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Coronavirus Advisory

5-15-20

An email has been sent to all families and staff members with information and details that are noted on the link below.

Stay safe and well.

Gratefully yours,

Dr. Kelli Hays, District Superintendent

5-15-20 Update

5-15-20 Informe - Espanol

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4-1-20

Hello Moorpark families,

It is with sadness and great disappointment that I inform you that MUSD schools will not reopen this school year. Earlier today, Governor Newsom made the announcement that all California public schools should remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Although schools will be closed, education and student learning will continue in the home setting. Our dedicated MUSD staff will continue to create and refine meaningful, content-based distance learning academic lessons so our students remain engaged in the learning process. None of us could have imagined the gravity of this unprecedented situation and your unwavering support has been a pillar of strength for our staff during this transition of our educational program.  We acknowledge the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 crisis, so MUSD will continue to make any necessary modifications to make distance learning as effective as we can. 

For parents of high school students, we are reviewing grading policy, community service hours and other graduation requirements in an effort to ensure our students can maintain and have opportunities to increase their GPA and number of earned credits, and continue to make successful progress towards graduation and/or college admission. And as I have previously communicated, every effort will be made to explore ways to celebrate our seniors with a graduation ceremony they deserve. 

Over the next few days, you will continue to receive detailed information about your school's distance learning schedule.  In these times of uncertainty, I want MUSD to be a beacon of stability, familiarity and inspiration for your children and family. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions. It is our pleasure and honor to serve our students, our families and our Moorpark community.

We will get through this together as a unified community!

Gratefully yours,

Dr. Kelli Hays, District Superintendent

4-1-20 - Informe - Espanol

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March 30, 2020

An email has been sent that provides details of what to expect this week with regard to communication from your schools and teachers. Our staff has been working to provide our students with a meaningful learning experience in the home setting. As this is a tremendous shift for both our staff and our approximately 6000 students, I want to personally thank you for your support, patience and flexibility during this time. We will continue to communicate regularly with you so you feel supported and have your questions answered. Thank you again and please be safe. 

Dr. Kelli Hays, District Superintendent

COVID-19 Update 3-30-20

COVID-19 Update 3-30-20 Espanol

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March 18, 2020

An email has been sent that contains a letter (see/click link below) with important information regarding COVID-19 and information about the district's learning plan. Please be advised that ALL MUSD schools will now be closed through May 1, 2020.  The letter will also be posted on our MUSD FB page.

I thank you for your continued support during these extremely challenging times.  

Dr. Kelli Hays, District Superintendent

COVID-19 Update 3-18-20

COVID-19 Update 3-18-20 Espanol

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March 13, 2020

Moorpark families:

 An email has been sent that contains detailed information about MUSD school closures. The coronavirus situation continues to change rapidly, so we will continue to provide frequent communication to our Moorpark community.  I thank you for your ongoing support and understanding as we navigate unprecedented circumstances. Please know that the district is placing student and staff safety at the forefront of every decision that is made.   

Thank you and have a nice evening.   
 
Dr. Kelli Hays

District Superintendent

COVID-19 Update 3-13-20

COVID-19 Informe - 3-13-20 - Espanol

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March 12, 2020

Dear Moorpark families,

Like you, we are all concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus and the uncertainty it is creating in our daily lives. Today, the Ventura County Public Health department declared a local health emergency, which will provide additional resources for coronavirus response. Because of this declaration and in the interest of the health of our community, Moorpark Unified has decided to close all of our schools beginning Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th.  This includes all sports, extra-curricular and after school activities.  This closure is in support of the recommendations from public health officials to encourage "social distancing" to slow the spread of the virus. It is strongly recommended that students stay home during the closure as much as possible and do not gather in public places. 

We hope to reopen on Monday, March 30th after Spring Break, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time. We will update families about our plans no later than Friday, March 27th.

We understand that school closures have significant impacts on our students and families and we hope to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We will provide more detailed information regarding lunch distribution for families in need and other pertinent information tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.  We do not make these decisions without enormous thought and input from county and state officials.  Although at the time of this email, we have no known active cases of the virus in Moorpark, we feel this is the best course of action.  We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Dr. Kelli Hays

District Superintendent

Moorpark Unified School District

 


March 12, 2020

In light of the announcements made last night by both the federal and state governments, the district is working with the Ventura County Public Health Officer and the Ventura County Office of Education to make changes and decisions based on the most recent information regarding COVID-19.  MUSD will issue updated information later today. I will send a Robo call and email with an attached detailed statement that outlines the actions the district will implement. You can be assured that student and staff safety will continue to be at the forefront of every decision. 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate through this evolving situation.

Dr. Kelli Hays

District Superintendent

Moorpark Unified School District

 

 

March 10, 2020

Español

Hello Moorpark Families:

This is superintendent Kelli Hays with an update regarding COVID-19. We continue to have daily communication with the Ventura County Public Health Department and Ventura County Office of Education. To date, no schools in Ventura County are closed due to this virus. In MUSD, we have enhanced our daily and night cleaning, and have made changes to our schools' salad bars. Details can be found in a forthcoming letter that will be emailed following this call. It will also be posted on our MUSD website. 
 
Student and staff safety remain our highest priority, and we urge you to continue implementing universal precautions at home, namely frequent hand-washing and keeping your child home if they are sick. Finally, we recommend that you plan for child care in the event of a mandated school closure. It is not known if school closures will occur; however, we want our families to be prepared should this action become necessary. 
 
All Moorpark schools remain open and I encourage you to read the detailed information in the emailed letter so you are aware of the  proactive steps we are implementing for the health and safety of our students and staff.
Thank you and have a nice evening.   
 

Dr. Kelli Hays
District Superintendent
Moorpark Unified School District

COVID-19 Update


March 6, 2020

The Ventura County Public Health department just announced that the first case in Ventura County has been confirmed. We have been told that the person who tested positive has no school age children and no known connection to schools, and there have been no orders to limit or cancel any school-related events or activities at this time. The patient's place of residence is not being disclosed to protect their privacy.  Please continue to remain vigilant in keeping your students with cold or flu symptoms at home and promoting universal precautions such as thorough hand washing. 

All MUSD schools will be open on Monday, March 9; if there are any pertinent updates, MUSD will notify you via call, email and notices on our MUSD website at www.mrpk.org.

Thank you and have a nice weekend. 
 

Dr. Kelli Hays

District Superintendent


February 28, 2020

Español

Dear Moorpark Families:

We know that there is an understandable and increasing concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our goal is to ensure the safest learning environments for our students and staff. To that end, the Simi Valley Unified School District is actively monitoring the situation through our county and state public health and education offices. The Ventura County Office of Education and Ventura County Public Health department have provided excellent guidance and timely resources for information about proposed procedures and potential outbreaks. In line with these partnerships, and our commitment to the overall health and well-being of the community we serve, we share the following information with you:

 

School Preparedness and Response

  • There is currently no need to alter normal school schedules and activities.
  • The California Public Health Department does not recommend the cancellation of public events at this time. There is no current evidence of sustained person-to-person transmission of the virus in the United States, and currently no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19)  in Ventura County. (Source: CDPH & VCOE)
  • MUSD already has plans and procedures in place regarding the outbreak of any communicable diseases in our schools.
  • Our Health and Nursing Services teams are working on specific guidelines for a potential Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

 

We also wish to remind our community that we remain steadfastly committed to observing everyone’s civil rights. District programs, activities, practices and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification or where anyone may have traveled.

 

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19:

Standard precautions, and best practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as cold and flu apply to Coronavirus (COVID-19). PLEASE REVIEW THESE GUIDELINES AND SUGGESTIONS WITH YOUR CHILDREN. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
  • Get vaccinated for the flu every year.

Additional public health information on the coronavirus is available at:

By working together to follow these important guidelines, we can help keep our students, staff and community healthy. We will continue to monitor the situation and will continue to inform our community of updates and changes through our normal communication channels. There is information on our district website, https://www.mrpk.org , which contains links and information about the coronavirus, and which will also be updated regularly.


Thank you,
 

Dr. Kelli Hays

District Superintendent