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April 3, 2020

Dear Eureka Families, Students and Staff, 

Thank you for your patience and collaboration as we transition from our traditional classrooms to a distance-learning model. Our teachers and staff are working collaboratively to share best practices and develop resources to keep students engaged and learning. 

The Eureka Union School District Board of Trustees and our District leadership are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our entire community. 

According to Placer County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson, “Based on modeling of the COVID-19 outbreak in California and in Placer County, it will not be safe for students to return to school in a traditional in-person model through the end of May into early June.” With this guidance, Placer County superintendents and the Placer County Superintendent of Schools have made a unified decision to close school facilities for in-person instruction through the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. This decision aligns with recommendations shared earlier this week from both Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. 

The situation is fluid, and we learn new information about the spread and transmission of COVID-19 on a daily basis. We take these factors, as well as the guidance of state and local health officials and educational leaders, into account as we navigate this unique situation. We will share updates as we move forward. 

You may have questions, such as how do we collect our child’s personal items at school, what about 8th grade promotion, how will we return technology/textbooks or other District issued items at the close of the year, etc.? Our staff will be discussing all of these needs, developing plans to address them, and provide communication to you after Spring Break.

Meals will continue to be served at Excelsior Elementary, Greenhills Elementary, Granite Bay High School and Oakmont High School from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. During break next week meals will only be served at the high schools.

As we enter Spring Break, we take a recess from distance learning and look for ways to reconnect. If you have not done so already, consider taking this time to play a board game, make a meal together, go outside, complete a puzzle, write a letter, call a grandparent, plant a garden, or visit a museum or theme park (virtually) together. When we come back Tuesday, April 14, we will conclude the final 37 days of school together through distance learning.  

Tom Janis

For more information:  
  • For questions about distance learning and parent resources go to EUSD Distance Learning 
  • If you are a county approved essential worker and would like childcare go to STAR Childcare

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