Happening now inside our classrooms, new for 2021!
Last week, the State of California and the County of Santa Clara moved to the COVID-19 Purple tier. The Montessori School of Silicon Valley never changed procedures when the State & County moved to red or orange as we have been practicing all of the safety, health and sanitation guidelines and requirements required in the Purple tier since prior to its’ being introduced earlier this year. We will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
We are very heartened by many of the comments made by the leading national COVID-19 experts during their press conference yesterday. Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the CDC said, “We need to make data driven decisions. The CDC does not recommend school closures. Face to face learning can be done safely and responsibly.” He also said, “Infections are not acquired at schools, but in the community and households.”
Elinore Katz, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health for the US Department of Health and Human Services also remarked, “One of the safest places for kids to be, from our perspective, is to remain in school. It is important we don’t make emotional decisions about closing schools. Protecting and also fostering the social and emotional wellbeing of children is critical, not only to their own development, but also to the development of healthy families and communities. We know that in addition to education, schools provide our children a profound sense of security and stability. I believe strongly that we need schools to remain open.”
Since reopening in May, The Montessori School of Silicon Valley has been here for our families! We have taken all necessary precautions, going above and beyond to keep our children and employees safe and healthy. We have provided our families with the peace of mind they need knowing their children are in loving and happy environments, where their learning continues uninterrupted.
November 18th marked the sixth consecutive month of zero COVID-19 cases in our schools.
Children returning to our schools are excited and safe! We know children learn best in environments that are both social and cognitive. Children in early childhood settings are interacting SAFELY with each other! Their development is enhanced because they grow and thrive with each other and our caring, kind, and thoughtful teachers and administrators. We are here to provide comfort and stability to your child!
The Montessori School of Silicon Valley is uniquely qualified with over 20 years in operation and degreed faculty to continue the loving care and education of your children through this unprecedented time in our lives. We are moving forward with courage, optimism and strength!
We would love to have your family join us.
MSOSV Enrollment Marketing Team
As everyone is doing their last-minute prep for the upcoming holidays, I wanted to reach out with some wonderful news that I honestly had planned to share earlier.
With the recent growth in the MSOSV community – our Cabrillo Campus recently celebrated the beginning of our fourth school year and we are on track to open lower Elementary at Main Street in September 2020 – I have come to recognize that our Head of School role requires more management and leadership than I am able to provide alone.
One step I took to address this was to bring on board Ms. Sarah Chandler as Elementary Program Director.
Today and I am extremely proud and excited to formally announce the promotion of Ms. Melissa Wyant to Primary Program Director.
As Program Director, Melissa is responsible for leading our four Heads of School with the objective of providing the best possible Montessori experience to the children, parents and staff at all MSOSV locations.
Please join me in congratulating Melissa – something you will have more chances to do now that she will be regularly spending time at each location.
Here’s a link to Melissa’s bio and picture for you.
From all of us at MSOSV, please have a happy and safe holiday season as we look forward to seeing you back at school on January 2nd.