School Closures Extended
UPDATE FOR MARCH 25-APRIL 3: Keeping you informed during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place.
In the past 24 hours, state and county officials have announced extensions to shelter-in-place orders and that school buildings will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year.
The school year has not ended; it has transitioned from in-person classroom instruction to instruction and support for students through distance learning options.
A letter from all of the superintendents in Santa Clara County (see links below) provides more specifics. In the coming days, we will have more district-specific information for you on our district website and through our normal notification systems.
Letter from all superintendents - English
Carta de todos los superintendentes - Español
New items have been added to the COVID-19 resources page under Family Resources and Learning at Home.
(Updated March 27, 2020)
Please use this link to view a video message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez on Youtube.
If you need the video to show subtitles in English or Spanish, please see the following instructions:
- To turn on subtitles, click the CC (closed caption) icon at the bottom of a YouTube video. A red line will appear under the icon when closed captions have been enabled.
- To adjust caption settings (such as choosing a different language), click the gear icon. If subtitles are available for a video, a choice of generated captions and other formats will be available here.
Utilice este enlace para ver un mensaje de video de la Superintendente Shelly Viramontez en Youtube.
Si necesita que el video muestre subtítulos en inglés o español, consulte las siguientes instrucciones:
- Para activar los subtítulos, haga clic en el ícono CC en la parte inferior de un video de YouTube. Aparecerá una línea roja debajo del icono cuando se hayan habilitado los subtítulos.
- Para ajustar la configuración de los subtítulos (como elegir un idioma diferente), haga clic en el ícono de ajustes. Si los subtítulos están disponibles para un video, una selección de subtítulos generados y otros formatos estarán disponibles allí.
March 25, 2020
In our commitment to keep you informed of changes as we become aware of them, we want to let you know that late this morning, six Bay Area counties, including ours, announced that we are extending the school closures to May 1. The news release is online.
As we indicated in previous communications, our District is continuing the transition from flexible learning options to formally offering distance learning lessons. Our distance learning—instruction that happens when the teacher and student are not in the same location—will take into consideration student needs and access to technology.
We understand that families have different situations and resources available, and their anxiety levels often are high. We are only asking that we all do our best and work through the challenges we are facing now. Please see the news release for more details about this extended closure, and check the COVID-19 resources page for updates.
Our commitment to keeping our students fed and the learning going continues!
I will be sending an update on Friday that will offer more information about our district’s plans going forward.
Dr. Shelly Viramontez, Superintendent