Principal's Message

                                                April 15, 2020
MCA Stakeholders,
Thank you parents for all your trust and support during the Coronavirus crisis that has impacted everyone everywhere. We are glad that there were no known cases at MCA, but we did need to close our doors and switch to Distance Learning starting on  March 16, 2020. That includes learning through work packets, software, live and recorded lessons online, and other tools from home. We will remain in this format for the rest of the school year (June 12th is the last day of school). Please click on our Distance Learning link above to access the latest info. Make sure your children are following his/her teacher’s plan. Teachers are actively working to communicate with parents by phone and home-school applications. That includes added instruction and support from our Special Education Staff, intervention, and Arts & Sciences Teachers. We are keeping track of student attendance and engagement through work effort and completion. Check our website often for our updates. Work packets do not have a set deadline at this time. Please submit your first packet as soon as your child is able to complete it. There are drop-off boxes outside our school throughout this time. Our office remains physically closed, but we are answering phones remotely Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 2 PM. We will open for specialized tasks like packet and laptops distribution. Please check our website for information. We will be open for new 2020-21 Enrollments on April 27th, May 4th and May 11th.
Our Think Together and LA’s Best programs have reopened with virtual programs. Check the DL link for more info as well as information about counseling, parent support and our Tutors on Demand Schedule afterschool. MCA will continue to provide free lunch Monday -Friday from 10:30 AM to 12 Noon throughout this time. There is a drive thru type of arrangement for families to pick up food in the main parking lot on Montague Street. Please call the Montague Office if you have any questions at (818) 899-0215. It is a pleasure to serve our Pacoima families through this difficult time.
Stay healthy and Safe,
Jose D. Salas
Executive Director & Principal