As of April 1, all Ventura County School Districts agreed to keep their campuses closed through the end of the school year in support of the coronavirus mitigation effort. The decision was made in consultation with Ventura County Public Health Office Dr. Robert Levin. It comes after recommendations from the California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond for schools to continue providing distance learning in lieu of in-class instruction for the remainder of the current semester. Please reference our Distance Learning page for more information about learning for your child during this time.
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Guidelines for prevention of communicable diseases.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Handwashing should last, at minimum, 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, face, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently
- Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional
- Get vaccinated for the flu annually
UPDATE on School Response:
- Custodians and Teachers are doing extra cleaning at night and throughout the day.
- Teachers have shown the students educational videos and discussed proper handwashing and hygiene to reduce the spread of communicable diseases
- Families would be notified of a school closure via ParentSquare, Facebook, Instagram, and our website if the case arises
- Ventura County Public Health Advisory of February 4 remains in effect with guidelines for those traveling from China Ventura County Public Health Feb. 4
- UPCS, in cooperation with PVSD with whom we contract our nursing and health services, has plans in place regarding the outbreak of communicable diseases
- There are currently no recommendations from local or state agencies to cancel public events or to close schools
- There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ventura County. As we are all aware, this situation is very fluid and might change before this letter makes it home. You can find the most up-to-date information on what is happening in Ventura County at https://www.ventura.org/covid19/
Distance Learning Plans: If it became necessary to close the school for an extended period of time, we have developed plans to allow for the continuation of student learning from home.
- Student learning would be primarily delivered via technology.
- Parents it is very important that you make sure you are utilizing our ParentSquare home/school communication platform. If you do not receive regular ParentSquare messages from us, please email Charmon Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers will be communicating assignment through ParentSquare.
- Devices would be checked out to families who do not have access to technology at home.
- Students in grades 2-8 would utilize their google account and “Clever” to access all of their school based programs. Teachers would communicate with families regarding assignments to complete.
- The K-1 students will be able to access some programs from their home computer including Raz-Kids, Brain Pop, and SmartyAnts. Teachers will also communicate other activities that can be done at home.