Board of Director’s Update

Dear Merdinian Families,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe. There is much going on in our communities and the world, and now, more than ever we are reminded of the importance of God’s blessing that surrounds us. Thank you for your patience and continued engagement with the School Reopening Task Force. We value your feedback, suggestions, comments, and questions. We will continue to stay connected weekly with new updates and information. This week:

1. Preschool Action:

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the Board of Directors APPROVED the opening of the Merdinian Preschool for in-person instruction. This decision is not made lightly. The school administration and preschool team developed the Preschool Reopening Guidelines that were approved by the Board and will be available online. Following this, there will be more information and instruction regarding how to prepare for the first day of in-person instruction. Please note the important Preschool dates and deadlines as we have a waiting list for preschool families:

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONDEADLINEDIRECTIONS
Registration application to participate for in-person preschoolMonday, August 10, 2020 3:00 PMPlease contact the school office
August Tuition Payment for in-person preschool.Monday, August 17, 2020Please contact the school office
Request a refund for Preschool RegistrationMonday, August 10, 2020 3:00 PMPlease contact the school office
1st day of in-person preschoolMonday, August 24, 2020Welcome Letter to follow

2. K-8 Grade Updates:

Distance Learning start date has changed. Classes will begin online on Monday, August 24, 2020. A Welcome Letter will follow with the following information:

  • Daily Schedule and Curriculum
  • Orientation information for Kindergarten
  • Textbook & Technology Pick-up Schedule/Appointment will take place August17-19. More information to follow.

**The DEADLINE to request a Registration refund for K-8 is August 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Please contact the school office**

3. Tuition & Fees Update:

  • Parent Involvement fee will be suspended for 2020-2021 academic year
  • Security Guard Fee will be suspended for K-8 during the duration of Distance Learning
  • A Technology Fee will be assessed to the Kindergarten registration

4. School Reopening Waiver Update:

In our last communication, we shared that as of July 27, 2020 no such waiver existed for Los Angeles County. On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, we received notification that Los Angeles County Department of Public Health WILL NOT be releasing a K-6 School Reopening Waiver, per State guidance. Please see link below: http://www.lapublichealth.org/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=2552

As the School Reopening Task Force continues to meet each week, we will keep such communication. We thank everyone for their patience, care, and engagement through this process.

Wishing everyone a safe weekend! School Reopening Task Force