Curative Covid Testing

    Curative will again be at Hillview Middle School on Thursday, November 19 from 3:00-8:30 p.m. Please register for the testing event here. Each individual being tested needs their own registration.


    MPCSD Reopening Update
    MPCSD has now fully reopened in hybrid mode, or to use the "Dial not a Switch" analogy, we are now dialed fully down in our response. All grades have been back in person for at least one week at this time. We are pleased to report that things are going well, and we appreciate all our families' help and support in following the health and safety guidelines. We would like to offer some information about two scenarios that we are now experiencing: guest teachers and case notifications.
    During the pandemic, MPCSD is being exceptionally cautious in hiring and assigning guest teachers. The district's goal is to limit mixing of groups as much as possible, and that applies to guest teachers as well. Guest teachers follow all health guidelines and remain six foot distant from students and adults at all times, and are regularly tested for Covid. Additionally, MPCSD has hired dedicated guest teachers for each site to avoid mixing across campuses. We have welcomed many parents into the MPCSD family as guest teachers; if you have interest in becoming a guest teacher please reach out to hr@mpcsd.org.
    As expected, now that we are open we are experiencing Covid positive cases at our schools. We are pleased to report that so far our case numbers are very low and those who have reported cases have not contracted it or spread it at school. We are tracking Covid data on our website. There is also a new One Pager about Case Notification (page 9). Thank you for your continued understanding and patience with this sensitive issue.

    Mental Health & Learning: Living in Uncertain Times - Speaker Series November 17
    We know stress and anxiety impact learning. With the complications of the pandemic and sheltering in place, we are seeing more and more students feeling overwhelmed with distance learning, not being free to see their friends, and feeling trapped at home. All of this makes the conversation about mental health and learning even more important. Attend this webinar with live Q&A with experts from Children’s Health Council (CHC) for a discussion about how students are impacted during this unusual time and what you can do to support your children so that they feel safe and supported. CLICK HERE to register.




    Important Message about Food Pick-Up for Thanksgiving Week
    Thanksgiving week we will hand out boxed food to families who preorder with LunchMaster on Monday, November 23rd, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM in the Encinal carpool lane. Please do not order that week if you are traveling for the holiday. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!
    School Board Meeting
    At the November 12 meeting, the Board heard Superintendent Burmeister's latest reopening update, including travel guidelines for the upcoming holidays and other recent edits to the county's Pandemic Recovery Framework. In other business, the Board thanked and unanimously approved this resolution for Mark Box for his dedicated service to the district as his term ends in December. New science materials were adopted, the contract for playground work at all sites was approved, and the annual staffing report was presented. See the full meeting agenda with attachments here.




    Progress Reports
    Your K-5 child's first trimester progress report will be sent home by the classroom teacher by Friday, November 20.  We would like to provide you with the MPCSD Parent Guide to the Progress Report to assist you in understanding your child's progress report.  Below are links to the K-3 and 4-5 guides.  Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions about his/her progress report.


    Please note that due to the planning for distance and hybrid learning during the pandemic, MPCSD teacher teams determined priority standards to emphasize during instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.  Priority Standards are those standards that are the most essential, the minimum, that students must learn to reach high levels of learning.  These priority standards are also featured on the K-5 progress reports.  You can view the K-5 Reading, Writing and Math priority standards on the links below.  Once you click on the link, please use the tabs at the bottom of the document to access grade level and content area sheets.



    Hillview Site Council - Seeks Parent for Term Through 2021-22 Schoolyear
    Applications due Monday, November 30
    Hillview Site Council is looking for one parent volunteer for the remainder of the 2020-21 schoolyear and through the 2021-22 schoolyear, as an existing parent member is leaving the Site Council to join the MPCSD School Board effective December 10, 2020. Any interested parents should submit their nominations by November 30. Click here for more information. Questions? Contact Karen Dearing at kfdearing@gmail.com.




    During the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation MPCSD is keeping its COVID-19 FAQ updated. Please refer to MPCSD's COVID-19 FAQ frequently to remain in the know about how our district is handling the situation. The link to MPCSD's COVID-19 FAQ is also available at the district homepage under "Announcements" or "Quick Links."
    Link to MPCSD's COVID-19 FAQ: https://district.mpcsd.org/Page/2424