RVUSD Parent Update June 22, 2020

Opening Schools in the Fall: The Latest

Dear RVUSD Incoming TK-6th Grade Families,

We are using this opportunity to let you know of RVUSD’s learning plan for the Fall of 2020. We thank our parents and staff community members for their continued engagement with us as we work through the most current information and guidelines in order to best serve our stakeholders (students, staff and parents). Safety and health will continue to be at the forefront of our decisions and actions.

The district is providing this information at this point in time for two main reasons:

  1. To allow families to know what to expect and begin planning for the start the school year in August

  2. For district planning purposes, identify families who would like an at home learning experience for their children for this school year (see options 2 and 3)

Critical Parent Survey Coming Out Tomorrow, June 23, 2020

Here are our 3 options (please note that the first option could shift according to local Covid-19 virus conditions and from direction from the Sonoma County Public Health Officer. The other two “at home” options will continue to be available regardless of any potential changes to in person learning). Please click on image below.

Rincon Valley Charter School

If you have an incoming 7th/8th grader to the Rincon Valley Charter School (either Sequoia or Matanzas) you will be receiving a separate communication regarding this program. You will also be receiving a separate communication directly from Principal Hannah Bates.

Special Education

Special Education:

  • Families of students enrolled in the Rincon Valley Partnership will be contacted directly about their child’s schedule based on the student’s IEP. You do NOT need to complete the survey for this student.

  • Families of students who attend special day classes (classrooms taught by a special education teacher) are scheduled to attend school 4 days a week. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you with more information. You do NOT need to complete the survey for this student.

  • ALL students who receive special education services, and who spend most of their day in a classroom taught by a general education teacher, please complete the survey being sent to you tomorrow.

  • If you are unsure as to whether your child is included in one of the first 2 categories, please email Cathy Myhers at cmyhers@rvusd.org.

Health/Safety Procedures (Basic Parameters)

  • Daily health and temperature checks for all staff and students

  • Face Coverings required for all staff and students, except in special circumstances

  • Small class cohorts (between 12-15)

  • Scheduled and frequent sanitizing and cleaning of classrooms

  • Scheduled and frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing throughout the day

  • All students/staff who are sick are required to stay home

  • If student is identified as sick during the day or upon arrival, a special care room is available until the child is picked up

  • Proper notification if/when a Covid-19 case is identified within a classroom or school community (observing privacy and confidentiality protocols)

Other key information

  • August 17th First Day of School (moved back from August 12th): school calendar has been slightly adjusted

  • Extended Care (space available) will be offered at the times your child is not scheduled for in person learning

  • Wednesdays/non in person learning times will have required learning activities

  • Recess and snack time will happen in small cohort groups

Other links/resources

For more information, please see the video recording of our district’s presentation on Thursday evening:


Slide show here:


Updates will be provided on our district website here:


Input and question form here:


Survey comes out tomorrow- your input required!

We will continue to push out information as it becomes available. Our district teams will be busy preparing our classrooms and staff for these changes. In the meantime, tomorrow we will be sending out a survey asking for your guidance on program selection. In order to create the best plans possible we need to identify families’ anticipated choices for their students. Please complete this survey by this Friday, June 26th. We understand that parents might be wanting to wait to hear from their employers, etc.. However, please indicate your best choice right now for your RVUSD student and we can make adjustments in the future as more information becomes available to you.