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2020-21 to Begin with Distance Learning

     At its July 13th Board Meeting, the Governing Board of Education signaled unanimous support for returning to school on August 13th with primarily distance learning. The Governing Board noted health and safety as priorities that cannot be compromised, given most recent coronavirus pandemic information. 

     With this direction, newly appointed Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark and the existing structure of Task Forces will bring reopening plans into higher resolution. This marks a transition into the, "Adjustments and Final Plan," stage in the Roadmap to Reopen.

     A Revised Reopening Plan will be developed and presented to the Board of Education for consideration in the coming weeks. The Revised Reopening Plan will show the 2020-21 school year beginning with distance learning, and will allow for selective phasing into classroom environments only when and where the highest standards of health and safety can be achieved. 

     Below, find out how you can participate in our planning process, or review our timeline and documents along the Roadmap to Reopen. 


WELCOME


     The 2020-21 school year will begin on August 13th with distance learning, and we look forward to reopening with quality instruction, equity, and community at the forefront of our collective minds. This web page will be our communication and participation platform for staff, students, and our community to keep up to date on the progress we are making in our Roadmap to Reopen. You will find that our Roadmap to Reopen is a structured timeline that revolves around our three task force groups, guided by Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark:

1) Health and Safety Task Force
2) School Operations Task Force
3) Technology, Teaching, and Learning Task Force

     The purpose of our Task Forces is to provide input to the Board of Education on multiple school reopening scenarios that align with public health orders and the latest coronavirus pandemic information. The Board of Education will have the final responsibility to decide how Mt. Diablo Unified Schools will reopen. Going forward, you can expect that we will consistently communicate with our Friday Letters, that we will regularly update this Roadmap to Reopen page, and that we will utilize a variety of communication methods to keep you informed. On this site, you can quickly access Task Force presentation video recordings and presentation files on the side menu. Below, you will find participation information and our timeline, which includes links to existing planning documents. 

PARTICIPATE


     We welcome and encourage your participation in our Roadmap to Reopen Task Forces! During the development phase of our task forces, we asked anyone interested to contact us to join our task forces, and we were very pleased with the result. Our task force rosters represent a wide variety of perspectives, with more than 180 task force participants overall, including staff, community members, and students. Still, our task forces need more student voices! Students may contact NevilleL@mdusd.org to express their interest in participation. Although the task force rosters have reached capacity for non-student participants, our task force leaders still welcome your thoughts and ideas—click here for the contact information for our Roadmap to Reopen Task Force leaders.


TIMELINE and DOCUMENTS

This timeline represents important dates and will be subject to change.
Our Task Forces will convene continuously throughout the timeline. 


June 11th virtual meetings commence & workgroup assignments
June 22nd Board Update (Presentation) - Public Comment Opportunity
June 23rd Family Survey for Fall Reopening regarding educational options
June 30th Preliminary Reopening Plan shared with community (English|Spanish)
July 1st Community Feedback Survey on Preliminary Reopening Plan
July 13th Board Update (Presentation) - Public Comment Opportunity
July 14th-26th development of the Revised Reopening Plan  
July 27th Board Update (Presentation) - Public Comment Opportunity  
July 30th Final Plan Published  
End July- August - Staff Training  
August 13th School Starts