COVID-19 Update 3/16

Posted by: Elisabeth Josset 4 months, 3 weeks ago

COVID-19 Update 3/16

Dear CUSD Parents/Guardians, Staff and Shareholders:

On Friday afternoon, Governor Newsom signed an executive order to provide districts with ongoing state funding allowing them to close schools, while still providing them the necessary funds to continue paying staff.  The executive order also suspended the law requiring a minimum number of days of instruction in a school year.  

At this time we do not anticipate making up the missed days at the end of the school year.

Instructional Resources

While many teachers sent suggested work, activities, and learning resources home with their students, the district will not require online curriculum at this time. Offering online, independent study, or other distance learning services, presents potentially significant issues of equity and access, including concerns for students with special needs and students who may not have access to the Internet or technology devices at home.  The California Department of Education (CDE) and the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) are expected to provide additional guidance to help address these concerns. You may receive communication from your child's teacher. Please note, teachers will not require or grade work during our absence, but may make recommendations on how to stay "sharp" during the school closure.  Below you will find a significant amount of distance learning resources to use during this school closure:

Instructional Resources Links:

·         SD Unified School District  

·         SD County Office of Education 

·         KPBS Project Plan

·         PBS Learning Media 

Internet Access

Many Internet and telephone providers are offering free or reduced access to services (including mobile internet devices, or "hotspots")  in response to school closures.  Please contact your provider to learn more.      

Spectrum's Communication announced Friday that beginning March 16, it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don't already have Internet through the company.  Spectrum said it would partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of its tools to help students learn remotely.  To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.  

Cox Communications also has free or reduced options available.  You can visit their website by using the following link:  Cox Connect2Compete

Food Service Sites Open During Closures 

Any student age 2 to 18 can go to any school site providing meals and receive food during this period of school closures due to COVID-19.  Below are the food service sites confirmed by the San Diego County Office of Education, where students will be provided meals during the school closures beginning March 16. SDCOE will be updating this page as more information is available. 

Please visit the following link for more information: Click Here.

Social Distancing

Please stay informed of guidance from public health officials including recommendations for social distancing.  Social distancing measures are a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the following link for more information from the California Department of Public Health: Click Here.  

Athletics

All non-academic activities, clubs, and sports are also temporarily suspended.  In a memo released by CIF San Diego Section Commissioner, Jerry Schniepp, "High School teams will not practice or compete during the period designated by each school or school district in which schools are closed; this includes practicing at alternative sites.  For all intents and purposes, 'no-contact period' guidelines will be in effect-coaches may not coordinate, schedule, direct or plan team activities and there can be no student-organized or led practices."

Ongoing Updates

Classes are tentatively scheduled to resume on April 6, after the regularly scheduled Spring Break week.  During the closure the District Office will be closed to the public with limited staff on hand to perform essential duties.  CUSD and City of Coronado officials are working in collaboration to ensure the safety and security of students and school sites during the closure.  

For additional information and updates, please visit the CUSD website.    

 

**Thank you for your patience and understanding as we unite to 

ensure the health and public safety of our community.**