Dear Monument Valley families,

Thank you for all of the responses and questions you are asking.  I have received a few inquiries from families, and I am glad that folks are asking for more information and clarification.  This is an extraordinary time.

I am copying my email from yesterday below.  It has important information on lunches and breakfasts we are distributing to students at MVM and at locations in our member towns.  It also has links to where you can find enrichment activities for your children to do while at home.  Each teacher has developed about eight activities for kids to do to keep them busy.  The Grade Team and Exploratory webpage on our school’s site also has good links for resources that can be helpful to you: more enrichment resources, several links on how to talk to your kids about the Coronavirus, and a link to the BMC Information Kiosk online.

We also will be distributing boxes of food to families who think they will need resources in the next week.  We plan on doing this weekly.  Details on how we will distribute will be shared on Thursday.  In the meantime, please let me know if you are interested in receiving a box, or share this information with a family who needs a box.  At this time we can only distribute boxes of food to families with children in our district.  There are resources in towns for food support as well, such as the People’s Pantry in Great Barrington, for families or individuals who do not have children in our district.

The situation is developing every day.  I will continue to update you regularly, which for now will be daily.  Next week I expect we will have a better idea if this school closure will extend, and what we will do about your children’s education.  For now please be safe, stay at home, practice social distancing and access health care professionals if necessary.  We want everyone as safe and healthy as possible when we return to school.  Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Thanks, and be well,

Ben Doren, Principal
Monument Valley Regional Middle School
313 Monument Valley Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 644-2300