Distance Learning Update (2 April 2020)

Hello Ella B. Allen Elementary School Families and Friends,

We are embarking on a new challenge:  We will get through this together.  Below is a message and information from the Superintendent.  Please note that teachers are doing virtual planning and collaboration this upcoming week, as well as meeting virtually with me.  They will be communicating with you soon and helping you to get prepared for distance learning that officially begins on April 13, 2020.  Stay tuned for further information from both me and your child’s teacher.  Please be sure to click on the our newsletter link below for a video from Dr. Escobedo as well as detailed information and links.

Warmly,

Mr. John Greenwell, Principal of Allen School

 

Campuses Closed for Remainder of School Year, Student Academic Progress to Continue Via Distance Learning

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As our scheduled Spring Break comes to an end, I want to inform you that Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) facilities and campuses will remain closed for the remainder of the school year unless health officials determine it is safe to reopen. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Governor have each recommended closing school facilities for the remainder of the school year out of concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing. This means that classes will not resume for CVESD students on April 6 in the traditional sense. Instead, our District will embark on a Distance Learning initiative. The first week back from Spring Break will be reserved for teacher planning, preparation, and professional development. Distance learning will commence, to the extent possible, on April 13.

Our instructional team has worked diligently with our teacher leaders and peers from across San Diego County to rapidly develop plans to support students’ academic progress while at home. I ask for your patience and flexibility as we all adapt to new ways of teaching and learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our goal now is to ensure a continuity of education to the greatest extent possible, given current conditions. I know this is a difficult period for many.

Please be reassured that the safety of students and staff remains our highest priority. It is important to continue to comply with the Governor’s “Shelter in Place” directive. Our duty as a school district during this period is to carry out the following essential services:

  • Meal preparation and distribution to students.
  • Keeping the continuity of learning moving forward.

Our journey will not always be smooth or easy. I look forward to the day when we can meet again in person. Until then, please stay healthy and well. Go through our newsletter in  detail, and  keep informed about our plans for Distance Learning.

Sincerely,
Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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