April 10, 2020


The District posted Parent Resources During School Closures on the District’s website on March 20. This resource includes online learning resources as well as student mental health resources. Our teachers began producing student learning packets that same week, and the first round of learning packets were distributed on March 26 & 27. Another round of teacher-created packets were distributed on April 1-3 at elementary schools extending distance learning through May 1. Secondary sites produced packets which are being mailed also extending learning through May 1.


Our district is working to scale up online learning opportunities for our students in all grades. Some teachers are already connecting with their students using online resources. Other teachers are working to increase use of online learning as we approach May 1. Teachers will be able to reach out to students (and parents) through email, Google Classroom (grades 3-12), SeeSaw (grades K-3) and Zoom, a secure conferencing application as well as phone calls.


In order to increase teacher proficiency in teaching online, a professional development program has been developed. The online PD program for teachers includes a dedicated YouTube Channel, Distance Learning Alludo Game and Webinar professional development sessions, scheduled to begin during the week of April 20-24. The content focuses on primary instruction delivery models including Google Classroom and Google Suite applications and SeeSaw as well as use of Zoom (the District approved platform for teacher-student conferencing).

To date, over 220 teachers have begun the Distance Learning Alludo Game and almost 100 teachers have completed the game


The district sent a survey to parents through School Messenger. The survey asked parents about the availability of a device for their student’s use at home and if there is internet access at home. The results indicated that many students have access to a device and internet at home while others do not. Our District is committed to provide equitable access to technology to enable and enhance online learning for all students.

The District is providing information to parents on how to obtain internet access at home if they do not already have it. Parents are being mailed an advisory which includes details from internet and cellular providers on installation of home internet access as well as low/no-cost plans for turning on hotspots on existing cell phones.


The LCAP Advisory Committee held a virtual meeting on March 31. The meeting was attended by 17 parent representatives and school staff. In the meeting, the plan for realignment of LCAP goals and actions was presented as well as the stakeholder engagement data. The advisory committee also approved an MOU expanding the summer Math Elevate program.

The LCAP development process began on April 1 with the Goal 3 Group meeting. Since then each Goal Group has met once. The groups are studying stakeholder engagement input and prioritizing current and possible new LCAP actions. The groups will each meet again between April 20 and May 1 to study data related to each specific goal and begin to finalize actions for each goal.

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