We would like to express our gratitude to all of you for your remarkable efforts and support as we have transitioned to our Virtual Learning Plan. We recognize that during this time, everyone is grappling with different challenges. Together, we have been able to ensure our students have the support they need to continue receiving academic instruction and other essential services during this challenging time.
In a press conference yesterday (April 1, 2020), Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Thurmond said schools “should plan to provide distance learning through the end of the school year.” Later in the day, the Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Duardo, made a similar announcement and recommended schools remain physically closed for the remainder of the academic year although school is still in session.
With so much fluidity and uncertainty tied to the COVID-19 situation, the District will be closed until further notice. We are monitoring the situation continually based on the latest information provided by governmental agencies. We would like nothing more than to have our students back in school.
This situation is very unfortunate for our graduating seniors and other students who have been looking forward to the end of the year activities. Our staff is currently developing options with input from principals, teachers, and students in the event that end of the year celebrations, including graduations, are interrupted.
We realize there are many unanswered questions and we assure you that we are working diligently to address the situation in its totality. Spring break begins on Monday, April 6 and we know this is a much needed break for our families and our staff. A reminder that our Nutrition Services Department will continue to serve breakfast and lunch until schools reopen (even during spring break).
We will continue to keep our community informed and appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this unique situation together.