Thank you to all the parents and students who came to the SCUSD Meeting last week! You DID make a difference!
Some photos on the MSA-SC PTO Facebook page: Click HERE . And if you haven’t done so already, please ‘LIKE’ the Facebook page while you’re there.
The principal, Mr. Ak’s update on the SCUSD Board Meeting and its decision:
“Dear MSA Santa Clara Parents and Students,
Last night the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to not extend our lease at our current campus for the upcoming school year. While we are disappointed in the board’s decision, I would like to assure you that we are committed to remaining open, and we are actively exploring alternative campuses that meet our educational needs for next year.
The district’s board approved a motion that directs the district’s superintendent and staff to work with us to find an alternate site on a district campus. We plan on meeting with the district as soon as possible to explore this option.
Additionally, we are currently engaging in negotiations for a temporary campus that is not on district grounds, and which would serve us in the upcoming school year. As we explore both of these options, we plan to dedicate our time and resources to make sure that we choose a campus that best serves our community, as we continue to provide a rigorous, STEM-focused education to our students.
We will keep you posted on our efforts to secure a campus, and I am confident our high-quality program will continue uninterrupted in the coming years.
I would like to personally thank our parents, students, teachers and staff for their ongoing support and efforts to secure a campus for next year. I am so proud to call MSA Santa Clara my home and look forward to graduating our very first class next year.
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MSA-SC is finally officially on the agenda this Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm.
We, the Magnolian community, current and future students, need YOU to be there to show your support for the requested one year school lease extension at the current facility.
In the end, it’s as simple as that- just SHOW UP!
SOS_Save Our School
MSASC students and parents unitedly wait at a board meeting
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It was inspiring and humbling to see your support for your school at the SCCOE board meeting a couple of days ago. 300+ MSA-SC students, parents and teachers turned out to show their solidarity and to urge elected officials to find a solution to the situation facing us: closure of the school. It was this show of community spirit which made the SCCOE board members urge the SCUSD to consider the ‘human factor’ in the situation while considering the school closure- the human factor which involves a life changing school closure for ~500 students, their parents and staff.
We are asking for a one year school lease extension. The SCUSD plans to leave the campus empty for the next year- we are urging them to let our students stay! Please sign our Change.org PETITION and share it with your whole friend circle, your extended family, everybody you know! It doesn’t matter if they are local or not, if they believe in EDUCATION and CHOICES, then it is an easy decision to sign our Petition.
Click to sign Change.org petition
We’ve come so far together, let’s continue this journey to make our children’s lives better!
Thank you for reading, signing and sharing with as many people as you can via email, facebook, Twitter and other social media.
MSASC students and parents wait at a SCCOE board meeting
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Welcome back to school! Hope you all had a great President’s Week 🙂
Movie Screening of ‘Waiting for “Superman”‘
We had a very interesting screening of ‘Waiting for “Superman”‘ on Friday, February 13th. It was informative and inspiring to see how people and organizations are working to fix lacunae in the American educational system. Young children and parents with dreams were waiting for lotteries to get into charter schools which could potentially change their lives. The students in MSA-SC could imagine themselves in those shoes! Good schools can literally change the entire direction your life will take as you grow up to adulthood and beyond.
Thank you to all the parents who brought snacks and food. It was much appreciated!
New charter petition hearing
Many parents, staff and one student, Aaryan G., spoke at the new charter petition hearing for STEM Academy at the Santa Clara County Office of Education on Wednesday , February 18th. Thank you to those who came out to show their support. The next meeting in March will also be important. Please put it on your calendars.
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