COVID-19 Update from Interim Superintendent Jess Borjon
July 17, 2020
Good evening, families.
I wanted to let you know where we are with our planning process to reopen schools next month.
Governor Newsom issued a mandate today stating California counties on the monitoring list must begin the school year with distance learning and may begin on-campus instruction only when the county has been off the watch list for 14 consecutive days. Placer County has been on the monitoring list since July 9, 2020.
This means RJUHSD students will begin classes through distance learning with their home school and at this time, RSVL Academy is not available.
As we have been preparing for an element of distance learning all along, we are confident we are better equipped to deploy online education than we were in March. For example:
-We will provide counseling, wellness and support programs that are more fully developed for a distance learning model
-Prescribed times for all class meetings, grading practices that mirror a traditional learning environment
-Assigned support opportunities for students who need additional support
-Increased training for teachers that build on previous knowledge incorporating multimedia, group learning for students and prescribed collaboration time for teachers.
As your superintendent, I understand the back to school scenario is full of questions. We ask for your ongoing patience while we continue to plan for August and beyond. Please convey this update and our sentiments to students. We are here for them, and for you.
If you have questions, please contact your school sites.