Dear Franklin-McKinley Community, 

I hope you and your family are well. The purpose of this communication is to update you regarding the 2020-2021 school year. Governor Newsom announced today that schools would be closed due to the increased rates of COVID-19 in our county. The FMSD Board of Education voted on Wednesday July 15th to open our schools with Full Distance Learning starting on August 17, 2020 (The first day of school). 

We share this very important update with you as families need information to plan for the new school year. We appreciate all the parents, staff, students and community who have provided us with critical feedback up to this point, however we must prioritize the safety of our students and staff. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in our area and will adjust our learning plans accordingly.

In our previous update, we had discussed Hybrid and Virtual Learning Models as our recommendation for the new school year. All students will now participate in Full Distance Learning with district curriculum and teachers providing online instruction. We will ensure every student has access to a device and the necessary connectivity to successfully participate in Full Distance Learning.  

Franklin-McKinley School District will continue to develop and finalize its plan for starting the new school year. All essential details will be shared in the coming weeks with our community and will remain focused on our District priorities: 
Town Hall Meetings will be scheduled in the near future to share information and answer questions. Again, I want to thank all the parents, staff, students and members of the community who have shared their feedback with our leadership as we have continued to plan for the new school year. We appreciate your continued flexibility as we continue navigating these challenging times in the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly believe that by working together, we will continue providing equitable outcomes for all students and facilitating opportunities for all students to learn and thrive.

Juan Cruz
Franklin-McKinley School District |