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March 5, 2021 Friday Letter Volume 2, No. 37
Posted 3/5/21

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MARCH 5, 2021 FRIDAY LETTER VOLUME 2, NO. 37


MDUSD's Friday Letter—updates and stories prepared weekly for the school district community.



Safety Plans in Place, County Metrics Improving,
Superintendent & Board Push For March Reopening

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    In an announcement on March 4, Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark detailed his phased-in reopening timeline proposal.
That proposal is linked below.
Notably, in recent public meetings, the MDUSD Governing Board has already shown support for a March hybrid model introduction.
On March 10, the MDUSD Governing Board will discuss and formally vote on the Superintendent's recommendation.
MDUSD families can expect additional communication and details after the board's action.
Read the Superintendent's timeline proposal.

See 2020-21 Reopening Frequently Asked Questions


You're Invited
Tuesday's Webinar: 
Parent Wellness with Self Care

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MDUSD's Open Conversations About Mental Health Series continues with a third Webinar on Tuesday.

     Free and open to all—Explore new topics together with our panel of mental health professionals, and pick up practical skills, remedies, and tools that can make all the difference in everyday life. Preview the discussion prompts below, and join us on Tuesday evening, from 5:00PM - 6:15PM on Zoom. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available, and audience members may choose to participate and interact, or watch only. Our panel is also taking questions in advance to help guide future discussions. Webinars of various topics are scheduled through June. Click here to view the full schedule and watch previous webinars

  • 03/09/2021 - (#3) Parent Wellness with Self Care
    • Click here to register in advance for this webinar.
      After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing Zoom information.
      • Panel discussion questions: 
        How do you engage in self care when you are parenting and supporting distance or hybrid learning?
        What strategies help parents prioritize their own self care?
        What does parenting and self care during a pandemic look like? 
        What are free and low cost resources to support parent self care? 
        How do I know when I need to seek professional help for myself? 
        What are the top 3 coping tools or take away messages parents can use in terms of dealing with covid stress?
    • When: Tuesday from 5:00PM - 6:15PM
      Ticket Cost: $0.00 - (Free/Sponsored)

New Operations Report

Inside, a negotiations update. 

     Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark is continuing to publish transparent, detailed operations reports on a weekly basis. You can read department updates directly from our district leaders in our weekly Organizational Update to the Board, which is continuously archived for reference. Click on the document to review this week's Organizational Update:

Organizational Update



Ask the CBO: Supply Funds Carryover

     MDUSD Chief Business Officer, Dr. Lisa Gonzales, continues to answer questions from the school district community in a short video series called Ask the CBO. Closed captioning is available in English and Spanish, and this week's topic is about MDUSD's carryover of supply funds. Send us your questions about district finances (to cbo@mdusd.org), and your question could be featured in the next Ask the CBO.

     By now, Dr. Gonzales has built a useful library of videos on a variety of topics. Visit the MDUSD YouTube channel for more, and subscribe to get notified about new posts.



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Each week, the MDUSD Friday Letter is written and compiled by the district's Communications Specialist and sent to a staff and district community audience. To sign up for our distribution list, send an email to breidenthala@mdusd.org. To view an archive of district communications, visit the Superintendent's Office page. Do you have a story or event to share with our community? Contact me (breidenthala@mdusd.org) with your ideas or suggestions.

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