Peek at the Bancroft Week

Volume 2 Edition 25

March 1 - 7, 2022

Message from the principal...

From Dr. Clark:

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, MDUSD has followed and implemented state as well as county mandates. I recognize the fact all of our stakeholders have sacrificed for the past two years. Empty campuses, distance learning, vaccinations, hybrid learning and testing actions have touched all of us in multiple ways. The safety of students, families and staff continue to be MDUSD’s highest priority.

Today, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health announced the state’s requirement that students wear masks in schools will expire at the end of the day on Friday, March 11, allowing students, regardless of vaccination status, to be without a face mask at school beginning Monday, March 14 (or over the weekend of March 12-13 if participating in campus activities).

I have reviewed the COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health and Contra Costa Health Services. Although masks are still strongly recommended, at the March 9 Governing Board meeting, I will propose that MDUSD allow the wearing of face masks to be optional for students. I am not recommending a change to mask requirements for adults until the state releases additional guidance for school employees.

In keeping with the state guidance, we encourage anyone who wants to continue wearing a mask to do so. We also continue to encourage those who are eligible to get vaccinated and boosted. MDUSD will continue to offer COVID-19 testing and to provide group contact tracing, as recommended by the state.

In addition, Last night, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-5-22, which updates the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CalOSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) and aligns the ETS with recently updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health on indoor masking. The timeline for schools is slightly different, however.

Under this executive order, effective today, March 1, unvaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear masks indoors. Consistent with yesterday’s announcement regarding masking in schools, masks are now just strongly recommended for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in indoor settings. However, while there is no longer a requirement for employees to mask indoors, employers are still required to provide face coverings to any employee that requests one. Additionally, local county public health still retain the authority to implement additional safety requirements beyond state guidance.

For schools, this alignment means that once the universal masking requirement is lifted for K-12 schools after March 11, the statewide masking guidance for K-12 students and staff will be the same, i.e. masking indoors will no longer be required but is still strongly recommended.



Cindy Dunn

See's Candy Outdoor Ed Fundraiser

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Intradistrict Transfer Letters Grades 6-12 2022-2023

On time, secondary application responses were mailed out on 2/18/2022. Middle and High schools have received their incoming transfer lists, your patience is appreciated while we prepare the extensive outgoing lists..

Intradistrict Transfers Grades K-5 2022-2023 CLOSING SOON!!!!

The Intradistrict Transfer Application for Grades K-5 in 2022-2023 will be up on our website, from February 10-March 10.

TK Registration

Student Services and School Support are piloting Centralized Enrollment for the 2022-2023 Tk class. Enrollment will still begin online and we are currently taking appointments to complete registration in person. The link is available online at If you missed the OM meeting explaining the process it will be linked below as well as a link to the sign up sheet for your website.

Noon Supervisor

We are down to just ONE lunch supervisor. As COVID-19 numbers drop in our community, we are hoping to see more volunteers on campus. Your support and help in keeping our little bobcats safe is greatly appreciated.

We are trying to hire noon supervisors. If you or anyone you know are interested in working at Bancroft just 8 hours a week, please click on the link here or go to the district website. All our lunch supervisors were parents of former students that just wanted to work where their child attended school. It's a win-win for all.

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2/25 - Trimester 2 ends

2/28 - See's Easter Candy Fundraiser begins

3/1 - Spring Pictures

3/3 - 3/11 - PFC Auction

3/7 - Student Free Day (Teacher work day)

3/8 - 5th grade Outdoor Education Info Night

3/10 - Orchestra Festival @ Concord HS

3/11 - Report Cards available on Homelink/Aeries starting at 12pm

3/11 - Family Night 6P-9P

3/17 - St Patrick's Day

3/31 - School Site Council 4:30

3/28 - 3/31 - 5th Grade Outdoor Education at Exploring New Horizons

4/1 - Cesar Chavez Day ~NO SCHOOL~

4/4 - 4/8 SPRING BREAK

4/21 - Open House

6/2 - Last Day of School