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Last Day of School

Now that we are back to sunshine, I'm sure that everyone has questions about when our school year will end. With three Red Days, our school year is pushed out to June 17th. The tentative date of June 12th would have been the 180th day of school with no Red Days. California schools are required to have 180 days of school by California Education Code. MUSD will submit a waiver request to the California Department of Education, however, I do not expect that they will waive all three days. At this time, please plan on June 17th being the last day of school. The waiver process takes quite a bit of time. It is being worked on today and will be submitted soon. Two years ago, we submitted on January 31st a request for 6 days to be waived. We did not receive confirmation that they had been waived until May 4th.

High school graduation will still be held on Friday, June 14th and graduated students will be exempt from attending school on the 17th of June, if MUSD is required to hold school.

We will do our best to keep you informed. Let's hope that the weather cooperates for the remaining weeks of winter!
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Technology Tidbit- Social Media

Social Media apps are constantly changing, and it is hard to know what to look out for when discussing issues with children and young adults. Common Sense Media is a great resource for parents on what to look out for in regards to technology and other media when it comes to your children. The link below, or click on the title of this announcement, to take you to a page of Apps to watch out for in 2019 and will give you an idea of what the problem can be with a particular app, and how it may pose an issue for your child. Also, please know that children under the age of 13 are not recommended and in most cases not allowed (there are easy workarounds) to use most social media aps. Please regularly monitor your child’s social media use and have open discussions with your child about their online presence.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/apps-to-watch-out-for-in-2019?utm_source=NEW+01182019+Tweens+%26+Teens&utm_medium=email
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School Safety

MUSD takes school safety seriously. Please click the School Safety headline to view the presentation on what has been done and next steps.
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Mammoth Unified School District

All the benefits of a small private education in our public schools. Here are some of our successes:
* MUSD placed on College Board's AP Honor Roll
* MHS is top 6% of California public high schools by US News and World Report - Gold Level Award
* 1:1 student to technology (iPads or laptops)
* 20% of MHS students concurrently enrolled at Cerro Coso Community College
* Outstanding teachers
* Dedicated support staff and coaches
* Flexible learning opportunities: on-line, in-seat, and concurrent
* Dual language program at Mammoth Elementary School
* Foreign language for all students at Mammoth Middle School
* Latino Family Literacy Project
* Elementary music program
* Grades 3-5 STEM program at Mammoth Elementary
* Strong academics, athletics, activities, and arts
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Parent Meeting

MUSD, in partnership with our local agencies, will present an update regarding the incident that occured last week which caused the District to close schools. If you have questions or just want to learn more, please join us on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30 pm in the Mammoth High School MPR. Representatives from Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County District Attorney's Office, Mono County Behavioral Health and Mammoth Unified School District will present information and plans to ensure the ongoing safety of our students and staff.
El Distrito Unificado de Mammoth, en asociación con nuestras agencias locales, presentará una actualización sobre el incidente que ocurrió la semana pasada que causó que el Distrito cerrara las escuelas. Si tiene alguna pregunta o simplemente desea obtener más información, acompañenos el martes, 8 de mayo a las 5:30 p.m. en el MPR de Mammoth High School. Los representantes del Departamento de Policía de Mammoth Lakes, la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de Mono, la Salud Conductual del Condado de Mono y el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Mammoth presentarán información y planes para garantizar la seguridad continua de nuestros estudiantes y personal.
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September is National School Attendance Awareness Month

Daily school attendance is key to helping each child realize their dreams for the future. Every day missed is a day of instruction missed that can not be recovered. Missing just two days of school per month can negatively affect a child's academic progress and their ability to ultimately graduate.
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