Learning Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year

Learning Schedule for 2020-2021 School Year
Posted on 06/09/2020
June 9, 2020

Greetings Parents,

This is Fred Van Vleck with an important message regarding school next fall. The California Department of Education just released their guidelines for socially distanced learning and in accordance, we are developing our plans as an A, B or C option. Plan A is traditional face-to-face instruction like we did before COVID, and Plan C is distance learning, like we are doing now. Plan B, which is socially distance learning, is the plan we are likely to be on next fall. With the exception of Winzler Children’s Center and Zoe Barnum High School, our Plan B will include the following: Schools will be divided into two groups and will attend school on different days. Group 1 will attend school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Group 2 will attend school on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays will be alternated between Group 1 and Group 2. As such, students will have either 2 or 3 days of face-to-face instruction each week with distance learning on the other days.

School Bus transportation will be challenging with social distancing. Your student’s school will be reaching out to those who live in traditionally transported areas to determine if your family has a hardship and will need transportation for your student.

We have not yet finalized how we will determine which students are in Group 1 or Group 2 but we will be keeping siblings in the same group (regardless of the school they attend) so they will attend school on the same days each week. We will also have a hardship application process in place if your student needs to change groups.

Winzler Children’s Center will be talking with their families separately about their plans. Zoe Barnum High School will have an AM/PM schedule where students will attend school every day for ½ the day. Finally, we will have options for your students if you choose to keep them home for distance learning.

If you missed any portion of the message, it will be posted on our website and Facebook page. Please be well and stay strong!

Fred Van Vleck, Ed.D., Superintendent

Eureka City Schools