools closed down this past spring and distance learning began, MVLA began to concurrently start planning for the reopening of schools for the Fall of 2020, exploring and preparing for a variety of scenarios:
  • Full distance learning, ensuring instructional and academic equivalence with a traditional in-person education experience
  • Blended model combining distance learning with in-school experiences
  • Return to campus for in-person instruction, adhering to all restrictions and directives in place at the time
 
In its detailed guidance for school administrators released on June 30, 2020, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department encourages in-person instruction following numerous requirements but is clear that whether schools can move forward with reopening for in-person instruction at any point in the fall will depend on the containment of COVID-19 in the weeks ahead.
 
 

REOPENING TASK FORCE

 
MVLA established a Reopening Task Force to develop and plan for these scenarios. The Task Force began meeting in May, and moved quickly to establish Advisory Teams to begin working with a variety of stakeholders to brainstorm the answers to three key questions:
  • What worked well in our Spring 2020 experiences for students and staff?
  • What needs improvement?
  • How do we measure the impact of our work?
 
The stakeholders included teachers, administrators, and staff representing numerous district and school operational areas:
  • Facilities
  • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Student support and training
  • Teacher support and training
  • Counseling and therapeutic services
  • Technology
  • Health and safety
  • Adult and alternative education
  • Special education
  • Administrative support
 
The reopening plan recommendations were influenced, in part, by the feedback provided by stakeholders in a ThoughtExchange forum, asking for information about preferences for the school reopening scenarios. We thank these many stakeholders for their participation.