COVID-19 Update Information
The Administration of Mountain View Academy will post current and updated information here. Please check this page for updated information.
Please see " MVA Guide for Reopening - Revised 2/23/2021" below!
Please review the Reopening of Santa Clara County K12 Schools Document (Revised December 14, 2020)
Click Here (PDF Document)
With COVID cases on the rise, we will continue Virtual Learning 3rd quarter.
Mountain View Academy will be allowed to resume in-person instruction as soon as Santa Clara County has stayed in the Red Tier for at least 2 weeks. At that point, we will reevaluate the transition and move forward from there.
Currently, MVA is allowed by the county to bring a small percentage of our students back on campus. Starting Tuesday, January 19, 2021, we will have a small group of students back on campus. If you feel your student would benefit from being on campus, please let us know. We will be reaching out to students that have already shown interest or need to be on campus to finalize the roster. Once we know who will be on campus, we will be able to coordinate their schedules accordingly.
Update: To reduce the likelihood of a surge in hospitalizations that would exceed the capacity of hospitals in the county, the Health Officer is making several modifications to the current Mandatory Directives applicable to businesses and county residents, including requiring that certain sectors modify their operations to increase safety, reducing the number of persons allowed in facilities at any one time, and reducing the size of outdoor gatherings. Further, certain higher risk activities will be prohibited.
The Health Officer is also issuing a Mandatory Directive on Travel, which strongly discourages leisure and non-essential travel, and requires persons entering the county to quarantine for 14 days upon return from travel of more than 150 miles.
These revised and new Mandatory Directives will take effect on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. and will remain in effect until December 21, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. unless they are extended.
On November 16, 2020, the State moved the County of Santa Clara into the Purple Tier (Tier One), the most restrictive tier in the State’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” The changes are effective at 12:01 am on November 17, 2020. The County’s new Mandatory Directive on Capacity Limitations describes the additional capacity limitations for businesses, entities, and activities under the Purple Tier.
As always, Santa Clara County residents and businesses must follow both the State and County Health Officer Orders, and where there is a conflict between the two, the stricter Order must be followed.
Health and Other Info
NEWS RELEASE - July 17, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
County of Santa Clara Emergency Operations Center/Public Health Department
Santa Clara County Office of Education
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At noon today, the Governor announced new guidance for school reopening that generally requires counties to be off the State’s monitoring list for at least 14 days before schools will open for in-person instruction. Santa Clara County is currently on the State’s monitoring list. The State’s guidance also states that local health officers may grant a waiver for elementary schools to open for in-person instruction. These waivers may be granted “when requested by a local superintendent (or equivalent for charter or private schools), in consultation with labor, parent and community organizations. Local health officers must review local community epidemiological data, consider other public health interventions, and consult with CDPH when considering a waiver request.”
The County Office of Education and County Public Health Department will continue to work with schools, school leaders, and parents to prepare for safe reopening of in-person learning, and will pursue prioritization of in-person elementary school instruction as provided in the State’s guidance.
Santa Clara County Superintendent Dr. Mary Ann Dewan made the following statement:
“Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of students and school staff in our community. There are elements of distance learning that are extremely challenging, and we will work through these challenges together. We are committed to supporting districts and schools to provide students with multifaceted educational experiences that help them progress academically and keep them engaged while keeping them safe. Teachers and school employees are passionate about students, and I am inspired by their agility and hard work in educating students during this pandemic.”
County of Santa Clara Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody made the following statement:
“We must all come together and do whatever it takes to slow the spread of COVID-19 and enable students, teachers, and school staff to safely return to in-person learning. We know that teachers, staff and students both need to be safe and feel safe to return to in-person instruction. The County Public Health Department will work in close partnership with schools to ensure they can implement the safety guidelines we’ve issued and return to in person in-person instruction as soon as possible.”
The County Public Health Department provided guidance to schools for reopening of in-person instruction on June 30.
Full link: www.sccoe.org/news/NR/Pages/scc-school-superintendents-response-state-leaders-recommendation.aspx
Do you know how to protect yourself from COVID-19? Regular practice of the following actions will keep you and those you care about safe.
Wash your hands with soap & water or use hand santizers that are at least 60% alcohol when soap & water is not available.
Properly wear your face mask (Covering your nose and mouth)
Cover you nose and mouth when you cough & sneeze
Socially distance by staying 6 feet apart from those not in your household
Stay home if you are sick
Protect Yourself from COVID-19 - Video
"COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible, even if you—or they—do not have any symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19." CDC Website
Keeping Everyone Safe
Do you or your student need to be tested for COVID-19?
Anyone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms below should get tested, whether or not you are a close-contact to someone confirmed to have COVID-19.
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
Loss of taste or smell
Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
Please watch this video from Santa Clara County Public health to learn how to self check for symptoms (COVID-19 Symptom Self Check Video)
First Day of School - Thursday, August 20, 2020
Supply pick up appointments have already begun. If you missed an appointment, or need to reschedule, please email the office at email@example.com in order to schedule your pick up ASAP.
Remote Learning Schedule
Below is a pdf document of our remote learning schedule and student expectations for class meetings. We will be going over this document at our Welcome Back to School Webinar.
Dear MVA Family,
On Friday afternoon, Governor Newsom made the announcement to mandate all schools within the counties that are on the watch list, to start the school year via remote learning. Our ultimate goal is to deliver person to person instruction once it has been cleared to do so in a safe manner.
Mountain View Academy has been working with the CCC Task force team, a small group of parents and medical professionals in order to put the plan in place for in person instruction. In order for in person instruction to happen, our task force made sure social distancing is adhered to with all the health guidance from the Santa Clara County Public Health Office and CDC guidelines. The board approved those guidelines last night and attached is a copy of that document. (Click Here)
We are also preparing for remote learning. At this time, we are finalizing the guidelines for teachers and students which will be reviewed by our CCC Curriculum Committee and finalized soon. Once finalized we will share them with you as soon as they are approved by the MVA Board. Last night our board made the decision to change the first day of school to Thursday, August 20. This change will allow our teachers additional preparation time once they are back on contract. In doing this change, the end of the school year was pushed back one week. Please see the revised calendar attached. (Click Here)
We appreciate your patience during this process. To keep you informed with the ever-changing landscape, we will continue to send out communication Tuesday and Friday at 3pm until school starts. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our MVA Family as we navigate through this changing environment that we are living in now. The promise I continue to hold true, is that God will never leave us or forsake us, and He will continue to guide us through. Mountain View Academy has been called to serve in His purpose of bringing young people to Jesus. Romans 8:28 reminds us, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
In His Service,
Sara Baroro, Principal Mountain View Academy