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Dear Grant Families,

This is Mr. Effa updating you on our progress thus far with the plan to return to school in August. The CA Public Health Department and CA Department of Education just recently released their guidelines for the reopening of schools. We are currently waiting for the Shasta County Health Department’s local response to these guidelines. The Roadmap to Recovery Committee will use the local guidelines to determine best practices for schools as they reopen in August.

In the meantime, Grant School and the Reopening Committee consisting of parents and staff are interested to hear preferred choices of parents as you consider your options for return to school. Please complete the Grant School Reopening Parent Survey by Tuesday, June 16. The committee will be reviewing the results as we plan for instructional options, placement of school resources and staffing considerations.

We understand circumstances and guidelines may change between now and August 12 so we cannot fully predict how school will start next year. However, we plan to prepare for all options. Here is a list of the four options currently available for Grant Families. Please use these descriptions as you complete the Reopening Parent Survey. It is our hope, guidelines permitting, that we will begin the year with all of our students receiving face-to–face learning on campus 100% of the time.

Option 1- Full time on campus Instruction:

Students will attend school full time Monday-Friday on a normal schedule. This could occur with or without Personal Protective Equipment including wellness checks, reorganization of pick-up/drop-off, handwashing protocol, face coverings, etc.

Option 2- Full Time Distance Learning:

Students will learn off campus full time with virtual learning. This will look similar to the end of this past school year with improvements put in place. Learning will take place within school hours. Staff will provide instruction and curricula and parents will continue to support student learning.

Option 3- Blended Learning:

Students will attend school, on campus, part of the time and learn virtually at home on the days they are not on campus. Staff will provide instruction and curricula and parents will support student learning while off campus.

Option 4- Independent Study:

Students will participate in their learning Monday-Friday that requires meetings with the teacher of record, staying on track with assigned coursework, and meeting weekly goals on their own schedule, at home. Although a student is home, this differs greatly from full-time distance learning. If a parent/guardian chose this option, it would only be successful if the student demonstrates that they can work independently as there is no daily instruction from school staff. The plan is for students to remain in Independent Study until they feel comfortable joining the traditional classroom. Independent Study is different from Homeschool as Homeschool has a long term commitment to the program without a seat reserved in the traditional classroom.

Thank you for participating in the Reopening Parent Survey as the information will help us prepare for the start of next school year.

Go Cougars.

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