Important Updates from EUSD

September 25, 2020

We want to thank everyone for a very successful, first week back to in person instruction! We were overjoyed to see and hear students on campus once again. We have truly missed them. It was incredible to hear from so many families what a difference they saw immediately in their children with their renewed connection to school. We heard from staff how inspiring it was to be in person with students again. We know the time away has been hard on everyone! We know a tremendous amount of work has taken place at home and school to make this last week a successful one and we are so appreciative for all of the efforts of EUSD Staff and our families. We were amazed at how quickly students were able to adapt to the new environment. We appreciate the patience of students, staff and families as we continue to refine processes for efficiency and added safety.

Thank you families for equipping students with facial coverings. Our students really persevered and seemed to adjust to this necessary safety measure. In order to ensure that we are maximizing the safety benefits of facial coverings, we must make the following adjustment.

    • The CDC does not recommend the following so they will not be allowed. Please help us make this safety adjustment that is aligned with changes being made in surrounding districts to meet CDC guidance.

      • Bandanas

      • Single cloth

      • Gaiters

      • Vents and valves

Please help us keep everyone safe, by ensuring your child’s facial covering meets the requirements of CDC and fits properly. Students will be provided appropriate masks if they arrive at school without them.

We also want to continue to remind families of the required protocols if a student gets ill at home or school. Here is a link to the EUSD COVID-19 Symptom Guidance for Students/ Parents. And, this newscast link gives an overview as well.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our Parent-Teacher Conference week (October 12-16) is fast approaching. This will be an important time for you to hear about your student’s progress so far this year. It also allows for goal setting and planning for the second half of the semester. Your child’s teacher will reach out to schedule your conference. All conferences will be held by telephone or Zoom. Due to the shortened day and time necessary for disinfecting between lunches, we have adjusted the schedule. Student dismissal will be at 12:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday, instead of 12:45 p.m. which was noted on the calendar and students will not eat lunch at school. Students wishing a school lunch will be given one to take home to eat. Principals will communicate the dismissal plans based on individual site schedules.

COVID-19: A Guide for Families

REMINDER: Daily Symptom Checks for Students At Home

As a reminder, parents/guardians will screen their child(ren) for COVID-19 before taking them to school each day. We thank you for your attention to this very important process.

Specifically, parents/guardians screen their child(ren) for any of the following symptoms associated with COVID-19: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. If the child(ren) has any of these symptoms, parent/guardian will not send the child(ren) to school and will notify the school of the absence and any symptoms experienced.

Additionally, parent/guardian will take the temperature of the child(ren) using an operable

thermometer. If the child(ren) has a temperature of 100.0 °F or above, the parent/guardian will not send the child(ren) to school and notify the school of the absence. A child will not be sent to school if medication for the purpose of reducing a fever has been administered within the last 24 hours.

Additionally, in the event the child(ren) has been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for

COVID-19 in the previous two weeks, parent/guardian will not send the child(ren) to school and will notify the school that the student has been kept home for this reason. The child(ren) will not be able to return to school until permitted by the School in compliance with direction from the San Diego Health & Human Services Agency and the San Diego Public Health Order.

School Reopening Plan for 2020-21

Click here to view the EUSD School Reopening Plan for 2020-21. The document covers the Guidelines, Resources, and Best Practices for the Safe Reopening of Encinitas Union School District Schools In COVID-19 Conditions. Updates include the EUSD COVID-19 Symptom Guidance Decision Tree to Students/Parents on Page 13.

Employment Opportunities for Parents/Guardians and Members of Our Community

The Encinitas Union School District has employment opportunities for parents/guardians who want to work part-time and/or want to be on the same schedule as their children. Many of our current employees started as volunteers and then applied for paid positions in the district. These employment opportunities are also great for retirees who want to stay active within their community. Pass along this information if you know someone that would be a great fit for our district!

For further information, please contact Jane McGuigan at or at

760-944-4300 ext. 1182.

These are some employment opportunities that are available. The positions range from 1.75 hours a day to 6.0 hours a day during the school year.

1. Noon Supervisors - Range 4.5 starting at $14.24 per hour

2. Safety Monitors - Range 5.5 starting at $15.00 per hour

3. Instructional Assistants Specialized Care (Special Education) - Range 8 starting at $17.04 per hour

4. Health Technicians - Range 10 starting at $18.88 per hour for Non-LVN; Range 12 starting at $20.88 per hour for LVN