Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) continues to distribute free breakfasts and lunches to students in the community from 9-11 a.m. at all MUSD schools. According to a statement from the district issued Wednesday, MUSD has “consolidated pickup for both meals to simplify delivery” based on a recommendation from the California Department of Education.

To continue to ensure students continue learning, MUSD has added a Distance Learning Platform on its website, giving students, parents, and teachers guidance on how to navigate distance learning. Teachers and staff continue working to help families navigate this new reality. The Distance Learning Platform can also be viewed in Spanish.

In the message emailed to parents, MUSD reminded families of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for managing stress as trying to juggle work, whether from home or outside the home, and homeschooling can be stressful for both parents and children. Basic practices include:

  • Social distancing, not social isolation: Connect with loved ones and offer support and, when possible, assistance. Video chats, texting and audio calls can help keep personal relationships strong and help in maintaining perspective and feeling better.
  • Guide children: Children take their cues for reacting to the world from adults. Already, their routines have been disrupted. Watch for their distress, reassure them, and set a calm environment by limiting news intake and creating consistent schedules.
  • Exercise and eat well: Continue to be active and go outside while maintaining social distance. Eat nutritious meals, sleep 7 hours a night, and maintain a consistent schedule.
  • Limit news intake: It can be tempting to constantly track new information. Instead, take breaks from media coverage. Use authoritative sources. Be wary of misinformation on social media.

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