LIFE AT VMS: Looking Ahead
by Ann Clark, Head of School
Dear VMS parents,
Re-enrollment Week: Feb 1-5
2021-2022 online re-enrollment for currently enrolled VMS families is well underway! Thank you to those who have already completed this important process. If you haven't had a chance yet, see Monday's Re-enrollment Email to get started. Friday is the last day of Re-enrollment Week.
Next Steps in Expanding in-Person Instruction
Although Alameda County remains in the purple (most restrictive) tier, we are looking ahead to next steps should Covid conditions improve. We are carefully monitoring the numbers that would move Alameda County to the red tier, and keeping apprised of county health recommendations as well as the local school district's reopening plans, all of which are contingent upon moving to the red tier.
We will be reaching out to our distance learning families soon for a commitment as to whether their decision will be to move to in-person instruction or stay in the distance learning program. Our intent is to accommodate the needs of our entire community. Since adding more students to in-person learning will impact staffing roles and requirements, we will need to have a clear idea as to how many would like to return to campus and how many intend to remain in the distance learning program. We will prepare to pivot as necessary, once we gather the commitment from our families.
We are dedicated to keeping you informed as we consider next steps in expanding in-person instruction. Thank you again for your ongoing support.