Weekly update from Superintendent Rodriguez – November 6

on November 6, 2020

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November 6, 2020

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families,

As we near the end of the first week in November, I am reminded that it is important to take a “pause” when we are feeling drained and depleted. My hope is that each of you has the opportunity this weekend to do something that replenishes your spirit.

I have several updates to share:

North Main Elementary

The Orange County Health Commissioner confirmed this afternoon that North Main Elementary is no longer designated in a Yellow Zone.

We will welcome North Main students back to the building beginning with the A and D cohorts on Tuesday, November 10. Monday will be a fully remote asynchronous learning day for students as usual.

Monroe-Woodbury Middle School

The quarantine period for a number of students and staff resulting from the first positive student case concludes today. Students and staff will begin returning to the building on Tuesday, November 10 (following Remote Monday on November 9). Those individuals who began to quarantine on Wednesday, November 3 due to the second positive student case will remain in quarantine until Friday, November 13.

Snow Days – Update 2020-2021 School Year

While it appears we are in for some warm autumn weather in the days to come, the school district is preparing for winter and its impacts on the student school schedule.

As I mentioned last week, the school district has four days built into the school year calendar in case of inclement weather or other emergencies that would cause schools to close.The district has decided to maintain our traditional practice of closing schools during weather emergencies.

Since the structure of the current school year differs from a traditional school year, please note the following:

  • If school is cancelled due to inclement weather or an emergency situation, there will not be any instruction on that day, either remote or in-person.
  • If schools are delayed or dismissed early, students who are learning remotely will follow the same delay or dismissal schedule as their in-person peers.
  • If the district uses more than its four allotted snow days, we will pivot to remote learning for any remaining weather or emergency closures.

Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11

Just a reminder that Monroe-Woodbury schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. We thank all veterans for their service to our country.

Enjoy the beautiful autumn weather this weekend. I will be in touch with updates next week.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools