Join us for a Show of Solidarity against Anti-Asian Pacific Islander Sentiment at our March 23 Board Meeting at 7 p.m.

Milpitas Unified School District student leaders have participated in the development and production of a video reading of Board Resolution 2021.32 Denouncing Anti-Asian Pacific Islander Sentiment. Be part of this call to action and our inclusive Culture of WE!
Board Highlights
from the March 9, 2021 meeting
Superintendent Cheryl Jordan announces MUSD's IPL plan with April 1 start date
"We are ready to launch MUSD EducatEveryWhere version 3.0 on Thursday, April 1," announced Superintendent Cheryl Jordan in her COVID-19 Data & Actions Update.

The plan calls for the expansion of In-Person Learning to include TK-6 and 9th grade students beginning Thursday, April 1 in a Safety First learning environment, targeting those students identified for tiered support while offering IPL opportunity to all students in these designated grades.
The IPL plan will adhere to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and CA Safe Schools safety parameters. Daily health screenings, COVID-19 testing, face coverings, social distancing markers, desk shields and other safety requirements will be in place for students who are on campus. In addition, MUSD will continue to expand its In-Person Learning Targeted Support for students in all grade levels.
Jordan explained that principals and site leadership teams will host virtual Town Halls for parents/caregivers to share IPL plans specific to their school sites and surveys will be distributed to parents asking them to choose between having their student participate in IPL or remain in 100 percent Distance Learning for the rest of the Spring 2021 semester. The frequency of In-Person Learning for students, which will include a portion of Distance Learning, will depend on your responses to the survey, as well as capacity limitations in our classrooms. 

Additionally, Superintendent Jordan shared her COVID-19 Data & Actions Update with the Board and community, detailing the safety measures in place at all school sites as well as the up-to-date COVID-19 Dashboard and staff testing statistics posted on MUSD's Coronavirus page.

To learn more from Superintendent Jordan's COVID-19 Data & Actions Update watch the March 9 meeting video here.

The next scheduled Board meeting is Tuesday, March 23.
Manufacturing Day organizers and participants
Organizers and participants of Manufacturing Day were recognized by the Board and District Leadership for organizing, participating, and making Manufacturing Day a continued success.
Rose Elementary School
Rose Elementary School and the Valentine's Day Cards for Seniors project was honored by the Board and District Leadership for creating over 700 Valentine's Day cards for seniors.
Milpitas HS Robotics Team
The Milpitas High School Robotics Team was recognized by the Board and District Leadership for their participation and accolades as members of the MHS Robotics Team.
MHS STEM girls club members share video reading of Women's History Month resolution
Student Board Rep Amy Stanley, along with the STEM girls of Milpitas High School, reviewed the resolution and produced a video reading of Resolution 2021.27 Recognizing and Honoring March as Women's History Month.
Director's Report: CDC programs provide essential childcare to vulnerable families
Child Development Centers Director Gerardo Lopez brought along a trio of passionate team members who shared their experiences over the last year of providing in-person and distance learning for MUSD’s most vulnerable families.

“In about two months, we will celebrate one year of being open for in-person childcare over at Rose and Sinnott,” said Lopez, who praised his CDC team for their dedication and perseverance before introducing Rose CDC teacher Marisol Monarrez, site supervisor Lorena Wright and Sunnyhills CDC teacher Alyssa Casilla.

“I feel privileged to be part of our Rose CDC staff,” Monarrez said. “We are serving up to 14 in-person, preschool students. My experience has been a positive one because I see how our families, and majority are low-income families, are being supported during these hard times.”

Monarrez explained that the pre-schoolers are all children of Essential Workers who would otherwise have no source of childcare without the CDC program. Social distancing protocols aligned with federal, state and county guidelines have kept the program thriving during the pandemic. 

Wright supervises two school-aged programs, one at each Rose and Sinnott elementary schools, that serves up to 42 students in grades K-6. The CDC partners with the HeadStart Program to provide this service.

“Our experience has been positive. Our teachers have the passion,” said Wright, noting an emphasis on social-emotional development. “The only challenge is not being able to take care of more families.”

Casilla, along with her colleagues, teaches distance learning at Sunnyhills CDC that includes 56 preschool students in four sessions.

“We have a great team who supports each other,” Casilla said. “The students are excited to start class and want to meet even longer.”
MUSD Innovators on the Move! video series continues with Burnett's Christina Ojeda
MUSD educators are a talented bunch, reaching our learners with their passion, knowledge, and innovation. When faced with a pandemic, our MUSD team members rose to the challenge creating MUSD EducatEveryWhere.

We’ve always been a sharing, collaborative crew. That’s why we’ve begun this video series "MUSD Innovators on the Move!" highlighting the practices, methods and approach of our teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals, and classified team members. 

At MUSD, we move forward together and this is how we do it!
Board approves 2020-21 Second Interim Report and positive financial certification
Wendy Zhang, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, along with her Business Services Team, led a presentation on 2020-21 Second Interim Report, which was unanimously approved by the Board. A positive certification will be submitted to the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

The purpose of the Second Interim Report is to advise Administrators, the Board, the public, and other interested agencies of the District’s current General Fund financial status. The District is required to notify the County Office of Education and the State Department of Education whether or not it will be able to meet its financial obligations.
The Second Interim Report also provides a comparison of the latest anticipated revenues and expenditures to the Board approved operating budget.
MUSD, SJCC Extension Dual Enrollment and Middle College High School Collaborative
Norma Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Development, and Karisa Scott, Coordinator of Educational Options and Founding Principal of future Milpitas Middle College High School, shared a report on Dual Enrollment and Middle College High School Collaborative Between MUSD and SJCC Milpitas Extension.

In direct alignment with Strategic Goal 3 Develop educational pathways that allow students to apply their passion in learning for their future careers, staff provided an update of the Dual Enrollment Program, highlighting the successes and next steps, as well as the progress towards the opening of the Middle College High School in the Fall of 2021. 
MUSD shares report on federal, state testing requirements for 2020-21 school year
Superintendent Cheryl Jordan, along with Norma Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent of Learning & Development, and Greg Barnes, Director of Learning & Development, shared a report on the federal and state testing requirements at the March 9 meeting.

MUSD Board of Education approves variety of education items at March 9 meeting
The Board of Education approved the following education items at the March 9 meeting: