CSD Weekly Update

WEEK #8, Cambrian School District, October 10, 2020

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Dear Cambrian Families,

Week #8 is complete, and it’s been a busy week for our students and staff. I want to remind you that Cambrian School District has successfully already begun a gradual reopening of students coming to campus:

  • Cambrian Extended Day program has been in operation for seven weeks successfully cohorting.

  • We have established four locations for child care for all Cambrian Staff during the instructional day in stable cohorts.

  • Starting this past Monday, high needs students from our schools returned for in-person targeted support during distance learning.

  • In-person 1:1 services and assessments started in September for some Special Education students.

As I mentioned last week, we are still moving forward to phase in our special day preschool and special day classes, but we have had to move the start date out. While the target dates for these classes are being adapted, families in these specific classes will be contacted in advance for preparation for the return to in person.

Next Thursday, October 15th at 7 p.m., we will hold the online school board meeting where the board will vote on the adapted gradual reopening timeline for bringing our students back in larger grade level groups for in person instruction. A phased-in gradual approach is still emphasized in moving slowly towards in person instruction.

Remember, the Cambrian District School website reopening for the 2020-21 School Year is a great resource where you can find a wealth of information as to Santa Clara Public Health Department requirements for K-12 schools, CSD’s reopening handbook, distance learning and hybrid schedules, FAQ and much more.

I will continue to keep you informed of our revised plans regarding our gradual reopening of our schools for in-person instruction. Thank you again for your patience, partnership and cooperation as we create the safest, best learning environment possible for the students of Cambrian. We are CAMBRIAN.

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Helpful Tips from our Cambrian School District Nurse

The Santa Clara County Public Health Dept is sponsoring Free COVID testing (no medical insurance needed) on October 10 from 10-3 PM. Please see this link for more information.

A friendly reminder that although students are not in class some things stay the same. Two things that haven’t changed are the immunization and tuberculosis requirements. Immunization requirements remain in place for admission to school and advancement to 7th grade. Visit www.shotsforschool.org for the required immunizations.

If your child enrolled is in Santa Clara County for the first time your child will need a tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment and, if necessary, a TB test. Santa Clara County recommends that the test be done and filed with the school to be ready when school resumes.

The Risk Assessment form and TB test (if necessary) must be completed within one month of a student starting in-person instruction.

Most Current Guidelines for Face Coverings…

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Staying Connected through Technology

We want to do everything we can to help with your technology needs. Thanks for your partnership!

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Celebrating Halloween During Covid

Bay Area health officials remind residents that many commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de Los Muertos activities carry high risk for spreading COVID-19. Focusing on decorations, limiting activities to the people you live with, and virtual costume parties or contests will help keep our communities safe this season, especially our children. Together, we all need to do as much as we can to protect ourselves and those around us. To read more click on the following link: Santa Clara County Public Health Department Guidance.