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Email and text messages will still be sent from the Principals at impacted sites to students and families directly impacted, and school personnel, directly impacted by the positive case at a site, will receive a Catapult message. Districtwide, every one of us will now have access to the MJUSD COVID-19 Dashboard so any one of us can determine how many positive cases occurred each day.
 
 
Questions can be sent to Program Services Director, Jessica Guth, at jguth@mjusd.com or at 749-6171.

Updated Plans (CSP)

Posted 2-10-21
 
Last night the Marysville Joint Unified School District board of trustees approved resuming the phasing in of in-person blended instruction in the following phases:
  • Preschool thru 2nd grade on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
  • 3rd and 4th grades on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • 5th and 6th grades on Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Secondary schools phasing in ten days after Yuba County is in the red tier for five consecutive days.
Foundational to safe and successful school reopening is robust implementation of health and safety protocols. MJUSD’s communication to the school community reporting positive COVID-19 cases, along with MJUSD COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP), MJUSD COVID-19 Prevention Plan (CPP), 2021 COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist, and 2020-21 MJUSD Pandemic School Reopening Plan can all be found at www.mjusd.com. Just click on the COVID-19 picture in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
 
Thank you for all YOU are doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of students and staff, maintain relationships, and facilitate student learning.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
Marysville Joint Unified School District
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Posted 2-1-21
 
The COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP) consists of three components including:
  • CPP (COVID-19 Prevention Plan)
  • 2021 COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
  • Updated 2020-21 Pandemic School Reopening Plan
COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP)
 
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Posted 11-16-20
 
Please see the attached Documentation from Dr. Luu. To summarize, because of the rapid spike in cases in the bi-county area, schools are being directed to “immediately” “pause” phasing-in of in-person instruction. Preschool-1st grade will remain in-person at this time. The most important factor in relaying this information to you now is to prepare all stakeholders, particularly 2nd grade students, parents, and teachers, that we will NOT be opening second grade tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17th.
 
 
As with all things COVID, this may change, but at this time, we will continue to follow the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines and all guidance from our public health officer. To summarize the rest of the correspondence:
  • All elementary grades in school currently can remain in school.
  • Small groups of students can still be seen based on need at any grade level (EL, SPED, Failing students etc)
  • All 7-12 instruction in person is to stop now as these students have a higher level of ACE-2 receptors and increase the risk of transmission. This stop must be accomplished by November 23rd.
  • Transmission is not really occurring in schools, but being brought in from people attending holiday related gatherings outside of school. The effects are already being felt in schools across the bi-county area.
  • Phasing in will begin again when the curve is re-flattened.
Thank you for all you are doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of students and staff, maintain relationships, and facilitate learning. Your patience, perseverance, and flexibility are greatly appreciated.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
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Posted 10-12-20
 
We are continuing the process toward submitting our Elementary School waiver to Dr. Luu, in the event Yuba County reverts back to the “Purple” tier before the 14 consecutive day requirement is met. The link below is an updated version of the MJUSD Elementary School Waiver application that was submitted to Yuba County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Francisco Reveles, for his review and letter of support.
 
UPDATED MJUSD Waiver Application and Reopening Plan 10-5-20
 
You can provide feedback, on any of this information leading up to the board meeting, by leaving an email message at feedback@mjusd.com
 
Thank you for your awareness, processing, and hard work.
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Reopening

Posted 2-10-21
 
Last night the Marysville Joint Unified School District board of trustees approved resuming the phasing in of in-person blended instruction in the following phases:
  • Preschool thru 2nd grade on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
  • 3rd and 4th grades on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • 5th and 6th grades on Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Secondary schools phasing in ten days after Yuba County is in the red tier for five consecutive days.
Foundational to safe and successful school reopening is robust implementation of health and safety protocols. MJUSD’s communication to the school community reporting positive COVID-19 cases, along with MJUSD COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP), MJUSD COVID-19 Prevention Plan (CPP), 2021 COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist, and 2020-21 MJUSD Pandemic School Reopening Plan can all be found at www.mjusd.com. Just click on the COVID-19 picture in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
 
Thank you for all YOU are doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of students and staff, maintain relationships, and facilitate student learning.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
Marysville Joint Unified School District
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Posted 11/3/20
 
In anticipation of the first days of in-person instruction, beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020, with Cohort A, of grades preschool thru 1st grade, please watch this 5 minute 34 second introductory video revealing a glimpse of what the reopening of school will look like, what we can expect, and how we can prepare.
 
 
MJUSD staff are excited about welcoming students back for in-person instruction through our blended model. Working together we can make a safe and successful transition for everyone. Thank you for all you are doing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of students and staff, maintain relationships, and facilitate student learning.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
Marysville Joint Unified School District
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Posted 10/28/20
 
We are EXCITED to begin phasing in in-person learning!! In preparation for reopening schools, there are three (3) parts to this email. 
 
First Part—Reminder to Complete and Submit Learning Model Agreement to your School 
 
This is a REMINDER to please complete the attached Learning Model Agreement enrollment form and return to your school(s) by Monday, November 2nd. Completing this form and submitting to your school allows your school to best serve your child. Please complete and submit a separate form for each of your children. You can access this form by clicking this link, or by printing the attachment and returning to your school site. 
 
 
Second Part—Reopening Dates by Grade Level
 
At the October 27th Marysville Joint Unified School District Board meeting, the Board approved reopening elementary schools, beginning with grades preschool through 1st grade, on Thursday November 12th (Cohort A) and Friday, November 13th (Cohort B) with additional grades being added each week. 
 
11/12 & 11/13 - TK/K, 1  (Cohort A on Thursday and Cohort B on Friday)
 
11/16-20 - TK/K, 1, & 2  ( Regular schedule: All at home Monday, Cohort A in class Tues/Wed & Cohort B in class Thursday/Friday)
 
11/23-27 - NO SCHOOL            (Thanksgiving Break)
 
11/30-12/4 - TK/K, 1, 2, & 3  ( Regular schedule: All at home Monday, Cohort A in class Tues/Wed & Cohort B in class Thursday/Friday) 
 
12/7-12/11 - TK/K, 1, 2, 3 & 4  ( Regular schedule: All at home Monday, Cohort A in class Tues/Wed & Cohort B in class Thursday/Friday)  
 
12/14-12/18 - TK/K, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5  ( Regular schedule: All at home Monday, Cohort A in class Tues/Wed & Cohort B in class Thursday/Friday) 
 
1/5 - Grades 6-12 will reopen and all students return on their assigned cohort schedule
 
Third Part—Reopening Video
 
Dr. Phuong Luu, Bi-County Health Officer for Yuba and Sutter Counties, Dr. Francisco Reveles, Superintendent of Yuba County Schools, and Tom Reusser, Superintendent of Sutter County Schools, produced this 3 min 36 second public safety announcement on the reopening of Yuba-Sutter schools. You can watch the video by clicking the link below. 
 
 
Thank you for all you are doing to help us slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of students and parents, maintain relationships, and facilitate student learning. 
 
Thank you for your patience, assistance, and communication.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
Marysville Joint School District
Phone: (530) 749-6102
Email: gcena@mjusd.com
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Posted 10-23-20
 
Dear Parents,
 
As we plan to reopen schools with in-person instruction, we need our parents to choose a learning model for each student.
 
Most importantly, there are safety procedures we ALL must follow, which makes school look different than it did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please be aware that in order to prevent illness, we are requiring face coverings for all students, staff, and parents on all school campuses.
 
Later today, you will receive an email or text from your school containing an enrollment form. A separate enrollment form needs to be completed for each child you have enrolled in our District schools.  This form MUST be returned to your student’s school via email, mail, fax or drop it off at your school, by Monday, November 2, 2020
 
 
If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact your school’s office.
 
Thank you for your patience, engagement, and follow though.
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Posted 10/20/20
 
Attached is a joint letter from Dr. Phuong Luu, Bi-County Health Officer for Yuba and Sutter Counties, Dr. Francisco Reveles, Superintendent of Yuba County Schools, and Tom Reusser, Superintendent of Sutter County Schools, to Yuba and Sutter School Boards and Districts, “strongly recommending that Yuba-Sutter School Boards and Districts take a careful, prudent approach to reopening for K-12 in-person schooling when allowable. School districts should closely hew to the CDPH’s guidance for school re-opening as noted on July 17th.”
 
Embedded in the letter are links to: 1) the state system for determining when schools can open for in-person instruction; and  2) The July 17, 2020 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) “Framework” on reopening schools. The link below contains the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines, which MJUSD will be following for in-person instruction.
 
 
Thank you for all you are doing to help our District slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, maintain relationships, and facilitate student learning.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
Marysville Joint Unified School District
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Posted 10/13/20
 
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Posted 10/12/20
 
Yuba County and COVID-19 Watch List and In-Person Instruction
 
On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Yuba County officially exited the “Purple” range for COVID-19 restrictions and entered the first day of the “Red” range. This means Yuba County is now off the state’s COVID-19 “Watch List.” But…read on…
 
For schools to reopen, without waivers, Yuba County will have to be off the “Watch List” for 14 consecutive days without eclipsing 100 total positive cases throughout those 14 days. If Yuba County is able to maintain this level of COVID-19 transmission for 14 days, the earliest any Yuba County school could go back to a blended instructional model would be Wednesday, October 21st. This is not to say that just because a school or district can open on the 21st that that is the best thing for everyone involved, it means that districts can choose to open when they are safe and ready.
 
Public health officials are saying schools should open with “measured”, “rational”, and “patient” approaches. They recommend opening schools in stages (lowest elementary grades, middle elementary grades, upper elementary grades, middle schools, high schools). They remind us we do not want a “yo-yo” effect. Health and safety protocols, cohorts, and blended learning are essential components.
 
We will bring the MJUSD 2020-21 Proposed Pandemic School Reopening Plan to the Board at the Tuesday, October 13th Board meeting to discuss these items. The link below is to the updated version of the MJUSD Proposed Pandemic School Reopening Plan. The blended learning instructional model is described on pages 26 to 33.
 
2020-21 MJUSD Proposed Pandemic School Reopening Plan 10-7-20
You can access the YouTube open session livestream feed to Tuesday night’s board meeting via this link: https://youtu.be/OTsu6SxRz40
 
In the meantime, we are continuing the process toward submitting our Elementary School waiver to Dr. Luu, in the event Yuba County reverts back to the “Purple” tier before the 14 consecutive day requirement is met. The link below is an updated version of the MJUSD Elementary School Waiver application that was submitted to Yuba County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Francisco Reveles, for his review and letter of support.
 
UPDATED MJUSD Waiver Application and Reopening Plan 10-5-20
 
You can provide feedback, on any of this information leading up to the board meeting, by leaving an email message at feedback@mjusd.com
 
Thank you for your awareness, processing, and hard work.

Have a real good start to your week.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
Marysville Joint School District
Phone: (530) 749-6102
Email: gcena@mjusd.com
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Posted 10/1/20
 
Message from the Superintendent:
 
Reopening schools during COVID-19 is not an obligation the Marysville Joint Unified School District (MJUSD) takes lightly. Our first commitment is to the students and families we serve as it is our priority to keep them safe. The reopening plan aligns with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Yuba County Health and Human Services Department (HHSD), the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Stronger Together guidebook, as well as considerations from our families and our staff.
 
This plan outlines major considerations the district is addressing to reopen schools safely and to sustain their reopening. The safety of both our learners and our staff was paramount in the design. I wish we had a crystal ball to tell us what the right answer for the fall is going to be. In light of the rapidly changing pandemic, the document is fluid and will morph as necessary based on guidance from local, state, and national health professionals. The plan will be updated strategically depending on the status of COVID-19 spread throughout our community in the coming weeks and months. It is impossible to predict what the spread may be like in our community, but we have created an educational plan that includes parent choice in determining what educational model is right for your child as soon as health conditions allow.
 
The plan is a result of thousands of parent survey responses; hundreds of public comment cards; input from teachers via surveys, meetings, and written responses; multiple sessions with principals and directors; and presentations to our Board of Trustees. The collective conversations, correspondence, and collaboration contributed to the design of the comprehensive plan to determine the overall pulse for returning to school in August.
 
Our intent has always been to bring students back to school full-time, as we believe the most ideal educational experience for the vast majority of our students is to be in front of a teacher. However, we would never jeopardize the safety and health of students and staff. As you move through the plan you will see we have designed learning models that allow parents to have a choice through online, blended, and seat time models.
 
An extraordinary amount of information gathering, soul searching, and thoughtful analyzing has occurred, and we will continue to do so to make sure the right decisions for our students, staff, and community. We appreciate your partnership and understanding as we navigate these unchartered waters together.
 
Sincerely,
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent

Health Guidance

Posted 1-14-21
 
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) developed the following
framework to support school communities as they decide when and how to
implement in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
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Posted 12-14-20
 
COVID-19 continues to pose a severe risk to communities and requires all people in California to follow recommended precautions and adapt the way they live and function in light of this ongoing risk. This guidance provides direction on outdoor and indoor youth and recreational adult sports activities to support a safe environment for these sports. The guidance applies to all organized youth sports — including school- and  community-sponsored programs, and privately-organized clubs and leagues — and adult recreational sports (hereafter youth and adult sports). This guidance does not apply to collegiate or professional sports.
 
 
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Posted 10-1-20
 
This is a follow-up to the email sent out to the entire district this past Friday night regarding the TK-6 waiver parent survey.
 
We have received over 1,300 responses, from the parent survey, with over 650 people requesting to participate in our advertised Zoom meeting. Due to the high demand, the Zoom session scheduled for tonight has been moved from Zoom, to a YouTube station. With over 650 respondents wanting to participate, there is no way to hold this meeting in a format that allows a back and forth interaction. While we wish we could engage in a live conversation, we are enthused by the level of participation from our families. Thank you for your investment in this process. Even with divergent opinions about the current pandemic, we appreciate that you continue to work with us as an educational community.
 
For your reference, here is a link to the waiver and reopening plan, as well as a link the CDPH guidelines:
 
 
 
This will help you understand the process and the health and safety protocols under which we are looking to implement instructional services.
 
If you are not wanting to watch the feed (at 5:00 p.m. tonight) and were only participating if you could comment, the “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) responses to all of the questions posed by you, the families, in your survey feedback responses, will be available on the district website, at www.mjusd.com, at the conclusion of today’s presentation. If at that point you still have questions, please contact us at feedback@mjusd.com  for further discussion/clarification. The link to watch the feed is:
 
 
Thank you for all you are doing to help us achieve our collective goals to slow the spread of COVID-19, ensure the health and safety of students and staff, maintain relationships, and facilitate student learning.
 
Gary Cena
Superintendent
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Posted 4/17/20
 
This message is from the Marysville Joint Unified School District (MJUSD):
 
In collaboration with state and local public health officials, and the Yuba County Office of Education, MJUSD will be extending school closure throughout the remainder of the academic school year.
 
For Distance Learning information and resources, please go to www.mjusd.com.
 
Our ability to hold a graduation ceremony will largely depend on when public health again allows gatherings of large groups. MJUSD recognizes the desire to culminate the year with a celebration of your child’s achievements.
 
More information will become available as we get closer.
 
Thank you for your faith and patience as, together, we navigate this unchartered territory toward slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
 
Thank you.
 

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