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Superintendent's Message

August 13, 2020

Dear MUSD Families and Students,

Last night, our McKinleyville Union School District Board of Trustees voted to begin school in a Distance Learning Model, with Monday, August 31, 2020 as our first day of school. MUSD administration and the Board of Trustees will continue to reevaluate school reopening for in-person instruction at six week intervals. We remain committed to returning to on-campus learning as soon as it is determined safe.

A letter indicating your child’s teacher assignment as well as information regarding beginning of the year activities will be sent home on August 27th. 

MUSD will loan devices to students in need from our inventory of iPads and Chromebooks. Communication about how to access devices will be forthcoming on our district website:

Our Food Services Program will be offering breakfast and lunch pick-up at each of our three school sites. Additional Food Services information will be forthcoming on our district website including days and times for meal pick-up. To apply for free or reduced meals, please complete the application at: 

Thank you for your commitment to McKinleyville schools. We look forward to continuing a strong partnership with all of our students, families, and community. 

Warm Regards, 

Heidi Moore-Guynup, Superintendent
Julie Giannini-Previde, Principal-Dow’s Prairie Elementary
Tiffany Maher, Principal, Morris Elementary
Elwira Salata, Principal, McKinleyville Middle School
Haley Jones, Director of Student Support Services

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