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DECEMBER 10 SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE

Dear MPCSD Community,

 

To ensure our students and staff are safe through the upcoming storm, our maintenance crew has been preparing our schools and facilities. We have checked our communication systems and reviewed emergency protocol with staff. Please allow for extra driving time when dropping off and picking up your children. Please be safe and patient on the road. We understand if our students or you are late due to weather and traffic conditions.

 

In case of power and communication loss, the District will use our usual communication methods (email and websites) in addition to using the following radio stations to communicate emergency bulletins: KCBS (740 AM) and KZSU (90.1 FM).

 

Appeal of Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter Petition

On December 5, MMICS submitted an appeal to the San Mateo County Office of Education.  (As I previously reported, on November 12th, the MPCSD School Board unanimously denied the charter petition based on the criteria outlined in the law.) The County Board will be holding a Public Hearing on January 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Mateo County Office Of Education (SMCOE), 101 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065. The Public Hearing is the community’s opportunity to provide input to the County Board, and our District will be presenting information on our denial of MMICS’s petition for the County Board to consider. The County Board plans to take action and make a decision on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. also at SMCOE.

 

The District also received the Petitioners’ request for District facilities under Proposition 39 on October 31. On December 1, the District denied the petitioners’ request for District facilities under Proposition 39.

 

You can find all Board meeting presentations, reports, and additional information related to the Charter Petition on the District's website (below).

 

Sincerely,

Maurice Ghysels

Superintendent

 
MPCSD RECEIVES CHARTER PETITION FROM MENLO MANDARIN IMMERSION CHARTER SCHOOL
On September 12 our District received its first Charter School petition from the parents of the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School (MMICS). Below are all the documents related to the Charter Petition.
WORLD LANGUAGE, SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM EVALUATION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES WILL BE ON THE DECEMBER 9 BOARD MEETING AGENDA
At its upcoming December 9 meeting, the Board will begin a discussion about World Language Standards, and hear findings from the District's evaluation of the Spanish Immersion program. The agenda will include presentations from staff on possible directions and planning for World Language for 2015-16 and beyond. Also during this meeting, the Board will continue its discussion and take action on the District's Guiding Principles, and how they relate to the upcoming Strategic Planning process. If you would like to comment on any of these topics the Board meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. at the District Office TERC building, 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton or please feel free to write the Board at board@mpcsd.org.
School Announcements
Enterovirus D-68 (EVD68)
Dear Hillview Parents,

You may have heard about Enterovirus D-68 in the news lately because of its impact on children and teenagers.  The good news is that so far no cases have been detected or reported in San Mateo County.  However, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and the precautions schools can take to help keep EVD68 from spreading. The San Mateo County Office of Education has shared some information with us, and linked to this announcements are notices in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Chinese (traditional). Simply click on the name of the language to get that version of the notice. Contact the County Office of Education if you have any questions.
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