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COVID Testing Update for Parents

Just as a reminder, due to our COVID protocol and public safety guidelines, we require a negative COVID test before students with any COVID symptoms can return to campus. Although we cannot accept over-the-counter tests, we can now accept rapid antigen tests and PCR tests. Unless a student has loss of taste or smell, then a PCR test is required.

We offer PCR testing at our Moreland District office on Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 8:00 am. There are also many testing locations where you can find PCR testing including the Santa Clara Fairgrounds, Grapefruit at Dartmouth Middle School, Carbon Health, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and your child's pediatrician. There are many other testing locations that offer PCR testing and we can accept those as well. Please do not send your child back to school until you have provided us with a negative test.

As always, even if students test negative for COVID, they should continue to stay home when ill and return when they have been fever free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved.

The Moreland Preschool Is Open and Now Offering Tours!

Are you looking for a loving and nurturing preschool program for your three or four-year-old child? The Moreland Preschool is a play-based preschool program located at Payne Elementary School. The program is open to children of all neighborhoods and offers a variety of schedules. We currently have space for children to start this school year and will open registration for the 2022-2023 school year on February 1, 2022. To set up a tour, please contact Sophia Brown at 408-874-3745 or sbrown@moreland.org or visit us at morelandpreschool.moreland.org. We are also on Facebook (facebook.com/morelandpreschool/) and Instagram (@morelandpreschool)!

Parent Square Tip: How to Send a Direct Message

Direct Messages allow you to reach one user or a few specific parents or staff in Parent Square. Direct Messages are two-way translated. Users will receive direct Messages in their preferred language.

Stanford Webinar Recording & FAQs

On Monday, we held our webinar in partnership with Stanford Health physicians and community members. You can view the recorded webinar. Passcode: M@8rMY*i

Superintendent’s Message - November 2021

I love seeing themes of gratitude and kindness throughout this time of year. As we continue to navigate this pandemic, there are so many wonderful events, celebrations, and opportunities taking place throughout Moreland that continue to shine a bright spotlight on our incredible staff, extraordinary students and families, and collaborative community partners.

Superintendent’s Message - November 2021(Spanish)

Me encanta ver temas de gratitud y amabilidad durante esta época del año. A medida que continuamos navegando
por esta pandemia, hay tantos eventos maravillosos, celebraciones y oportunidades que se llevan a cabo en todo
Moreland que continúan destacando a nuestro increíble personal, extraordinarios estudiantes, familias, y socios
colaborativos de la comunidad. Spanish Message below

Town Hall Recording - Covid Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds

On Monday, November 8, 2021, the Santa Clara County Office of Education hosted a Town Hall with the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department and Stanford Children’s Health on the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Health officials provided information and answered parent/guardian questions on the vaccine. You can view a recording of the Town Hall

“The Science Behind the Covid-19 Vaccine for Youth” webinar with Stanford Children’s Health

The Moreland School District is proud to bring a webinar to the community, “The Science Behind the Covid-19 Youth Vaccine” on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 6pm. In addition, the Santa Clara County Office of Education is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on this subject on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6pm. You can learn more here.

Moreland School District’s community event will feature health care physicians and community leaders from Stanford Children’s Health:

Lee Sanders, MD, Division Chief, General Pediatrics at Stanford Children’s Health and Co-Director for the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a Council Member for the Society for Pediatric Research

Grace Lee, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Practice Innovation and a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Stanford Children’s Health

Sherri Sager, Senior Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer, Stanford Children’s Health.

For more information, check the Moreland School District website, moreland.org, or click the link below:

Monday, November 15, 2021
6:00pm
Webinar Link: https://bit.ly/YouthVaccineWebinar2021
This webinar will be available in English and Spanish.

Student Recognition at Board Meetings

Is your child doing something unique for the Moreland Community or their 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.

Elementary Human Growth and Development Update

The Moreland School District is in the process of adopting a new Human Growth & Development curriculum for grade 5. In September 2021, Moreland formed a Human Growth and Development Task Force with teacher, parent, community member, and district office representation from across the district to review the California Health Education framework and standards, as well as the California Healthy Youth Act, as they align with curriculum adoptions. After the curriculum review process, the committee will come together to discuss each program and select one to recommend for adoption. This information can also be found on the district website.
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