Updates from EUSD

August 7, 2020

It is hard to believe the first day of school is just around the corner! As we approach the start of the year, we wanted to share additional updates related to the EUSD Video Series, FAQs, Childcare, and Meal Availability.

As a reminder, we will begin the 2020-21 school year in a distance learning instructional model on Monday, August 17. Information related to the re-opening plans and updates are available for viewing on the District’s homepage at www.eusd.net. You will also receive direct communication from your school about materials pick up and teacher placement.

EUSD has released a series of video updates to assist families and staff in accessing necessary information in a timely manner. The following videos are currently available on the district’s webpage at www.eusd.net and via the direct links provided below:

Distance Learning Plans & Changes for 2020-21

Dual Language Immersion Video Update
English Learner Supports Video

Additional videos, including Special Education Update, Social / Emotional Supports Update, and Family Update will be posted early next week. In addition to this information, updated FAQs are available on our district webpage.

Childcare Update

We know there is a large child care need in our community and it is our ultimate goal to be able to support as a district, as well as facilitate support opportunities with our community partners. The information and requirements on programs like ASPIRE operating during the school day have continued to shift and change. Prior to today, the ASPIRE program was not eligible to operate in-person child care, due to state regulations and we have been anticipating this would change. For this reason, we have been putting plans in place for if and when we are allowed to open. New information received today indicates that we will soon be able to move forward with opening in the coming weeks. We will act quickly when official approval is announced.

We had hoped to bring the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club onto EUSD campuses to provide additional care, but are not able to do so at this time due to facility licensing requirements, as well as state waivers. Fortunately, the YMCA will be able to operate at the EUSD Farm Lab, and will be supporting child care at their Encinitas and Carlsbad locations. The Boys and Girls Club will be offering Child Care at their Encinitas location. Registration information was sent out earlier today via Peach Jar. All Peach Jar publications are available at www.eusd.net. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

Meal Availability Update

We are pleased to announce the availability of “Grab & Go” school meals at Ocean Knoll Elementary School starting August 17, 2020. Meals are available to all EUSD students, based on pricing for the regular school year. Both Breakfast and Lunch will be served on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week (Monday serving 2 lunches/2 breakfasts, Wednesday serving 2 lunches/2 breakfasts, and Friday serving 1 lunch/1 breakfast). Meals will be served 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via drive-through trunk drop or walk-up. Parents/Guardians are allowed to pick meals for their children but must identify their EUSD student in order to receive a meal on their behalf. Meal bundle prices per day are as follows: Monday / Wednesday $1.40 for reduced students, $12.00 for paid students, Friday $0.70 for reduced students, $6.00 for paid students. Children are able to enjoy a healthy and delicious school lunch featuring locally grown, organic produce, and scratch-made entrees. To access your student's account, go to www.schoolcafe.com. To view menus, please visit our website and like us on Facebook or Instagram @EUSD Nutrition.

Meal applications for free and reduced-price meals are available online at www.schoolcafe.com and accessible to print on the Child Nutrition Services page at www.eusd.net. To apply, complete one application for all children in the household and submit online or call school office to schedule a drop-off time for processing. Households may submit an application at any time during the school year. Information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials.