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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Effective March 16, 2020 - Moreland Schools Will Be Closed through May 1, 2020

 

Parent Communications:

March 25, 2020 - Bay Area Press Release Extending School Closure to May 1, 2020

March 24, 2020 Parent Communication - English
March 24, 2020 Parent Communication - Spanish
Subject:  Technology Roll-Out for Families & Transition to Online Distance Learning

March 20, 2020 Parent Communication - English
Subject: Technology Survey, Free Meals, School Sites/Field Access, Report Cards, Support for Families & More

March 16, 2020 Parent Communication - English
Subject: Optional Home Study Packets, IntraDistrict Transfers, Keeping in Contact, Free Meals

March 13, 2020 Parent Communication - English
Subject:  Announcement of School Closure

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School Closures
At this point in time, we will be closed from March 16 – April 3. Our spring break is April 6 - 10, 2020. The District is monitoring information and coordinating with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and all other school districts in the County of Santa Clara and is following the Orders of local and state health authorities. Currently, all schools are scheduled to open April 13, 2020.

Is there a possibility that schools would remain closed longer than April 13?
Yes. We will follow the guidelines of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in conjunction with the Santa Clara County Office of Education and all 31 school districts in Santa Clara County. All school districts in Santa Clara County have pledged to work together on school closures and the reopening of schools. We have agreements among all seven bay area county superintendents, that all schools will reopen at the same time. We will have a better idea of that date sometime during the week of March 23, 2020.

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Meals During Closure
The Moreland School District Nutrition Services is providing an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up meals for the children in their families, at selected school sites. Meals will be provided at no cost to all families.

The following schools will provide a lunch for the day and a breakfast for the following day. Meals will be served between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 16th  to April 10th . Meals will be provided in the parking lot or at the entrance of each participating school. Please stay in your car and meals will be distributed, based on the number of children in the car. If you cannot drive to the site you can walk by. Meals will be offered on a “first come, first served” basis and the number of meals will be adjusted to the number of children needing food.  Families from any Moreland school can access free meals during this period, as long as their children are with the adult at the time of pick-up. Meals are available for any preschool age child - 18 years old.

School Meal Pick-up Sites:
Anderson Elementary School: 4000 Rhoda Drive, San Jose, 95117
Moreland Middle School, 4600 Student Lane, San Jose, 95130 (parking lot on the corner of Fallbrook and Student Lane Avenues)

This program will be solely for the pick-up of meals and meals will not be consumed on site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow, and stay home if sick.

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Enrollment Center
Moreland's Enrollment Center is closed through the end of Spring Break.  We will reopen on April 15th.  Continue to register online for new enrollment.  In-person document verification for enrollment for the 2020/21 school year will begin on April 15th.  Please check here for updates.

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What is the Deadline for Inter-District and Intra-District Transfers
Inter-district and intra-district transfer requests are still due by March 31st.  These can be emailed to enrollment@moreland.org; faxed to (408) 874-3690; or mailed to Moreland School District - Enrollment, 4711 Campbell Avenue, San Jose, CA  95130.  Your transfer request must be postmarked by March 31st.

Students new to Moreland requesting an intra-district transfer need to include a copy of the first page of their new student online enrollment application.

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Optional Home Study Packets and Online Resources
Moreland’s dedicated staff has worked to create optional learning packets for students to use while schools have temporarily been closed. These resources are not intended to replicate the in-class learning experience, but simply provide a small degree of educational continuity during the current public health situation. Optional home study packets will be available on the District website beginning March 16th through April 3rd. Spring break will directly follow, April 6th -10th. All students will return to school on Monday, April 13th.  Packets do not need to be turned in to teachers, as they are just a small way to provide educational continuity during these three weeks.  Click here to see packets and other resources for students and families.

If you are unable to download and print these resources online, you may come into the District Office to obtain a hard copy.  Due to the Shelter-In-Place order, the District Office has reduced hours.  The District Office is open Monday - Friday, 9am - 12pm.  The District Office is located at 4711 Campbell Avenue, San Jose, 95130.

Please see the March 24, 2020 Parent Message regarding technology roll-out and the transition to online distance learning.

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Will the School Year be Extended?
No. The Governor’s Executive Order N-26-20 allows school districts to continue to receive uninterrupted funding from the state and the closures will not impact the 180-day requirement of the instructional calendar if the District’s Superintendent certifies that the closure occurred to address COVID-19. Our school year will end on June 11, 2020.

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Will Spring Conferences Be Rescheduled?
Spring Conferences have been canceled and will not be rescheduled.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any specific concerns.

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Will Students Still Take State Testing?
Subsequent to the discussion on CDE's webinar, on March 19, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-30-20 waiving, pending federal approval, the Education Code's state-wide testing requirement for the 2019-2020 school year. In making this Order, Governor Newsom cited to "the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and school communities throughout California," and  FAQs Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 17, 2020, Revised March 20, 2020 Page 3
noted this "time is stressful enough for students, families and educators without the additional burden of annual testing."

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Reminder: Spring Break Travel
As spring break approaches, we would like to remind you to please take all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and our community from this and any illness.

  • People who travel outside the country will be screened upon re-entry to the United States, as determined by federal and state officials. Moreland School District does not have the authority to monitor travel of our students or staff. 
  • If you travel to a Level 3 country with COVID-19 travel advisories during the upcoming spring break, you will be subject to any CDC guidelines currently in place. Visit the CDC website for a list of destinations with risk of community spread of Coronavirus.
  • If you travel to any affected Level 2 country we urge you to follow all related guidelines to support the health and safety of our community.
  • Please inform your school site staff if you are traveling to any country outside the United States.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we navigate through this uncharted time.  We will continue to keep you updated throughout this period .

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Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Inclusion Collaborative

As our community navigates through the impact of COVID-19 and the rapidly changing guidance from the Public Health Department and the Center for Disease Control, Santa Clara County Office of Education’s Inclusion Collaborative has expanded its Inclusion Support WarmLine Services.  This service is available 16 hours per day and has the following language capabilities: Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Korean. 
 
Support will be provided by answering questions, addressing concerns and providing social stories to support children’s understanding of ‘social distancing’, etc.  Also available will be alternative educational resources, support for flexible learning (media, etc.) and addressing individual needs for children with IEPs. Visual Support, individual schedules, etc. are also available. Call (408) 453-6651 or email WarmLineRemoteLearning@sccoe.org.
 
Please find  two social stories, and the WarmLine flyer in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.below:
 

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Additional Resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Prevention & Treatment (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

World Health Organization
https://www.who.int/


California Department of Public Health
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/

Santa Clara County Public Health Department
https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/Pages/phd.aspx

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

Jennifer Baldwin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, jbaldwin@moreland.org

For information or complaints regarding Title IX, click here