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CULVER CITY SCHOOLS CLOSED

Coronavirus Forces Most School Districts to Take Same Action

 

March 19, 2020

After receiving approval from the school board on Friday, Superintendent Leslie Lockhart announced the immediate closing of all schools in the culver city Unified School District (CCUSD). There will be no classes held at district schools on Monday.

The closure will begin one week prior to the already scheduled 2-week spring break which was to begin on March 23. The district plans to reevaluate the situation at the end of spring break and will either resume classes or extend the closure.

The district plans to enact remote learning and communication between students and teachers.

Students who are provided a District lunch will be able to receive a "grab and go" lunch at the culver city high school.

The action follows that of most other school districts including the two largest districts in the United State, New York City and Los Angeles Unified School Districts (LAUFSD). LAUSD currently has over 730,000 students.

The following is the complete text of the letter sent to all parents of students in the CCUSD:

Office of the Superintendent

Dear culver city Parents:

As of today, March 13, there is one known case of COVID-19 in culver city. As can be expected, out of an

abundance of caution, we must take preventative steps now to ensure our community stays as

protected as it can.

Today, CCUSD is making the following announcements:

● Starting Monday, March 16, CCUSD schools will be in "dismissal" status. Students will not come

to school starting that day. Spring Break starts on March 23 and runs through April 3.

● The situation will be reevaluated at the end of Spring Break.

● During this time we will undertake a thorough cleaning of all schools.

● On Monday, March 16, there will be no instruction.

○ Teachers will utilize this day to plan lessons for remote learning and communicate their

plans to their students.

○ Students who may need to pick up materials in their lockers/classrooms and/or access

to a Chromebook/charger can check out the technology at their school office between

10:00am - 2:00pm.

● Food Services: Any CCUSD student that receives a District-provided lunch can continue to

receive grab and go lunches at the culver city high school cafeteria starting Monday, March 16

through Friday, March 20, between 10:30am - 12:00pm. This grab and go service will resume

after the scheduled Spring Break if schools are still closed at that time.

For Students/Families:

● Distance learning begins Tuesday, March 17 and will continue through Friday, March 20. Please

look for further information by April 2 regarding the possibility of continued distance learning

after Spring Break.

● In terms of curriculum, each core subject a student is enrolled in and each elective course will be

delivered via Home Learning. Elementary students can expect curriculum in Math, English, Social

Studies, Science and MakerSpace, Art, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, and Physical Education.

Middle and high school students will receive curriculum/instruction for every class in which they

are enrolled.

● Instructional staff that provide services to our students who receive special education and

related services will make every effort to deliver the service minutes indicated in each student's

IEP utilizing the platforms available. When services return to the classroom setting, IEP teams

can meet to determine if compensatory services are needed.

Please know that we do not take the closure of our schools lightly, as I know that such a move would

have a significant impact on each of you in different ways. At the center of all of our decisions is the well

being of our students and staff. I know these decisions will introduce some difficulties to many of our

families. We have made them with the understanding that the full gravity of this situation is still

unknown. Please understand that the purpose of this decision is to fulfill our responsibility to our

broader community by taking every possible step to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

culver city Unified School District

Office of the Superintendent

It is imperative that you continue to implement all necessary precautions including self-quarantine,

social distancing and all suggested CDC actions. We all share in the duty and obligation to help slow the

spread of COVID-19.

If you or your child are diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please inform us by contacting

Dianna Castro, Health Coordinator, at diannacastro@ccusd.org, Veronica Montes, Director of School and

Family Support Services at veronicamontes@ccusd.org, and your site principal.

Even in these ever-changing times, I want to be clear: culver city Unified School District will remain in

operation. Teaching and Learning will continue. CCUSD's strength is our shared connection with one

another. I know that you all have many questions that need to be addressed. Please know we are

working as quickly as possible to support you with answers.

Look for further communications as more information becomes available.

Sincerely,

Leslie Lockhart, Superintendent

culver city Unified School District

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Estimados Padres de Culver City:

A partir de hoy, 13 de marzo, hay un caso conocido de COVID-19 en culver city. Como es de esperar, por precaución, debemos tomar medidas preventivas ahora para asegurar que nuestra comunidad se mantenga lo más protegida posible.

Hoy, CCUSD está haciendo los siguientes anuncios:

·​ ​A partir del lunes 16 de marzo, las escuelas de CCUSD estarán en estado de "despido". Los estudiantes no vendrán a la escuela a partir de ese día. Las vacaciones de primavera comienzan el 23 de marzo y duran hasta el 3 de abril.

·​ ​La situación será reevaluada al final de las vacaciones de primavera.

·​ ​Durante este tiempo, realizaremos una limpieza de todas las escuelas.

·​ ​El lunes 16 de marzo,​ no habrá instrucción.

Ø​ ​Los ​maestros​ utilizarán este día para planificar lecciones para el aprendizaje remoto y comunicar sus planes a sus alumnos.

Ø​ ​Los ​estudiantes​ que necesiten recoger materiales en sus casilleros / aulas y / o acceder a un Chromebook / cargador pueden adquirir la tecnología en la oficina de su escuela entre las 10:00 a.m. y las 2:00 p.m.

culver city Unified School District Office of the Superintendent

·​ ​Servicios de alimentos:​ cualquier estudiante de CCUSD que recibe un almuerzo proporcionado por el distrito puede continuar recibiendo almuerzos para llevar en la cafetería de culver city high school a partir del lunes 16 de marzo hasta el viernes 20 de marzo, de 10:30 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Este servicio para llevar se reanudará después de las vacaciones de primavera programadas si las escuelas aún están cerradas en ese momento.

Para estudiantes / familias:

·​ ​El aprendizaje a distancia comienza el martes 17 de marzo y continuará hasta el viernes 20 de marzo. Busque más información antes del 2 de abril sobre la posibilidad de continuar el aprendizaje a distancia después de las vacaciones de primavera.

·​ ​En términos de currículo, cada materia básica en la que está inscrito un estudiante y cada curso electivo se impartirá a través de Aprendizaje en el hogar. Los estudiantes de primaria pueden esperar currículo en matemáticas, inglés, estudios sociales, ciencias y MakerSpace, arte, música vocal, música instrumental y educación física. Los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria recibirán currículo / instrucción para cada clase en la que estén inscritos.

·​ ​El personal de instrucción que brinda servicios a nuestros estudiantes que reciben educación especial y servicios relacionados hará todo lo posible para brindar los minutos de servicio indicados en el IEP de cada estudiante utilizando las plataformas disponibles. Cuando los servicios vuelven al entorno del aula, los equipos del IEP pueden reunirse para determinar si se necesitan servicios compensatorios.

Tenga en cuenta que no tomamos el cierre de nuestras escuelas a la ligera, ya que sé que esa medida tendría un impacto significativo en cada uno de ustedes de diferentes maneras. En el centro de todas nuestras decisiones está el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y personal. Sé que estas decisiones introducirán algunas dificultades a muchas de nuestras familias.Las hemos hecho con el entendimiento de que toda la gravedad de esta situación aún se desconoce. Por favor, comprenda que el propósito de esta decisión es cumplir con nuestra responsabilidad a nuestra comunidad en general tomando todos los pasos posibles para mitigar la propagación de COVID-19. Es imperativo que continúe implementando todas las precauciones necesarias, incluidyendo la auto cuarentena, el distanciamiento social y todas las acciones sugeridas por los CDC. Todos compartimos el deber y la obligación de ayudar a frenar la propagación de COVID-19. culver city Unified School District Office of the Superintendent

Si usted o su hijo son diagnosticados con un caso confirmado de COVID-19, infórmenos comunicándose con Dianna Castro, Coordinadora de Salud, a diannacastro@ccusd.org, Veronica Montes, Directora de Servicios de Apoyo Escolar y Familiar a veronicamontes@ccusd.org y el director de su sitio.Incluso en estos tiempos siempre cambiantes, quiero ser clara: el Distrito Escolar Unificado de culver city permanecerá en funcionamiento. La enseñanza y el aprendizaje continuarán. La fortaleza de CCUSD es nuestra conexión compartida entre nosotros. Sé que todos ustedes tienen muchas preguntas que deben abordarse. Tenga en cuenta que estamos trabajando lo más rápido posible para ayudarlo con sus respuestas. Busque más comunicaciones a medida que haya más información disponible. Sinceramente, Leslie Lockhart, Superintendente

 

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