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Update: 04/21/2020

Hello MVLA Students and Families,
 
Congratulations on finishing the first week of Phase Two and starting week two.  I have enjoyed hearing about your creative assignments, office hours, and zoom meetings.   Our teachers have been working extremely hard shifting to distance learning. As a reminder, each Monday, you should receive a Slate that has the weekly assignments, and the times for virtual check-ins.  Today, we want to share our Distance Learning Handbook with you for your information.  Hopefully, most of your questions are answered within this document. If you have other questions, please ask a staff member. Our teachers, counselors, administrators, and classified support are here to help you.
 
Statewide, schools are grappling with the challenges that have resulted from the necessary school closures.  Wednesday, Governor Newsom cited the reopening of schools as one of the six main factors necessary as we begin to plan for eventually leaving the shelter in place requirements.  From the presentation, we learned that we will likely maintain restrictions through the summer and keep some of the restrictions into the fall. Here is a link to the Governor's Presentation.

At MVLA, we are planning for summer school and the reopening of our campuses in the fall. We are aware it will be a gradual re-entry in the fall and will be exploring many possible scenarios. We are preparing for the possibility of staggered schedules, continued limits on activities, and continued teaching with distance learning. Our hope is that we will be back in the classroom and close to our normal activity as soon as safely possible. Please know that our teachers and staff miss you in their classrooms and look forward to a return to high school life.
 
Last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on an ASB class as they planned activities. They were engaged, self-directed, and planning activities to support their community in this difficult time. They were creating food drives, ways to connect with isolated neighbors, and ways to show they cared. It was a reminder of what a wonderful student body we have and how when we are challenged, we rise to the occasion. We are fortunate to have such a giving community. Have a great week and stay safe.
 
Sincerely,
Nellie Meyer
Superintendent
MVLA High School District