August 17th, 2021
Dear MingDe Parents,
I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer break. Welcome to the start of the 2021-2022 school year! First day of school is September 11, 2021.
Due to COVID-19, MingDe Chinese School will continue to conduct all classes online via Zoom until further notice. The COVID delta variant is causing challenges to everyone in performing our normal functions. I have learned that some nearby Chinese schools negotiated with their rental facilities for partial physical, partial virtual and some mixed choice attendances. We felt that such negotiations with RTSD can cause a lot of complications to the school district on guards, facility maintenance & sanitation/heating/cooling and others. Since the fall semester will be open soon, our administrative staff have decided to continue the virtual instructions for the fall semester 2021 to simplify matters.
I am hoping the COVID situation will improve soon and we can resume in-person instructions, Chinese New Year celebration in the beautiful RMS environment for the spring semester. I am sure all of you can understand this unusual situation. I have been working with our teachers in the last few weeks to plan our programs and curriculum for the coming semester.
We sincerely thank all the members of the MingDe family for your support and cooperation, patience and understanding of the decision during this unusual time.