Beginning March 16 all MBUSD students begin distance learning and school buildings are closed to the public. With Spring Break already scheduled for the week of April 6, the earliest date our schools are expected to re-open is Tuesday, April 14. UPDATE May 4 is the target date for staff to return. May 5 is the target date for students to return. UPDATE On April 15 the School Board declined to name an earliest date that school site could reopen and stated that distance learning protocols continue "indefinitely." The Board will revisit the discussion at the next meeting on May 6.
Explaining COVID-19 to Kids
News of the coronavirus is everywhere, and many adults are wondering how to discuss this topic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Fortunately, there are some great resources to help at South Bay Families Connected.
The Importance of Following Social Distancing Protocols
Are your children asking why they may not get together with friends to play or do schoolwork over the next few weeks? This article from Medium helps to explain the importance of social distancing: Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day.
Online Access to the Library is Available 24/7
Search various databases, the catalog, and more by visiting grandviewlibrary.info. Under the Resources tab find Encyclopedia Britannica and TeachingBooks.net. The username and password for both is mbusd and beach. Just for fun, try StorylineOnline, found under the Resources for Students dropdown. Hear actor Chris O'Dowd read Arnie the Doughnut --hilarious!