KOREMATSU WILL BE OPEN
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020
2:00 -4:00 p.m.
Please only come if you need a tablet/computer, your equipment doesn’t function, you need a cable/charger for the tablet/computer or instruction or support on how to operate the tablet. Also, if you need textbooks, it would be OK to come and get those as well.
Unfortunately, once again, this is not a social visit. Please only come if you have a direct need, and we will follow Social Distancing and keep at least 6 feet apart.
Next week, April 6-10 is Spring Break. When school resumes on April 13, we will move to Phase 2 of Distance Learning. More information is coming on process, procedure and expectations.
School resumes April 13 with Phase 2 of Distance Learning.
Please stay tuned for details.
THE SCHOOLS WILL NOT SERVE FOOD ON MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020 DUE TO THE DISTRICT HOLIDAY.
THEY WILL SERVE FOOD TUESDAY, APRIL 7 – FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2020
FULL LIST OF FOOD SITES IN THIS LINK:
If you are a family that cannot connect to the internet, or you know a family that cannot connect to the internet, please fill out this form.
OTHER WAYS TO GET CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET
CALIFORNIA STATE PTA WEBINAR AND RESOURCES TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PTA MEMBER TO GET ON THIS CALL
|BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE WITH LOW-COST (AND FREE) INTERNET|
|Dear PTA Members, Leaders and Families:|
With the coronavirus epidemic leaving many families struggling to pay bills while simultaneously trying to help their children learn at home, access to low-cost or free internet and affordable computers is now more essential to more people than ever before.
Please join California State PTA President Celia Jaffe, former State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) during a webinar to learn how to support children and families impacted by the Digital Divide.
We’ll discuss what resources are available to families statewide, and how to qualify for free and low cost services during these challenging times.Date: Thursday, April 9, from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Click here to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2954447523400869644.
Schools & Communities First Makes History With Most Ever Signatures Submitted
To qualify for the November 2020 ballot, Schools & Communities First submits more than 1.7 million signatures of support
Today, the Schools & Communities First campaign is proud to announce the submission of more than 1.7 million signatures of support to qualify for the November 2020 ballot – the most signatures ever submitted in California for a ballot initiative. This historic benchmark was achieved weeks ahead of schedule and surpassed the original 1.6 million goal set by the campaign.
If it passes, SCF is expected to raise somewhere around $4-6 billion yearly for education. It will not fix California’s chronic underfunding of K-12 education, which is estimated at minimum to be $25 billion per year, but it will help.
Thank you for your support!
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Dear WCCUSD Families,
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom suggested that schools would remain closed for the rest of this academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is disappointing but expected news. With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing, public health experts have instituted a number of measures they hope will slow the spread of the disease. I encourage you to follow the stay-at-home orders issued by the county health officer and follow the guidelines that have been provided in order to keep yourself, your family and your community safe.
While school facilities are closed, learning will not stop. State Superintendent Tony Thurmond said that our energies need to be focused on providing distance learning opportunities for the rest of the school year.
As I mentioned in last night’s message, a more robust distance learning plan will be implemented beginning on April 13. More information about the plan, including more guidance for parents and students, will be coming over the next few days. In the meantime, we need to prepare for the extended school closures.
The County Health Officer has strengthened the previous stay-at-home orders, limiting travel to essential businesses and services. Travel to facilitate distance learning is considered essential business, so on Friday, April 3, schools will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for students and families to pick up the materials needed to continue instruction at home during the extended closures. Strict Social Distancing Protocols will be in place during this distribution period.
Similarly to the March 19 materials pick up, we will ask that you be mindful of the social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet away from anyone who is not a member of your household. This is an opportunity for students in Grades TK, K or 1 to pick up paper packets or devices and students in Grades 2-12 to pick up devices, if they have not already done so. Principals will reach out to you with specific information about the materials pick up for your child’s school.
Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education is meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in a virtual meeting. This meeting will be virtual and meet the standards set in the Governor’s Emergency Order issued on March 12, 2020. Members of the public can access the meeting via Zoom or by telephone. Directions to access the meeting are available on the agenda.
The District has opened a one-stop shop where you can get answers or be directed to resources. The call center will be open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to support families and staff during the school closures. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 943-4444 or (510) 943-4443 for Spanish.
Several resources are available on the District website (www.wccusd.net/districtclosure).
Student meal pick up will continue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 17 locations in the District. All children 18 and under are eligible to receive meals regardless of household income or school they attend.
For all the news about school closures, please check the District’s web page at www.wccusd.net/districtclosure. You can also receive information through our social media platforms. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Finally, if you are not receiving updates for the District, make sure we have your correct contact information by completing this Google Form.
Thank you again for your support.