Welcome back message from Superintendent Rodriguez

on April 5, 2021

Message from Superintendent letterhead

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families and staff,

Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful spring recess.

We are looking forward to seeing our students and staff tomorrow. I wanted to remind you of a few important things before our return to the buildings.

K-5 students

We are on target for welcoming K-5 students back five days a week beginning Monday, April 12. Our custodial team and buildings and grounds staff are working closely with building leadership to prepare classrooms, cafeterias and outside spaces to ensure a safe return to school for students and staff. You will receive more detailed information from your building principal.

Please keep in mind that this target date is subject to change based on factors such as infection rates in the school community and the Orange County Department of Health quarantine protocols. I will provide an update toward the end of the week. Our hope is that this transition will go smoothly and we will be able to welcome our 6-12 students back to the buildings beginning Monday, April 19, as planned. Please stay tuned for updates.

Return to school after spring recess

Please have your child(ren) participate in remote learning if family members are awaiting COVID-19 test results or are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms.This precautionary quarantine helps keep our students and staff safe, limits close contact quarantines, and allows the school district to continue plans for expanding in-person instruction in the near future.

We all share responsibility for the well-being of our families and staff and we are grateful for your continued partnership in our efforts to fully reopen schools.

Revised meal distribution

This week, daytime meal pickups will be available only on Tuesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 8 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at MWHS, MWMS, Pine Tree, North Main, Central Valley and Smith Clove. There is no meal distribution at Sapphire Elementary.

As of Monday, April 12, when we welcome K-5 students back five days a week, daytime meal pickups will no longer be offered at the elementary schools.

On Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15, daytime meal pickups will be available at MWHS and MWMS. Once grades 6-12 are also back in school five days a week, daytime meal pickup will be discontinued.

To accommodate families with remote students, evening meal pickup will continue to be offered at Central Valley and North Main on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. through the end of the school year.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools