Coming January 2021
Be on the lookout in January for a parent forum and secondary commitment survey!
Statement on Regional CA Stay-At-Home Order
December 3, 2020 At today’s press conference, Governor Newsom issued a regional three week stay-at-home order for those areas of state, like Stanislaus County, where hospital intensive care units have fallen below 15 percent capacity. The order will close bars, wineries, and hair salons and restrict retail stores to 20% capacity. Nonessential social gatherings and travel are prohibited by the new stay-at-home order. Also, indoor recreation, salons, movie theaters and sporting events with a live audience are affected. Schools that have already reopened for in-person classes are not part of the stay-at-home order so our TK-6 classrooms and small learning cohorts will remain open at the present time. Additionally, expectations for employees’ working environment will remain status quo.
TUSD continues to work closely with our local public health services agency who are strong advocates for schools remaining open as they do not consider them significant sources of COVID-19 spread. We are actively monitoring all cases/exposures in TUSD and following CDPH guidance on “triggers to return to distance learning” for classrooms, schools, and the District.
We remind our families to please keep students home when they are symptomatic and to inform the school Principal or nurse if there has been an exposure or if anyone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19. With a vaccine not just on the horizon, but close to distribution this month, we are hopeful that 2021 will bring us closer to a return to life as we knew it before March 2020. We are counting on our community to adhere to this new order and help us keep our schools open!
Triggers to Return to Distance Learning
TK-6 Elementary School Waiver Approved
On Monday, October 19, 2020, we received notification that both the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, Public Health, and California Department of Public Health had approved the TUSD TK-6 Elementary School Waiver.
School Reopening Documents
School Reopening Resources
CA COVID-19 County Risk Level Tiers and School Reopening
What are the State requirements for allowing schools to reopen for in-person instruction?
What is an elementary school waiver?
Is TUSD applying for an elementary waiver?
What would make schools close, once reopened?
When would a school be allowed to reopen, after closure due to COVID-19 cases?