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COVID protocol updated in principals newsletter

COVID protocol updated in principal’s newsletter

Nicole Wagenbrenner January 26, 2022

Quarantine Guidelines:  In a letter sent to students on Jan. 10, Principal Mike Jimenez announced that students and staff must adhere to the California Department of Public Health’s authorization...

Omicron variant sparks increase in COVID-19 district cases

Omicron variant sparks increase in COVID-19 district cases

Naina Srivastava January 9, 2022

The district experienced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases following Winter Break, a surge mainly attributed to the highly transmittable Omicron variant. There are currently no plans for a virtual learning...

District implements new return plan as county enters red tier

District implements new return plan as county enters red tier

Dhiara Berkley March 16, 2021

With the rollout of the vaccine and the county-wide entry into a less severe tier, the MVLA school district has implemented a five-phase return plan which is expected to end with a fully in-person return...

Return plan update: On-campus supplies and further cohort returns

Return plan update: On-campus supplies and further cohort returns

Angelina Ma January 29, 2021

Walking onto campus, reminders for social distancing and handwashing scatter the ground and walls, and plexiglass panels shield the entrances of the main offices. Indoors, each room has a multitude of...

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School sports form schedule for upcoming seasons, COVID tier threatens plans

Sophia Sasaki January 23, 2021

With COVID-19 guidelines constantly changing due to the increase in cases, it has been difficult for members of the California Interscholastic Federation to create a sports schedule for all schools that...

Teen health van offers COVID testing to MVLA students and families

Teen health van offers COVID testing to MVLA students and families

Abby Porter November 12, 2020

The Stanford Children’s Health Teen Van is celebrating 25 years of providing support to bay area teenagers. Providing anything from sports physicals to mental health support, the van services students...

Zoom webinar with board discusses return to school in fall 2020

Zoom webinar with board discusses return to school in fall 2020

Oracle Staff June 17, 2020

On June 17, district board members and associate superintendents gathered virtually in a Zoom meeting in order to discuss the options of reopening school in the fall this year, what measures will be taken...

Homeless students during COVID-19: the most resilient students Ive ever met in my life

Homeless students during COVID-19: “the most resilient students I’ve ever met in my life”

Natalie Arbatman June 13, 2020

A place to sleep, where to cook their food, to use a shower or even a restroom are just a few of the concerns housing-insecure students have been forced to think about since the lockdown due to COVID-19....

Special Education classes experience different challenges with distance learning

Special Education classes experience different challenges with distance learning

Tara Joshi June 7, 2020

Online learning poses a steeper challenge to convert to more interactive Special Education classes for students with mental and physical disabilities. Because much of the curriculum relies on in person...

District considerations for school opening or continuing distance learning in the fall

District considerations for school opening or continuing distance learning in the fall

Ella Haney-Foulds June 4, 2020

Three possibilities for returning to school on Aug. 12 have arisen as Santa Clara County continues to make decisions regarding COVID-19 and student safety. Continuing distance learning in full, a mixed...

As mental health struggles increase, resources continue online

As mental health struggles increase, resources continue online

Tyler Chow June 3, 2020

With school online for the rest of the year as well as summer coming soon, counseling and therapeutic services are moving online. MVHS services such as Community Health Awareness Council and Children’s...

Summer camps canceled and modified due to COVID-19

Summer camps canceled and modified due to COVID-19

Dhiara Berkley June 1, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many summer programs and camps have had to adapt to the inability to meet in person. Two of the clubs impacted are the Spartans Sports camp and Camp Imagineerz. In early...

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