We have a few updates for you regarding distance learning. First, however, I would like to thank you for your continued support and engagement during this time. It brings me so much joy to see our scholars working hard every day through Distance Learning!
On Tuesday, September 29, our Board of Directors held a Special Meeting of the Board and approved our 2020-2021 Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. You can find the final, approved plan here. We appreciate all of the input we received from families and staff.
Our Board also approved a resolution to allow special assessments onsite. We have implemented site safety protocols recommended by state and local public health departments, including social distancing, facial coverings, partitions, sanitizing surfaces, and temperature checks. We understand there are families who still may not want to come onto campus so we will continue to offer these special education assessments and services remotely for those students and families.
We are continuing to work on a plan that would allow us to begin bringing our highest need populations in grades tk-3 to campus before the end of November. This includes students who are English Language Learners, homeless and foster youth, students with disabilities, and students who are two grade levels or below based on our fall assessments. These would be in small cohorts and we would follow guidance issued by the state and county for in-person instruction for small groups.
This plan will be discussed at the October 13 Board of Directors meeting at 6:30 p.m. Members of the public who want to send a public comment to the board can email Jennifer Meeker at firstname.lastname@example.org. To attend the meeting via GoToWebinar, click here
Finally, you will receive a survey on Saturday asking for feedback on our distance learning program. Please help us by taking the time to give us your honest feedback.
Erin Feeley, Executive Director