Reopening for Full-Time Instruction
Dear MMS/MHS Families,
We hope you all received the message from Dr Drati regarding the plans for a full reopening after Spring Break. Please read all the information carefully and review the links within the document. Some key points include:
- For secondary, the week of April 12 students will engage in a modified distance learning model.
- Secondary students will have a week of hybrid as a transition the week of April 19.
- Secondary students will return full-time on April 26, with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health distancing guidance reduced to three feet in classrooms.
- Distance learning will continue to be an option for the remainder of the school year for families who prefer not to return to campus. For secondary students continuing with distance learning only, students will keep their same teachers and participate with the class via Zoom. There may be a few exceptions for teachers who are unable to return in person.
- We require that you fill out this decision form, so we know who is returning and who is continuing with distance learning only. It’s critical that all families submit this form, so we may plan accordingly.
- This is not the time to let our guard down. We must all continue to do our part to keep COVID-19 away from our staff and families. (Current health department travel guidelines.)
For Malibu Middle and Malibu High School, here is some site specific information:
Schedule for Week of April 12th-16th: School resumes from our spring break on Monday, April 12th. The week of April 12th will be a modified Distance Learning schedule for all students, and NOT the previously scheduled DL+ week. There will not be any on campus PLUS activities.
- Monday, April 12th-
Student Work Day with live check-in at 9:00a.m. with Period 1 teacher. The remainder of the day, students will complete asynchronous work for Periods 1, 3, and 5. No support period.
- Tuesday, April 13th-
Student Work Day with live check-in at 9:00a.m. with Period 2 teacher. The remainder of the day, students will complete asynchronous work for Periods 2, 4, and 6.
- Wednesday, April 14th-
Distance Learning schedule.
Periods 1, 3, 5.
- Thursday, April 15th-
Distance Learning schedule.
Periods 2, 4, 6 with support period.
- Friday, April 16th-
Distance Learning Friday minimum day schedule.
Schedule for Week of April 19th-23rd: (HYBRID- Same Bell Schedule as Distance Learning, for those who choose to participate and not remain distance learning): During the week of April 12th-16th, we will work with our teacher leadership teams to finalize our schedule for the remainder of the year. However, for planning purposes, we are providing with you an tentative idea of what that will look like. We will send home final schedules and additional information regarding procedures for coming to and being on campus the week of April 12th.
- Monday, April 19th-
Periods 1/3/5, Students with last name A-K attending classes in person, last name L-Z joining class via Zoom.
- Tuesday, April 20th-
Periods 2/4/6, Students with last name A-K attending classes in person, last name L-Z joining class via Zoom.
- Wednesday, April 21st-
Periods 1/3/5, Students with last name L-Z attending classes in person, last name A-K joining class via Zoom.
- Thursday, April 22nd-
Periods 2/4/6, Students with last name L-Z attending classes in person, last name A-K joining class via Zoom.
- Friday, April 23rd-
Student Work Day with live check-in at 9:00 a.m. with Period 1 teacher. The remainder of the day, students will complete asynchronous work for all classes.
Schedule for Weeks of April 26th – June 11th:
(FULL RETURN- For those who choose to participate and not remain distance learning):
We will return to full, in person learning 5 days a week on campus. We will likely continue to use our current distance learning bell schedule, but all students who have indicated they will return will attend class in person. Families who prefer to remain only online, will keep their current schedules and join the classes via Zoom. The School Leadership Teams will finalize specific details around the support period, Friday Bell Schedules, additional work days, and other items and additional information will be sent home after spring break. As you can imagine, while very exciting news, we still have finalizing work to accomplish. Thank you for your continued partnership with Malibu Middle and Malibu High.
DUE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH, BY 5:00PM: It is very important all parents complete the Decision Form highlighted in Dr. Drati’s letter before Sunday at 5:00. This is the District’s tool to gather official commitments from parents/guardians. This supersedes the MMS/MHS Hybrid RSVP we recently asked every parent to complete. Your information is essential to our planning.
UPON RETURN: After spring break, as we move into this next phase, it is extremely important that all in the school community comply with all new health and safety protocols, guidelines, and policies deemed necessary by the school district. Students must follow physical distancing guidelines, mask wearing, all posted signs, and directions from any staff. Parents will monitor their child’s health on a DAILY basis by completing the health self-screening at home before sending their child to school. The QR code can be found on the school MS website and HS website or you may access the questionnaire using this link.
FINAL NOTE: This year has been challenging to navigate and we are so grateful for your trust and support as we pivot and adjust. In the next few weeks you will receive more information from us regarding the specific plans at MMS/MHS. For now, please enjoy a restful and relaxing Spring Break. Please remember that spring break are non-duty days, not paid vacations, and our staff won't be available to answer your questions until after our return on April 12. Please think through this decision carefully with your student and discuss which option is best for your student/family for the final 8 weeks of this school year. Students in either program (full return or distance learning) will continue to be able to participate in athletics, on-campus extracurricular activities, and our end of the year events. Thank you for your support with our re-opening of Malibu Middle School and Malibu High School.
Stay together, Malibu!
Melisa Andino, MMS Principal
Patrick Miller, MHS Principal