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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District


Update: 06/27/2020

Dear MVLA Community,
I hope this finds you able to healthy and safe after a distinctly challenging spring.   This update is designed to share with you the latest information on school reopening and district news. Know that our team continues to work to do everything possible to support our students as we prepare for the reopening of school in Fall 2020.
With each daily and weekly update from the California Department of Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, we are monitoring the data to determine the impact on our district. Due to the changing impact of the virus, the guidance has at times been unpredictable. As such, we continue to plan for multiple scenarios with the hope that in the next few weeks we will have more definitive information from the CDE and SCCOE. We know they are working hard to keep us informed and supported in a time of uncertainty.
Likewise, you will find the most up to date information and resources for MVLA by visiting our webpage. There, you will find my MVLA Updates cataloged by date and our School Closure Resources page. I realize this situation has been especially difficult for our students. In past months, we have been criticized for being overly measured in our response to the changes we are facing, but I feel it is my responsibility to avoid the unnecessary cycle of committing and retracting plans as much as possible. That kind of response often creates more chaos in the long run. I will continue to take a cautious approach, gathering as much information from as many sources as possible.  We anticipate new guidance from the Santa Clara Public Health Department in the first week of July.
In the meantime, our current status regarding the opening of school continues to be preparing for full virtual learning, a blend of virtual and on-campus return to school, or a traditional return with mitigations.  In the 2020-2021 school year, all may be necessary.
Nellie Meyer, Ed.D.