Weekly wrap up from Superintendent Rodriguez – December 4, 2020

on December 4, 2020

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December 4, 2020

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families,

As we wrap up the school week and look forward to the weekend, I am writing to update you regarding a few items:

  • On Tuesday, December 8, Dr. Isaiah Pickens from iOpening Enterprises will be providing the next in a series of parent/guardian online presentations. “How to be a Resilient Parent during Challenging Times” will be offered via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Pickens will be sharing strategies on how adults can manage stress during these difficult times, while maintaining their emotional health and connection with their child. I hope you will join us for this important presentation.
    Zoom Link:* https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85834849161#success
    *Zoom does NOT need to be downloaded to your device; just click on JOIN WITH BROWSER. Chrome is suggested.
  • All students will continue with remote learning next week, December 7-11. Please be reminded that students will have an abbreviated school day (early dismissal) on Tuesday, December 8, due to afternoon parent/teacher conferences. Your building principal will be in touch with more specific information regarding student schedules for that day.
  • M-W Athletic Director Lori Hock created a video that explains the most recent decisions made at the state level regarding the start of the Winter Sports season, set to begin for low and moderate risk sports on January 19, 2021. We continue to wait for a final decision regarding high risk sports. View athletics video.
  •  The school district confirmed that there are seven COVID positive student cases today:
    • One North Main student – C Cohort (remote)
    • One Monroe-Woodbury Middle School student – B Cohort
    • One Monroe-Woodbury Middle School student – C Cohort (remote)
    • Two Monroe-Woodbury High School students – A Cohort
    • One Monroe-Woodbury High School student – B Cohort
    • One Monroe-Woodbury High School student – C Cohort (remote)

Contact tracing is not necessary since none of these individuals have been in school buildings.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools