School Closure Message for Districts

April 1, 2020
 
School Closure Message for Districts

Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified School District leaders have been working closely in monitoring the impact the COVID-19 health crisis has on our students and school community. The safety of students and staff continues to be a top priority during this unprecedented pandemic. As such, careful consideration has been given to how to best proceed for the remainder of the school year.

Based on the recommendation from Governor Newsom, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, and in collaboration with the Merced County Office of Education and the Merced County Department of Public Health, Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified School District is announcing that the temporary school site closure will extend for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

The school year is not over. It has transitioned from in-person classroom instruction to distance learning. In Merced County, there is no definitive date for when school sites will reopen.

Should the following criteria be met, school sites may reopen:

  • The California State Shelter in Place order has been lifted
  • The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Merced County has remained constant for a two week period or declined
  • The directive to Social Distance has been removed
  • The limit placed on social gatherings has been removed

School Districts in Merced County will continue daily surveillance of these criteria for the benefit of students and families.

During this timeframe, Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified School District will continue to provide essential services to students, like meals during the regular school schedule. Though the buildings will be closed, education will continue through extended learning.

Dos Palos Oro Loma Joint Unified School District leaders and staff are working hard to ensure that learning continues for students. Our educators are working hard to provide instructional resources for distance learning opportunities for every student we serve.

More information will be shared about what this will look like for your student and family.

It is crucial during this health crisis that families follow the guidance of public health officials to practice social distancing and only go out when necessary. Children should not congregate during the stay-at-home order as it puts the child, their families and the community at risk.

Sincerely,

Steve Tietjen, Ed.D., Merced County Superintendent of Schools

Sandra Schiber, Ed.D., Atwater Elementary School District

Bliss Propes, Ballico-Cressey Elementary School District

Adolfo Melara, Delhi Unified School District

Justin Miller, Ed.D., Dos Palos-Oro Loma Joint Unified School District

Lori Gonzalez, El Nido Elementary School District

Bryan Ballenger, Ed.D., Gustine Unified School District

Isabel Cabral-Johnson, Hilmar Unified School District

Scott M. Borba, Le Grand Union Elementary School District

Donna Alley, Le Grand Union High School District

Andres Zamora, Livingston Union School District

Mark Marshall, Ed.D., Los Banos Unified School District

Mike Crass, McSwain Union Elementary School District

Al Rogers, Ed.D., Merced City School District

Richard Lopez, Merced River Union Elementary School District

Alan Peterson, Merced Union High School District

Kristi Kingston, Plainsburg Union Elementary School District

Jose Gonzalez, Planada Elementary School District

Alison Kahl, Snelling-Merced Falls Union Elementary School District

John Curry, Weaver Union School District

Randall Heller, Winton Elementary School District

 

 

1 de abril de 2020

Mensaje de Cierre de Escuela para Distritos

Los líderes del Distrito Escolar Unificado Conjunto Dos Palos Oro Loma han estado trabajando de cerca para monitorear el impacto que la crisis de salud COVID-19 tiene en nuestros estudiantes y la comunidad escolar. La seguridad de los estudiantes y del personal sigue siendo una prioridad durante esta pandemia sin precedentes. Como tal, se ha tenido en cuenta cuidadosamente la mejor manera de proceder para el resto del año escolar.

De acuerdo con la recomendación del Gobernador Newsom, el Superintendente Estatal Tony Thurmond, y en colaboración con la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Merced y el Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Merced, Distrito Escolar Unificado Conjunto Dos Palos Oro Loma anuncia que el cierre del sitio escolar temporal se extenderá por el resto del año escolar 2019-20.

El año escolar no ha terminado. Ha pasado de la instrucción en el aula en persona al aprendizaje a distancia. En el condado de Merced, no hay una fecha definitiva para cuando los sitios escolares se reabrirán.

En caso de que se cumplan los siguientes criterios, los sitios escolares pueden reabrir:

  • Se ha levantado la orden de Refugio en el Lugar del Estado de California
  • El número de casos confirmados de COVID-19 en el Condado de Merced se ha mantenido constante durante un período de dos semanas o ha disminuido
  • Se eliminó la directiva de Distancia Social
  • Se ha eliminado el límite establecido para las reuniones sociales

Los Distritos Escolares en el Condado de Merced continuarán la vigilancia diaria de estos criterios en beneficio de los estudiantes y las familias.

Durante este período de tiempo, Distrito Escolar Unificado Conjunto Dos Palos Oro Loma continuará proporcionando servicios esenciales a los estudiantes, como comidas durante el horario escolar regular. Aunque los edificios estarán cerrados, la educación continuará a través del aprendizaje extendido.

Los líderes y el personal del Distrito Escolar Unificado Conjunto Dos Palos Oro Loma están trabajando duro para asegurar que el aprendizaje continúe para los estudiantes. Nuestros educadores están trabajando duro para proporcionar recursos de instrucción para oportunidades de aprendizaje a distancia para cada estudiante al que servimos.

Se compartirá más información sobre cómo se verá esto para su estudiante y su familia.

Durante esta crisis de salud es crucial que las familias sigan las directrices de los funcionarios de salud pública para practicar el distanciamiento social y sólo salgan cuando sea necesario. Los niños no deben congregarse durante la orden de estancia en casa, ya que pone en riesgo al niño, a sus familias y a la comunidad.

 

Sinceramente,

Steve Tietjen, Ed.D., Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Merced

Sandra Schiber, Ed.D., Distrito Escolar Primaria atwater

Bliss Propes, Distrito Escolar Primaria Ballico-Cressey

Adolfo Melara, Distrito Escolar Unificado de Delhi

Justin Miller, Ed.D., Distrito Escolar Unificado Conjunto Dos Palos-Oro Loma

Lori González, Distrito Escolar Primaria El Nido

Bryan Ballenger, Ed.D., Distrito Escolar Unificado de Gustine

Isabel Cabral-Johnson, Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hilmar

Scott M. Borba, Distrito Escolar Primaria Le Grand Union

Donna Alley, Distrito de Escuela Secundaria Le Grand Union

Andres Zamora, Livingston Union School District

Mark Marshall, Ed.D., Los Banos Unified School District

Mike Crass, McSwain Union Elementary School District

Al Rogers, Ed.D., Merced City School District

Richard Lopez, Merced River Union Elementary School District

Alan Peterson, Merced Union High School District

Kristi Kingston, Plainsburg Union Elementary School District

Jose Gonzalez, Planada Elementary School District

Alison Kahl, Snelling-Merced Falls Union Elementary School District

John Curry, Weaver Union School District

Randall Heller, Winton Elementary School District