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Moraga School District - School Dismissal 3/16-4/5
Posted 3/13/20

March 13, 2020

 

Dear Moraga School Community and Parents,

 

This afternoon, the Moraga School Governing approved the recommendation to dismiss school for students at all schools in the Moraga School District from March 16, 2020, to March 27, 2020, and to consider reopening no earlier than April 6.  This period of time includes the calendared Spring Break.

 

On behalf of the Governing Board, I’d like to thank those who attended today’s emergency meeting and for the numerous letters parents, staff and the community sent in regard to closing schools.  The decision to dismiss school for students was not taken lightly, as the District recognizes the impact on families when students do not attend school.

 

Monday or Tuesday next week, school principals will send information to parents about accessing activities teachers have developed for their students.

 

Protecting public health requires a community-wide response, and we need the help of all Moraga families to help remain united in our response. Students should stay home and minimize social contact as much as possible to keep caregivers and adult family members safe. While children have not been shown to be a high-risk group for serious illness from COVID-19, they are still able to transmit the virus to populations who are most vulnerable to serious illness, such as older adults and those with compromised immune systems.

 

Please encourage students to avoid large public gatherings such as malls, movie theaters, and other spaces, especially those that are indoors.  Additionally, and recognizing incomplete or misinformation via social media, I encourage families to rely on the COVID-19 information located on the Contra Costa Health Services website at https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/.

 

I understand that information is changing at a rapid pace and I will continue to keep you updated.  Thank you for your patience and partnership.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bruce K. Burns

Superintendent