August 27, 2020
Dear Capay Parents and Community,
I wanted to update you on a couple of things but I again want to recognize everyone in their perseverance and support in the education of our students, The challenges have been many and I anticipate a few more but as we continue to work together we will overcome them all! Below is a brief schedule for the week, and please be sure to log into your child’s classroom for more details.
Online meetings for K-3rd grade will take place at 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Online meetings for 4-8th grade will be at 9:30 & 11:00 am
Meals can be picked up from 8:00 - 12:00 noon each day
Work pick up and drop off will be Friday’s from 8-12 noon
If you need meals or work delivered, please contact the office.
As many of you already have heard, Glenn County was removed from the state monitor list yesterday. However, what that means for us is still unclear. We have been told that the the state will release more information this week. Current information from last month suggests that schools may reopen for limited in person instruction once the county is off the list for 14 days, but I anticipate the guidelines changing in some way before we are allowed to open.
Even with this very good news, we have to remember the requirements for school districts to remain open. The current guidance is that if a school has 5% of one cohort(group) of students test positive(1 student out of 20), then the class would quarantine for 14 days. If there were multiple cases, then the whole school would potentially be closed. This happened in schools that began the year with in person instruction but had to closed due to multiple cases.
Opening school safely for staff and students is of utmost importance and we are all working toward that goal because we all agree that learning together, in person, is most beneficial. However, I believe it is important to do this strategically in order to keep moving things in a positive direction. Once we are ready and able to open, my recommendation will be to begin with small groups of students part of the day and expand to larger groups of students for longer periods of the day. All the while, maintaining our distance learning for those students not able to attend in person.
I very much understand the challenges this has placed on everyone. I also acknowledge the frustration and fatigue we all feel. It certainly has not been easy to plan and prepare for educating our students. I am extremely pleased at the support we have all given each other in navigating the challenge of educating our children.
Please continue to support each other and stay positive in the weeks and months to come. As always, call, come by or email me with any questions or concerns you may have.