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2020-21 School Year Update

August Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
8am to 2pm

Return to School Plan Message from Dr. McCoy

Students & Families

July 16, 2020

In response to recent changes in our public health environment, we are updating our return to school plan to move all courses to fully remote distance learning in the first quarter.

We will provide additional updates to our return to school plan no later than Friday, August 14, 2020.

Together we will see it through.

Thanks,
Dr. Tom McCoy
Interim Superintendent

Students & Families

July 6, 2020

Instruction

Instruction in the 2020-2021 school year will take place in the Quarter System

  • Teachers teach 3 courses with one prep period daily for each of four (4) nine-week quarters
  • Teachers have a maximum number of 105 student contacts per quarter
  • Most students will take 3 courses per quarter
  • Select students* will take 4 courses per quarter
    *primarily students in AVID, ELD, IB/AP, Special Education, and CTE Academies

Instruction in the 2020-2021 school year will begin in Distance Learning and Hybrid Distance Learning

  • Core coursework (English, Math, Social Science, World Language) will begin in Distance Learning
  • Activity and Lab based courses (Career Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Science, Physical Education, Dance, etc.) will begin in Hybrid Distance Learning.
  • In Hybrid Distance Learning, Teachers will meet students in socially distanced groups of 12 or less each day – Monday through Thursday, students will each be assigned a day of the week to attend.
  • All courses will meet in Distance Learning on Fridays
  • At this time, due to legislation signed into law on June 30, 2020, we believe students will need to check in through Distance Learning to each course they are assigned each day
  • We are working to determine the amount of time each student should spend in each Distance Learning and Hybrid Distance Learning course during these check ins each day.
  • We are beginning with the assumption that students and teachers will need to follow the daily Quarter System bell schedule each day and we are working toward flexibility from there.
  • Condor, Frontier, Rancho Campana, and Oxnard Middle College High School will be operating on Hybrid Distance Learning schedules that differ from the other District schools. Please contact the Principal for more information on the days and times student will attend in socially distanced groups of 12 or less

Instruction in the 2020-2021 school year for Special Populations will begin in Hybrid Distance Learning with additional days of attendance in socially distanced groups of 12 or less each week.

  • Courses primarily designed for Students with Disabilities and English Learners will meet in person two to five days a week depending on the needs of individual students.
  • Additional supports will be available for Students with Disabilities, English Learners, Foster Youth, and Homeless Youth who are enrolled in general education Distance Learning and Hybrid Distance Learning coursework

All District courses are designed to become fully remote if public health conditions worsen

All District courses are designed for students to return to school full time if public health conditions improve

Requests for Distance Learning and Independent Study

Students and Families interested in requesting a Distance Learning program without any Hybrid courses or a student who requires a full time Independent Study program due to the responsibilities they now hold within their family should contact their student’s counselor beginning the week of August 10, 2020

Mental Health and Wellness

Students and families will have access to School Counselors and Student Intervention Specialists through live meetings with Social Distancing and online meetings.

School Counselors and Student Intervention Specialists will collaborate with Teachers to imbed
 Social Emotional Learning experiences for students through their Distance Learning courses

Athletics

Oxnard Union High School District is moving our tentative start date for a return to Athletics and Activities from Monday July 6 to Wednesday July 22.

During these two weeks we are conducting trainings for Coaches, Band Directors, Cheer Advisors, and other activity leaders on safety protocols and the safe conduct of athletics and activities.

We also expect to hear additional information on Monday July 20 from CIF Southern Section on the potential rescheduling of High School seasons of Sport for the 2020-2021 school year.

Transportation

Current Public Health requirements will limit OUHSD buses to a 20-student capacity.

  • We are working with each high school that provides home to school transportation to create schedules that allow for all students with a transportation need to take the bus.
  • These schedules will be ready in mid-August

Food Service

  • Weekly Food Service will continue each Wednesday through the Summer
  • Updated Food Service schedules will be posted in August 2020

Safety

OUHSD operational safety principles:

  • Do Not come to school if you are sick or show signs or symptoms of COVID19
  • Sanitize Hands and continue to sanitize and wash hands during the day
  • School staff will take and record student body temperature*
     *scan thermometers are available at each school site and the District Office
  • Students with Temperatures of 100.0 or higher will be referred to the School Nurse
     and parents/guardians will be contacted to pick up the student and take them home
    • Masks must be worn when entering campus, in classrooms, and when others are present
    • District Student ID and/or Visitors badge should be worn and clearly visible
    • PPE – Masks, Gloves, Sanitizer, and Sanitizing wipes are available at all school sites and the District Office

Other Safety Information

  • Plexiglass will be installed in shared school and District office workspaces as well as in places where office staff will interact with the public. There are no plans to install plexiglass in classrooms at this time
  • District Facilities will not be rented to outside users during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Each school site and the District Office will be deep cleaned each Friday and over the weekend as necessary

Return to School Plan Updates

This plan will be updated again on or before August 14, 2020 to reflect any significant changes in the public health environment.