Union Park School Toro Times

September 11, 2020

Return to Learning

The DVUSD Board voted yesterday (9/10/20) to return to school using a phased-in approach starting on September 24.

September 24

  • Developmental Pre-K (return to in-person)
  • Kindergarten
  • HS Seniors
  • Vista Peak School

September 29

  • 1st-3rd Grades
  • MS (DVMS, DSMS, & Hillcrest ONLY) 7th Grade
  • HS Juniors

October 5

  • 4th-6th Grades
  • MS (DVMS, DSMS, & Hillcrest ONLY) 8th Grade
  • HS Sophomores

October 14

  • Union Park 7th & 8th Grades (all DVUSD K-8 7th & 8th Graders return)
  • HS Freshmen

We know that many of you are ready for this while many others are apprehensive and concerned. The staggered return allows the grade levels of students who struggle the most in an online environment to return first while also allowing teachers and schools to ensure safety guidelines are in place before each grade level band returns.

We are currently scheduling meetings with each grade level next week to complete our safety and health plans for social distancing and procedures for each transition and time in the school day. Administration has toured model return-to-learning campuses for classroom and lunchroom set up and traffic flow for ideas on the Union Park Campus. We have also spent over twelve hours in meetings this week discussing ideas, learning about and implementing cleaning protocols, and planning procedures with other administrators across the district. We will share each grade level plan with you as they are completed very soon. Mrs. Cerro and I will also begin to share pictures of the things we are working on across the school to our social media accounts as well as the school website.

Please know that our teachers can not wait to see their students. We are doing everything in our power to ensure a safe and smooth return to in-person learning for our Toro Family.

If you would like to learn more about district guidelines, see sample school model pictures, and the district operational safety plan, please click on the return to learning picture.


Please click on the picture to read our Cleaning and Disinfecting Plan.

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