August 14, 2020
All schools are now up and running in full distance learning for the 2020-2021 school year. We received many positive reports of high attendance and active student engagement during live instruction in classrooms across the District. It was a very positive start to the school year. From some students learning how to type in complex passwords to a student logging in from Texas, elementary students are attentive, focused and excited to be back at school. For other students at the middle and high school levels, teachers have been reaching out to particularly help those students who are shy and need some extra encouragement to ensure they become integrated and connected to learning, their school and peers. Principals have been logging in and out of Google classrooms delighted with the caliber of teaching and learning they are seeing.
Some families and schools reported a few technical glitches. In each instance, staff responded quickly to assist and resolve matters quickly. Some schools with large student populations, experienced short-term delays with textbook distribution, however, instructional materials have been available digitally in the District’s ClassLink portal.
Please note: If families have students who still need a Chromebook, please contact your student’s school. If you need Internet Connectivity at home, please click here for guides to home Internet options and there is also a form if you are not able to obtain home internet.
Online safety information you may be interested in: The Sacramento County Office of Education in partnership with the U.S Attorney’s Office, through the FBI Sacramento Field Office, is hosting a virtual presentation focused on “Internet Crimes Against Children and Online Safety.” The session will take place on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and is open to parents of middle and high school students and is limited to the first 250 registrants. Parents who are interested in attending should register by sending an email R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20th. Based on demand, the FBI will consider repeating this session.
Lastly, as a reminder, we continue to gather parent and guardian input on in-person instruction, distance learning, learning loss, mental, social and emotional health, student engagement and meal service as part of our Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan. Thank you to those who have already completed the survey. If you haven’t done so already, please do. The information you provide through these surveys is extremely valuable in guiding our planning and decision making.
- 2020 – Learning Continuity Survey – English
- 2020 – Encuesta de Continuidad del Aprendizaje – Spanish
- 2020 – Daim Ntawv Sojntsuam Kev Kawm Ntawv Ua Ntu Zus – Hmong
- 2020 – Khảo Sát Liên Tục Học Tập – Vietnamese
Thank you and stay safe and stay healthy,