MHS and Middle School Will Be On Zoom Tuesday – 20 Positive Covid Tests From Sunday

Written by on January 3, 2022

School principals said late Monday that Tuesday will be a distance learning day for all Malibu Middle School and Malibu High School students.
Partial results from student and staff testing on Sunday turned up 20 positive tests by midafternoon, with mnore test results yet too be reported.
A Los Angeles County Department of Public Health physician recommended that on-campus work be cancelled Tuesday to “allow us to receive the results from today’s testing and to notify any additional positive cases, ensuring they do not come to campus.
“It will also allow us to obtain test results from any student who did not show up to either testing day,” the principals said in an email sent at 3:40 pm Monday.
Each student is being instructed to to log into a live Zoom session at the beginning of each period for a minimum of 5-10 minutes following the regular Tuesday bell schedule. Teachers will post Zoom links in their Google Classroom streams.
Attendance will be taken based on students who log in to the zoom session for each class period.
“We plan on resuming in-person instruction on Wednesday, January 5th,” the principals said. “Any student who did not participate in our screening testing on Sunday or Monday must provide their own outside test result from within the last 72 hours from a clinic or health facility before reporting to school.”
Teachers were told late Monday to adapt their Tuesday plans.
“We know that this type of change is very disruptive and could have an impact on child supervision, parent employment, and other plans,” they said. “We also know the timing of this decision is not ideal but we are continuing to respond to information we receive in real time.
“The health and safety of students and staff are integral to the work we do. Our goal is to best ensure the continuity of in-person instruction as we continue to navigate this ongoing pandemic.”
The statement was signed by middle school principal Melissa Andino and high school principal Patrick Miller.

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