School releases latest updates

In a newsletter released just prior to the newspaper deadline on Tuesday, Mariposa County High School released its “March 23 student update.”

The letter contained the following updates:

• Student Access to Campus: On Friday, March 27, students will have access to campus for necessary items that you need for home from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you cannot come during this time you will need to email cazevedo@mcusd.org or text (559) 760-6883 and schedule a time. If you need a replacement Chromebook, charger, band instrument, textbook, etc. now is the time to come. Please do NOT come on campus if you have any symptoms of illness and while on campus, please maintain social distancing.

• The counselors have been at school and working at home to stay in contact with students that need additional support. If students need academic support or social emotional support, reach out to their counselor and they will be in contact soon.

• Communication: Students are encouraged, not required, to reach out to their teachers for the time being. Many teachers are trying to communicate with students through school email, all-calls, and Google classroom. If students have questions or need help, try emailing teachers. If students can’t email, they can contact principal Celeste Azevedo or their counselor and the message will be passed on. Staff are also in the process of contacting students at home to check on them and to find out if they have internet access.

• Academics/Teaching/Learning: At this time the state has not provided guidance on how each county/district is handling academics and classes during the school closure. Teachers are having discussions for what a distance learning environment could look like.

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