6/24/2020 Weekly Update
by Ann Clark, Head of School

Dear Parents,
Week two of Summer Camp is going very well! Children and staff are adapting and embracing the experience. Be sure to scroll down to see the video clip from the Animation Camp!
We are staying abreast of changes in our community and closely following the weekly updates from the Alameda County Department of Public Health and Alameda County Office of Education who jointly provide information on modifications to school guidelines. We are using these, as well as your comments from the Parent Feedback Survey, as a road map for our school plan.

The parent survey was sent to the 267 returning families and we received 186 responses. Many of you shared how grateful you are for your teachers and their work to maintain a sense of connection and normalcy in your children’s lives during this difficult time. We can see that many of you appreciated the morning meetings or circle times and your children particularly enjoyed the small group and one on one opportunities.

We appreciate your thoughtful and constructive feedback into how we can improve upon the distance learning program if ever needed in the future. This year placed our school and teachers in a position we never expected and we worked hard to provide continued education and engagement with your children and families. As Montessorians, we are constantly seeking to learn and improve and your input, including your questions and comments, provided valuable insight. Here are results to the key questions:
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are finalizing the Operational Framework for next year due to the impact of Covid-19. We will communicate this plan in early July and continue to keep you informed through the Wednesday News each week.

Summer Camp Highlight Featuring Animation Camp:
Childcare for 2020 - 2021 School Year
Just a reminder that childcare requests for the upcoming school year are due next Tuesday, June 30. Requests made after this date are subject to availability and not guaranteed. If you would like childcare beyond your child's regular school day, log into SFO and complete the childcare form. Drop in childcare is not offered.

Questions, contact ebishop@valleymontessorischool.com .
Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551