March 23, 2020
Dear MPCSD Parents,
It’s me again! We all look forward to my emails becoming less frequent, if for no other reason than it is an indication that school is returning to normal. In the meantime, I hope you feel as though you are getting the right information, at the right time, with the right tone. That is our goal!
Many have asked how long I anticipate this Shelter in Place will last. From everything I am hearing, it is likely that our Shelter in Place in the Bay Area will be extended beyond April 7, 2020. How long it will last is really anyone’s guess. At this time, I am asking teachers to begin planning through the end of April. This is not to say that I have any reason to believe we will return from Shelter in Place at the beginning of May. It is simply an attempt to offer staff a horizon around which to plan. Once we have more solid information, we’ll recalculate.
One common refrain I hear from parents since we started Distance Learning is how challenging this dramatic shift is for their family’s routines, communication, and relationships.
If you are struggling, please know that you are not alone
One glimpse on social media and you’ll realize that parents across the country are struggling with the same dramatic shift in their family’s dynamic.