Good afternoon WSCUHSD students and parents,
The purpose of this email is to update you on our District plans for reopening our schools this August.
Over the last month, several committees have been meeting to assess the current public health situation, investigate different scenarios for reopening schools and weigh costs and benefits of each option
- Teacher work group
- Technology committee
- Health and safety team
- Leadership team
In addition, we have surveyed staff, students and parents.
While we know that the best place for our students is in the classroom with our teachers and staff, public health requirements severely limit our ability to provide for a safe environment for both students and staff. Based on this assessment, the Board of Trustees will hold a Special Board meeting this coming Wednesday, July 8 beginning at 6:00 pm to discuss a reopening plan for August. The Board will be considering a recommendation from District staff to begin school in August in a full distance learning mode. The Board will be discussing if it would be in the district's best interest to commit to a specified length of time in distance learning (for example one semester commitment) or remain flexible and able to move to a hybrid model of instruction should conditions improve throughout the fall.
Based on Board discussion and action, the District will be following up with more specific plans later next week which will include a proposed schedule, technology tools, and training plans to support both distance learning and possible hybrid mode of instruction.
A link for the Board meeting will be posted on the District website.
Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented times.
Stay safe and healthy,
Toni L Beal, M.A. Superintendent
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