Dear CMP Community:
Today, we are writing to update you on the anticipated length of our closure as well as to provide an update on our current efforts to meet the academic and social and emotional needs of our students.
CMP continues to carefully monitor the recommendations and directives issued by local, state, and federal leaders. On Wednesday, Sacramento County issued a Public Health Order directing all residents to stay at home, unless they are providing or accessing essential services. Yesterday, the Governor issued a “Stay at Home” order for all of California.
As a result of these orders, all CMP schools will remain closed at least through April 20th. The CMP Board will meet on April 20th to decide on any potential closure extensions.
We will maintain our scheduled Spring Break (April 6th through 13th). This will give our teaching staff much needed time off to rejuvenate after weeks of long hours as we implemented efforts to remain connected with CMP students and families. This will also give our students and parents time to catch their breath after what we are sure has been a challenging time.
We encourage everyone to comply with public health directives to stay home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. By taking these steps as a community, we can help slow the spread of the Coronavirus and not overwhelm our health care system.
We will continue to connect CMP families to food programs. You can expect another update from our Student Services Team on available food programs in the coming days.
We will also continue to connect families to open childcare options. You can expect a communication from your school site on local options in the coming days.
Our team is also gathering community-based resources specific to each school site. You can expect to receive messages from your school site about opportunities in your neighborhood.
Many of our dedicated educators have communicated with you and your children about suggested learning resources during our closure. We are now working to put in place a more formal plan for extended distance learning which we will share more about in the coming days.
As we prepare to best support CMP students remotely you can expect to receive a ParentSquare survey that asks you questions about whether you have internet at home and an internet equipped device. We have a few devices we can loan out but not enough to provide a device to every student. So, if you already have access to an internet equipped device at home please do not ask for one so that we can ensure that we have enough to serve all students and families without devices.
The COVID-19 public health emergency remains a fluid situation. Facts and circumstances change quickly, and regular reassessments are essential as the public health considerations evolve. CMP will continue to follow the guidance of County Public Health and the County Offices of Education, and follow guidance from Governor Newsom, the California Department of Public Health, and the California Department of Education.
Thank you to the entire CMP community for your understanding and cooperation during this public health crisis, and for doing your part to keep our students and school community safe.
For our kids,
California Montessori Project