Roseville City School District

Parent and Staff Communication: July 9, 2020

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I wanted to share some recent local developments and how they may impact our plans for reopening schools next month.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is expected to add Placer County to its watch list in the next several days due to significant increases in COVID-19 infection rates.  There are currently 970 confirmed cases in Placer County and 226 confirmed cases in Roseville.  Counties on the watch list for three consecutive days must implement restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.  According to the state, the restrictions must be implemented for a minimum of three weeks.

Our county infection rate plays a significant factor in our ability to reopen schools in the manner approved by the Board of Education.  If we reverse the current upward pattern of COVID-19 infections and start moving in a downward trend, we have the opportunity to reopen schools with in-person instruction.  However, if we continue to see an upward trend, children may need to start the school year learning from home.

I believe this situation underscores that on-campus, in-person learning may be a series of starts and stops, quarantines, and periods of distance learning.  We want to be transparent with our families to help them understand and plan for circumstances that impact our district’s ability to provide the programs that we have presented.  We realize it will be a challenging year to teach, work, and parent due to the scheduling uncertainties.

The educational program that offers the most continuity is the Champions Academy. Currently, there are approximately 947 students in the Champions Academy and 285 are registered for the K-8 Hybrid Schedule.  Together these alternative programs represent about 10% of our total district enrollment.  Therefore, each in-person classroom may have 1 – 4 fewer students than last year.

Based on the new Placer County COVID-19 information and the updated FAQ documents linked below, we extended the timeline for parents to select the best educational program for their family to Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding, and we will continue to keep our families updated throughout the summer.  

Respectfully,
Derk

Registration for all three programs has been extended through July 12th, 2020. This short window provides the District with ample time to create classes and schedules in all three programs.

Traditional Schedule:

  • If you have not already, please first complete the online registration process for your student/s using this link: https://www.rcsdk8.org/student-registration
  • Your child will default into this program with no further forms to complete.

K-8 Hybrid Schedule:

Champions Academy:

Please complete the above Learning Program Enrollment Forms by July 12th, 2020 to request placement in either the K-8 Hybrid or Champions Academy.