- Antelope High School
COVID-19 Information and Facts
3/13/20 COVID-19 UPDATE:
RJUHSD Families and community,
After long and careful deliberation with the Placer County Office of Education and Placer County Public Health , the entire county will close schools to students beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of regularly scheduled spring break (which ends Monday, April 13). We are taking this measure in order to protect the health and safety of students and school communities.
Schools are an essential service and crucial to our communities. We are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our community, and new information is surfacing rapidly. It is likely that our community will be seeing many more cases of COVID-19 in the coming weeks and months and this will require a measured, sustained response.
Academic Information Our dedicated teachers have organized lessons and materials for distance learning during our closure. Following two days of additional teacher preparation, we anticipate the start date for these distance learning lessons to be Wednesday, March 18th, 2020.
Food Services We are actively working with our nutrition service provider to ensure students have access to meals during this time. Beginning Monday meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each comprehensive campus. More information will be forthcoming for families who are eligible for free or reduced meals.
Health and Safety Reminders Per public health officials, please continue to avoid large groups of people and remain at least six feet away from others. Do not gather in other locations such as shopping malls, movie theaters or community centers even while school is closed. Be mindful in childcare decisions to avoid exposure to vulnerable populations. Remember to continue efforts to reduce the spread of germs by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, cover your cough or sneeze, staying home if you are sick and continue to disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
While school is closed, our custodian teams will be taking additional measures to disinfect classrooms, restrooms, the multi-purpose room and frequently touched surfaces such as desks, keyboards and doorknobs using state-recommended cleaning materials.
We understand that there are many unanswered questions. We will contact you regularly throughout the school closures to share new information as it becomes available.
We thank you for your patience as our district community navigates these uncharted waters. The safety and wellness of our students and staff is our top priority, and we thank you for your cooperation and support in helping us to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment.
March 26, 2020
Dear RJUHSD Families,
First – thank you! Thank you for your trust and patience as we work together to navigate this ever-changing situation in our nation.
The health and safety of our students is a responsibility we take seriously. We are in constant communication with the Placer County Office of Education, Placer County Public Health and statewide education leaders on how we can keep our learning community safe in the midst of this growing health crisis.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible, we have decided to extend school closures through May 1. This is a unified decision made in consultation with the Placer County Health Officer and in collaboration with school district and charter school leaders throughout Placer County. During the extended closure, plans for distance learning and meal service will continue as planned.
Distance Learning will continue through May 1st with a pause over spring break (4/6/20 - 4/13/20)
Meals are available for pick up Monday - Friday 11am - 1pm, including over spring break
If you do not have internet service please call our district hotline (916) 462-9511, and leave a message with your student’s name, six digit ID#, and the nature of your issue.
Graduation Update: We understand the profound impact of possibly cancelling this once-in-a-lifetime event and the anxiety that is weighing heavily on our seniors and their families. No decisions have been made at this time.
As our district community navigates this difficult time, we must continue to follow the “shelter-in-place” order issued by Governor Newsom and stay home except for essential activities.
We all want students back in school and for our communities to return to normalcy as soon as possible. But, not at the risk of their health and safety. New information is surfacing rapidly and we will continue to diligently monitor the situation and re-evaluate our steps in the coming weeks.
Dr. Denise Herrmann