Parent and Staff Communication: July 17, 2020
Today, Governor Newsom mandated distance learning must take place for any county on the COVID-19 Monitoring List. As you recall, Placer County was added to this monitoring list on July 9th, 2020. Therefore, the Roseville City School District will put all of our efforts into starting the school year in a distance learning model.
Last night at our Board of Education Meeting, the Board opted to meet on Monday, July 20th, 2020, for a vote on reopening schools in a distance learning model. However, we are canceling that meeting, as there is no action to take. (If you were unable to access the meeting last night, we were unaware the capacity was capped at 500 attendees and will make sure that mistake is not repeated).
Unfortunately, we must abandon the Champions Academy. The original plan was to staff the Champions Academy with Roseville City School District teachers who were not able to teach in-person due to underlying health conditions or caring for an at-risk family member. Due to the Governor’s mandate, all students will engage in distance learning. Therefore, all teachers are eligible and needed to facilitate distance learning at their schools with their students. We understand there is an interest in a full-time, year-long, distance learning program for those families who are not comfortable returning their children to in-person instruction this school year, and desire the consistency that it offers. We will start working on a model after our schools open in August.
We will continue to communicate with our families to provide updates on our progress and seek your input. Please be on the lookout for a parent survey regarding childcare needs and distance learning supports.
I’ll be candid when I say the last several months have felt like one gut punch after another. We are educators, parents, and advocates for our students and community, so rest assured, we will get back up after every setback. We need you, and our children need us. We are stronger for them together.
Please talk with your children about this at your own pace in a way that provides comfort and assurance that students will soon have contact with their teachers and classmates. If you need further support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your principal next week via email or phone call.
Your ongoing support and flexibility are appreciated.
Roseville City School District