Our students, staff, and families have been diligent in following health guidelines to ensure the safety of all our returning students and staff.
It was wonderful to see our students interacting with one another again, while maintaining their proper distance, and soaking up the excitement of being in school with their peers – many meeting in-person for the first time.
Though we are so excited to have some of our elementary students back on campus, we remain committed to the education of all our students and will continue to provide our “Zoomers” and “Roomers” with the tools and resources they need to be successful.
As we move forward with the successful reopening of our elementary schools, Monrovia Unified continues to prepare for the return of our secondary students, beginning Monday, April 19.
Our school teams will be reviewing commitment forms and assigning students to cohorts with the priority of students in the same household assigned to the same cohort.This week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health also announced that L.A. County has met the threshold for the less restrictive Orange Tier. While this will not significantly impact schools, this tier allows for additional community reopenings with safety measures. We expect a new health order will go into effect on Monday, April 5. You can read the full update here.
The commitment to remain in distance learning will apply for the remainder of the school year. Those who return for hybrid instruction may return to distance learning at any time. For more information about our Reopening of Secondary Schools, please read last week’s update.
As we all take some time for ourselves and enjoy spring break from April 5-9, I urge us all to continue practicing the health and safety protocols that are so critical to maintain. It has been a school year full of many obstacles, but Monrovia Unified has persevered together. I thank you all for your patience and support during these times.
Dr. Katherine Thorossian,