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SRVUSD Coronavirus Update 3/17/2020
Posted 3/17/20

We are taking time tonight to update you on our schools and our plans going forward. We acknowledge that many of you have questions about how we are going to proceed with student learning.  We continue to ask for your patience and flexibility as we create this plan. We have not yet released a plan because our situation is changing daily, and in some cases hourly. We are doing our best to create independent and flexible options which not only deliver the best possible experience for all of our students under the circumstances, but will be sustainable for the duration of this crisis.  Putting together such a plan is a multi-agency proposition and takes time to coordinate properly. Nevertheless, we want you to be in the loop with us.  


As we have shared with you in previous communications, we have been waiting for guidelines from the California Department of Education on the requirements for going forward, which were released at 6:30 p.m. tonight.  Those, along with other federal, state and county guidelines, could result in yet another change to our planning, so we want to make sure that we are in compliance with them before implementing and announcing a plan. We are only two days into a four week hiatus. We want to take the time to get this right so that learning can continue with the least interruption possible.  For tonight, we want you to know the following: 

  • Our management team will be reviewing the CDE guidance tonight and tomorrow.

  • As shared in previous communications, we are taking the first few days of this week to allow our staff to be with their families and adjust to this new reality, and for us to plan ahead in a thoughtful and prudent manner. 

  • District leadership will ensure the needs of all of our students will be met in a distance learning scenario: student learning, equity, nutrition, providing supports needed for those students with special needs, safety and security, and technology access. 

  • District and union leadership are meeting to address the needs of our educators and staff, including providing professional development for independent and flexible learning options and ensuring that our staff is cared for during this time.

Again, these times are unprecedented and our lives are being driven by conditions which are changing rapidly.  In light of that, we want to provide our families with a thoughtful plan which will be viable for whatever may come next and delivers student learning at the level our students deserve.   As we plan, we urge you to enjoy the time with your families as much as possible and to stay healthy.