Message From NMA's Executive Director

Dear Scholars and Families,
 
Can you believe that we are almost two months into the school year already?  I am so proud of the dedication all of you have committed to virtual learning this first quarter.  As we all continue to navigate COVID-19, your health and safety remain our number one priority at NMA.
 
In the last two weeks, I have had conversations with my team here at school.  We have been following news stories, COVID-19 trends and projections, and recommendations from both state and federal agencies on the best way to reopen schools.  Based on the information we are receiving, NMA has decided to continue with distance learning through second quarter, starting 11/9/2020.
 
This means a couple of things.  First, scholars will continue to utilize virtual platforms for learning as usual.  Secondly, NMA’s childcare program will continue for essential workers.  Finally, NMA will spend a significant amount of time during second quarter to engage in meaningful conversations with our families on what third quarter will look like for our scholars.  Our NMA staff will be reaching out to you in the next couple of weeks to survey your decision for your scholar(s).  It is important to NMA that we continue to hear from you as you decide what is best for your scholar(s). 
 
We definitely miss having scholars and families here at school.  COVID-19 has challenge all of us in many different ways.  Together, we will get through this!
 
Thank you.
 
Kevin Xiong
Executive Director  
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