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Reopening Plan Update

School Reopening Plan video excerpt, breaking news, and resources for the safe occupancy of LEUSD schools in COVID-19 conditions...2020-21

Breaking News

NOVEMBER 13, 2020. School Waiver Process Suspended. Riverside University Health System (RUHS) informed school partners that application for new school waivers are officially suspended as of 11/13/2020. Officials stated that until the county's adjusted case rate is consistently below the maximum level of 14, waivers cannot be submitted for state concurrence. Case prevalence data and positivity rates continue to trend upward. (Schools with existing waivers that have not yet opened will still be allowed to open under the waiver terms).
NOVEMBER 9, 2020. Riverside County remains in the state's most restrictive risk tier for COVID-19: purple. To avoid the risk of coronavirus transmission in the workplace, LEUSD recently implemented a limit on workplace occupancy effective November 9 through November 30. As a result, the previously announced plan to start a small group cohort program for special education services in early November must be postponed. We are reassessing conditions regularly, so we can provide an update on or by November 30, 2020.
OCTOBER 23, 2020. Special Education students with Moderate / Moderate-Severe disabilities may be allowed to return to school campuses in small group cohorts beginning in early November 2020. LEUSD is in negotiations regarding start dates...View the full news release: English  Spanish
OCTOBER 22, 2020. Trustees approved a recommendation to extend Distance Learning for all grades to the end of first semester, Friday, December 18, 2020. In-person instruction for all grades TK-12 would begin on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, subject to being in the red tier. Riverside County is currently in the purple tier. Should the County still be in the purple tier in January, the Board approved reassessing health conditions and reopening timelines to give parents and staff advance notice of any changes. View the full news release: English  Spanish

Student Schedules & Learning Models for Reopening

In other action on October 22nd, trustees reviewed learning models for Elementary Grades TK-6; Middle School Grades 6-8; and High School, Grades 9-12. Separate reopening committee for Elementary, MS, and HS grade levels have each developed their preferred school reopening schedules; however, the plans linked below are not yet adopted and are awaiting negotiation approval so they can be presented and ratified by the Board of Trustees.
Student Schedules and Reopening Timelines News Releases are linked below.

Video: Draft School Reopening Plan 2020-2021

OCTOBER 8, 2020. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a Draft School Reopening Plan 2020-21 at the Regular Meeting of the Board. The plan will serve as the 'Constitution' or rulebook for reopening schools safely under COVID-19 pandemic conditions. Timelines and schedules were not included in the approval action, but were placed on a Special Meeting set for October 22, 2020, the outcome of which is reported above.
Click here to view Draft School Reopening Plan 2020-21.
The Board video presentation is below; if you do not see the video frame, paste the URL into your browser:
Below are video timestamps and corresponding Draft School Reopening Plan topics:
00:00:15  Overview & Introduction, presenter: Dr. Doug Kimberly, Superintendent
00:04:08  Maintenance & Operations, presenter: James Judziewicz, Director, School Operations
00:06:15  Health & Safety / PPE Supply Protocol, presenter: Philip Dominguez, Director of School Support Services
00:07:20  Transportation Element, presenter: Gene Durham, Director, Transportation & Facilities Support Services
00:08:46  Food & Nutrition Programs, presenter: Arleen Sanchez, Chief Business Official
00:10:54  COVID-19 Screening, Exposure Notification, Testing Protocols, presenters: Dr. Kip Meyer, Assistant Superintendent, Student & Instructional Support Services; and Jennifer Edquist, nursing team member
00:22:00  Social & Emotional Wellness, presenter: Felipe Flores, Program Specialist-Mental Health
00:26:36  Learning Models: Cohort and Hybrid In-person, presenter: Tracy Sepulveda, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel Support Services
00:29:42 Elementary School Schedule Options (pros & cons of 3 schedule variations), presenter: Rita Post, Director of Elementary Curriculum & Instruction
00:40:15  Middle School Schedule Options (pros & cons of 2 schedule variations), presenters: Dr. Alain Guevara, Assistant Superintendent, Administrative & Instructional Technology Support Services and Dr. Steve Behar, Director of Child Welfare and Attendance
00:55:46 High School Learning Model Overview, presenter: Dr. Kip Meyer
00:57:25 High School Schedule Options (pros & cons), presenter: Brian Deis, Director of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
01:08:22  Parent Survey Summation, presented by Dr. Doug Kimberly
01:09:25  Athletics & Extracurricular Overview, presented by Brian Deis
01:10:59  Conclusion, presented by Dr. Doug Kimberly
01:12:00  Board Action, President Heidi Dodd
A Printer Friendly News Release on this topic is linked below (English and Spanish).