Emery E-News

March 11, 2021 Dr. Quiauna Scott, Superintendent

EUSD BOARD VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO REMAIN IN DISTANCE LEARNING


Greetings EUSD Community,


With a student-centered focus, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted last night to remain in distance learning.


EUSD recognizes that every community is unique and it is imperative to remain responsive to ours. Cited were concerns about the potential disruption to the instructional process (e.g., access to curriculum, potential changes in teachers and schedules), community input, and other factors. Community members spoke at last night's meeting in support of remaining in distance learning and the hardship a hybrid model would have on our students and families. Many shared the need to maintain the support students have received from their teachers without program changes this late in the school year. At the same time, there was tremendous interest in determining how we can create in-person interactions for students to connect with their peers.


The District will continue to focus on increasing opportunities for students to participate in in-person experiences such as enrichment, athletics, end-of-year activities, and instructional opportunities, many of which have already begun with more plans on the horizon.


Anna Yates (TK-8) will continue to have the learning hub available for students to receive academic support in distance learning supervised by school staff. The District will also focus on developing a TK-12 in-person summer school program. The tentative dates are June 28 - July 23, 2021.


To view the board presentations regarding Reopening Schools (Item 8.6), please click here. The video recording will be posted on the district's website no later than tomorrow at emeryusd.org.


In closing, I want to thank our families and staff for supporting each other in these times of uncertainty with an unwavering focus on our students' social-emotional well-being and academic success. We are better together and have a bright future ahead of us!