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    Announcement - April 7, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    MSD Physical Campuses Closed for Remainder of 19-20

    Dear Moraga School District Staff and Families,

    This afternoon, a joint press release announced, “With the support and collaboration of the public health officers in their respective counties, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco county superintendents announced the decision to extend the campus closures to students through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. All schools will continue to transition from in-person classroom instruction to at-home and distance learning formats.” You can read the full press release here

    Based on this information, the Moraga School District will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.  I know that this situation has been challenging, but our health experts continue to remind us that following the stay-at-home order and practicing strict physical distancing are the two best ways to slow the transmission of this virus. 

    While our physical campuses will not reopen, MSD staff will continue to support students in a virtual learning environment and deliver distance learning plans to ensure that all students meet essential grade level expectations.  

    The safety of our staff and students remains our top priority.  Thank you for the continuous support you have given our staff.   Your messages, encouragement and partnership are appreciated.


    Bruce K. Burns



    Announcement - April 7, 2020,

    Contra Costa Joins Bay Area Counties in Extending Distance Learning Through End of School Year - Press Release

    The public health officers and county superintendents in six Bay Area counties have announced they will extend the suspension of in-class instruction through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco County Superintendents in collaboration with the Public Health Officers in their respective counties, announced the decision to extend campus closures to students through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Schools will continue to transition from in-person classroom instruction to at-home and distance learning formats. School leaders will continue to utilize campus facilities to distribute school meals and provide childcare or supervision as determined by local needs.

    After recently announcing campuses would remain closed for in-person learning until May 1, Bay Area counties took action to review their timelines following statements by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond suggesting that California’s students would not return to campus for in-person learning for the remainder of this school year. 

    This announcement comes as local public health officers continue to monitor and ensure the local orders to shelter in place with limited availability of COVID-19 testing and adapt to new information about the ways in which COVID-19 spreads in a community. Local officials are now recommending that residents wear face coverings when out in public and are requiring essential businesses to post social distancing protocols.

    “We know that social distancing is the most powerful weapon in slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said Dr. Chris Farnitano, health officer for Contra Costa County. “As hard as it is to extend school closures, we know that it is critical to protecting the health and safety of all residents of Contra Costa County and the Bay Area in general. We appreciate the opportunity to work closely with our school leaders as we adapt to this changing situation.”

    Building on the regional coordination the six Bay Area jurisdictions took in issuing the order for all residents to shelter in place, Bay Area counties have continued to work together to align strategies and practices in support of Bay Area schools during this unprecedented time.

    While this means that physical campuses would not re-open to students this school year, it does not suggest that school is over for the year, as teachers, classified staff and administrators in our programs and throughout Contra Costa County continue to provide meals and learning devices to students who need them, and are working hard to transition to high-quality distance learning, and support the needs of all students,” said Lynn Mackey, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools. “While we all pivot into a new way of delivering quality instruction, we know that learning will continue, and that every educator and caring staff member in our county will meet this challenge and continue to work hard on behalf of the students and families we serve.”

     During this most critical phase of the shelter in place order and as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise, residents, including all Contra Costa County students, are urged to keep practicing the guidance provided by public health officers including:

    • Staying home and limiting essential activities where possible
    • Washing hands often with soap and water
    • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Contacting your healthcare provider if you experience any symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing
    • Wearing face coverings (but not medical-grade masks)
    • Adhering closely to social distancing guidelines

    More information about Contra Costa County schools’ response to COVID-19 can be found on the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s website.


    Superintendent Message - April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM


    Announcement - April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM

    UC Adjusts Admissions Requirement

    See HERE


    Superintendent Message - March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM

    Letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond

    Click HERE for Link to Thurmond Letter. 


    Announcement - March 31, 2020

    Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order with New Restrictions to Last Through May 3

    Click HERE for Link to Joint Press Release


    Superintendent Message - Parent FAQ Information - March 30, 2020


    Superintendent Message - Food Service - March 26, 2020


    Superintendent Message - School Closure Extended - March 25, 2020


    Superintendent Message - Goggle & Mask Drive - March 23, 2020


    Superintendent Message - Playgrounds ClosedMarch 22, 2020


    Superintendent Message - March 18, 2020


    Superintendent Message - March 17, 2020


    Superintendent Message - March 16, 2020


    Superintendent Message - March 15, 2020


    Superintendent Message - March 14, 2020








    Social Distancing



    Lamorinda Idol





    Governing Board and CCCOE Approved 

    2017-2020 LCAP 

    The MSD Coordinating Council, which oversees the monitoring and annual development of the LCAP, meets at 3:30 PM at the JM Library on  9/20/18, 11/7/18, 2/27/19 and 3/27/19. Students, staff, parents and community members are welcome to attend Coordinating Council meetings and are also welcome to speak to the LCAP at any regular Board meeting. Annual LCAP updates will be presented to all site PTAs and School Site Councils in the fall.  LCAP feedback and comments may be emailed to  A draft LCAP will be presented to the MSD Governing Board on June 4, 2019, and a public hearing will be held.  The Board will take action to approve the LCAP on June 11, 2019.

    Current Board Meeting Agenda

    Click Here

    School Calendars

    School Year 2019-2020

    Board Adopted:
    Mar. 12,2019

    School Year 2020-2021

    Board Adopted:

    March 10, 2020


    About US

    The Moraga School District is located in Moraga, California, beyond the Oakland hills and east of San Francisco.  Our students consistently score advanced and proficient on California standardized tests while excelling in art, music, technology, physical education and a variety of intermediate school electives.  The Moraga School District values the involvement of Moraga parents and families, our PTAs, the Moraga Education Foundation, and local businesses.  Together we deliver to our TK-8th grade students a first class education addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students to succeed in a diverse global world.

    Nondiscrimination Policy: MSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint information is available at the MSD District Office, 1540 School Street, CA, 94556.  For further information, call 925-376-5943