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A Message from Monrovia Unified School District Regarding May 5 Extended Dismissal: 03/20/2020

The recommendation to extend the dismissal period comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom put out a “Stay at Home” order on March 19. Los Angeles County issued a similar order, “Safer at Home.” Both are designed to slow the spread of the illness by imposing stricter social distancing guidelines.

This has been a dynamic situation and we will continue to provide timely updates via email, phone calls, public access television, and social media. 

We understand how challenging these decisions are for our families and we appreciate your support and patience. We are very grateful for all that our students, staff, and parents are doing to support safety, continuity of education, and our children’s nutrition needs. 

Our commitment to the education of your children is unwavering. Your child's teachers will maintain daily communication, as in class, fully aware of the flexibility you need in determining the time dedicated to instruction.

Learning will continue. Students and parents are encouraged to utilize the District’s Distance Learning Platform. The platform includes resources such as a sample daily schedule to stay on task, tips on how to create a productive learning space, and guides to using programs for online learning.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email your child's teachers.

Of course, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our families and loved ones. Please continue to take all possible precautions to help reduce the risk of spreading germs to others. The Department of Public Health recommends personal prevention actions:  

  • If you are even mildly stay home. Call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. 
  • Symptoms to watch for include a fever of over 100 degrees; respiratory illness such as cough or difficulty breathing. 
  • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. 
  • Stay 6 feet or more away from strangers and those who are ill.
  • Do not shake hands with others to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your sleeve; safely discard used tissues. 
 
For more information about COVID-19, visit the Department of Public Health’s website. For general information about COVID-19, L.A. County residents can also call 2-1-1. 

We want you to know that we are here to support you. We recognize that this pandemic has impacted far more than schooling in your lives. We will work through this together, while keeping our students, teachers, staff, and community safe.

Sincerely,
Dr. Katherine Thorossian
Superintendent