Update from Superintendent Rodriguez

on October 17, 2019

Letterhead Assistant Superintendent Hassler

October 18, 2019

Dear Monroe-Woodbury Families,

As you are aware, the cyber threat that impacted the district on September 2 created an unprecedented beginning to this school year. I am pleased to report that all schools are now back online and our buildings are fully operational. While we do not have the final report from the forensics team, to date there is still no indication that district data has been compromised. We will share more specific information once the report has been completed.

While it has been a trying start for both students and staff, we learned some valuable lessons as a school district during this time. Without access to technology, our teachers were even more innovative in their approaches to learning. Our students quickly realized that classrooms without a Smart Board or computers are just as engaging and fun! We persevered and learned from each other in unexpected ways. The commitment, creativity and integrity of the people who make up this district remain the backbone of all that we do. I want to especially thank our families for your patience and understanding. This is truly an amazing district.

I hope you will join us, either in person or online, for our upcoming Crusader Chat on Wednesday, October 23, from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley. We will be sharing an update on the athletic facilities construction project and information related to the cyber threat. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to join us via Facebook Live @MWCSD. We hope to “see” you there!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools