Please see this January 15th update from Superintendent Drati on school reopening plans, vaccines for school district staff and a new Covid-19 live dashboard for all schools in the district.
SMMUSD’s Board of Education has approved school reopening under the District Learning Plus model, once SMMUSD is in authorized to reopen. Reopening still depends on the district being within Tier 2 (red) and currently we’re still in Tier 1 (purple), the most restrictive tier.
What does this mean for students?
Under Distance Learning Plus students would continue to learn at home, with the same classes and the same teachers as now, but with the addition of some in-person activities, such as academic support, enrichment, and grade-level or content area projects. In-person activities can be scaled up or down, to meet the demands of the pandemic.
For full details of what the Distance Learning Plus model will look like, see Dr Drati’s message of December 18th. In that message you’ll also find links to the Board of Education presentation and the December survey results that led to the Distance Learning Plus model being approved.
Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center is hosting the second of its two-part parent workshop on Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm. This workshop is specially for LMS parents. Please join us to learn tools for helping you and your child during virtual learning.
Part 1 of the workshop looked at How to Support Your Child. Part 2 of the workshop, Parent Self-care Toolkit, is on Wednesday, December 16th, 6-8pm.
The workshop will be held on Zoom. Look for Zoom login details in the Friday LMS update and the Sunday PTSA newsletter.
We hope you’ll be able to join us!
The district would like input from parents, teachers and secondary students on proposed reopening models, and is requesting that each complete a survey about reopening preferences. The survey deadline is 5pm on Sunday, December 6th.
Why is the district sending out this survey?
The district has gathered input regarding reopening for the past few months through meetings held by the district and school sites, as well as through emails sent to the Board of Education, district leadership team, principals and the Let’s Talk portal.
Based on these conversations and messages, the district has developed models for reopening. The district would like parents, staff, and secondary students to answer a few questions and share preferences about which model you think the district should return to, once we are in a less restrictive health tier, as directed by LA County Department of Public Health.
There are separate surveys for parents (Child Development Services to 12th grade), middle and high school students, and all staff.
How will the survey responses be used?
Your feedback regarding reopening will inform the Board of Education. The Board of Education will approve one reopening model at their December 17th meeting.
What‘s the survey link?
Parent (secondary) survey (Grades 6-12)
Parent (elementary) survey (Grades Preschool-5)
Please submit one survey per student.
The survey deadline is Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey.
See the email of November 12th from Dr. Drati on school reopening plans.
The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu, in collaboration with SMMUSD and Family Service of Santa Monica, is hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 19th at 6pm.
The webinar will focus on navigating the pandemic together and, in particular:
- Stress & Body
- How this can feel traumatic
- How to help you and your child get through it