Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Dear MUSD Parents/Guardians,
There are probably not enough words to express the range of emotions and thoughts experienced over these past weeks. We have so much to reflect on from the changes in our lives, our day-to-day routines and activities, physical distancing limitations, learning at home, working from home, and so much more. This time has been nothing any of us ever could have imagined. The world has changed; things are different. However, one thing in MUSD that I am certain has not changed is the love and commitment our teachers, staff, administrative teams, leadership, and Governing Board members have for your student, your family, and the Marana community. These experiences have shined such a bright light on the support and partnership that exists in our community. It has proven again that together we can get through anything….we are family.
As we end the school year today, we shift our focus from learning at home to the summer planning process to reopen schools safely and responsibly for the 2020-2021 school year. We recognize that these are still uncertain times and unchartered waters with many unknowns and considerations. School districts are also waiting for additional guidance from the Arizona Department of Education and health authorities. However, the planning process is underway and together we will be ready.
It is important that the District hear from you as we plan and prepare. Please take a few moments and share your thoughts by completing this questionnaire. It is vitally important that we continue to work together and your input is valued. We anticipate additional questionnaires throughout the summer as we receive more guidance from our health and educational authorities and as our planning efforts advance.
In closing, I want to take a moment to again thank you for the support you have provided me these past twelve years. As I write this last letter as your Superintendent, I do so filled with gratitude. It has been an incredible honor to lead this outstanding District. I will miss this community. I know that great things lay in store for MUSD.
I wish you, your student, and your family the very best. Stay healthy and stay connected.
Doug Wilson, Ed.D.