March 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The rapidly changing coronavirus situation throughout our region continues with today’s announcement that six Bay Area counties will implement a mandatory “Shelter in Place” effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, March 17 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This article in the San Jose Mercury News has the initial details. Read the full order here. As municipalities and agencies begin to define what the “Shelter in Place” will look like in practice, we expect more information to be publicly available. 

What this means for our Menlo Park City School District is that at least through April 7 the District and school offices will no longer stay open and our communication will be via email only. Our Distance Learning plan will continue. Please have your students check every day using the instructions that your teachers have communicated to you. We don't know what to expect beyond April 7 and will share information with you as we learn it.

For questions regarding Distance Learning, please contact your child’s teacher or . For general questions, you may email .

We encourage you to follow the news and keep updated on what a region-wide “Shelter in Place” requires; this is a serious order that will have far reaching implications. It is up to each family to do our part in helping prevent the spread of the virus and to follow the guidelines of the “Shelter in Place.” 

Thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding as we adjust our services. We will do what we need as we partner with other regional leaders in tackling this unprecedented health emergency. Together, we will get through this.

Erik Burmeister
Erik Burmeister, Superintendent |
Governing Board
Stacey Jones , President
Sherwin Chen, Vice President
David Ackerman
Mark Box
Scott Saywell