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The Path to Reopen Schools ~ 2020/2021 School Year

April 29, 2021: Distance Learning Program students may onboard to in-person hybrid learning at their home school.  84 TK - 5th grade students returned from the distance learning program to the hybrid in-person program.
April 27, 2021: Reopening of School Presentation at Board of Trustees Meeting.  The District will remain in hybrid in-person learning/distance learning school for the remainder of the school year.  You can view the Board Meeting presentation here.
April 19, 2021: Middle School students begin the in-person hybrid program or switch to distance learning school.
March 29, 2021: 2nd - 3rd-grade students begin the in-person hybrid program or switch to distance learning school.
March 22, 2021: Transitional Kindergarten (TK) - 1st-grade students begin the in-person hybrid program or switch to distance learning school.  Preschool and special day classes open.  
March 12. 2021: Parent message regarding TK - 5th-grade update, Announcement of middle school reopening dates:
  • Schedules for Transitional Kindergarten - 5th grade students will be available March 15, 2021
  • Middle School reopening: April 19, 2021
March 2, 2021: Special Board Meeting on the Reopening of Schools
March 1, 2021:  Announcement to reopen schools in a hybrid instructional model.  Families may choose to keep their child in Distance Learning through the end of the school year.  
  • Transitional Kindergarten - 1st grade reopening: March 22, 2021
  • 2nd grade - 3rd grade reopening: March 29, 2021
  • 4th - 5th grade reopening: April 1, 2021
  • Middle School reopening: TBA after Spring Break
February 22, 2021 - February 26, 2021: Survey out to Transitional Kindergarten - 5th Grade Parents on choosing to return to school in a hybrid model or continue in the distance learning program.  Read letter to parents clarifying options below:
February 22, 2021: District submitted Covid Prevention Plan (CPP)/Covid Safety Plan (CSP) to Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) for approval.  See the approved plan submitted below.
February - March 2021:  Dr. Mary Kay Going will present a State of the District at Home & School Club/PTO meetings throughout the month of February and March.  Topics include the Reopening of School and the Budget.  You can view the presentation below.

January 29, 2021: Dr. Mary Kay Going announced that the District is planning for a possible March 22, 2021 reopening for TK-1 students, with other elementary grades to follow.  Read the message here.


December 11, 2020:  Moreland School District plans to open Learning Centers in January 2021 to support students through distance learning.  Read the message here.


November 17, 2020:  Dr. Mary Kay Going announced that schools will remain in Distance Learning through January 2021.  Read the message here.


In August, Moreland launched the school year in Distance Learning with the goal of reevaluating our position on October 1, 2020.   In our September 11, 2020 message to the community, we shared that the Governor’s Tier system has schools in Santa Clara County off the purple tier and in the red tier for 14 days as of 9/23, indicating that schools were allowed to open IF they could follow ALL the guidelines with the current guidelines released.  

“Under the guidance of the CDPH, schools may not open for in-person instruction until SCC has been out of the Tier 1 (Purple Tier) of the State’s “Blueprint” framework for 14 days. At that time, all schools can resume full in-person instruction, they must do so consistent with the requirements issued by the PHD: COVID-19 Prepared: Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 Schools for the 20-21 school year and all applicable State requirements.”

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, additional guidelines were released from the Santa Clara County Health Department and the Santa Clara County Office of Education regarding schools returning for in-person instruction.  District staff is currently reviewing the newest guidelines, and will continue to update the community through communications through email/phone, website updates, and updates at the upcoming Board Meetings. 

Superintendent Mary Kay Going, Ed.D. presented an update to the Board on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Click the video below to watch the update.