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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

March 19, 2020

Dear Families,

COVID-19 has dramatically altered life for all of us in California. During this time of crisis, it is our top priority to keep our students, staff, and family members safe. In response to recent guidance from the Governor, the California Department of Education, health officials and school boards, we have determined that a temporary COVID-19 closure of our schools is necessary from March 20, 2020, through April 20, 2020.

A temporary COVID-19 school closure provides the flexibility necessary to address school-provided services and extenuating circumstances for students, families, and staff, as we manage illness, navigate changed households, and face other challenges that may arise. Despite the closure, our unique educational model allows us to continue partnering with parents to support student learning.

Teachers will continue to provide support for families during this closure. We will work with all families to flexibly provide support where needed. Our teachers will check in with you regularly (no in-person meetings) to offer support and provide resources necessary for you and your students as you continue in your learning plans to the best of your ability during this unprecedented time.

During the closure, we are continuing to plan and prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

Our hearts are with you, our families, wishing for your health and well-being during this unprecedented time. We look forward to returning to our regular routines, and times ahead when we can offer our support to you in person. In the event that we need to extend the temporary closure past April 20, 2020, we will communicate with staff and families. Thank you for your grace, patience, and partnership.

With kindness,

Julie Haycock

March 11, 2020

Dear Families and Staff:

In recent news, you may have heard how other districts in the area are taking action in response to the COVID-19. Our administration and staff recognize the questions and concerns that have arisen due to the fluid COVID-19 situation and how this could affect our North family of schools, students, staff and families. Fortunately, our students have the ability to participate in their education remotely while being fully engaged and can remain free of large gathering places, if they so choose.

As an administrative team, we have made the following decisions regarding our school activities:

We are in communication with our authorizers and public health officials in order to monitor the situation closely and will follow all guidance from public health officials as it relates to protecting the health and safety of our students, our employees, and our community. Of course, the situation is fluid, and our administration will respond immediately, should the recommendations of public health officials change.

Our team will also continue to communicate the practical measures advised by county and state health officials in helping to combat the spread of this virus.

These include:

If new guidance is issued by state and federal officials, our North family of schools will communicate the information to you and act on it immediately. We will keep you notified of any changes to planned events or activities as quickly as possible. The focus is to keep our students, families, and staff updated on our response and action to this challenge. Emails will be sent and school websites will be updated.

Please rest assured that the well-being, health, and safety of our students, families, and staff remains our top priority.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me directly.


Julie Haycock

March 6, 2020

Dear Families,

We are continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus (now named COVID-19) situation in Northern California. We understand that with the strong media coverage, anxieties are heightened and you may have questions.

We want to assure you that every precaution is being taken to ensure the health and safety of you, our students and staff. As we continue to monitor the situation, we would like to provide current information about precautions and preparations we are taking as a family of schools in Northern California.

As always, the safety and wellness of our students and staff is a priority. We will be monitoring new developments and will continue to reevaluate our steps and actions.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in helping us to maintain healthy and safe learning environments. Any official updates will be posted on our school websites.

What Are We Doing Now?

We are closely monitoring the California Department of Health Care Services, the California Department of Public Health - as well as the California Department of Education (CDE) for ongoing information, guidance, and coordination. We will continue to follow their expert recommendations.

Testing: Any site where students gather in groups (testing sites) will be cleaned utilizing EPA-recommended cleaning solutions, methods, and devices. That list can be viewed here.

While public health officials say that there is no need to alter current routines, we are open to alternatives to in-person HST meetings, should that become a necessity.

What Can You Do?

Our team has received CDC recommended strategies for staying healthy during cold and flu season which are:

For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by local counties, please visit the CDC website.

This is an evolving situation and we will update you regularly with important information and instructions. The safety and wellness of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. Unless otherwise informed, please plan for all regular school activities as scheduled.

Thank you for partnering with us.


Julie Haycock