April 27, 2020
Dear MSJ Students and Parents:
I hope this letter finds you and your families healthy at this troubling time. Since the introduction of Covid-19 to our community we have undergone radical changes to our daily lives and routines; the closures of our schools have significantly impacted the lives of our students, their families, and our staff. While families are mostly concerned with keeping their families safe and secure, we want you to know that we are adapting our MSJ program to continue educating our students and allowing them to make progress on graduating and earning credits.
You should have recently received a letter from our superintendent, Dr. Sandy Lyon, that shared information about the remainder of the school year. Because we are an Alternative Education site it is necessary that we take a slightly different approach than the traditional high schools. All MSJ students have been moved to a new schedule for the Fourth Quarter of the school year; because we operate on a quarter system in alternative education we must have all our students participating in online learning in order to continue earning credits.
Teachers and staff have made multiple attempts to contact your student regarding our new schedule and assignments have already been posted to teachers’ Google Classrooms. We hope you and/or your student has picked up a chrome book as all new assignments will be online. If you still need to pick up a chrome book or exchange a current one that is no longer working, please visit our school website (http://msj.psusd.us) to view the schedule for Tech Depots at various locations in the district.
The superintendent’s letter also shared that graduation for the Class of 2020 will be a “virtual” graduation; we are all deeply saddened that we will not be able to celebrate our students’ accomplishments in our usual manor but we will do our best to make the graduation ceremony online not only unique to the Class of 2020 but a memorable event that keeps our community safe from exposure to Covid-19. Further details about graduation will be forthcoming as we continue to plan the details.
It is always our goal at Mt. San Jacinto High School to provide the support necessary to help our students meet their goals and succeed. Please know that the teachers, counselors, office staff, and administration are here to help; though our office phones aren’t tended to daily feel free to leave a message or reach out via email.