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Superintendent's Message

A Message from the Superintendent

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A Message from the Superintendent

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Dear Sequoia Union High School District Community:
The recent announcement of a return to in-person instruction has sparked a series of questions as to how and when we will return to campus. In an effort to provide you with additional information to increase the understanding of our plan to return to school, here are some key points:
  • All students will be invited back to the classroom in April. 
  • Families will receive an opt in form this week to return to in-person instruction or choose to remain in 100% distance learning. 
  • No changes to student schedules.
  • Teachers will be in their classrooms while delivering instruction.
  • Beginning the week of April 5, 2021, 25% of students will return to school in the in-person instruction/concurrent instructional model.
  • The student body at each campus will be divided into four groups (A, B, C, and D).  
  • The return to campus will be as follows: 
    • On April 5 & 6 Group A will be invited to attend class on campus.  
    • On April 8 & 9 Group B will be invited to attend class on campus.  
    • On April 12 & 13 Group C will be invited to attend class on campus. 
    • On April 15 & 16 Group D will be invited to attend class on campus
    • After the first two weeks of piloting with a 25% of the student body, schools will combine the four Groups into Groups up to 50% capacity. Example (A+B and C+D).  
    • Starting on April 19 or when we are in the “Orange” tier whichever is later, up to half of the student body will be invited to be on campus at any time: Example Group A+B will attend Mondays and Tuesdays, and group C+D on Thursdays and Fridays. The number of students invited to campus is based on the capacity of the classroom and social distancing requirement of six feet. 
  • Wednesdays will continue to be asynchronous days.
  • Once schools open in the in-person/concurrent instructional model, schools will stay in that model unless there is a tier regression to “Purple” or outbreak at one or more school sites that require school(s) to return to 100% distance learning.
Students who choose to return to campus for in-person instruction do so with the understanding that the following guidelines and expectations must be followed:
  • Students must wear face coverings at all times while on campus.
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times.
  • Students shall wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering a school facility and buildings.
  • Before arrival to campus, students must complete a daily health screening form. 
Your school site will send you additional information about the return to in-person instruction.
I will continue to hold COVID-19 Superintendent Office Hours for the remainder of the semester to answer parent follow-up questions. 
Crystal Leach
Interim Superintendent