TVUSD COVID19 Update #12

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Order of Extension for Schools to Remain Closed Through June 19, 2020 from Riverside University Health System - Public Health

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Dear TVUSD Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we advise that Riverside University Health System - Public Health, has ordered the extended physical closure of schools in Riverside County through June 19, 2020.

Please know that while we have been dealing with this potential reality on a daily and almost hourly basis, it doesn't begin to lessen the impact we are feeling as an educational organization when we have to share it in writing. We want you to know that first and foremost, we truly understand and in no way can we mitigate the varying levels of emotions that we all are feeling as a result of this development. This new order is not surprising and we have been prepared for this potential news based on the fluid nature of the current COVID19 situation. While this order means that our students and staff will not be physically coming together to conclude the 2019-2020 school year, we are confident that we can work together to maintain our commitment to provide meaningful distance learning educational opportunities to students for the remainder of the school year.


As we have shared previously, our school sites are prepared to offer distance learning educational opportunities beginning next week, April 6th. Our sites have developed a device check-out system and a plan for those who need them. The sites will be communicating directly with families who previously completed an online device request form by Monday, April 6. For those who need to complete a form and request a device, the form will be available online again beginning Monday. It's extremely important to note that next week is our transition week, so you need not worry if you don't already have a device for your child.

Please understand that with this news, we can now begin to develop our plans to address the important details associated with everything else: student transcripts, end of year activities, graduations, promotions, refunds, etc. It is our goal to do as much as we can to lessen the challenging circumstances for our students, families, and staff. We need to ask for some time to receive guidance from the appropriate federal, state, and county resources as well as come together with our site administrative teams and local districts to solidify many of the unknowns.


As Superintendent, I sincerely thank you for your continued patience, support, and understanding as we navigate this national situation. I have witnessed the incredible strength of our community during this time and have the utmost confidence in our administrators, teachers, staff, students, families, and community. I believe that we will successfully navigate this difficult situation in ways that are meaningful while maintaining our focus on ensuring all our students’ success and well-being.

Please check your email and our website for another planned communication on Friday, April 3 with information specific to next week's distance learning plans, device check-out, meal service, and more.

Sincerely,

Tim Ritter

Superintendent

TVUSD Resources

Please see TVUSD's dedicated COVID19 resource website for general updates and information regarding the distance learning plan, meal distribution, device distribution, and additional resources to assist families and students. https://www.tvusd.k12.ca.us/covid19

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