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Moreland Plan Until the End of the Year & Plans for Next Year

On Tuesday night, in the regular COVID update to the Board of Trustees, we presented the data about why Moreland will stay in the current Hybrid schedule for the rest of this school year. I welcome you to watch the video from the meeting to hear first hand all the information as to why we are staying the course, as well as what steps we are taking to open schools fully (five days a week, full days) in the fall if the Governor presents that as an option. Currently, 84% of our students have returned in-person, and merging cohorts would not allow us to continue to follow our approved plan of 4-6 feet distancing in the classrooms. We are allowing students from the Distance Learning Program to onboard to hybrid in-person instruction in both elementary and middle school. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this pandemic. As we see in other countries, the virus continues to be a significant issue. Our careful response at this time provides greater opportunity for students to be in school fully in the fall.

Join Us at the Moreland Preschool!

Are you looking for a preschool program for your three or four-year-old child? Moreland School District has its very own play-based preschool program open to children in the community. Registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year! For more information about our preschool, please visit morelandpreschool.moreland.org. To register for the 2021-22 school year, please click the Eleyo button on the preschool website. If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Brown at sbrown@moreland.org. We look forward to having your little one join us!

Moreland Extended Day

It's open enrollment period for the 2021-2022 Moreland Extended Day program! Enrollment for Baker, Country Lane, EDS, Latimer, and Payne sites will begin at 9:00am May 10th and end on May 16th at 4:00 pm. TK-5th grade care is offered at all sites. In addition, 6th-8th grade care is provided at EDS and Latimer (serving both Latimer & MMS students). Spaces are limited and a lottery system will be used to place students in the Extended Day program. On June 1st, families will be notified about their child’s enrollment status. Students who are not placed in a program will be placed on a waitlist. For more information visit www.moreland.org.

CAASPP Testing

The U.S. Department of Education approved California’s waiver of accountability, school identification, related reporting requirements for the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, we will not be administering the SBAC or CAST assessments this school year. It is a requirement to assess students, in grades 3-8, using local assessments and provide that information to parents. We will be using and reporting our last round of Study Island benchmark assessment data in ELA and Math. Students who have the California Alternative Assessment (CAA) designated on their IEP, will take that assessment prior to the end of the school year. Individual benchmark scores will be sent home to parents at the end of the school year. CAA scores will be sent home once the state releases them, which is anticipated to be the fall.

Moreland Summer Camp June 21-July 30, 2021

Mark your calendars! Camp Moreland is hosting a six week, fun-filled day camp that includes a variety of active, hands-on learning opportunities surrounding engaging and exciting themes. Campers will enjoy activities that vary from week to week and are designed to be age appropriate for all students. Each day our campers will also have designated “brain boost time” where academics will be reviewed. Some of our summer themes include “Artful Antics,” “Full STEAM Ahead,” and “Zoomania”.

Safety is our number one concern at Moreland. Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with the public health department’s recommendations, students will be placed in small groups and will participate in activities only with their assigned group while at camp. Additionally, all staff and students will be required to wear face coverings and follow social distancing protocols throughout the day.

Camp Moreland is open to all Moreland School District students entering grades transitional kindergarten through eighth grade and is a wonderful place for your students to develop long lasting friendships. Summer camp will be held Monday through Friday at Latimer Elementary School located at 4250 Latimer Avenue San Jose, CA. 95130 from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Online registration will begin on April 26, 2021. To register, go to the Moreland School District website www.moreland.org, then to the “Schools” tab, select “Extended Day/Enrichment Programs” from the drop down menu, and click on “Summer Camp”. For more information, please contact Devon Doneilo at ddoneilo@moreland.org.

State Testing Waived for the 2021 School Year

The U.S. Department of Education approved California’s waiver of accountability, school identification, related reporting requirements for the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, we will not be administering the SBAC or CAST assessments this school year. It is a requirement to assess students, in grades 3-8, using local assessments and provide that information to parents. We will be using and reporting our last round of Study Island benchmark assessment data in ELA and Math. The special education department is working out the assessment details for students who typically take the California Alternative Assessment. Individual scores will be sent home to parents at the end of the school year.

Substitutes Needed

Activity Leaders, Bus Driver, Custodian, Food Service, Instructional Assistant, Office Assistant, Teacher, Psychologist, Speech. Apply at EdJoin.org or call 408-874-2910

Reopening Parent Meetings

Mr. Barbara would like to hold parents meetings for specific grade levels before reopening to answer any questions that you may have. The following meetings have been scheduled and have been put on the Baker calendar.
TK-First Parent Meeting scheduled for March 16th at 5:30 pm. The meeting can be accessed using the following link
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