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Dear Families,

We know that with the DA's announcement, many of our students will need to process what they are feeling and be able to talk about what happened in a safe, respectful and productive way. We want you to know that we are working to provide structured opportunities at middle and high school for students to discuss what happened.. At the elementary level, our staff is be ready to support students and provide opportunities for conversations as issues come up.

We also know that there will be protests planned in the coming days that our middle and high school students may be asked to participate in. We want to make sure that you have the opportunity to talk with your student about these events. First, we ask that you would encourage your student to stay in school during the school day as to not negatively impact their instructional time.

Second, we would encourage you to talk to your child about staying safe if they do participate in protests at any time. While we have been proud of how responsibly and safely our students have participated in events throughout the community, we also think it is important for you to talk with your child about both their rights and responsibilities as part of a protest if they choose to participate, as well as the consequences of a possible arrest. You can find more resources to have that conversation with your student on our website.

As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your partnership.


Jennifer Cheatham

The Tdap vaccine is a required immunization for all students entering 6th grade. Tdap is the adolescent combination vaccine that protects against Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (whooping cough). Only one dose is required. Parents need to make sure that their child is immunized with the Tdap vaccine by the 30th day of school in the fall; otherwise, there is the risk of the child being excluded from school. Parents whose children are not up to date will receive a letter from MMSD at the end of 5th grade and then again in the beginning of 6th grade. If you have questions, call 663-8427. Learn more.

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