School Closure Extended Through Friday, May 1, 2020Top of Page
March 26, 2020
Dear Eureka Families and Staff,
First – thank you! Thank you for your trust and patience as we work together to navigate this ever-changing situation in our nation.
The health and safety of our students and staff is a responsibility we take seriously. We are in constant communication with the Placer County Office of Education, Placer County Public Health, and statewide education leaders on how we can keep all who are part of our learning community safe in the midst of this growing health crisis.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible, we have decided to extend school closures through May 1. This is a unified decision made in consultation with the Placer County Health Officer and in collaboration with school district leaders throughout Placer County. During the extended closure, plans for distance learning and meal service will continue as planned.
Official Spring Break will continue as originally scheduled Monday, April 6, through Monday April 13. Distance Learning will resume on Tuesday, April 14.
We are proud of our staff's proactiveness developing lessons and plans to start off distance learning well, as was noted yesterday in the Sacramento Bee, “Some schools, like Eureka Union School District, set up a distance learning website where teachers provide daily assignments and check-ins.” Our teachers will continue to provide distance learning opportunities for our students after Spring Break. This instruction will be scaled up to include direct instruction on essential knowledge and skills. Your child’s teachers will be providing video-based lessons from Grades 1 to 8. Grade TK and K teachers will check-in with students through multiple formats. Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher.
Later this afternoon, an email will be sent with a survey link for parents to complete and provide feedback on your families’ experience with distance learning.
Lunch and breakfast will continue to be served through Spring Break, more details to follow.
We all want students back in school and for our communities to return to normalcy as soon as possible, but, not at the risk of their health and safety. New information is surfacing rapidly and we will continue to diligently monitor the situation and re-evaluate our steps in the coming weeks.
For questions about COVID-19: For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Placer County Public Health, residents may call the county’s coronavirus information line at (530) 886-5310. Current information about the coronavirus is available atplacer.ca.gov/coronavirus and on theCDC website.