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SRVUSD Reopening Information
Posted 5/29/20

 

 

As we reach the end of the 2019-20 school year and we look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, we want to thank our staff, parents, and our students for your patience and flexibility in navigating the unique learning environment thrust upon us by the COVID-19 crisis.  We would also like to share our thought process and some key information about SRVUSD's planning for the 2020-21 school year and seek your input.  

 

As we plan to return to school in the fall, first and foremost, we are keeping student and staff safety in the forefront of our decision making. Of course, as always, also at the forefront of every discussion is the consideration around what is best for students. Because each student’s situation is unique, we remain keenly aware of the need for families to have options, flexibility and control over what is best for their student’s learning. Therefore, we are developing our plans around these three fundamental imperatives:

  

  1. Safe and robust teaching and learning with access to options 

  2. The necessity of stakeholder engagement in developing a process

  3. Regular communication with our community throughout June, July and August

 

As we plan for the safe reopening of our schools, we are mindful of these important requisites:

 

  1. Quality instruction and learning models ranging from in-person and small group instruction, to a fully remote learning experience, or a hybrid model of these two

    1. Valuing family choice, flexibility and the need to move between the options if need be

    2. Meeting the unique needs of all students including those in special education, those who lack access to technology, or who may not be able to equitably access learning in any way

  2. Health and wellness, including social emotional health, and inclusive learning environments

  3. Professional development to provide staff with the tools and training necessary to successfully navigate new teaching, learning and working environments

  4. Facilities considerations which provide a safe and sanitizing learning environment

  5. Operational processes which may allow for students to participate in such activities as lunch, recess, athletics, transportation and field trips while remaining safe

 

For us to move forward together, we must reflect on what we have already done. We are asking that parents and guardians complete a survey regarding their spring 2020 remote learning experience no later than 4 p.m. next Friday, June 5th.To take the survey, please visit our Remote Learning Webpage and click on the name of your child’s school. Please take one survey for each child enrolled in our schools. 

 

We are looking forward to communicating with you throughout the planning process for 2020-2021.  You can expect a weekly update from us. In addition, we will continue our series of online question and answer sessions on June 11 from 9-10 a.m. on our YouTube Channel.  Sessions are recorded for viewing at a later time. Submit a question.  

 

We want to reiterate that our circumstances are changing constantly and like you, we must adjust to those changes. As a District, we will continue to engage in partnerships with SRVUSD Employee Group leadership, parents and parent leaders from our PTA and Education Fund, and SRVUSD managers. We will follow the guidance of the California Department of Education, California and Regional Departments of Public Health, the Governor's School Reopening Guidelines, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and will continue to work with high performing suburban school districts throughout California in our search for best practices.  

 

The challenge of reopening our schools will be great, however, we are optimistic that this challenge brings great opportunity to serve our students in ways that may be even better than before. Together, with you as our partners, we will seek your feedback and work to provide our students with the world class education they deserve in the safest environment possible.