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Our Next Steps for Reopening Schools
Posted 1/28/21


This week, our Board of Education approved staff’s recommendation to implement the next phase of our reopening plan, with the expectation that our COVID-19 Safety Plan is approved and that our new Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with our bargaining units are completed. We encourage you to review the presentation from this Board meeting and have provided a brief overview of what this means for our District. 


Elementary and Special Day Classes 

When Contra Costa County reaches case rates below 25 per 100,000 population for a minimum of five days in a row, SRVUSD will welcome back these groups, in a staggered model, over the course of seven days, for hybrid instruction: 

  • Preschool-5th grade students

  • Preschool-adult transition Special Day classes, in their cohorts

Families who wish to remain remote will continue to do so. See details in slides 5 and 6


Secondary Students (Grades 6-12)

Since the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Guidance does not allow secondary students to move to the hybrid model while in the Purple Tier, SRVUSD will provide specialized small groups after school, some cohorts during the school day, and learning pods during the school day for our secondary students. See details in slides 7-9


We have determined that there are questions that need further clarification, so we’ve opened a ThoughtExchange to give you a place to enter your thoughts about these questions, as well as rate 20-30 thoughts of others. Some questions we’ve received today include, “How can we better understand the 25 cases/100,000 metric?”, “Why will reopening occur in a staggered format?” and “What is our plan for Fall 2021?”. 


We will use the results of the ThoughtExchange to develop a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with answers to address these questions.