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Current Information: July 22, 2020
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 email@example.com.
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
CCC - Direct Link to Corona Virus Information: (Click Here)
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