The challenges we are facing today regarding COVID-19 are unprecedented and fluid, requiring adjustments as new information arrives daily.
On March 18, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to waive this year’s state testing to reduce the strain on students, families, and educators during this outbreak.
Due to this, standardized state testing has been canceled as has the SAT scheduled for May 2. The College Board announced that it will refund money to students who have already registered. The June 6 SAT test remains as scheduled.
The ACT has rescheduled its April national test date to June. Students who have registered will receive an email informing them of the postponement and instructions on how to register for June.
Advanced Placement (AP) tests, however, remain scheduled for May. Students are encouraged to continue studying for these exams.
The College Board stated that it will work to provide additional testing opportunities for students as soon as it is safe to do so.
To do our part to promote healthy practices that help to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the well-being and safety of our staff, visits to our schools and District office will be done by appointment only. These do not include visits to schools for grab-and-go meals.
We understand our students and our community are feeling a lot of uncertainty right now.
Care Solace is a community-based mental health service provided by Monrovia Unified School District that and can be a great asset to our students and families. The service is a virtual mental health support resource, which includes web-based tools that make it easy to connect with vetted mental healthcare resources and providers in the community.
If you or family member are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, or other mental health conditions because of the current pandemic, we encourage you to use the free services to access mental health care resources.
Their Care Concierge is a virtual resource that is available 24/7 by phone, email, text or video chat.
- Assistance available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
- Make care appointments for anyone connected to our school district.
- Virtual therapy to link families to a therapist online. This service allows you to hold sessions in the comfort of home, reducing risk of exposure to the virus.
- Experts in navigating health insurance, wait times, and availability.
Please stay safe, continue to practice healthy habits, and following the guidelines given to us by public health officials.
Dr. Katherine Thorossian