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Covid-19 News and Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

What will return to school look like at the start of the 2020-21 academic year?

 

Remote learning will be offered at the start of the year (see details below on how this will be conducted for different grade levels).

If schools are allowed to resume in-person, the following will be offered: 

Union City campus will offer both all remote and hybrid learning (2 days in school/3 days remote).

Castro Valley campus will offer both all remote and in-school 4-5 days a week. 

On both campuses, parents will be able to choose which plan they'd like for their child.  

 

In the event that school reopens for in-person instruction, what safety measures have been taken by the school administration?

 

We have spent this summer preparing for the fall reopening in the midst of a pandemic- we've cut no corners. Below are just some ways how we have been preparing:

We invested in a thermal heat imaging camera that takes the temperatures of anyone that enters the building and reflects the results on a screen at the front desk. 
We invested in touch-free hand sanitizers that must be used by anyone that enters the school premises. 

We require that all our staff get Covid-19 testing done before the school year starts and then at regular intervals.
We invested in desk dividers for the front desk, main office, and classrooms. 
We invested in masks and shields for the staff, as well as masks for anyone that forgets theirs.
We invested in 8-10 more picnic tables so students can spread out for lunch.
We added more rooms so that the students can be divided further. 
We are currently revising our drop off/pick up procedures for the fall so that parents are not coming into the school daily.
We are currently revising our classroom procedures and layouts so that there will be one child at a double desk and less than 10 students in a room (at our CV campus) OR customized desk dividers for the students (at our UC campus for grades 1-5). Adequate staffing will enable us to teach the students in small groups. 
We are currently planning our lunchroom procedures so that students will not have to eat in their classrooms; we’d like to air the rooms during lunch and disinfect all the desks/chairs (like a mid-day reset button to sanitize everything).
We are currently revising our classroom procedures to avoid ALL sharing of materials and desk space. Students will have their personal Puma Trail supplies, mini whiteboards, and Expo markers! In middle school, all students will have their own assigned laptop, desk, locker for the year.

 

How will Remote Learning be conducted when the 2020-21 academic year starts?

Grades Jr. K-3  will be emailed the weekly work (broken up into days and subjects) as well as daily email communications with journal prompts. Teachers will use Google Classroom, chats, hangouts, online Scholastic magazines, age-appropriate videos, and weekly Zoom meetings so students can see each other and their teacher. 

 

Grades 4-5  will be emailed the weekly work (broken up into days and subjects) as well as daily email communications with journal prompts. Teachers will use Google Classroom, chats, hangouts, online Scholastic magazines, and age-appropriate videos. Zoom meetings will start effective April 6 to teach math and French and enable students to see each other and their teachers. 

 

Grades 6-8 will have their classwork and homework posted on Teacherease as well as on Google Classroom.  Teachers will regularly use Google Classroom, chats, hangouts, and age-appropriate videos. Zoom meetings will start effective April 6 to teach math, English, French, Spanish, and history, science, art, drama, and music. This will also enable students to see each other and their teachers, get instruction directly from the teachers, and feel less isolated. 

 

Remote Learning - what if more help is needed - to be updated

 

Submitting completed school work?  

  • May be submitted by taking its photo or scanning the work and emailing it to the teacher.
  • May be submitted through Google Classroom. 
  • May be dropped off for certain grades on designated school days (times TBA). 
 

Tuition payments?  Due to the uncertainties of how the school year will start, MHMS Administration has  reduced the first tuition payment. We realize that the changes in the orders mandated by the local and federal authorities has made planning very difficult for both the school and our families. 

 

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