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    > SMMUSD: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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    Superintendent’s Message: Distance Learning and School Closures

    March 26, 2020

    I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and weathering this crisis as well as possible under these circumstances.

    With regard to the status of school closures, we are following directives of Governor Newsom, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). We will remain closed until further notice, with distance learning continuing. We had originally stated that we would be closed until April 20th, but this is likely not possible. We will monitor the status of the situation carefully and will reopen as directed by Governor Newsom, LACDPH and LACOE. .

    Read the letter from March 26, 2020:

    > Superintendent’s Message: Distance Learning and School Closures
    > Comunicado del Superintendente: Aprendizaje a distancia y cierre de escuelas

    Superintendent’s Message: School Closures – Meals for Students

    March 16, 2020

     The Board of Education approved an emergency resolution this afternoon, approving the closure of all Santa Monica and Malibu schools, Child Development Services and Adult School for five weeks, with the planned return of April 20, 2020. This closure includes three weeks of regular session and two previously scheduled weeks of spring break. Effective, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, SMMUSD offices and schools are closed. We will be evaluating during this closure to determine whether an extension is recommended, or we may safely return to school on April 20th.

    Read the letter from March 16, 2020:

    > Superintendent's Message: School Closures - Meals for Students
    > Comunicado del Superintendente: Cierres de las escuelas – Comidas para los alumnos

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    March 13, 2020

    Today was our first day of our planned two-day dismissal, with staff at school and students at home. We will continue with the second day on Monday, March 16, 2020. Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we will implement full closure of all schools and programs, including child care, infant toddler center, preschool, TK-12, and adult school.

    Our school board is meeting on Monday to finalize the length of time for this closure. Please plan for closure for next week, starting Tuesday. In making this decision we consulted with and coordinated with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and other agencies on this decision, including with the City of Santa Monica and City of Malibu.

    Read the letter from March 13, 2020:

    > Superintendent’s Message: Coronavirus Update – School Closures
    > Comunicado del Superintendente: Actualización acerca del coronavirus - Cierres de escuelas

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    March 12, 2020

    In an abundance of caution, we are “dismissing” students from attending school Friday, March 13, and Monday, March 16, 2020. A dismissal indicates teachers and staff will still report for duty on campus, while all students will not be on campus, for any purpose. This includes all schools and programs in Santa Monica and Malibu including childcare, infant toddler program, preschool and grades TK-12 and our adult school.

    Read the letter from March 12, 2020:

    > Superintendent Alert: School “Dismissal” Plans
    > Alerta del Superintendente: Planes para “ausentarse” de la escuela


    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    March 11, 2020

    The World Health Organization officially declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, as of this morning. We do not have any confirmed cases at SMMUSD. Our Emergency Operations Center is activated and our team met today to discuss updates to the current situation. There are now two cases of community spread in Los Angeles County.

    Read the letter from March 11, 2020:

    > Superintendent’s Message: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    March 10, 2020

    Thank you for your patience during this time of uncertainty. There is not currently a COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in the United States. There are no known cases of COVID-19 affecting staff, students or parents, in our school district. We continue to participate in daily meetings and calls to best prepare for an outbreak and to support our community. We would like to remind you that the State of Emergency declared on March 4, 2020 by Governor Newsom was preparation-based, not because an outbreak currently exists. An emergency proclamation is designed to focus resources and expedite government response.

    Read the letter from March 10, 2020:

    > Superintendent’s Message: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update


    Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) Update / Actualización sobre el Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)

    February 28, 2020

    We are continuing to provide you with the latest information about the coronavirus (2019-nCOV), which is causing concern globally and in our communities. We first posted information on all school websites on Feb. 8th, with information and resources.

    Read the letter from February 28, 2020:

    > Superintendent’s Message: Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) Update
    > Comunicado del Superintendente: Actualización sobre el Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)

    Coronavirus Information / Informacion sobre Coronavirus

    February 8, 2020

    As many of you are already aware, there is outbreak of the Novel (NEW) Coronavirus (2019- nCoV) originating from Wuhan, China. There are ongoing investigations by many countries to learn more about the outbreak, and the situation is rapidly evolving.

    Read the letter from February 8, 2020

    > Superintendent's Message: Coronavirus Information / Comunicado del Superintendente: Informacion sobre Coronavirus