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May 28, 2021 Friday Letter
Posted 5/28/21





May 28, 2021 FRIDAY LETTER VOLUME 3 NO. 46




Congratulations to the Class of 2021!   You have endured much during your years of schooling, not the least of which has been the pandemic.  As a district, we are so proud to share in the excitement of your achievement and graduation.  Our heartfelt best wishes to you for your next adventure.


Please see the list of graduation ceremonies below.  Attendance is restricted to ticket holders due to social distancing.  The ceremonies will be broadcast on TV, please see below, this information was provided by the City of Concord. 




TV Station Broadcast



In continued graduation excitement, we are pleased to offer congratulations to the  291 Seniors who will be receiving the SEAL OF BILITERACY. The Seal is given to students who have demonstrated to be proficient in two or more languages. The requirements are rigorous and students need to demonstrate oral fluency proficiency as well as proficiency  in reading and writing in both languages.


Number of Seals by schools:

College Park: 72

Concord High 31

Mt. Diablo High School  12

Northgate High School 105

Ygnacio Valley High School  71


Students who received Seals demonstrated proficiency in one of the following languages:


American Sign Language 2

Cantonese/Mandarin 3

French 47


Korean 2


Polish 1

Portuguese 1

Spanish 216

Vietnamese 1





MDUSD's Open Conversations About Mental Health Series continues with a seventh 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

  • 06/1/2021 Parenting Elementary Age Students - We're Here to Help

  • The panel will be answering the following questions

    1. How do I support my child to safely make friends and socialize? What are some activities that I can try during the summer? 

    2. How do I support my child playing independently with less screen time? What are some guidelines for screen time? 

    3. How do I support my child with self regulation when upset? What is a “normal” temper tantrum for elementary age students? 

    4. How do I support my child’s transition back to being in a classroom full time next school year? Is it too late to sign up for summer school anywhere?

    5. How do I support my child to navigate social media, apps and platforms safely? 

    6. How do I celebrate the resilience of my child navigating the past year? 

  • Click here to register in advance for this webinar.

  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing Zoom information.

  • When: Tuesday from 5:00PM - 6:15PM

  • Ticket Cost: $0.00 - (Free/Sponsored)



    Weekly Organizational Update 

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

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District Food & Nutrition Services Department, has been recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in their newly published Brief, "Healthy Eating Research''. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked for the last 45 years to improve the health and well-being of all Americans in the United States. The " Healthy Eating Research" Brief, evaluated and analyzed the benefits school districts performed around the country serving children and their families during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mt. Diablo Unified School District Food & Nutrition Services Department, is one of three school districts from California highlighted in the Brief and analyzed the district's food service program for "Serving Multiple Meals at Once" and the high volume preparation of scratch-made meals served in multiple days to address Food Insecurity in the district's multiple communities.  Congratulations Food Services!


We hope you enjoy your weekend


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