MPCSD COVID Dashboard
MPCSD will offer full-time, in-person instruction to all grades K-8 during the 2021-22 school year. The first day of school is Thursday, August 19, 2021.
Read MPCSD's 2021-22 COVID Safety Plan here. This plan, updated in alignment with the latest Pandemic Recovery Framework, replaces the Reopening Plan from the 2020-21 year.
Covid-19 Vaccinations for Youth - Resources
- Las Lomitas Elementary School Room 5 (299 Alameda de las Pulgas Ave, Atherton): November 20 from 9-4 (with second dose December 11, 9-4). Registration required, consent forms linked in registration.
- Stanford: Vaccintations are booked through MyHealth. Parents/guardians of people under age 18 without access to the child's MyHealth account will need to call to schedule an appointment at (650) 498-9000. For a complete list of vaccination clinic locations, check here. Vaccines for children ages 5-17 can also be scheduled with Stanford Children's Health.
- MyTurn: appointments and walk-in clinics for ages 5+. "Playland" clinic for kids may be scheduled through MyTurn.
- Kaiser: Now vaccinating ages 5+ for Kaiser members and non-members.
- San Mateo County Health: Now including vaccine clinics for ages 5+ in their clinic calendar, keep checking for additions
- Santa Clara County Public Health: offers links to many healthcare providers (including PAMF) and county clinics
- CVS: will begin administering youth vaccines November 7
Read these tips from the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities.
This document outlines the guidelines that all schools must follow during the 2021-22 school year.
MPCSD staff and families should follow the CDC/CDPH travel guidelines. Travel is not recommended for unvaccinated individuals. Quarantine post-travel is highly recommended but not required for returning to school.
In this Google doc, MPCSD offers further reading/viewing for you about issues relating to COVID. This is for your informational purposes only.
MPCSD COVID Protocols
COVID One Pagers
Refer to these easy-to use pages (Staff One Pagers / Parent One Pagers) for answers on most COVID health & safety questions. MPCSD's guidelines are based on publicly available guidelines from the county, state, and CDC.
Parent Volunteering Information
This year all volunteers who wish to work on campus with children or chaperone field trips, must be vaccinated for Covid. Please see this parent volunteering slide deck for details on how to confirm your vaccination to volunteer.
This table tracks reported COVID cases during the regular school year. Data will be shared for the whole district, not broken down by campus. You will always receive an emailed notification of a COVID case at your school site. Should your child be identified as a close contact, you will receive additional information. Identifying information about COVID cases is confidential.
Remote Independent Study
Remote Independent Study (RIS) is available to students from kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2021-22 school year only. RIS is designed to respond to the student's specific educational needs, interests, aptitudes, and abilities within the confines of school board policy.
At Menlo Park City School District, we believe that in-person instruction is the best approach to learning. However, we understand that students may have needs that make in-person attendance not possible.
A request for RIS went out to all families on August 10 with a deadline of August 13. If and your family would like to request RIS after August 13, please reach out to the assistant principal at your school site.
Once a request for RIS takes place, your site team members will set up a "Pupil-Parent-Educator" meeting to discuss the remote independent study plan. At that meeting parents we be asked to review and sign a RIS Master Written Agreement to the terms of the independent study plan.
For additional questions related to Remote Independent Study, please reach out to your child's assistant principal for assistance.
Required State Documentation
California Safe Schools for All Plan
In response to the Governor's Safe Schools for All Plan, MPCSD has provided all required and additional supporting documentation for application for supplemental funds under this new plan. Having been open to in-person instruction since September 8, 2020, MPCSD has shown that rigorous health and safety precautions can well mitigate the risk of COVID-19 at our schools and we continue to provide our in-person program to all grades Preschool-8th while maintaining low rates of infection. Read more about MPCSD's Safe Schools for All Plan here. (Please note that this is different from MPCSD's district-specific Safety Plan, which is available at the top of this page.)
COVID-19 Operations Written Report
This report, approved by the School Board on June 11, 2020, is available to read here. This report, required by the California Department of Education, describes the impacts of COVID-19 and changes to the district's instructional program, especially in regards to meeting the needs of students who are considered underrepresented in our district.