Supts eNews - August 24, 2020

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August 24, 2020

In this edition ...
  • Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan available for review, comments
  • Please help us: Short survey from Food Service 
  • Connecting students with the Internet: Three ways
  • Return to Learn: View MVWSD’s reopening checklists and ask a COVID question
  • High Fives: Our first week and All Hands with Sal Khan
  • It’s not too late: Please complete the US Census
Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan available for review, comments 

LCP plan graphicOn June 29, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 98 (SB 98) into law. SB 98 mandates the creation of a Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (LCP) in lieu of the 2020-21 Local Control Accountability Plan.

MVWSD is in the process of creating this LCP. The LCP is intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members and the ongoing need for Districts to formally plan to return to school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic  without requiring two plans (an LCAP and LCP).

 The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan template memorializes the planning process already underway for the 2020–21 school year in areas such as instruction, parent engagement, nutrition and more.

Stakeholders are welcome to comment on the draft LCP plan.  Please read the plan and supporting materials at, and click on the link there to submit any comments. The comments form closes on Aug. 26. Stakeholders may also attend the Sept. 3 Board of Trustees meeting and view the presentation and comment at that time. For meeting information, please see this page.


A short survey from Food Service: Please help us with your comments

meal graphicFull-price, free and reduced price meals (grab and go during MVWSD Distance Learning) are now available at school sites for students. In order to help our Food and Nutrition Services Dept. maximize the convenience of this service, please answer this short survey. Thank you in advance!

For information about meals, both full price and applying for free and reduced meals, please see

Connecting students with internet: Three ways

Considering the diverse needs of our students, we are committed to tackling the digital disparities between households. We expanded our 1:1 device program, and children grades TK–8 have take-home devices with the tools needed to work from home, which is especially important now.  It is also crucial that our students have internet access.  

There are three ways families in need can access low-cost or free internet for learning.

  1. Free or low cost internet from local providers. (See this English flyer for details. Spanish flyer)
  2. Visit school parking lots at Crittenden, Graham, Mistral, Monta Loma, Landels, and the District Office to connect to wifi for free. MVWSD devices will connect automatically. Please supervise students and practice social distancing.
  3. MVWSD-provided hotspots for students in unstable housing. If you have Internet  access, you are not eligible for a MVWSD hotspot. The intent of this program is to provide the internet for those without; not as a backup.

Please contact your school if you are a parent who does not have internet for your child’s schoolwork. We can help.

For more info or help with technology, please contact MVWSD Technology at 650-526-3252 or [email protected].

Return to Learn: MVWSD’s reopening checklists and ask a COVID question

Return to learn graphic

Implementation of the “Return to Learn: school reopening plan”  ( continues as we operate differently to slow the spread of COVID-19.

checklist graphicMVWSD schools and the District will each be reviewing and posting a reopening checklist weekly. To view the District’s reopening checklist updated on Aug. 21, please click here. Schools’ COVID-19 School Reopening Checklists will be posted weekly after Aug. 25. 

COVID questionMVWSD also has an easy-to-access form for questions about our COVID-19 response. If you want to submit a question about our COVID-19 response, please click here.


COVID safety graphic

High Fives: Our first week and All Hands with Sal Khan

While it's definitely different from past years, this first week of school was full of energy and hope for the coming weeks. Thank you, MVWSD teachers, staff and parents for all the smiles, extra hours and flexibility! See our video here on Facebook and these Facebook posts: Stevenson, Crittenden, Castro

On Aug. 17, almost 600 MVWSD employees connected online for our annual All-Hands meeting. While we missed seeing each other in person, we had a special guest.  Here's a snippet of the conversation with Dr. Rudolph and Sal Khan from Khan Academy.


It’s not too late: Please complete the US Census

If you don’t complete the 2020 US Census, our community could miss out on funding for the next 10 years. It’s not too late. Please respond online now at 2020CENSUS.GOV.


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