7/22/2020 Weekly Update - FAQs
by Ann Clark, Head of School

Dear Parents,

Last Friday, 7/17/2020, we sent an email regarding the new mandate that requires our elementary through middle school programs to move to Distance Learning. This week, we hosted a series of virtual coffees, one for each program level, to address any questions. Thank you to those who were able to join us. There were many great questions, some of which we could not get to during the call.

One question that was common during every session was, "How are the teachers?" Thank you for your concern about our staff. They continue to look forward to being back with the children to provide a safe, fun and enriching Montessori experience for them. We have been open all summer and our staff has been healthy, in fact, no one on our summer staff has missed a day of work due to any illness - the face coverings seem to be working on all fronts. When you return to campus, we count on your cooperation in practicing and modeling the same safety protocols at home with your children so we can all be safe at school. 

Here is the follow-up to the virtual coffees which includes answers to the most frequently asked questions broken down by level.

Links to Frequently Asked Questions by Level:

Thank you for all of your questions. We will continue to provide updates in the Wednesday News.

Is your child changing program levels this year?
We are offering Transition Workshops for parents of students transitioning to the next program level. This year, we will host the meetings via Zoom. Ana will host the Toddler to Primary Zooms and Gretchen will host the Elementary and Middle School Zooms. Teachers from the rising program level will also be on the call. If this applies to you, an invitation and Zoom link has been emailed to you. See dates below.
IMPORTANT DATES at a glance :

7/23 Toddler to Primary Transition Zoom 1:30 pm and 7 pm
7/28 Upper to Middle School Transition Zoom, 7 pm
7/29 Lower to Upper Elementary Transition Zoom, 7 pm
7/30 Primary to Lower Elementary Transition Zoom, 7 pm

August: First Tuition Auto Debit via FACTS on your pre- selected date
8/05 Last Day of Summer Session
8/05 Back to School Information Emailed
8/6-7 School Closed
8/10-8/14 Teacher Workdays
8/14 Classroom Meet and Greet Zooms - more info to follow!
8/17 First Day of School

*Check email for links to above mentioned Zoom calls.

Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551