Frequently Asked Questions about LEUSD school closures, free student meals, online distance learning resources for students, and year-end outcomes...
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will LEUSD schools be closed?
Breaking News: by AMENDED public health order posted April 1, 2020, LEUSD and other Riverside County school closures will be extended through June 19, 2020, which supersedes a prior order of March 17, 2020. See attached copy of the AMENDED School Closure Order below. Please watch for Parent Square Updates regarding amended school closure status. Information about current public health orders is available online at the Riverside University Health System-Public Health web site: https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.
- Are free and reduced meals going to be available for children during school closures?
Yes, LEUSD will provide free meals for all children age 18 and under, through June 30, 2020. Meal service hours will be between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
Lakeland Village School, 18730 Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Luiseño School, 13500 Mountain Road, Corona, CA 92883
Earl Warren Elementary, 41221 Rosetta Canyon Rd., Lake Elsinore, 92532
Central Kitchen, 550 Birch St., Lake Elsinore, 92530
Under the current county health order, all persons are to wear face covering when away from home. Examples include bandanas and neck gaiters.For the safety and health of ALL Grab ‘n Go meal participants, we ask that you cover your face when you arrive to pick up meals for your children.
- What online or ‘distance learning’ resources are available for TK-12 students at home?
LEUSD has developed an online portal for parents, guardians, and caretakers to use at home for instructional enrichment while school closures are in effect. Lessons and activities are organized by grade level and contain age and grade appropriate activities to stimulate critical thinking, to reinforce language arts, math, and other skills, with an emphasis on parent/child interaction. LEUSD will be continually updating this online resource. URL: https://www.leusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1695720&type=d&pREC_ID=1856778
- Will iPads, PCs, and assistive technology be provided to families in need of such equipment?
A technology distribution plan will be administered for eligible students at each school. The week of March 23, each school principal will be finalizing their distribution process and guidelines for device pick up. Watch for further announcements.
- I need to retrieve medications for my child that are still at his/her school, what is the process?
We will accommodate the return of student medications administered by our health techs. Pre-arrangement must be made by contacting the school health tech in advance. Please do not visit your child’s school without pre-arrangement. The parent or guardian will be given an appointment for claiming their child’s medication(s) on March 24, 25 and 26 between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.
- Will site-based Child Care services still be provided for families who were already enrolled in this service, and, if so, during what hours? Any restrictions?
For the public health and safety of children and LEUSD staff, site-based child care services have been temporarily suspended. LEUSD is awaiting state guidance, in coordination with local public health agencies, before announcing any new information to families that were enrolled in LEUSD’s site-based child care services.
- What is the status of student progress reports, current homework and assignments, and grades?
During school closures through April 30, 2020, LEUSD had temporarily suspended student progress reports, homework assignments, and grades. Anticipating the possibility of an RUHS-PH amended order extending school closures through June 19, 2020, LEUSD is introducing a system of grading guidelines authorized under CDE and RCOE, in response to the unique circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch for important announcements.
- With TK-12 schools closed, will state testing continue and be completed?
On March 17, 2020, Governor Newsom issued an executive order to suspend standardized testing, pending federal approval. At this time, it does NOT include ELPAC. We are still waiting further CDE/ED guidance on ELPAC testing. There may be future Executive Orders coming in the near future.
- Does LEUSD plan to extend the 2019-2020 school year?
No. Based upon information from the California Department of Education (CDE), the 2019-20 school year is not likely to be extended. The State of California has the power to modify the 2019-20 school year under the current state of emergency. Currently, LEUSD is following guidance provided by the CDE to maintain educational programs and other student support services during school closures.
- Have you got any news for seniors about the Class of 2020 and Graduation Ceremonies?
Commencement ceremonies and other senior activities were suspended as a result of the April 1, 2020 RUHS amended public health school closure order, which extends school closures through Friday, June 19, 2020. As a result, LEUSD high schools will each host a virtual commencement program that will be streamed live on Facebook and aired on the regular date and time of their scheduled graduation ceremonies at The Diamond. The Board of Trustees has authorized printing and distribution of lawn signs commemorating each graduate, at no charge. Standing health orders restricting social gatherings have made postponement and rescheduling of graduation ceremonies unfeasible.
- How do I register my child for the 2020-2021 school year—can it be done online?
Yes. Online registration is currently open for 2020-2021. To register a new or returning student for the 2020-2021 school year, visit our web site at the following URL: https://www.leusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=325370&type=d&pREC_ID=733793.
Revised and amended 30-APR-2020. Version E. Updates will follow.