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RJUHSD Parent Communication - July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

 

Dear RJUHSD Families, 

 

We’ve had a week full of online learning preparation, board meeting discussions and continued planning as we count down the days of summer. Here are a few updates you should know:

 

  1. August 6, 2020: All of our school sites have sent out opening school procedures or will by August 6th. This includes schedules, equipment, classes and more. 

  2. August 12, 2020: The first day of the 2020/21 school year. By that time, teachers will have met by grade level, by subject, by school site and with their leadership to prepare for the delivery of dynamic online learning. 

  3. Synchronous: Some students’ classes will be taught synchronous, meaning live and at a prescribed time on a daily basis. Administrators will regularly view and drop in on classes. 

  4. Asynchronous: There will be assignments that require independent work on behalf of the students, this has traditionally been considered “homework.” Students will access teacher support during the “hub” time at the end of each day. 

  5. Scheduling: While a fundamental word for this year is FLEXIBILITY, we do need for students to adopt a school schedule that has the opportunity to set up each student for the most success possible. 

  6. The Learning Partnership: The Teacher + Student + Parent relationship is key to the success of student learning. This concept was strongly supported by research before the COVID crisis and it is more true today. (see attachment)

  7. As soon as possible: This is when our district is looking to be able to welcome students back to their second home---school! We don’t know when that will be, nor have any decisions been made regarding when we can all return. There are many factors that go into this decision, such as our state health mandates, our county benchmarks and our staffing ability, just to name a few. When we have clear directives, we will share this information with you!

  8. The majority of our teachers will be working from their classroom, but some teachers who have compelling circumstances due to the coronavirus, will teach from home. Parents are encouraged to work with site administrators in providing ongoing support and feedback. 

 

Thank you students, staff and families for your patience as we forge a new path.

 

Sincerely, 

 

Jess Borjon

Interim Superintendent

 

Dynamic Online Learning Plan