Reopening of Schools Survey

Message from the Superintendent & Reopening of Schools Survey

Take a minute and 15 seconds to hear a brief message from Superintendent Diffenbaugh.


Parents and Guardians,

I want to thank you for partnering with us to make Distance Learning a success. These are truly unprecedented times and none of us could have predicted what was going to happen at the end of the school year.

We're currently planning for the start of the 2020-21 school year, and still awaiting guidelines from the state and local health departments.

As we plan we want your feedback and your perspective, and we've developed a survey that will help us in our planning process.

I wish that I had more answers for you now, but as we get more guidelines we will develop a plan and reach back out to you for your feedback and input.

At this point we hope that you'll fill out this survey to give us an idea of what your current thinking is in order to help us plan for a successful start of the 2020-21 school year.

Again, we thank you for your partnership, for your hard work, for your collaboration to support your students.

Thank you.


Public safety and the safety and well-being of students and staff are our top priorities. While the restrictions of the Governor's Stay at Home Order may be relaxing in the coming weeks and months, the opening of schools are not yet deemed safe.

We don't know what things will look like by the first day of school (August 5, 2020), and the district is currently evaluating educational options for the 2020-2021 school year based on local, state and federal health guidelines.

MPUSD has initiated a Reopening of Schools Task Force that includes broad representation from administrators, union leadership, teachers and staff. As we continue to monitor and evaluate the COVID-19 situation, your input on the 2020-2021 school year would be extremely appreciated to inform the Task Force's work. Once draft plans are created, we will reach back out to parents for further input and feedback.

We hope you can help us by taking this short survey by Friday, May 29, 2020.