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Show Your Love for Moreland!

The Moreland Education Foundation's annual fund drive kicks off during the love-filled month of February! Your donations to MEF help pay for music classes and instruments, murals, mental health programs, STEAM events and other activities at our school.

Please Show Your Love for Moreland and donate at www.mefhome.org/fund-drive.

February Family Fun with Moreland Friends

Our friends at Moreland Education Foundation have arranged a series of activities and programs for all Moreland families! Whether your interest is origami, making pizza, Broadway acting, or journaling, we have something fun for you and your family in February. Sign up today - space is limited for many events

Student Shout-Outs

Is your child doing something unique for the Moreland Community or his/her class at school? We’re excited to feature Moreland students at our virtual Board Meetings and would love the opportunity to learn more about what your child is doing. Please email msd@moreland.org with details.

Superintendent Search Feedback ~ Online Survey

With the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Mary Kay Going, Ed.D., Moreland is partnering with Leadership Associates to find Moreland's next Superintendent.

Last Tuesday was an online community forum with a Leadership Associates representative to hear community feedback to the question, "What qualities and characteristics would you like to see in Moreland's next Superintendent?" If you didn't have the chance to join us, an online survey is now available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZPJGSR. If you would like to keep updated on the process, you can follow along on our website here.

Mental Health Message

The following mental health article is for your next newsletter. (We must run this twice during each year. You already put this in a newsletter at the beginning of the year.) This information must also be on your school website. This is a requirement of Education Code section 49428.

Access to Mental Health Services in Moreland
Moreland School District’s Counseling Program offers free, comprehensive school-based counseling supports to students. These services are provided by licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals and credentialed school counselors. Services offered are evidence based, positive and strengths focused, and include individual, group, and whole class therapies in areas such as: stress management, coping and social skills, strategies to deal with grief and loss, anger management, conflict resolution, substance abuse therapy, and academic empowerment. When needed, the school counselor may also refer the student to outside professionals if school-based counseling is not sufficient to meet a student’s needs. Parents interested in referring their child to on-site counseling services may contact their child’s school office to obtain referral and consent forms.

Acceso a Servicios de Salud Mental en Moreland
El Programa de Orientación del Distrito Escolar de Moreland ofrece apoyo de orientación escolar integral y gratuito a los estudiantes. Estos servicios son proporcionados por profesionales en salud mental con licencia y pre licencia y consejeros escolares acreditados. Los servicios ofrecidos se basan en la evidencia, con enfoque en lo positivo y en fortalezas, e incluye terapias individuales, en grupo y de clase completa en áreas tales como: manejo del estrés, destrezas de afrontamiento y sociales, estrategias para lidiar con el dolor y la pérdida, manejo de la ira, resolución de conflictos, terapia en abuso de sustancias, y empoderamiento académico. Cuando sea necesario, el consejero escolar también puede referir el alumno a profesionales externos si el asesoramiento escolar no es suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades del alumno. Los padres interesados ​​en referir a su hijo a los servicios de asesoramiento in situ, pueden comunicarse con la oficina de la escuela de su hijo para obtener los formularios de

Financial Support for Families

f you or anyone you know is affected by business closures, loss of jobs and hourly earnings, or are now having to take care of dependent older adults amidst the COVID-19/coronavirus crisis, West Valley Community Services is available to help. Learn more here.

Moreland Learning Centers

Enrollment started Friday, December 11, 2020 and spaces are filling up quickly!
Moreland School District is proud to offer a new distance learning support and Extended Day program! Our Learning Centers will provide a safe, in-person program for Moreland students in grades TK-5. Students will be given individualized support by trained staff members to ensure that they are engaged and thriving in their distance learning program.

Program Highlights:
Experienced staff members with knowledge of Moreland’s online platforms and distance learning schedules, routines and procedures

Daily monitoring of class assignments and work submission as directed by classroom teachers
Weekly communication with families and teachers regarding student progress
Enrichment activities including STEAM, indoor and outdoor games, and arts and crafts
Social Distancing during all activities and stable cohorts
Age specific cohorts of up to 12 students
An after school Extended Day program is also available to all registered Learning Center students at an additional cost

Registration Window:
December 11, 2020 9:00 am - January 11, 2021 4:00 pm. Spaces are limited, so enroll today! Click the link for more information: Moreland Learning Centers
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