Supt's eNews - April 1, 2020

COVID-19 updates

The County of Santa Clara Public Health has extended the previous stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020. Use of playgrounds, dog parks, public picnic areas, and similar shared recreational areas is now prohibited. All individuals currently living within the County are ordered to shelter at their place of residence and leave only for essential activities. More information here.

The Special Education Department has been supporting students with Flexible Learning Options during COVID-19 school closure. Just as general education teachers, special education teachers are connecting with parents and their students through daily office hours and regular meetings and messages. They are identifying and sharing resources to support parents while at home with their children. Additionally, they are collaborating with general education teachers to provide strategies and support for special ed students. Very soon the department, with guidance from state and federal educational agencies, will provide teletherapy to qualifying students. These virtual therapy services include speech, occupational, clinical, vision, physical and augmented alternative communication. For any questions, please contact your child’s case manager or Arianna Mayes, Director of Special Education.
 

April 2 Board meeting preview: Join us online

The Public's health and well-being are the top priority for MVWSD’s Board of Trustees, and you are urged to take all appropriate health safety precautions. To facilitate this process, the MVWSD Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting online on Thursday, April 2.

Dial in Phone Number: (415) 762-9988
Meeting ID 602-006-888
There is no participant ID
The meeting also will be streamed as usual on www.mvwsd.org.

Members of the public who wish to address the Board during the Board of Trustees meeting may email comments to publiccomments@mvwsd.org. In order to expedite the meeting, please send your comments by the Wednesday before the meeting. Staff will make all attempts to share and record any submissions received, however, depending on timing, late submissions will be provided to the Board after the conclusion of the meeting.

Items to be discussed at the April 2 meeting include a special education update, social studies and science adoption process update, middle school start times discussion, and grading and instruction during school closure. Click here to view the Board agenda and materials.
 

Free meals during school closure

While MVWSD is closed due to COVID-19, we are providing free meals to students who rely on us for support. Free meals for children under the age of 18 are at the Gabriela Mistral Elementary (505 Escuela Ave) parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekday until school reopens.

Reminder: Meal service is closed on Friday, April 10. Food for April 10 will be given to families on April 9.

 

Make sure you’re counted: U.S. Census day is today

Make sure you’re counted! Invitations to participate in the U.S. Census are in mailboxes now, and today is Census Day. You can respond to the U.S. Census by phone, online or by mail.

It’s crucial that we all participate, because an accurate count of residents is important for funding our community’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. We all want to make sure that Mountain View gets the funding, services, and business support we need.

Responses are confidential and by law, your personal information cannot be shared. To learn more, visit 2020census.gov.


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