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SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATES:

Effective:  4/3/2020:

SCHOOL CLOSURE - DISTANCE LEARNING EXTENDED THROUGH REST OF 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR:

April 3, 2020

Dear Families and Students, 

I am extremely proud of our teachers and staff who are working collaboratively to share best practices and develop lessons to keep students engaged in learning.  The Board of Education and district leadership are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff, and entire community.  

SCHOOL CLOSURE

According to Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson, “Based on modeling of the COVID-19 outbreak in California and in Placer County, it will not be safe for students to return to school in a traditional in-person model through the end of May into early June.” With this guidance, Placer County superintendents, charter school operators and the Placer County Superintendent of Schools have made a unified decision to close school facilities for in-person instruction through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This decision aligns with recommendations shared earlier this week from both Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.  However, instruction will continue to students through Distance Learning. Seniors who are on track to graduate will receive a diploma.

 

CREDIT/GRADING

Wednesday night the CDE released guidance in regards to grading, how students will receive credits, and how GPA will be calculated.  UC and CSU also relaxed many aspects of their admission practices.  Over the next week, District and RSEA leadership will use this guidance to collaboratively author a Distance Learning Plan for our district.   On Tuesday, April 14th we will present the RJUHSD Distance Learning Plan (DLP) to the Board of Education (BOE) for approval.  

 

END OF YEAR CALENDAR

Teachers and staff will need a few days to incorporate these new guidelines into their existing grading and assessment practices.  Therefore, we are adjusting the school calendar as follows:

  • April 14 - BOE meeting to approve DLP

  • April 17 -  (no instruction for students) - Teachers meet (Zoom) in District PLCs, adjust grading practices to be aligned with the new DLP

  • Starting week of April 20 through May

    • Monday-Thursday: Teachers Deliver Instruction 4-days a week

    • Friday: Teachers participate in PLC planning; give feedback & grade work; attend staff meetings; and participate in training sessions

 

MEAL SERVICE

Our Nutritional Services Department will continue to provide meals throughout the closure including spring break. Meals are available for pick up Monday - Friday 11a - 1p at the following locations; Antelope High School, Granite Bay High School, Oakmont High School, Roseville High School and Woodcreek High School. Due to supply demands a menu is not available. 

 

The situation is fluid and we learn new information about the spread and transmission of COVID-19 on a daily basis. We take these factors, as well as the guidance of state and local health officials and educational leaders, into account as we navigate this unique situation. We will share updates as we develop plans for the future. 

 

Again, I am extremely proud of students, teachers and staff who are working collaboratively to ensure the success of distance learning. 

 

Respectfully,



Dr. Denise Herrmann, Superintendent

Roseville Joint Union High School District

 

EFFECTIVE 3/26/20:

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.

 Thank you,

Dr. Denise Herrmann

Superintendent

 

3/12/20 COVID 19 Update

SCHOOL CLOSURE

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. 

Respectfully, 

Denise Herrmann

Superintendent