As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and December-January holiday breaks, the Mount Madonna School (MMS) community has much to be grateful for, from welcoming back all of our students to campus to our dedicated and caring faculty and staff. The holidays are traditionally times when families and friends travel to gather and celebrate together. The CDC has published guidance for holiday travel and celebrations to help families make informed decisions about how to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.
MMS remains committed to the health and well-being of our community by making informed, community-minded decisions. Across the country, confirmed cases of coronavirus are rising sharply. According to the CDC, after exposure to the virus, symptoms may appear within two to 14 days with a median of four to five days. Presymptomatic and asymptomatic individuals infected with the virus may contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
To protect our school community, MMS has decided to move to remote learning for eight school days after the next two breaks:
Thanksgiving Holiday (Remote learning days – Monday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 9), returning on Thursday, December 10,
Holiday Break (Remote learning days – Monday, January 4 to Wednesday, January 13), returning on Thursday, January 14.
This allows all community members a 10-day quarantine.
In addition, we ask all families who have flown during the holidays, gathered with an individual who has flown or attended a gathering with more than three family households to quarantine for an additional four days (14-day quarantine) or present a negative COVID-19 test. Please note: families traveling by air and returning to the Bay area before December 30 will not have to quarantine for an additional four days.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation in following our guidelines to help keep our school community healthy and allow us to maintain our on-campus learning.