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    Announcement - April 3, 2020, 2:00 PM

    MSD Update

    Dear Moraga School District Staff and Families,

    In the three weeks since we transitioned from teaching students in classrooms to implementing distance learning, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of our lives.  Despite the personal and professional challenges our teachers, staff, and administrators are facing as a result of COVID-19, we remain steadfast in our commitment to meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of our students.  National education leader Dr. Joshua Starr recently stated, “Kids are always learning; what they’re learning now is how adults respond to a crisis.”  It is important to model for our students that when faced with adversity, we work through each obstacle collaboratively, creatively, and thoughtfully.

    On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced and reiterated on Thursday that families and educators should operate “with the expectation now that schools will not reopen.”  At this time, neither the Governor nor the State Superintendent of Public Instruction has issued a formal declaration extending school closures through the end of the school year.  However, the Governor’s statements certainly indicate this outcome as an expected scenario for the Moraga School District.  This is difficult news to share, but we must all prepare for students’ education to be delivered via distance learning through the last day of school, May 29.

    School will continue to look and feel very different to everyone, and more so to teachers than to our new generation of technology-fluent students. Our resilient teachers have dedicated themselves to becoming experts on new or suddenly more important platforms like Seesaw or Google Suite.  This evening and on Monday, you will receive an email from your child/ren’s principal with information about our Distance Learning Plan.

    Though it is highly unlikely we will be able to welcome students back to campus this year, we are confident that learning will continue, and that every educator and support professional in our district will work tirelessly on behalf of the students and families we serve. As always, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our highest priority and at the forefront of our decision-making. When people are faced with daunting circumstances, their true character becomes evident. I am proud of our teachers, counselors, teaching assistants and all of our student support staff, principals, maintenance and operations crew, technology team, fiscal and business employees, front office teams, district administrators, and all other support staff for the ways in which they have adjusted to this new way of delivering a high quality education for each of our students. In addition, I am indebted to our parents and guardians who have stepped up in unimaginable ways to support our students’ learning at home.  Our community has come together and developed creative solutions to an unprecedented challenge. I feel confident that we will one day reflect on this era in our history as a time we rose to the occasion and surprised ourselves with our flexibility, perseverance, and compassion.

    Thank you for your continued partnership,

    Bruce K. Burns



    Announcement - April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM

    UC Adjusts Admissions Requirement

    See HERE


    Announcement – March 31, 2020, 6:00 PM

    Letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond


    Dear Moraga School District Community,

    This afternoon I received a letter from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond stating, “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year. This is in no way to suggest that school is over for the year, but rather we should put all efforts into strengthening our delivery of education through distance learning.”  The letter can be accessed HERE.  Superintendent Thurmond has stressed that his recommendation was not a directive; it is ultimately up to local school districts and/or health departments to decide whether school campuses should remain open or closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  

    The Moraga School District Governing Board will address the potential extension of school closures beyond May 3, 2020, at its April 14, 2020, regular Board Meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Members of the public will have the opportunity to submit their comments in writing to the Board in advance of the meeting and will be able to connect to the meeting via Zoom.  


    Bruce K. Burns, Superintendent


    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