COVID-19 Employee Information

  • May 27, 2020

    Good Afternoon All,
    Thank you for your flexibility and patience over the past couple of months.  Many have made significant personal and professional adjustments to their daily routines throughout the period of school suspension.  As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we are going to make every effort to transition back to a sense of normalcy throughout the District beginning July 1st.  All employees whose regular work calendar includes the month of July will return to work with regular hours; remote working, alternating schedules, etc. will come to an end on Tuesday, June 30.  The District Office, Transportation, Operations Center, and Child Nutrition Center will be closed to the public, but available to meet employee and community needs by appointment.  Our school sites will be staffed as they have in the past during the month of July and available to the public as necessary.  Additionally, the District Office will manage summer enrollment as has been done in the past. Any staff who will be away from the workplace will need to follow pre-COVID-19 time-off protocols.

    We understand the return to a regular work schedule may present personal concerns.  We will continue to practice safe social distancing and responsible hygiene.  However, if you currently have an underlying, medically-documented health condition or are at-risk due to your age, please work with your supervisor, who will consult with the HR office, to determine the best solution.

    We will continue to plan for TUSD’s “reopening” while gathering input from parents and staff in anticipation of students returning to school in August.  To collect your feedback, I am requesting you complete the survey in the link below.  Please be assured that the information you provide will only be used to gauge each employee’s situation and gain an understanding of employees’ needs as we return to school in August.  Please complete this survey by the end of the week.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

    COVID-19 Personal Work Information Survey

    March 31, 2020
    Good Afternoon TUSD,
    Please carefully read through the following information. 

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides support for those who are unable to work on-site or those who are unable to work from home for a qualifying reason.  If you are currently working on site, working remotely from home, or on-call, this leave does not apply.

    Beginning April 1, this leave can be used if you are called in to a work site or need to perform work duties remotely, but are unable to work because of a qualifying reason related to COVID-19.  These qualifying reasons are described in the attached documents as well as the Q & A link included here:

    https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

    Key points to remember before contacting HR:

    1. If you are currently working remotely, on-site, or are on call, you will continue to receive full pay.
    2. Emergency paid leave can be used for qualifying reasons if you are unable to work on-site or from home for a reason related to the coronavirus.
    3. This leave can be used for the purpose of meeting child care needs and caring for others affected by COVID-19.
    4. Completely read through the attached documentation to determine if you need support through this new leave. 

    If you have any questions, please email Lisa Alejandre at lalejandre@turlock.k12.ca.us.

    March 18, 2020
    Good Afternoon All,
    After reviewing site and department essential staffing needs and discussing the matter with union leadership, we have changed expectations for many classifications.  The goal of these changes is to provide flexibility for our employees while ensuring there is coverage to support our essential functions. 

    Please review the revised employee chart.  Your principals and supervisors will work with you to create strategic schedules (e.g. rotations) for employees to work on-site.  These schedules are intended to allow site and department teams to provide coverage while being mindful of personal needs including child care.  This is a time in which we will need to rely on each other to help everyone balance personal and professional obligations.  If you have any questions about your job classification or these expectations, please work with your supervisor for clarity or contact the HR office.   

    Reminder, school sites will be closed tomorrow and Friday. School offices will be open again starting Monday.  All employees are in paid status during the school closure.  

    March 15, 2020
    Due to Governor Newsom’s recent guidelines, employees with underlying conditions and those over 65 years of age should not attend work Monday through Wednesday of this week.  Employees with underlying chronic conditions will need to provide a doctor's note indicating they have an underlying condition and it is suggested they self-quarantine as per the Governor's guidelines.

    Those over 65 and those with chronic conditions and a doctor’s note won't be charged the time off for Monday through Wednesday of this week. We will continue to update all as we receive additional news over the next few days. 

    All other employees are expected to be at work tomorrow. Please follow your site/department’s procedures for reporting an absence.

    March 14, 2020
    The COVID-19 virus has created significant and reasonable concern for all.  The District has been working through the uncertainty with the guidance of Stanislaus County Public Health and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  This communication attempts to answer the most common questions recently asked.  Please note that the information presented could change at any time and is subject to the authority given to school districts by the State of California.  Additionally, the District met with union leadership on March 13 for initial discussions related to the effects of school closures, and further recognizes this information could change pending future discussion and decisions.      

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