Walnut Acres Reopening Next Steps
Fri, Jul 31 4:27pm


Greetings Walnut Acres Families, 

As parents, we are all eager for information regarding the upcoming school year. As you know, Walnut Acres Elementary will re-open with distance learning on Monday, August 17th. Please know that our principal, our teachers, and our PFC executive board members are all working hard to prepare for a very different but safe school re-opening, and details will be shared as soon as we have them. For more information on the MDUSD Reopening Plan, please visit https://mdusd.org/reopen

What You Need to Know (and When)

Week of Aug 3-7:

  • Monday - The Walnut Acres Elementary Office will be open, 7:45- 3:00 each day. Please wear a face covering and maintain physical distancing when on campus.
  • Update Your MDUSD HomeLink/AERIES Account: Beginning Saturday, August 1st, please go to the HomeLink Parent Portal to complete your data verification.  New to Walnut Acres Elementary? Please visit the school office starting Monday, August 3rd to get the verification code required to enter your new student into HomeLink. You will need to show a photo ID (such as a driver's license) to receive the letter that contains your verification code. Alternatively, you may complete an Emergency Form, also available in the office.

Reminder: students must have all required immunizations completed, and complete data verification in Homelink before you receive their class assignment.

  • Tuesday, August 4th - New Families Orientation, 7pm Zoom. Hear from Principal Luong and learn about the PFC. 
  • Watch for a Virtual Jaguar Day Checklist email from the PFC. Complete all steps from the safety of your home! 
  • Thursday, August 6th - Parent Faculty Club Meeting, 7pm Zoom. Hear from Principal Luong and the PFC Executive Team.   
  • Chromebooks for Loan: If your student(s) need to check out a Chromebook for distance learning, please email Principal Luong at luongl@mdusd.org.

Week of Aug 10-14:

  • Teachers are back and busy planning and doing staff development for re-opening. Teachers will be working to finalize the classroom assignments this week. 
  • Receive Your Teacher Assignments. Specific Date TBD. Parents must complete a HomeLink data verification before you receive your assignment (see note above). 

Week of Aug 17- 21:

  • Monday -1st Day of School 

Questions? 

We know you have questions, including "What will the daily schedule look like?" Many of these questions are currently under negotiation between MDUSD and the unions. When Principal Luong and the teachers have more details, they will communicate them to us.  

In the meantime, We Want to Hear from You! Please submit your questions to our Google Form. We will do our best to answer your questions at our Zoom PFC meeting on Thursday, August 6th. 

Sincerely,
The Walnut Acres PFC