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Superintendent's Message

January 29, 2021

Dear MUSD Students, Families and Staff,

Our MUSD Board of Trustees recently voted to follow the California Department of Public Health
(CDPH) School Reopening Guidelines to offer families the opportunity to make a choice of
whether to send their students back to campus for a Hybrid learning opportunity or to remain in
Distance Learning. Preference surveys were sent home last week and are due to the school
office by today, Friday, January 29, 2021.

We will make every effort to accommodate the preference requests, but please know we are not
able to absolutely guarantee that your child may not experience a teacher or cohort change as a
result of the request. Parents/Guardians are being asked to make their preference known for the
February 23, 2021 transition through the duration of the school year. Our goal is to minimize the
number of student and staff transitions as possible.

MUSD will make every effort for teachers to outreach to students whose schedules may change.
We will be offering a virtual meet and greet for new cohorts on February 22, 2021. Please be on
the lookout for related information.

It is also important to note that although some students will return to on-site learning, it will look
very different from years past. Students and staff will be expected to follow strict PPE and
Physical Distancing protocols, and will be assigned to either a modified AM or PM schedule.
MUSD will strictly follow CDPH’s guidance for schools. Should a staff member or student who is
engaged in our Hybrid program be exposed to Covid-19, the exposure may result in a staff
member, student or an entire cohort having to return to distance learning for the recommended
quarantine time. We are working in partnership with our local Public Health and will notify
parents/guardians should these protocols become necessary.

We can’t wait for the day when we are able to welcome back all of our students to in-person
learning where concerns about contracting a virus are not front of mind. Until then, please
continue to be patient with us as we move into this next tier of instruction, and please continue
to follow all recommended safety protocols. It takes everyone of us doing our part. As always,
should you have questions, please do not hesitate to outreach to your child’s school.
We appreciate your continued partnership!

Heidi Moore-Guynup, Superintendent

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