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A Message from the Superintendent

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A Message from the Superintendent
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Superintendnet Streshly
 
Dear Community,
 
Thank you for your continued attention and support of our communication efforts. This communication provides the most up-to-date COVID-19 information. As always, thank you for your active participation and partnership as we work together to support our students through this pandemic.
 

The updates are as follows:
 
 
San Mateo County Office of Education: Pandemic Recovery Framework
 
The San Mateo County Office of Education released an update of the Pandemic Recovery Framework that incorporates California Department of Public Health and other guidance released recently. The revised framework captures changes over the past month at the federal, state, and local levels. 
 
Reopening Plan FAQ Sheet 
 
Please visit our reopening school plan webpage on our website for access to information related to the plan that includes: presentations, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions, such as:
 
  • Why are we starting with distance learning?
  • What will instruction look like in the Sequoia Union High School District this fall? How will it be different from the spring of 2020?
  • How will the District ensure that online education in the fall of 2020 is rigorous? 
 
Watchlist Clarification
Per the Governor’s directive, if San Mateo County is placed on the state COVID-19 monitoring list, the decision to re-open schools would fall under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Public Health, and the criteria they have established, including that the County must be off the watchlist for 14 days straight. Although our county is not currently listed, the San Mateo County Office of Education has advised that we will receive an update from the State in the coming days. If our status changes, we will update you accordingly.
 
Board Meetings to be Live Streamed
In response to our increased community interest to view board meetings, during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sequoia Union High School District will begin streaming board meetings via our Facebook page @Sequhsd.
 
                                                                                                                                                                 
Community Forums
In order to provide our parent communities with the latest information, and provide answers to their questions, the Superintendent and all of the District school sites have been and will be conducting community forums. 
 
Upcoming Forums:
TIDE Academy: 7/28/20,  5:30pm
Woodside High School: 7/29/20, 5:00pm
Carlmont High School:  7/29/20, 7:30pm
East Palo Alto Academy: 7/30/20, 5:30pm
 
Please contact your school site for more information.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mary E. Streshly, Ed.D.
Superintendent