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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

June 30, 2020 Update:  Santa Clara County Public Health Department and
Santa Clara County Office of Education Press Release: 
County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and County Office of Education Announce the Release of Guidance for Local K-12 Public and Private Schools To Facilitate Planning for the Safe Reopening of Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year

**The Moreland School District staff is reviewing this press release and will have a communication out to families soon.**
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This Spring, the Superintendent's Task Force met several times to brainstorm, plan, and evaluate the reopening of school for the 2020/2021 school year.  In mid-late July 2020, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the Santa Clara County Office of Education will tell school districts which Instructional Model to use when reopening for the 2020/2021 School Year. 
Moreland will send an update to our community at that time. 

You can learn more about the process here.

 

Parent Communications:

June 12, 2020 Parent Communication - English
12 de junio de 2020 - Comunicación para padres - Español
Subject: Update on Superintendent's Task Force, Possible Instructional Models for the 2020/2021 school year reopening, Extended Day Summer Camp, Free Food for the Moreland Community

May 28, 2020 Parent Communication - English
28 de mayo de 2020 - Comunicación para padres - Español
Subject:  Superintendent's Task Force, Moreland SD Budget, COVID-19 Resources for Families

April 28, 2020 Parent Communication - English
28 de abril de 2020 - Comunicación para padres - Español
Subject: Shelter in Place Update, Governor's Thoughts, Superintendent's Task Force, Free Food/Meals, Collection of Borrowed Devices, How Families Can Help

April 1, 2020 Parent Communication - English
1 de abril de 2020 - Comunicación para padres - Español
Subject: School Building Closures Extended Through the End of the School Year
Asunto: El cierre de los edificios escolares se ha extendido hasta el final del año escolar

March 26, 2020 - Parent Communication - English
26 de marzo de 2020 - Comunicación para padres - Español
Subject:  Formal Distance Learning starts April 13, 2020; Borrowing Technology, & a Message from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Asunto: El aprendizaje formal a distancia comienza el 13 de abril de 2020; Los aparatos de tecnología que serán prestados y un mensaje del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Clara

March 25, 2020 - Bay Area Press Release Extending School Closure to May 1, 2020
25 de marzo de 2020 - Comunicado de prensa del Área de la Bahía que extiende el cierre de las escuelas hasta el 1 de mayo de 2020

March 24, 2020 Parent Communication - English
24 de Marzo de 2020 Comunicación para Padres: En Español
Subject:  Technology Roll-Out for Families & Transition to Online Distance Learning
Asunto: Entrega de aparatos de tecnología para familias y transición al aprendizaje a distancia en línea

March 20, 2020 Parent Communication - English
20 de Marzo de 2020 Comunicación para Padres: En Español
Subject: Technology Survey, Free Meals, School Sites/Field Access, Report Cards, Support for Families & More
Asunto: Encuesta Acerca de la Tecnología, Comidas Gratuitas, Escuelas/Acceso a las Instalaciones, Boletas de Calificaciones, Apoyo para las Familias y más

March 16, 2020 Parent Communication - English
16 de Marzo de 2020 Comunicación para Padres: En Español
Subject: Optional Home Study Packets, IntraDistrict Transfers, Keeping in Contact, Free Meals
Asunto: Paquetes de Estudio en el hogar Opcionales, Transferencias dentro del distrito, Mantenerse en Contacto, Comidas Gratuita

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

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School Closures
Update: The Santa Clara County Public Health Department and the Santa Clara County Office of Education have extended school closures through the end of the school year.  The last day of school for the 2019/2020 school year is June 12, 2020.
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.

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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 (Anderson will also provide dinners). Meals will be served between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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. If you cannot drive to the site you can walk by. Meals will be offered on a “first come, first served” basis.  Families from any Moreland school can access free meals during this period. 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 currently closed to the public.  Families should continue to register online for new enrollment and email the required verification documents to enrollment@moreland.orgClick here for more details.

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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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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 12, 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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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

Santa Clara County Public Health Department
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Actions to fight the flu

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