District follows state guidelines, mandating masks for the upcoming school year

The Mountain View–Los Altos School District is requiring all students, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks on campus during the 2021–2022 school year, following new state guidelines. 

Students will not have to practice physical distancing, however, and quarantine restrictions will be loosened. Asymptomatic students exposed to the virus may continue attending school while getting tested biweekly and following mask guidelines. 

The state health department will update its decision on COVID-19 school safety measures by Monday, November 1. 

MVLA will also be offering students an “independent study option” for the upcoming school year, in parallel with state guidelines requiring schools to provide an online study option during the 2021–2022 school year. 

Similar to MVLA’s program last year, students enrolled in Option B will work on their assignments independently through Edgenuity, while attending at least one synchronous period each week.  Students enrolled in Option B will not be able to take on-site courses at either of the MVLA campuses such as journalism, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) or Freestyle Academy.