In light of Governor Herbert’s announcement today, moving much of the state from Orange to Yellow status, we feel it’s important to share a few thoughts. First, we are grateful that State leaders and health officials are seeing a measured positive impact of our efforts to stay safe. We are proud of our community and how Murray has rallied to support and embrace best practices in social distancing, disinfection, and more. This is a testament to our ability to work together as committed citizens of Utah.

As Murray City School District has only two weeks left of this school year, and because yellow status has its own set of restrictions, there will be no changes in our digital home learning or our graduation plans. Other questions regarding activities, in-person services, and other learning will be reviewed over the coming days. We are in close communication with state officials to help us define and refine what changes (if any) the yellow designation creates from our current plan.

Finally, as expected, many parents, students, and teachers are wondering about our return to school in the Fall. Many ideas have been shared in recent days by individuals and through various media. As you come across this information, please understand that it is entirely speculative at this point. For the last several weeks and for several more to come we are developing a number of different contingency plans for the 2020-21 school year. Be assured we will communicate those as they become more firm. We will also communicate any deviations to those plans that may arise as the landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

We understand the concerns and challenges created by so much uncertainty, but we also hope you will join us in our confidence and excitement for the 2020-21 school year. We are Murray! And, together, we have proven we can accomplish anything.

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PS – We are very excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing and resilient 2020 senior class. Watch for an announcement about our Virtual Graduation video, which will be posted online on June 4. More details such as where you can watch are coming soon.