MUSD has developed a phased-in hybrid plan to minimize risk for students and staff. Our goal is to ensure that each student is engaged in their learning and that appropriate resources are offered to promote academic success; daily attendance and regular progress reporting including formative assessments; accessibility to student progress and grades; provide collaboration time for teachers to work in teams by department or grade level, and engage in course-alike curriculum development; teach online skills to students and families, including how to use devices and access materials, digital citizenship, and digital literacy; streamline technology platforms, learning management system, and grade book, and clearly communicate the purpose of and how to access each platform; attend to the mental health and wellness needs of our students, staff, and school community.
Return to School Phases
100 % Distance Learning for ALL STUDENTS.
Targeted in-person support for struggling families and students. Distance Learning for rest of the students.
Hybrid Learning (Distance Learning + In-person) for ELEMENTARY STUDENTS except those who wish to remain in 100% Distance Learning. This is based on Governor and local health official guidelines.
In-person instruction, hybrid learning for SECONDARY STUDENTS.
School Safety Guidelines
SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS
HYGIENE & SAFETY
Safety for Staff
MUSD will provide Personal Protective Equipment to ensure the safety of staff.
CLEANING & DISINFECTING
Custodians will attempt to clean common areas as much as possible, but student use areas will always be priority number one. (Custodians will be also responsible for ensuring restrooms have at least 1 hand washing reminder posters inside the restroom and 1 outside of the door. Other duties/responsibilities may be reprioritized)
Based on Jan. 14, 2021, California Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools, there is a de-emphasis on frequent disinfection. Frequent disinfection was thought, at the beginning of the pandemic to be a key safety component, but it has proven to have limited to no impact on COVID-19 transmission and can pose a health risk to children and students due to the chemicals used. Follow these guidelines to determine whether to disinfect and/or to clean:
When to disinfect:
STAFF ROUTINE TESTING
All MUSD employees will be tested every month by healthcare provider free of charge. A person working in the education sector who has frequent interactions with students or the public is considered an essential worker to whom healthcare providers must provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing. All results will be treated as confidential. See the Mandatory COVID Training and Testing page for details or click the button below to register by your worksite for your routine testing.
HEALTH SCREENING FOR STAFF AND VISITORS
ParentSquare Health screenings are also easily accessed via QR codes on posters at the entrances of buildings (see posters).
ATTENDANCE CALL SCREENING FOR STUDENTS
As a Safety First Team and Safety First School District, we understand a student may feel under the weather from time to time throughout the school year.
When calling your student's school Attendance line to report an absence due to illness, it is important that you report any symptoms that may be a COVID-19 symptom, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If your student has any of these symptoms that may be COVID-19 symptoms, please follow the these steps:
MUSD is required to screen all student absence calls for COVID-19 related symptoms and an Attendance Clerk may follow up with a return phone call if detailed information is not provided.
Per SCC PHC protocols and notifications, parents will be notified via letter within 24 hours of the confirmed cases when children have been exposed to COVID-19 by someone at school.
Overview of How to Screen Students
Safety first videos & Presentations
SYNCHRONOUS AND/OR ASYNCHRONOUS, IN PERSON AND/OR ONLINE INSTRUCTION
In-person Learning (IPL) Option
Child Development Center (CDC)
Start IPL option for all grades K-6 - start April 1, 2021
General schedule, may be modified by school site.
Rancho Milpitas Middle School
Milpitas High School
Start IPL option for 9th Grade - April 1, 2021
Week April 1-April 9
Week April 19-April 30
Month of May
Targeted In-Person Support
Priority Level 1
Calaveras Hills High School
IPL Learning Lab-start April 1, 2021
Focus on students in need of in-person support
Milpitas Adult Education
Special Day Class (SDC)
Resource Specialist Program (RSP)
Speech Language & Occupational Therapy
Invest in Parent Partnerships
Social emotional Well-being
SPORTS/MUSIC/EVENTS & Activities
Sports Tiers & Seasons
Events & Activities
Mixing of cohorts: Field trips, assemblies, and other gatherings are permitted if:
Parents will be provided with workshops, teacher communications, Parent to Parent programs, and parent learning groups to understand tools and expectations.
Support Parents with Communication
Technology & Tools
Technology, such as Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Slides and Google Sheets, will continue to be necessary in education and it is essential that our learners, team members and parents/guardians know how to use them effectively.
Supporting Parents with Technology
Support Parents with Workload
REGULAR YEAR PROGRAM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) BY PARENTS
Q: How do i register my child for 100% distance learning in MUSD Educateverwhere?
When conditions are safe for moving into Phase III, additional information will be provided for those families who wish to enroll in 100% Distance Learning at that time.
Q: if we choose 100% distance learning for the year, will they lose their spots at their home school?
No, your child will not lose their spots.
Q: Can we choose to go in-person if we chose 100% distance learning in MUSD educateverywhere later in the year? and vice versa?
Depending on COVID condition at the end of the semester, if you request to go from one program to the other, it is possible to make a switch from to the other before the end of the 1st semester.
DL students cannot switch to DL at anytime. Students are encouraged to commit to a minimum of a semester.
Q: Will families be on the same schedule?
For families at the same school, and to the best of our abilities, we will register households on the same schedule. We will not be able to guarantee that students are on the same schedule for families where students are at different schools.
Staff Support & Development
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
Feedback from parents/staff → streamline access
Distance learning teaching/working
Frequently Asked Questions by Staff
Q: Is a teacher locked into their decision on whether to go 100% Distance Learning or be back onto campus? Is there a deadline to make the final decision? If you choose 100%, does that mean your school/class/grade assignments will change?
This decision is determined at the school level prior to entering Phase III.
Q: What happens when a teacher contracts COVID and can't teach? Who will sub and replace them?
HR is developing a trained substitute pool.
Q: What happens if a student misses 2 weeks of school due to COVID? Do they make up 2 weeks of school? are they graded on missed assignments?
Same as any other time a student is ill for multiple days and is not able to participate in class or complete assignments, time must be given to students to complete assignments and assessments.