On October 12, our Board of Trustees approved our School Reopening Guide and the return to school model for Trimester II on November 9. This will allow EUSD to deliver instruction five days a week, on campus, using a modified daily schedule which can allow sites to safely follow social distancing to the greatest extent possible.
As there are many components to the planning, we want to provide a description of what can be expected in the five day modified schedule:
Start and Dismissal Times: School start and dismissal times for the five day modified schedule will remain staggered to accommodate our divisions, family needs and transportation. While there will be some asynchronous learning tasks assigned, the majority of the instructional day will be in-person learning at the sites. Here are the following start times for the divisions:
Greenhills, Maidu and Oakhills: 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Excelsior and Ridgeview: 9:05AM - 1:05PM
Cavitt and Olympus: 7:45AM - 11:45AM
Under the modified schedule, students will be dismissed from school before lunch. Lunch will be available for those who wish to participate in the lunch program.
Snack/Mask Breaks: During this time, students will have the opportunity to use the restroom, take a break from wearing their mask, and have a snack provided from home. Students will stay with classmates during the break
Face Coverings: To support staff and student safety, for any in-person instruction we will be requiring face coverings for all students unless they are eligible to be exempt through a medical waiver. Students will be provided breaks during the school day from wearing their face covering during their time on campus.
Immunizations: All students will be required to have updated immunization records in order to return to in-person instruction.
Transportation: We look forward to providing bus transportation for our students. Currently, we are evaluating how many students we will be able to serve on our buses due to social distancing requirements so we can ascertain how many students will be eligible to ride the bus.
For families choosing to continue remote learning for your student/s, he or she will be participating in EVA (Eureka Virtual Academy) and will most likely have a new teacher and classmates.
Eureka Union School District is committed to the health and safe return of our students. Please consult our School Reopening Guide for details on how we are keeping our students and staff safe when we reopen our schools for Trimester II.