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Community Update: Distance Learning and Meals During District Closure

En Español

March 13, 2020

Dear WCCUSD Community,

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we continue to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affecting this community and this country. On Thursday, we announced that all WCCUSD schools and departments are closed and will be through Sunday, April 5. The spring recess was moved up from the week of April 6 to the week of March 30. School is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 6. I want to make it clear that to the best of our knowledge no student or staff members has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

I understand the burden school closures place on students, families and staff and we are trying to minimize that impact to the best of our ability. Below, you will find some important information for you and your students during the closures.

DISTANCE LEARNING
The District’s teachers have put great effort into creating lessons that are engaging, empowering and challenging. We encourage all families to take advantage of the online tools and instructional packets that our teachers and educational services and information technology teams have provided. There is content available for every student through the Clever portal. The online resources can be accessed through the District’s website at https://sites.google.com/wccusd.net/wcc-elearning/home. Students can use any device to access the online resources. We encourage families to  support your child’s distance learning over the next two weeks. 

We are a 1-to-1 district where students in 2nd grade through 12th grade have a District issued Chromebook with access to online learning apps and platforms. Detailed instructions on how to operate the Chromebook and access the apps and platform can be found on the District’s web page under the Distance Learning tab at the top of the page. Families can also call a hotline set up for questions at (510) 243-3901 or email elearning@wccusd.net.

STUDENT MEALS
Children under 18, regardless of their eligibility for free or reduced meals, can pick up food at Kennedy and Richmond high schools between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday each week. Families can either drive or walk up to receive meals, but will not be able to eat on either campus.

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF AND FAMILY
Please take care of yourself and family during the school closures. Remember to:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice the county’s social distancing guidelines
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Practice proper respiratory etiquette
  • If you or your child have chronic health conditions, consult your doctor

STAY INFORMED
For the most recent updates and resources about the District, including coronavirus visit www.wccusd.net.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we do our best to serve you and your children during this challenging time.

In Community,

Matthew Duffy
Superintendent