March 26, 2021
Dear EGUSD Students, Families and Staff,
Many COVID-19 restrictions changed this past week and we are adjusting to those changes as quickly as possible. Sacramento County is now in the Red Tier, more extra-curricular activities can resume and the state’s physical distancing guidelines have been reduced for classrooms. Below are this week’s communications and the last bullet point is regarding questions related to the notification letters sent from PCS earlier this week to some individuals:
- Monday: Updated state and county guidance was received by the EGUSD. Because our agreements with our labor partners are based on state and county guidelines, we have been able to make adjustments and expand our learning options to include a 4-day a week in-person concurrent learning schedule. The 4-day schedule option will become effective April 6th for Year Round and Traditional elementary schools and April 13th for Modified Traditional, all general education Preschools and Secondary schools. Parents will have the opportunity to change their learning model via ParentVue and details will be sent by each school the week prior to these dates.
- Tuesday: Our Board of Education met to discuss learning recovery plans and the 2021-2022 school year planning process. 3/23 Board Meeting
- Wednesday: We informed our band, choir, theater and dance participants as well as students in Career Technical Education that beginning April 1st, when our secondary schools reopen, they will be able to resume in-person practice and activities. EGUSD Press Release
- Thursday: As we prepare for more students and staff to return to campuses, yesterday Superintendent Chris Hoffman sent a letter to all families and staff that focused on our collective concerns about racism and the recent tragic events experienced by our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Our district will not tolerate racist behavior or attitudes in our schools. All families are asked to read the letter and review the many resources that were referenced. Letter from the Superintendent
- Today, Friday: Earlier in the week, district staff became aware of a letter sent from a company called PCS that had been distributed to several families and individuals within EGUSD regarding the company’s notification of a potential data breach. After District officials met with PCS to discern what took place, we can confirm that the notifications from PCS are not a scam and no EGUSD systems were breached. Attached is a press release issued by PCS on March 19, 2021 and linked here is the District’s summary for your review.
All of our schools will be open by next week and we ask everyone to keep doing what they’ve been doing by influencing others to keep wearing a face mask in public spaces, stay physically distant and practice healthy hand hygiene. Thank you for your support, patience, feedback and energy that helps keep us all motivated and moving forward.
Stay safe and stay healthy!