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A Message from Monrovia Unified Regarding Continuity of Services and Testing

Continuity of Instruction

Monrovia Unified remains committed to the success of our scholars and we will continue to provide rigorous instruction through our remote learning program until the end of the school year. Our teachers are working hard to revise lesson plans for at-home learning that support student achievement.

We encourage students, parents, and teachers to use the District’s Distance Learning Platform for more information and tips on how to manage at-home instruction. The platform includes everything from an example of a daily schedule, how to monitor students progress, and resource links to Google Classroom instruction and technology support. Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher for immediate support.

Today, our Special Education Department launched a new Parent Support Learning Platform. The platform includes academic resources and enrichment opportunities, and support services that include adapted physical education, occupational therapy, speech and language, and behavioral support.

The Special Education Department will continue working hard to provide resources to our students and parents. Should you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.
 

Meal Programs

We will continue our grab-and-go meal distribution, delivering our community’s children the daily nutrition needed to fuel their academic and personal success. To date, Monrovia Unified has served over 26,000 meals to students. This would not be possible without the help of our wonderful Food Services Department and staff.
 

Commencement

We are committed to celebrating the achievements of our Class of 2020 and are doing everything in our power to ensure they get the recognition they deserve as they conclude their high school journeys. However, we have not yet determined the best option for doing so that will also ensure the continued health and safety of our community. We will share more information as it becomes available.
 

Testing

Our students usually engage in testing in the spring, but many tests have been canceled or postponed due to the issues we are facing today.

Because of this, the University of California is eliminating letter grades for required courses in winter, spring for summer 2020 and suspending the standardized test requirement for freshman applicants for fall 2021.

The modifications to admission requirements include:

  • Both the UC and Cal State systems will suspend the letter grade requirements for the 15 prescribed college-preparator courses completed in winter/spring/summer 2020 for all students.
  • UC will suspend the standardized test requirement for students applying for fall 2021 freshman admission. Cal State is still evaluating its process for fall 2021.
  • Neither system will rescind admission offers that result from students or schools missing official final transcript deadlines.

In terms of Advanced Placement testing, both UC and Cal State will accept the results, even though the exams are being revised to be online at-home exams.
 

Wellness

In times filled with so much uncertainty, it’s natural that levels of stress and anxiety will rise.

Monrovia Unified offers counseling assistance, including a 24-hour virtual mental health support resource center through its partnership with Care Solace to assist students who are having trouble coping.

In addition, there is a Calm Resource Page in our Parent Support Learning Platform that includes a variety of activities that our students and parents can access to spend some time winding down after a day of learning.

The Los Angeles County Department on Mental Health also provides an access line available 24/7:

  • Access line: (800) 854-7771
  • Text: “LA” to 741741
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 978-3600
     

We Are Committed to You

We are all facing unprecedented challenges during unsettled times. Please know that Monrovia Unified School District stands with you. Our leaders and our teams in and out of the classroom are continuing to work – while following all social distancing guidelines – to ensure the business of the District is carried out faithfully.

As a reminder, our website will have all the latest information. Pre-recorded messages are regularly updated at (626) 471-2084. Additionally, KGEM-TV is hosting a series, “Conversations with Ralph Walker,” joined by Board President Rob Hammond and Mayor Tom Adams, who share the most up-to-date information regarding our District and City.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We are in this together.

Sincerely,

Dr. Katherine Thorossian
Superintendent