This is a re-broadcast of todays email from the Nea Admin to make sure all receive - Evan @ Nea PTSA
Greetings CLCS Community,
In a press conference yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom recommended that public schools across the state prepare to suspend in-class instruction for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. This is to help prevent what could be a significant surge in serious illness due to COVID-19 cases over the coming weeks. We continue to work closely with AUSD, the Alameda County Health Department, and the Alameda County Office of Education as we travel through this together. In addition to the Governor’s press conference, we were also informed by the Alameda County Office of Education that “it is now clear that California’s schools will be engaged in distance learning for the remainder of the school year.” Please see below for their full press release.
With the extension of Distance Learning, CLCS has asked each team to take time to make refinements to our programming, ensuring that our teaching and learning is as meaningful and productive as possible over the next nine weeks. When we return from Spring Break, CLCS will ask the team to hold off on any new assignments, office hours, Zoom and Hangout meetings from April 6th through April 8th. During these three days learners can continue to engage in optional distance learning opportunities as it works for their schedule, work completed during this time will not be graded. Learners should be ready to fully reengage in Distance Learning beginning Thursday, April 9th. Staff will use April 6th, April 7th, and April 8th to expand Distance Learning plans, receive additional training, refine curriculum, and prepare for closing out the school year using our online platforms.
CLCS remains focused on continuing our educational mission. We know that the work we have been doing in preparation for this possible scenario was taking the right approach and appreciate the feedback that we have received from learners and families. This pause will give us time to refine our distance learning practices, schedule, and technology to ensure the highest-quality experience for the new, longer duration. In this ever changing environment if new information comes out from CDE, County Health Department, or the Alameda County Office of Education we will be prepared to adjust program accordingly.
Lead Facilitators will email the community with additional information regarding picking up needed technology and supplies and any updates pertaining to their program. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and flexibility as we continue to navigate this unprecedented time together.
Full Alameda County Office of Education Press Release: