April 3, 2020
Dear Elk Grove Unified Students, Parents and Families,
Today, we have a short update and several reminders and tips for you. We’ll start first with announcements and then bullet point tips and resources as we all prepare for distance learning. Lastly, please know that we are working on recognition opportunities for the end of year for seniors.
Now, let’s remember our EGUSD Distance Learning Timeline Countdown:
This week, we are all doing Distance Learning Preparation
- Next week (April 6 – April 10): Spring Break – Non-instructional Week
- April 13 – April 15: More Distance Learning Preparation
- April 16 – May 29: Secondary instruction goes live with distance learning
- April 20 – May 29: Elementary instruction goes live with distance learning
- May 29, 2020: End of the school year for all students
Today, Elk Grove Unified in coordination with Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), Sacramento County Health and the other 12 districts in the county announced that Sacramento County school districts will close through the rest of the school year and that distance learning and school meals will continue. The press release of this announcement can be found on SCOE’s website. In County Superintendent David W. Gordon’s announcement, he stated, “I commend our districts and their fine staff for doing everything possible to provide distance learning. Districts will also continue distributing meals to students in need.” Superintendent Gordon also emphasized that while school facilities will not be re-opening, education for students will continue via distance learning. SCOE also is providing a collection of enrichment resources for students, families, and school districts that may be helpful for remote learning. For updates on the impact of the coronavirus on Sacramento County public schools including closures, meal service, and distance learning, please visit the SCOE website.
Resources and Tips
- Chromebooks: Here are the five main things to remember about the Chromebook check-out process. Read the March 30, 2020 letter for detailed information about the Chromebook check-out and Internet connectivity. Remaining check-out dates are April 7th, 8th and 9th.
5 Main Points
- If your student really needs a Chromebook, go to your home EGUSD high school: Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove High School, Florin High School, Franklin High School, Laguna Creek High School, Monterey Trail High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Sheldon High School and Valley High School
- For health and safety, the Chromebook check-out will be a drive-thru process to adhere to social distancing guidance
- Student(s) must be present in the car to receive the device – 1 per student maximum
- Please have or know the Student ID number for each student
- A parent, guardian and/or relative can drive the student(s) to the school
Tip: Because elementary students usually don’t have ID cards, please write your student’s ID on a piece of paper for quicker service at the check-out line.
- EGUSD School Meals: Elk Grove Unified’s school meal drive-thru and grab-n-go service continues next week from April 6th – April 9th (extra meals will be provided on the 9th to cover Friday, which is a holiday.)
- Sacramento County School Meals: Pickups will continue to be available throughout Sacramento County. The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has published an interactive map of local meal distribution sites reported by local school districts.
- EGUSD Family and Community Resources
Your support, patience, positive outlook and sense of community helps everyone. Thank you. Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay home as much as you can. Remember to subscribe to the Elk Grove Unified School District’s YouTube Channel.