I hope that you are having a safe and restful summer. Today, as promised, we submitted the Back to School Vision & Framework to the Contra Costa County Office of Education. As we shared on July 9, the 2020-21 school year will begin in a distance learning format when instruction resumes on Monday, August 17.
A District task force of students, families, teachers, principals and District staff are working at a furious pace to create a plan of what school will look like for the 2020-221 school year. We will share a draft plan at a Town Hall meeting on Friday, July 10.
WCCUSD will host a public hearing at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 24 via Zoom about its Special Education Local Plan/Annual Service and Budget Plan as required by by AB 602.
Today is the last day of school and in most years, I could simply talk about graduations and the wonderful celebrations taking place. This year is different. The COVID-19 pandemic and civil protests have altered and changed society, education, and our communities.
May 29 Closure Update: The Work to Develop What the 2020-2021 School Year Will Look, Graduations in Full Swing
We have started the process of working through various scenarios for the start of school. Whether we return to our classrooms in the fall, distance learning continues or some hybrid of the two, there are a lot of challenges that must be addressed and we will need your help in finding solutions.
May 22 Closure Update: Commencement Season, planning for multiple options for the 2020-21 school year; virtual school
Despite uncertainty, we know that students will need to learn and that we will need to offer services to support them and their families. We have several teams working together to create multiple plans for how instruction might look next year.
May 19 District Closure Update: New county guidance allows car-based graduations; locker, classroom clear out process out this week
On Friday, Contra Costa Health Services released new guidance that allows for car-based gatherings, which includes graduations. We are extremely relieved to finally have clear guidance that will allow the Class of 2020 to be acknowledged in person. Our high schools will hold car-based ceremonies for the Class of 2020 that comply with the new county guidelines.
Today, marks the first day of Classified School Employee Week where we honor and highlight the work of people from the teams that greet the community in the front office, take care of students on the playground, in the cafeteria and in the classroom, make sure students are safe and ensure schools are cleaned and well stocked.
The Governor released his May Revision this week and we may have to reduce $26 million or more for the 2020-21 school year.
Everyone has been affected by the shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 public health emergency in some way, but one of the most impacted groups are the seniors in the Class of 2020.
May 8 Closure Update: Temporary grading policy approved; close to a decision about Class of 2020 celebration
First, I would like to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mothers Day and Día de las Madres. Even though a normal celebration may not be possible due to the stay-at-home orders, I hope that you all find a time to celebrate the mothers in your life.
Kanon Lee knew as a teenager he was destined for a job in healthcare. Both his parents work in the field, including his dad who is a pharmacist. In high school, Kanon originally wanted to be an athletic trainer. Seven years later, Lee is one of 11 District nurses.
Join us Thursday, May 7, for a Community Conversation with Superintendent Matthew Duffy via Zoom at 5 p.m. English and Spanish Distance Learning Workshops are Wednesday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., respectively.
- Veronica Adams
- Akinwale Ajayi
- Cherene Askar
- Christina Breakfield
- Kelly Cary
- Jenine Catudio
- Christy Chen
- Alison Curtis
- Jennifer Diggs
- Jawan Eldridge
- Justine Fell
- MaryJoy Fernandez
- Kelly Fimbres
- Patricia Geritz
- Susan German-Zec
- Disa Hansen
- Matthew Hartsock
- Luz Hernandez
- Philip Hope
- Rosalinda Koyoc