Important Updates

This page will be used for important messages and policy updates.  It will also be used for updates for our parents, students, staff, and community in the event of an emergency situation.

School Opening Updates

Reopening Waiver

Elementary School Reopening Waiver Application (Engl / Span)

WebEx Meetings for Parents

Superintendent Parent Meetings:
[Recording] Reopening Schools in the Era of COVID-19 (9/30/20)
[Grabacion]Reapertura De Escuelas En La Era Del COVID-19 (9/30/20)
Parent Meeting for School Reopening (8/13/20)
Parent Meeting for School Reopening (7/22/20)

Weekly Parent University Meetings
Weekly Links - Parent University
Schedule of Parent University Meetings.pdf
Calendario de Reuniones de Padres.pdf

Week 1 Recording - Unpacking the Distance Learning Toolkit (8/27/20)
Week 2 Recording - Communication in the Digital Environment (9/3/20)
Week 2 Recording - Comunicación en el Ambiente Digital (9/3/20)
Week 3 Recording - Monitoring Student Progress (9/10/20)
Week 3 Recording - Supervisión del Progreso de Estudientes (9/10/20)
Week 4 Recording - Digital Resources and Enrichment for Secondary Students(9/17/20)
Week 5 Recording - Digital Resources and Enrichment for Elementary Students (9/24/20) [English]
Week 5 Recording -Recursos Digitales y Enriquecimiento
para Estudiantes de Primaria (9/24/20) [Spanish]

Week 6 Recording - Promoting Student Success: Social & Emotional Learning (9/30/20) [English]
Week 6 Recording - Promoción del éxito de los Estudiantes: Aprendizaje Socioemocional (9/30/20) [Spanish]

Important Parent Information
Chromebook Insurance (DEADLINE 10/2/20)
Aseguranza de Chromebook (FECHA LíMITE 10/2/20)

Distance Learning Toolkit.pdf
Guía de Educacion A Distancia.pdf

2020-21 Instructional Calendar.pdf
2020-2021 Calendario de Instricción.pdf

Universal Lunch for All Students. pdf
Almuerzo Universal Para Todos Los Estudiantes.pdf

TK - 12 Distance Learning Schedules.pdf
Horarios Para Estudiantes De Educación A Distancia K-12.pdf

Superintendent Messages to Parents:

October 22, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians:

On Monday, October 19, 2020, our school board provided staff with direction on developing a school reopening plan and timeline.  Please note that this information is tentative and will require formal board approval on Monday, November 2, 2020 before being implemented.   However, in order for parents to make an informed decision, we are sharing this information with you now.

Under this proposed plan, elementary students would return to school using a staggered, blended instructional model beginning Monday, November 30, 2020. Additional health and safety protocols, as outlined in our Year-End Report to the Community and Elementary Operations Plan will be implemented immediately. This means TK-2 grade students would return first at ½ capacity, attending in-person instruction two days a week, followed by grades 3-5 on Monday, January 4, 2021.   This method of cohorting and blended instruction will continue until the middle of January.  

At this point, if Stanislaus County remains in the “Red Tier” for COVID-19 case counts, or moves to the Orange or Yellow Tiers, all elementary students would return to full-day instruction, followed by jr. high and high school students on February 1st.  A separate plan will be developed for preschool programs. We believe this method offers a safe and reasonable way to slowly return to in-person instruction, and best addresses all the many different concerns expressed on this topic. 

We are asking that all parents of all TK-5th grade parents consider their options and notify their site principals whether or not they plan to send their children back to school under this plan.  Our staff will need to schedule siblings accordingly and coordinate bus transportation for those who need it.  

  • Those parents who already signed independent study contracts for their children will remain on independent study

  • We will also do our best to accommodate all parents who have placed their children on a “waitlist” for independent study pending a decision on our reopening plan 

  • Those parents who do not feel comfortable sending their children back to school for in-person instruction under this plan, but did not enroll their children in independent study, may have their children participate in-class instruction with their current teacher through a livestream or recorded lesson format.  Work will be submitted through Google Classroom.  Parents may also return to in-person instruction during this time

  • Parents may also opt-out of independent study and return their children to in-person instruction for the start of the second semester on Monday, February 1, 2021.

Please consider the options available to you and make the decision that best fits your family’s needs.


Philip M. Alfano, Ed.D


Letter to Parents - Timeline for Returning to School (10/22/20).pdf [Engl] [Span]


School Reopening Update FAQ (7/15/20)

Annual Report to Our Community
annual report
2019-2020 Annual Report to our Community.pdf

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