We continue to follow the flow of information from state and local authorities regarding the pandemic and quarantine requirements. Yesterday, new information was unveiled from Governor Newsom that suggests the possible "opening of lower risk businesses with adaptations." This could potentially impact summer camps. Of course, all of this is contingent upon the progress the state makes in the next few weeks. With this information is new hope; it also poses more questions. We are examining these possibilities with preliminary guidelines established for schools and childcare providers.
In the meantime, we are moving forward and exploring all options that would best serve our VMS community. As mentioned last week, this includes potentially offering an "Essential Workers School Program" for our families starting 6/15/2020, which could ultimately be expanded if restrictions are lifted. In preparation, we will be emailing a brief, 2 minute survey this weekend to determine the need.
Please look for an email with this 2 minute Essential Workers Survey on Sunday, 5/3. It's critically important for us to know the needs of our community so we can best serve you.
In student news this week, graduation plans are underway! The VMS class of 2020 had their graduation photos taken outdoors on the VMS campus. They had scheduled time slots to ensure safe, social distancing. Although the end of the school year is much different from what they expected, we are determined to make it as special as possible. Looking ahead, alternate graduation plans and celebrations have been planned with input from teachers, students and parents to ensure a fun and meaningful send off for our 27 graduates!
Here is the breakdown of the high schools they will attend this fall:
- Amador Valley (3)
- Bishop O'Dowd (2)
- De La Salle (2)
- Dublin (1)
- Granada (9)
- Livermore (8)
- Moreau (1)
- Monte Vista (1)
We will be providing more information about our graduates in the weeks to come - stay tuned!
Whether it is planning a memorable graduation or providing care for our families so they can work, please be assured that supporting our VMS families in a safe and measured fashion, will always be our primary focus.