Looking Ahead to Quarter 4

Greetings Muraoka Families,

It seems impossible that we are at the end of Quarter 3!  We cannot thank our students, parents and staff enough for the tremendous support during this school year.  Before we go on Spring Break, we would like to share some information with you for when we return.

School Resumes Monday, April 5th

Students return from Spring Break on Monday, April 5th in the Distance Learning Model.  In preparation for hybrid reopening, all teachers will be providing 180 minutes of synchronous instruction.  Any additional minutes will be given to students asynchronously.

Hybrid Reopening Information

The Muraoka Parent Hybrid Handbook contains important information regarding the operations of the school during hybrid.  Please use the link to view the handbook:

Parent Hybrid Learning Handbook

The Parent Reopening Coffee Chat was held yesterday.  If you were unable to make it, we have a recording below of the information that was shared.  It walks our families through the Muraoka Parent Hybrid Handbook and should answer some of the questions that you may have regarding reopening.

Parent Reopening Coffee Chat Recording

We hope all of these resources will provide more insight into our plans to reopen for hybrid instruction on April 12th.

Enjoy next week’s break and we will see our Momongas online on April 5th.

Take Care,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

CVESD Town Hall Meeting Tonight with Dr. Escobedo at 6pm

Dear Muraoka Families,

Join us tonight for a Virtual Town Hall Meeting with our CVESD Superintendent, Dr. Francisco Escobedo, from 6pm – 7pm.

Below are the links to join the meeting, which will be available in both English and Spanish:

CVESD Virtual Town Hall Meeting Link

Foro Comunitario del Distrito de Escuelas Primarias de Chula Vista

If you are unable to attend, the meeting will be recorded and posted on the CVESD Website to view at a different time.

Take Care,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message – March 21st

Dear Muraoka Families,

Reopening Information

We are excited to be able to reopen our doors for hybrid in-person instruction beginning Monday, April 12th! We sent an email Friday night with a video that provides information about the preparations that have been made to welcome our students back to campus. If you were unable to see that video, click HERE to view.

We will be holding a Reopening Coffee Chat on Thursday, March 25th at 1pm and 5:30pm. Below are the links for Zoom to be able to attend:

  • 1:00pm Coffee Chat Link
  • 5:30pm Coffee Chat Link

Hybrid Daily Schedule Click HERE

Thought Exchange

We encourage our community to share your thoughts with us via “Thought Exchange,” an on-line learning process to help us better understand what is important to you. Our dialogue through “Thought Exchange” enables us to hear more about your concerns as well as the things you appreciate about our school and District. We would appreciate a few moments of your time to contribute to the success of our educational system by providing feedback that will better inform our decision-making. This will also help us as we look at annual revisions to our Local Control and Accountability Plan. To provide your valuable input, click HERE.

Reminders for the Upcoming Week:

Monday, March 22nd –

Tuesday, March 23rd –

Thursday, March 25th –

  • Reopening Coffee Chat at 1:00pm and 5:30pm (see links above)

Friday, March 26th –

  • Last Day of Quarter 3

Monday, March 29th – April 2nd – Spring Break

Students Return on April 5th – Distance Learning

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Welcome Back to Hybrid Reopening at Muraoka

Dear Muraoka Families,

In anticipation of our April 12th reopening to hybrid instruction, we wanted to share a video with our community that provides insight into what our campus will look like when we open our doors to students in a few weeks.

We hope this video helps to answer some questions you may have regarding safety and the preparations that have been made so that we can welcome our Momongas back to campus.

Muraoka Hybrid Daily Schedule PDF

Here are some important reminders regarding the hybrid schedule:

Hybrid In-Person Instruction

  • AM or PM Cohort
    • In-person Monday through Thursday – 155 minutes per cohort
    • Distance Learning for 155 synchronous minutes on Friday (AM and PM Cohort together)

*Students who are remaining in distance learning will continue to follow the same schedule that has been in place since the beginning of the school year*

You will be notified of your child’s placement no later than Monday, April 5th.

For questions regarding reopening, please make sure to check out the district Parent Reopening Playbook HERE and join our upcoming Parent Coffee Chats on March 25th at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm (more information to come in this weekend’s message).

We will continue to communicate with our community regarding reopening plans. Thank you for your ongoing support through this unprecedented time.

With Gratitude,

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Reopening Information

The information below was sent via email to our community last night.  We are posting it here just in case you did not receive the email.  

Good Evening Muraoka Parents and Families,

We are excited to announce that our school district has officially set our Hybrid Reopening Date for students to return to campus on Monday, April 12th.

We know with this announcement that our community has many questions. The following are steps we are taking to make this transition as smooth as possible for all students and families.

A few reminders regarding Hybrid Reopening are:

  • In person instruction is approximately 155 minutes in either an AM or PM session. Student arrival and dismissal time will bring this to around 3 hours each day on campus Monday-Thursday. Friday’s will be Distance Learning for 155 minutes of synchronous instruction.
  • You may choose to have your child(ren) remain in Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year.
  • There will be re-rostering to accommodate family’s choice of in person vs. distance learning options. We will make every effort to maintain consistency, however this is a reality of the Hybrid Model.
  • Students cannot be on campus in the Hybrid Model and participate in a distance learning class to maintain their same teacher.

During Parent Teacher Conferences your child’s current classroom teacher will share the following:

  • Your choice for In-Person Hybrid Instruction or Distance Learning Instruction as indicated on your survey response.
  • Confirmation of your preference of AM or PM cohort if you chose In-Person Hybrid Instruction. Please know that this is not finalized or definitive. To accommodate all students planning on returning, families who preferred AM may be placed in a PM cohort.
  • Finally, they will share with you their tentative assignment of teaching In-person Hybrid or Distance Learning when we reopen on April 12th

Our goal is to share Hybrid AM/PM assignments and any roster changes by Monday, April 5th, at the latest.

A virtual parent informational coffee chat regarding our reopening plans is scheduled for Thursday, March 25th at two times- 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm. This will include our arrival and dismissal procedures, daily cleaning procedures, and videos showing our current classroom layouts and more. Please know that when we reopen, no visitors or parents will be allowed on campus due to safety regulations, so we will be making every effort to share as much as possible with you before we reopen.

As your site leaders, we will do our best to communicate updates, plans, roster assignments and more in a timely manner as we get closer to our return date.

We are beyond excited to have students back on campus! Please make sure to be on the lookout for links to our resources and upcoming meetings. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Stay Safe,

Dr. Erin Mahoney, Principal

Mrs. Crystal Sutton, Associate Principal

Weekly Message for the Week of March 15th

Greetings Muraoka Families!

Hybrid Reopening Update 

There will be a special CVESD Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 16th at 5pm discussing potential reopening. The meeting is available to be viewed on Microsoft Teams by visiting www.cvesd.org and click on the banner to join the meeting.

Please note, we do not have set date for reopening at this time. We will continue to communicate with families regarding plans, schedules, safety measures, and class rosters as information becomes available.

Make sure to check out the CVESD Reopening Playbook for Parents:

Reopening Playbook for Parents

Guía de Reapertura para Padres

Potential Reopening Schedule Information: 

Two Options:

  • Hybrid (In-Person)
    • Morning (AM) or Afternoon (PM) – (only one session – not both)
    • Monday – Thursday (In-Person) and Friday (Distance Learning)
  • Distance Learning
    • Monday – Friday

We are making every attempt to take into consideration requests for AM and PM sessions for hybrid, however, there is no guarantee. Students who requested AM could still be placed in PM hybrid session.

Parent Teacher Conferences 

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually beginning this Thursday, March 18th through Thursday, March 25th. Students will have 120 minutes of synchronous (live) instruction and the remainder of their day will be asynchronous during conferences. If you have not scheduled your conference yet, please reach out to your student’s teacher.

Here’s to a great week!

Dr. Mahoney and Mrs. Sutton

Weekly Message for the Week of March 8th

Greetings Muraoka Families!

Hybrid Reopening Update

Please see the attached update regarding our Board’s recent authorization regarding Hybrid Reopening: Board Hybrid Update 

  • Please note, we still have no set date for reopening and will continue to communicate with families in the coming weeks regarding plans, schedules, safety measures, and class rosters.
    • Be on the lookout for Coffee Chats, video messages, and emails!
  • Make sure to check out the CVESD Reopening Handbook here: Handbook English Handbook Spanish
  • Checkout our districts Ready for Students’ Return video here: Video Link Spanish Video Link

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually March 18th through March 25th.  During that week, students will have 120 minutes of synchronous (live) instruction and the remainder of their day will be asynchronous.  Be on the lookout for more information coming soon.