2020/21 LCUSD Elementary Update
July 24, 2020
This School Year is Going to Look Different
We hope that you are not feeling too overwhelmed by the amount of information being shared with you lately, and our intent with this newsletter is to help you understand what this school year is going to look like as best we can. Since the deadline for signing up for the Virtual Academy is Sunday, July 26, we wanted to make sure you understood each program as well as how we are starting the year on August 17. Remember, we are in this together!
Emily Blaney, LCE Principal
Carrie Hetzel, PCY Principal
Cory Pak, PCR Principal
Temporary Mandated Distance Learning
All students will access curriculum from their teacher via online instruction in their a.m. or p.m. cohort with art, music, computer, library, and enrichment activities being accessed in the alternative a.m. or p.m. time period. Please see the flyer below.
Choice One: Virtual Academy
Students will access curriculum from LCUSD teachers with live instruction and learning experiences in a.m. or p.m. virtual cohorts. These cohorts meet daily with teachers for instruction and feedback during one half of the day, and they access PE, art, music, computer, library, and enrichment activities in the other half of the day. Families must commit to a full school year of the Virtual Academy (June 3, 2021).
Sign up ONLY if you are ready to commit to the full school year. If you do not sign up, you will automatically be registered for the Hybrid Model.
Choice Two: Hybrid Model
Safety Measures On Campus
Many measures are being taken in our schools that together, limit the spread of infection. However, as long as the virus circulates in society, illness can occur. This means that infection can enter the schools, but the measures described here will limit the spread of infection among children and staff in the school. There are three important tenets to follow:
Sick people should not be at school
Good hygiene practices
Reduced contact between people
Mandatory Mask or Face Shield Policy
While on campus, students, staff, and visitors must wear a mask or face covering. It would be a good idea (if you chose the Hybrid Model) to get your students used to wearing masks for extended periods of time now.
Frequent Hand Sanitizing and Hand Washing
Students will get a pump of hand sanitizer before they enter campus. While on campus, they will be encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water. All of our classrooms and restrooms have sinks.
Six Feet Distancing
Classrooms are currently being modified for social distancing. Desks are spaced six feet apart. Markers will be painted on the campus to help students stay distanced during wait times (restroom line, carline, etc.).