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March 28 - Update Regarding Online Learning
Dear Cajon Valley Families,
I miss you all! That seems to be a theme everywhere… “I miss my students”, “I miss my teachers”, “I miss my friends”... and we sure do miss you! We are now through our second week of school closure, and I’m writing to give you a few updates.
We all recognize this situation has caused disruption to our lives, and that having students at home unexpectedly can be difficult for many families. Our teachers and school staff have been reaching out to make personal connections and check in with your children as well as volunteer at our schools to deliver our delicious and free school breakfasts and lunches. Our district will continue to serve meals during spring break with the exception of Friday, April 10th which is a holiday.
Our Governor has not yet ordered schools in California to stay closed through the end of the school year, but anticipating the possibility of this order being made, our staff is preparing to provide online Distance Learning. Cajon Valley intends to use distance learning until it is safe for our students and staff to return to schools.
Week of March 23:
Student Online Learning Resources available @ www.cajonvalley.net
Supplemental Print Materials for Students Over Spring Break Produced.
Week of March 30:
Supplemental Print Materials distributed at school sites.
Professional Development/Planning for Distance Learning Plan
April 6 - April 17:
CVUSD Spring Break - Optional Paid Professional Learning Available
Lunch Distribution Continues with volunteer support
Week of April 20
Back to school OR resume Distance Learning
Our District has been fortunate to have 1:1 Chromebooks and digital tools in place and in regular use for all students K-8 for the past six years. Our Blended and Personalized learning initiative that we began in 2014 was designed to allow more time for teachers and students to connect individually and in small groups. We like the phrase “Less tech… more human”. We have amazing tools and a modern curriculum preparing our kids for happiness, healthy relationships, and gainful employment, but the secret sauce in all of this has and will always be our educators. Checking in on, connecting with our students, and fostering relationships with our students will continue to be the focus of our work.
Distance learning will include a Playlist of basic skills, subject matter, and Cajon Valley’s Modern Curriculum (TED Ed, World of Work, Computer Science, and Social-Emotional Learning). We will be able to monitor student engagement and progress with computer adaptive tools, while honoring the need for rest, play, exercise, and family time for all members of our learning community.
In order to supplement the learning opportunities for all our students with disabilities, each student’s Section 504 and/or special education case manager will be supporting the District's distance learning options and reaching out to parents directly to discuss the available services. Supplemental services may include, but are not limited to, consultation provided by the student’s Educational Specialist to accommodate and/or modify the curriculum based on students’ individualized needs and in consultation with related services providers. In some instances, related services may be offered through alternative service delivery models when possible in compliance with social distancing and, consistent with the District’s top priority of keeping its students, teachers and service providers safe and healthy. More information about supplemental services for students with disabilities will be coming soon.
While we expect students to check in each day and to do their best to complete their Playlists, we also want students and teachers to take breaks, spend time with loved ones, exercise and get some fresh air while maintaining “social distancing” recommended by federal, state, and local officials.
Teachers will be reaching out to each of you to determine what will work best for individual families. We are emphasizing a great deal of flexibility in order to honor the additional stress and individual challenges we are all facing at this time.
We want everyone to enjoy downtime during Spring Break (April 6-17), so there will be no assignments or school-related expectations during this time. An optional packet of printed reading and math materials is available for families who are interested.
Thank all of you for supporting our students and each other. As adults, we are all doing the best we can to create a safe, loving, routine environment for the young people in our lives. Sending everyone continued wishes for good health! Stay Strong! We got this!
Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent
Distance Learning Update
Superintendent's Message to Cajon Valley Students About School Closures
Public health agencies:
Guidelines for staying healthy:
Hand Washing: Clean Hands Save Lives (CDC)