Only a few parked cars at Concord High School on February 10, 2021 in Concord, Calif. The school campus has been closed to students due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ray Saint Germain/Bay City News staff)

Mount Diablo Unified School District is asking for all families to fill out a survey by next Monday to help the district in its planning for how to reopen schools for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

The survey asks families to choose between having their student continue with 100 percent distance learning or participating in a hybrid model where they would to come to the school two days a week in the afternoon for “in person” support.

In both options, students would keep their currently assigned teachers for morning instruction via distance learning, but may see a different teacher in the afternoon, according to the district.

Families should have received an individualized survey on Saturday, but if not, can access a general survey at Families are asked to fill it out for each of their students and submit it by March 1.

There is no school reopening date set and plans are not finalized since negotiations remain ongoing between the district and its unions. MDUSD Superintendent Adam Clark plans to provide an update on the status of the talks at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

The open session of the meeting starts at 6 p.m. and can be followed online via a link that will be posted at on Wednesday.

More details about the district’s COVID-19 response can be found at

Dan McMenamin is the managing editor at Bay City News, directing daily news coverage of the 12-county greater Bay Area. He has worked for BCN since 2008 and has been managing editor since 2014 after previously serving as BCN’s San Francisco bureau reporter. A UC Davis graduate, he came to BCN after working for a newspaper and nonprofit in the Davis area. He handles staffing, including coaching of our interns, day-to-day coverage decisions and management of the newswire.