Coronavirus Updates, Resources, and Information

 
Page last updated: 3/2/21, 8:54 p.m.
 
 
Virtual Town Hall ThoughtExchange Forum (3/2/2021)
 
Schools Closed Hearts Open Tribute Video
 
Latest Virtual Board of Education Meeting With Departmental School Closure Updates
 
 
Message to Arcadia Unified Students from Dr. Vannasdall
 
KNX News Radio: Arcadia Unified Coronavirus Communications
 
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Meeting with AUSD and City Officials
We were pleased to host and come together with our city leaders in Arcadia on 3/5/20 to continue our communications,
planning, and preparation for any issues we may face with the coronavirus. The Arcadia Fire Chief, Arcadia Police Chief,
Arcadia City Manager, Arcadia Unified Superintendent, along with leaders from Arcadia Methodist Hospital, Santa Anita
Park, Westfield, Parks and Rec, City Library, and other key personnel from these organizations met to share ideas and
collaborate on how we can best support our residents and community as issues from the coronavirus continue to evolve. 
 
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

Coronavirus Update 36 - Elementary Return Date Published Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:48 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good evening Arcadia Unified Families and Community, 

 

We begin March with hope in our hearts and continued resolve to supporting our students, staff, and families in every way possible. As we continue to look ahead and finalize mapping out a physical return to school for our students, and as mentioned in last week’s Board of Education livestreamed meeting and presentation of our Roadmap to Reopening and Safety Plans, we are excited to begin the return of students to our campuses. 

 

Return Date for Elementary Students TK-5

We have set April 12 as our return date for our elementary students, Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade. With COVID-19 case numbers continuing to decrease, and the opportunities for our staff to be vaccinated increasing, our goal is to open our elementary schools on April 12. As has been the case during the pandemic, should any information and conditions change, we may also need to change and adapt our reopening date. 

 

Video Update With More Information

To help further explain this process and what students, staff, families, and our community can expect, Dr. Vannasdall has also provided this video update in conjunction with Update 36 to share further insights. https://youtu.be/cHebmU_6xPs 

 

 

As discussed in the video update, Gov. Newsom announced details of Assembly Bill 86 today. You can read more about AB 86 via this article from the Los Angeles Times

 

Live ThoughtExchange Town Hall with Dr. Vannasdall

Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall will be hosting a live virtual ThoughtExchange Town Hall tomorrow night. Through this forum, parents, staff, students, and our community will have the opportunity to participate by sharing their thoughts and questions and will be able to view and engage with others’ thoughts to help us continue to shape our path to reopening. Please watch Dr. Vannasdall’s Video Update above for more information on this opportunity for feedback.  

 

When: Tuesday, March 2, 7PM - 8PM

Where: YouTube Livestream Link - https://youtu.be/-F1pUK6WXKQ 

Notes: Please watch the video Update above from Dr. Vannasdall for more details about tomorrow’s ThoughtExchange Forum. 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 36th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your continued support.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新36-基本返回日期

 

晚上好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭和社区,

 

我们从三月开始时充满希望,并继续下定决心以各种可能的方式支持我们的学生,员工和家庭。随着我们继续向前看,并最终确定为我们的学生准备的实际返校情况,正如上周教育委员会直播会议中提到的《重新开放和安全计划路线图》所述,我们很高兴开始返校。到我们的校园。

 

小学生TK-5归还日期

我们将4月12日定为小学五年级至过渡幼儿园的返回日期。随着COVID-19病例数持续减少,我们的工作人员接受疫苗接种的机会增加,我们的目标是4月12日开放小学。与大流行期间一样,如果任何信息和条件发生变化,我们可能还需要更改和调整我们的重新开放日期。

 

视频更新,包含更多信息

为了帮助进一步解释该过程以及学生,教职员工,家庭和我们社区的期望,Vannasdall博士还提供了此视频更新以及Update 36,以分享更多见解。 https://youtu.be/cHebmU_6xPs

正如视频更新中所讨论的那样,Newsom州长今天宣布了第86号大会法案的细节。您可以通过《洛杉矶时报》上的这篇文章阅读有关AB 86的更多信息。

 

与Vannasdall博士一起进行Live ThoughtExchange市政厅

监督Vannasdall博士将于明天晚上主持一个虚拟的Thought Exchanget市政厅。通过该论坛,父母,教职员工,学生和我们的社区将有机会分享他们的想法和问题,并能够查看并与他人的想法互动,以帮助我们继续塑造重新开放的道路。请观看上述Vannasdall博士的视频更新,以获取有关此机会的更多信息,以获取反馈。

 

时间:3月2日,星期二,晚上7点-晚上8点

其中:YouTube https://youtu.be/-F1pUK6WXKQ

注意:有关更多详细信息,请观看Vannasdall博士的视频更新。明天的ThoughtExchange论坛。

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,第36篇(英文和中文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您一直以来的支持。

 

真挚地,

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 35 - Latest Reopening Information Published Tuesday, February 24, 2021, 1:06 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community, 

 

We hope everyone is doing well, and we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to everyone who tuned into our Board of Education meeting last night. For those who were unable to watch the live stream, we are excited to share with you the latest information and what was discussed. As we continue on our path to reopening schools, we will continue to communicate the latest news with you and make it easily accessible. Last night’s Board of Education meeting had a comprehensive presentation on our “Roadmap to Reopening and Safety Plans” that we wanted to provide to everyone.  

 

In addition to last night’s presentation, which you can view at the links below, the latest and more detailed written plan was published on our website. Also, a Right at School: Partial Return to Campus Questionnaire was emailed to all of our elementary families. You can also access this information and survey below. 

 

ThoughtExchange Town Hall Next Week

To enable further community input and feedback as we continue on our journey to return students to campus physically and safely, we will be hosting a live town hall on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. We will be providing further information about this special event in the next few days. 

 

Latest Resources and Links

Roadmap to Reopening and Safety Plan

Tuesday’s Board of Education Live Stream

Tuesday’s Board of Education Presentation Slides

Right at School Partial Return to Campus Survey/Questionnaire

Coronavirus Update Webpage

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 35th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your continued support.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭与社区,

 

我们希望每个人都过得很好,我们想花一点时间对昨晚参加我们的教育委员会会议的所有人表示感谢。对于那些无法观看直播的人,我们很高兴与您分享最新信息和讨论的内容。在我们继续重开学校的道路上,我们将继续与您交流最新消息,并使其易于访问。昨晚的教育委员会会议全面介绍了我们想提供给所有人的“重新开放和安全计划路线图”。

 

除了可以在下面的链接上查看的昨晚的演示文稿之外,最新更详细的书面计划已发布在我们的网站上。此外,还向我们所有的基本家庭发送了一封《学校权利:部分返回校园问卷》。您也可以在下面访问此信息并进行调查。

 

下周思想交流大会堂

为了在我们继续安全,切实地将学生送回校园的过程中,为社区提供更多反馈和反馈,我们将在2021年3月2日(星期二)举办一个现场市政厅。我们将在接下来的几天。



最新资源和链接

重新开放和安全计划的路线图

周二的教育委员会直播

周二的教育委员会演示幻灯片

在学校就读,部分返回校园问卷调查表

冠状病毒更新页面

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,第35版(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您一直以来的支持。

 

真挚地,

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 34 - The Path to Reopening Published Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:52 p.m.; updated Chinese translation published, Thursday, February 18, 2021, 8:17 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community,

 

We hope everyone is doing well and had an enjoyable extended Presidents’ Day weekend. As the COVID-19 case rate slowly decreases and the news headlines about schools reopening increase, we wanted to send an update with a breakdown of the latest information and communicate with all of you where we are on our path to returning our students to campus. While the rapidly changing headlines of schools potentially being able to reopen are exciting for many of our families, we also recognize that with the vaccine shortage and continued uncertainty of this ever-evolving pandemic, this news is unsettling for many of our families. Knowing that there are mixed emotions within our own community, our priorities and guiding principles that have helped us navigate the pandemic successfully will continue to guide us. We will continue to provide our students with an exceptional education thanks to our remarkable staff, and we will remain empathetic and consistent as we continue on our path to reopening our schools. 

 

Priorities and Guiding Principles to Reopening Schools

  • Continuing to make student, staff, and community health and safety our highest priority
  • Ensuring a robust and consistent learning environment for our students with as few disruptions as possible
  • Supporting the vast needs of our diverse students, staff, and community
  • Allowing our staff the opportunity to be vaccinated before returning to in-person learning, which will also help minimize the risk of learning loss due to a quarantine or shutdown ordered by the health department per current guidelines
  • Remaining thoughtful, strategic, and patient knowing the federal, state, and county guidelines and protocols evolve and change rapidly as more data and information is gained and decisions are adjusted
  • Continue to bring our Arcadia Community together by collaborating with our teachers, staff, bargaining units, and families
  • Social-emotional wellbeing of our students and staff 

 

Update on Vaccines for Arcadia Unified Staff and City of Hope Partnership

Our team has been working diligently to ensure our staff will have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, and we have been exploring many different avenues and possibilities to accomplish this. We have exciting news on this important component of our path to reopening schools, as we are in the process of finalizing a partnership with the City of Hope and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). This partnership will help prioritize our staff in receiving the vaccine as soon as possible. The first opportunity for our staff to receive the vaccine will be open to our staff who are 65 or older and school district health care providers. This could happen as soon as this weekend. The second dose for these participants is projected to be available starting as early as March 20 and will be scheduled at the time they receive their first dose. As there is still a limited supply of vaccines in our area, this is great news, but these estimated dates could change as dictated by the supply and other factors.   

 

Opportunity for On-Campus Enrichment and Social-Emotional Activities for Some Elementary Students Soon and Learning Pods Via Right at School  

As we continue to progress toward some TK-5 students returning to campus for in-person instruction, we are currently working on a plan to have some elementary students return to campus in the afternoon for enrichment, physical activities, and social-emotional opportunities within the next few weeks. We are excited to continue to work on this with our Right at School partner and be able to help provide this opportunity for our students and families. Once the final details are in place, we will communicate those with eligible elementary families. Beyond this new afternoon elementary student engagement opportunity, on-campus learning pods remain available for our elementary students via our Right at School partner. These learning pods currently allow elementary students to be on campus during the school day while receiving instruction virtually from their teacher. 

 

Latest News and Guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Last night (Monday/Presidents’ Day), the LACDPH issued a brief press release saying in part, “The state permits elementary schools to reopen as soon as we reach an adjusted case rate of 25 per 100,000. We are informing Los Angeles County schools tonight via an emailed letter that we expect to announce we have reached this threshold effective Tuesday, February 16.” You can read the press release in its entirety here. While this is an encouraging milestone in our path to reopening schools, there are still many details and guidelines that we are awaiting from the LACDPH to ensure we continue on a consistent and safe path back to campus. You can view the LACDPH “Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools” here

 

COVID-19 Prevention Program

Since closing our schools on March 20, 2020, our staff has been working tirelessly to ensure our students’ education remains at the highest possible level, while simultaneously working to ensure a safe return to school as soon as possible. When the time comes to return our students and staff to campus, we want to ensure that we have all the safety measures, protocols, and PPE properly designated and ready to implement. A significant portion of our safe path to reopening is our COVID-19 Prevention Program, which was completed in December and you can view here. 

 

Next Steps to Continue Our Path to Reopening Schools 

As we remain hopeful and cautiously optimistic as the cases of COVID-19 drop, we have several exciting and crucial steps that will begin to happen in the coming weeks that we wanted to share with you.  

 

  • Latest School Reopening Plan by Tuesday, February 23, knowing the plan will be adjusted as guidelines and protocols change
  • Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, where we will share our latest School Reopening plan and provide additional information from this Update 
  • Parent Survey will be sent to Arcadia Unified families to ensure input into how and when they prefer to return to campus
  • Vaccine progress and the latest medical data will be closely monitored 
  • Guideline Adjustments from the state and county will continue to be closely watched, and our School Reopening Plan will be updated and adjusted accordingly so that when we open our schools we can keep them open with as minimal disruptions as possible 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information, as we did once again this week, with new FAQs and other resources you may find valuable. You can view this communication, our 34th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your continued support of our students, staff, families, and community.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠狀病毒第34次資訊更新——重新開放的路徑

 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區的家庭和社區,午安!

 

我們希望大家一切安好,並度過了一個愉快的總統日長週末。隨著COVID-19病例率的緩慢下降以及有關學校重新開放新聞頭條的增加,我們想發送最新資訊細目的更新,並與大家溝通我們目前在將學生帶回校園的路徑上所處的位置。  

 

儘管關於學校有可能重新開放且迅速變化的新聞頭條讓我們許多的家庭感到興奮,但我們也認識到,由於疫苗的短缺和這種不斷演變流行病的持續不確定性,這一消息令我們許多家庭感到不安。我們了解我們的社區存在著複雜的情緒,因此幫助我們成功駕馭這一流行病的優先事項和指導原則將繼續指導我們。我們將繼續為學生提供卓越的教育,這要感謝我們傑出的員工,在重新開放學校的路徑上,我們將繼續保持同理心和一致性。

 

重新開放學校的優先事項和指導原則

  • 繼續將學生、員工和社區的健康與安全作為我們的最高優先事項
  • 確保為學生提供一個強健、一致的學習環境,並儘可能減少干擾
  • 支持我們多元化學生、員工和社區的廣大需求
  • 讓我們的員工有機會在回到面對面學習之前接種疫苗,這也將有助於最大程度地降低因衛生部門根據當前指引下令隔離或關閉而導致學習損失的風險
  • 保持深思熟慮、有戰略性和耐心,並了解到聯邦、州和縣的指引和程序會隨著獲得更多數據和資訊以及決策的調整而迅速地發展和變化
  • 通過與老師、員工、談判單位和家庭的協作,繼續將我們的亞凱迪亞社區團結在一起
  • 學生和員工的社會情感福祉

 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區員工和City of Hope合作關係的疫苗最新情況

我們的團隊一直在努力工作,以確保我們的員工有機會儘快獲得COVID-19疫苗,我們一直在探索許多不同的途徑和可能性來實現這一目標。在重新開放學校路徑上的這一重要組成部分,我們有令人振奮的消息,因為我們正在最後確定與City of Hope以及洛杉磯縣公共衛生局(LACDPH)的合作關係。這種合作關係將有助於我們的員工儘快地優先接種疫苗。員工接種疫苗的第一機會將開放給 65 歲或以上的員工以及學區的衛生保健提供者。這最快可能會在本週末發生。這些參與者預計最早可於3月20日開始接種第二劑疫苗,他們接種第一劑疫苗時將安排預約。由於我們地區的疫苗供應仍然有限,因此這是個好消息,但這些估計的日期可能會根據供應量和其他因素而發生改變。

 

通過Right at School即將為一些小學生提供的校園內充實和社會情感活動的機會以及學習豆莢

隨著我們繼續朝著讓一些TK-5年級學生返回校園接受面對面教學的方向發展,我們目前正在制定一項在未來幾週內,為一些小學生提供在下午返回校園參與充實、體育活動和社交情感活動機會的計劃。我們很高興能繼續與我們的合作夥伴Right at School在這方面展開合作,為我們的學生和家庭提供這個機會。一旦最終細節到位後,我們將與符合條件的小學家庭溝通。除了這個新的下午小學生參與機會以外,我們的合作夥伴Right at School 仍將提供校園學習豆莢給小學的學生。這些學習豆莢目前允許小學生在上課日進入校園,同時接受老師虛擬的教學。

 

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的最新消息和指引

昨晚(星期一/總統日),LACDPH發佈了簡短的新聞稿,其中部分的內容是,一旦我們達到每10萬人中有25例的調整病例率,州政府將允許小學重新開放。我們今晚將通過電子郵件通知洛杉磯縣的學校,我們預計宣佈2月16日(星期二)我們已經達到了這個門檻。您可以在此處閱讀完整的新聞稿。儘管這是我們重新開放學校路徑上的一個令人鼓舞的里程碑,但我們仍在等待LACDPH提供許多細節和指引,以確保我們繼續沿著一致且安全的路徑返回校園。您可以在此處查看LACDPH的“K-12年級學校重新開放程序”。

 

COVID-19預防計畫

自2020年3月20日學校關閉以來,我們的員工一直不懈努力,確保儘可能將我們學生的教育保持在最高水平,同時努力確保儘快安全地返回校園。當學生和員工返校時間到來的時候,我們要確保已正確指定所有安全措施、程序和個人防護用品,並做好實施的準備。在重新開放的安全路徑中很重要的一部分是我們的COVID-19預防計畫,該計畫已於12月完成,您可以在這裡查看

 

繼續我們重新開放學校路徑的下一步

隨著COVID-19病例的下降,我們保持滿懷希望和謹慎樂觀的同時,我們想與大家分享幾個將在未來幾週開始發生的令人興奮和關鍵的步驟。

 

  • 最新的學校重新開放計劃將於2月23日(星期二)之前發佈,並了解該計劃將隨著指引和程序的更改而進行調整
  • 教育委員會會議將於2月23日(星期二)召開,届時我們將分享我們最新的學校重新開放計畫,並提供本更新中的其他資訊
  • 我們將發送家長問卷調查給亞凱迪亞聯合學區的家庭,以確保獲得他們希望如何以及何時返回校園的意見
  • 我們將密切監測疫苗進展和最新醫療數據
  • 我們將繼續密切關注州和縣的指引調整,並且我們的學校重新開放計劃將進行相應的更新和調整,這樣當學校開放時,我們能在儘量減少干擾的情況下保持學校的開放

 

溝通的承諾

一如既往,我們將繼續致力於更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和資訊,正如我們本週再次做的一樣,提供您可能會發現有價值的新的常見問題解答和其他資源。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第34次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他非緊急的資訊和亞凱迪亞聯合學區新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們的亞凱迪亞聯合學區社區電子郵件名單,和/或鼓勵其他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊。非常感謝您對我們的學生、員工、家庭和社區的持續支持。

 

誠摯地,

亞凱迪亞聯合學區  

 

Update 33 - Vaccine Distribution Process Published Friday, January 22, 2021, 6:33 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good afternoon, Arcadia Unified Families and Community: 

 

We hope that 2021 has gotten off to a happy and healthy start for you all. While our fight against COVID-19 continues, we remain hopeful in the promise that the new national rollout of COVID-19 vaccines brings. Los Angeles County has started its initial phase of its vaccination distribution, and we wanted to provide you with a Coronavirus Update that includes more information on what we know so far about this process and how it impacts our district. 

 

Coronavirus Update 33 - Video Update with Dr. Vannasdall

Please note, due to the continued high COVID-19 case count and hospitalizations in Los Angeles County, Distance Learning will remain in effect as of this update, Update 33. 

In this video update, Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall and Chief Communications Officer Ryan Foran discuss the most current information our district has about the potential for school reopening, including California’s Safe Schools for All plan, as well as the Los Angeles County COVID-19 vaccine rollout, where our schools fall in the process, and the potential for school reopening in the months ahead. 

Watch this new video update here: https://youtu.be/KxaAvcSRREk

 

 

 

Don’t forget to visit or revisit our Arcadia Unified COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist, created by our District Nurse, Erica Newkirk, and her team. It contains important information and resources on how to continue to stay safe and healthy through this time. 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 33rd, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新33-疫苗分发过程

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭和社区:

 

我们希望2021年能够为大家带来一个幸福而健康的起点。尽管我们与COVID-19的斗争仍在继续,但我们对新的全国范围内推出COVID-19疫苗的希望仍然充满希望。洛杉矶县已开始其疫苗接种分配的初始阶段,我们希望为您提供冠状病毒更新,其中包括有关我们到目前为止对这一过程的了解及其对本地区的影响的更多信息。

 

冠状病毒更新33-Vannasdall博士的视频更新

请注意,由于洛杉矶县COVID-19病例数持续高位和住院治疗,远程学习将在此更新(更新33)中保持有效。

在此视频更新中,Arcadia统一总监Vannasdall博士和首席沟通官Ryan Foran讨论了本区有关重新开放学校的潜力的最新信息,包括加利福尼亚州的“全民安全学校”计划以及洛杉矶县COVID-19疫苗的推出,我们的学校陷入困境的过程以及未来几个月重新开放学校的潜力。

在此处观看此新视频更新:https://youtu.be/KxaAvcSRREk

 

不要忘记访问或重新访问由地区护士Erica Newkirk和她的团队创建的Arcadia Unified COVID-19准备清单。它包含有关在这段时间内如何继续保持安全和健康的重要信息和资源。

 

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,我们的第33条(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您一直以来的支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 32 - Mental Health Resources Published Friday, December 11, 2020, 11:42 a.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

We hope everyone is staying healthy and doing well as we get ready for our Winter Break. In fact, that’s what we are touching base about in this update as we all get ready for the holidays. As coronavirus cases continue to rise and we are in the midst of another Stay at Home order, we realize and are empathetic to the fact that stress and anxiety levels could also be on the rise. As expected, with the drastic rise in cases and increased hospitalizations, our focus will remain on Distance Learning and the wellbeing of our students, staff, and community for the foreseeable future. In that light, we wanted to remind our students and parents of the COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Support Resources webpage that we created to try and help.

 

COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Support and Resources Page (click here!)

The webpage consists of valuable tools and resources, such as “10 Self-Care Strategies for Teens,” “Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness,” breathing and meditation exercises, mindfulness art for teens, the “Happiness Lab,” a virtual calming room, free yoga, and phone numbers and websites to support hotlines. There is also a list of links to all of our school counseling websites as well as a link to the new Arcadia High School Wellness Center.    

 

Support

We want everyone to know that there is no need to struggle alone. We are here for you, and please continue to be there for each other. If you need someone to talk with about how you are feeling, please reach out to a friend, family member, AUSD teacher, AUSD staff member, AUSD counselor or administrator, or utilize one of the resources provided above. We have seen so much love and support during these difficult times when our schools have been closed and have been inspired by so many people willing to help. Even if you’re not in need of any support yourself, please think of someone who might be. Reach out to them by text, phone, or video. Simply say hello, check-in, offer support, or just share a laugh and a line of comfort. Our schools are physically closed, but our hearts remain wide open.  

 

Other Helpful Resources 

COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist

Distance Learning Advice From Arcadia Unified Teachers and Students

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 32nd, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新32-精神健康资源

 

我们希望每个人都能保持健康,并在为寒假做好准备的同时保持良好状态。实际上,这就是我们在本次更新中所涉及的内容,因为我们都为假期做好了准备。随着冠状病毒病例的持续增加,我们正处于另一个“待在家里”的秩序之中,我们意识到并同情压力和焦虑水平也可能在上升。不出所料,随着病例的急剧增加和住院治疗的增加,在可预见的将来,我们将继续专注于远程学习以及学生,员工和社区的福祉。有鉴于此,我们想提醒我们的学生和家长我们创建并尝试提供帮助的COVID-19心理健康与支持资源网页。

 

COVID-19心理健康与保健支持和资源页面(单击此处!

该网页包含有价值的工具和资源,例如“青少年十大自我保健策略”,“青少年心理健康和保健指南”,呼吸和冥想练习,青少年正念艺术,“幸福实验室”,虚拟镇定房间,免费瑜伽以及支持热线的电话号码和网站。还提供了指向我们所有学校咨询网站的链接列表,以及指向新的阿卡迪亚高中健康中心的链接

 

支持

我们希望每个人都知道没有必要独自奋斗。我们在这里为您服务,请继续彼此相伴。如果您需要与他人谈谈您的感觉,请与朋友,家人,AUSD老师,AUSD工作人员,AUSD顾问或管理员联系,或使用上面提供的资源之一。在我们关闭学校并受到众多愿意帮助的人的启发的艰难时期,我们看到了如此多的爱与支持。即使您自己不需要任何支持,也请考虑可能会有的人。通过文字,电话或视频与他们联系。只需打个招呼,办理登机手续,提供支持,或分享笑声和舒适感即可。我们的学校在物理上是封闭的,但我们的心仍然敞开。



其他有用的资源

COVID-19准备清单

来自Arcadia统一师生的远程学习建议

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,我们的第32条(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您一直以来的支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 31 - COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist Published Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 1:44 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good afternoon, Arcadia Unified Families and Community:

 

We hope you’re enjoying a happy and healthy start to this Thanksgiving week. As we remain in a heightened state of awareness about COVID-19 in light of rising case counts, we wanted to provide another Coronavirus Update that includes a preparedness checklist and resources for you to help ensure your continued health and safety through the holidays during this pandemic. 

 

Coronavirus Update 31 - Video Update with AUSD District Nurse Erica Newkirk

 

As we continue to do our part to stay safer at home when we can and continue to follow health and safety guidelines, our Arcadia Unified District Nurse, Erica Newkirk, provides more information in this video update on how we can continue to stay safe and talks about how the County and State health and safety regulations impact our students and families. 

Watch video here: https://youtu.be/-ji30UHIetU

 

 

Good News on the News! 

You can watch a news story via FOX11 on the Arcadia Unified Middle School Choir program, where our incredible Arcadia High Choir Director, Amanda Svetich, edited together 61 student videos/voices for this group’s outstanding debut performance of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” This impressive performance was also covered by ABC7 News this morning and KTLA5 as well! You can view the entire performance on our Facebook page. Well done, kids! 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 31st, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your continued support. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新31-COVID-19准备清单

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭和社区:

 

希望您在感恩节这一周过的愉快,健康。鉴于案件数不断上升,我们对COVID-19的意识仍在增强,我们希望提供另一份冠状病毒更新,其中包括准备清单和资源,以帮助您确保在大流行期间的整个假期中持续的健康和安全。

 

冠状病毒更新31-AUSD地区护士Erica Newkirk的视频更新

由于我们将继续努力在可能的情况下确保在家中的安全,并继续遵循健康和安全准则,因此我们的阿卡迪亚联合区护士Erica Newkirk在此视频更新中提供了更多有关如何继续保持安全和进行交谈的信息。关于县和州的健康与安全法规如何影响我们的学生和家庭。

在此处观看视频https://youtu.be/-ji30UHIetU 

 

新闻上的好消息!

您可以在Arcadia统一中学合唱团节目中通过FOX11观看新闻报道,我们令人难以置信的Arcadia高级合唱团总监Amanda Svetich为该小组出色的首演“今晚的狮子夜”表演了61个学生视频/声音。今早的ABC7新闻和KTLA5也报道了这一令人印象深刻的表现!您可以在我们的Facebook页面上查看整个表演。做得好,孩子们!

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,第31篇(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您一直以来的支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 30 - Distance Learning Continues Published Friday, November 20, 2020, 1:09 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good afternoon, Arcadia Unified Families and Community: 

 

As we get ready to start Thanksgiving Break, we want to take a moment to let you know how very thankful we are for all of you and for your help in making the most of this unbelievable time. 

 

We also wanted to share another update on where we stand with school closures and provide additional details on the state and county health guidelines and what those mean for our school district.   

 

Coronavirus Update 30 - Video Update with Dr. Vannasdall

With the current rise in COVID-19 cases and Governor Newsom’s latest press release on the State’s issuance of a ‘limited stay at home order’ from Nov. 21 to Dec. 21, we wanted to follow up with another Coronavirus Update on how these changes will impact Arcadia Unified schools. There are no significant changes in this update, and Distance Learning will remain in effect for the rest of the 2020 calendar year (the rest of November and December), as of this update, Update 30. In this video update, Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. David Vannasdall discusses the recent rise in the State’s COVID-19 cases, California’s Tier System, Los Angeles County remaining in the most restrictive tier, the K-2 waiver process, and why our school district will continue on in Distance Learning. 

Watch video here: https://youtu.be/Uyw5yOb2kNA  

 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 30th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your invaluable support.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

冠状病毒更新30-继续远程学习

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭和社区:

 

当我们准备开始感恩节假期时,我们想花一点时间告诉您,我们非常感谢大家,并感谢您在这段令人难以置信的时光中的帮助。

 

我们还想分享关于停课状态的最新信息,并提供有关州和县卫生指南以及那些对我们学区意味着什么的更多详细信息。



冠状病毒更新30-Vannasdall博士的视频更新

随着当前COVID-19病例的增加以及州长Newsom关于该州于11月21日至12月21日发布“有限的在家定购”的最新新闻稿,我们想跟进另一篇有关这些变化的冠状病毒更新将影响阿卡迪亚联合学校。在此更新中,更新30没有更新,并且远程学习将在2020日历年的其余时间(11月和12月的其余时间)保持有效。在此视频更新中,Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr David Vannasdall讨论了该州最近发生的COVID-19案件的增加,加利福尼亚州的等级制度,洛杉矶县仍处于限制性最严格的等​​级,K-2豁免程序以及为什么我们的学区将继续进行远程学习。

在此处观看视频https://youtu.be/Uyw5yOb2kNA

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,我们的第30条(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您的宝贵支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 29 - Distance Learning Continues Published Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 1:24 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community, 

 

We hope everyone is doing well. We wanted to provide another update on the status of our school closures and share additional details on the state and county health guidelines and our process moving forward.   

 

Video Update with Dr. Vannasdall

Please note, there are no significant changes in this update, and Distance Learning will continue for the foreseeable future as of this update, Update 29. In this video update, Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. David Vannasdall discusses where Los Angeles County stands with current coronavirus cases and why a physical return to school campuses is still not likely anytime soon. Watch video here

 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 29th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Thank you all so much for your invaluable support. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新29-继续学习

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭与社区,

 

我们希望大家都过过得不错。我们想提供有关学校停课状态的另一次更新,并分享有关州和县卫生指南以及我们前进的过程的更多详细信息。

 

Vannasdall博士的视频更新

请注意,此更新没有任何重大更改,并且在此更新29中,在可预见的将来,远程学习将继续。在此视频更新中,阿卡迪亚统一警司David Vannasdall博士讨论了洛杉矶县当前冠状病毒的地位案例以及为何不久后仍无法物理返回学校校园的原因。在这里观看视频

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看本通讯(第29版,英文和中文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。非常感谢您的宝贵支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 28 Video with Dr. Vannasdall Published Saturday, September 12, 2020, 3:44 p.m.

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community, 

 

We hope everyone is staying safe from the wildfires and the subsequent smoke and air quality issues that have been ongoing for so many of our students, staff, and families. We know this is yet another stressful time in an already difficult situation, so please reach out to someone if you need any help or support. 

 

Virtual Video Q&A with Dr. Vannasdall

We wanted to check in and share the latest information and provide the current status on our school closures. Please note, there are no significant changes in this update, and Distance Learning will continue for the foreseeable future as of this update, Update 28. In this virtual video Q&A, Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. David Vannasdall discusses the continuous preparations to physically return students to campus. Dr. Vannasdall also talks about California’s new four-tiered guidelines for re-opening; L.A. County’s allowance for specific groups of students to return as of September 14 for particular services; and the reasons behind why Arcadia Unified will still NOT be returning students to school under this scenario in the immediate future. Watch video here or below. 

 

 

In the News

Did you see the Arcadia High School Chanteurs on ABC7 News last night? You can watch it on our Facebook page or our Youtube Channel. The students performed a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem for Arcadia High’s virtual 9/11 Tribute and Assembly. 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 28th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, and/or encourage others to do so to ensure receipt of our communications. Please stay safe and well this weekend. Thank you all so much for your positivity and support.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭与社区,
我们希望每个人都能够免受野火以及随之而来的烟雾和空气质量问题的困扰,这些问题一直困扰着我们许多学生,员工和家庭。我们知道,在已经很困难的情况下,这又是另一个压力时刻,因此如果您需要任何帮助或支持,请与他人联系。
Vannasdall博士的虚拟视频问答
我们想签入并共享最新信息,并提供学校停课的最新状态。请注意,此更新中没有重大更改,并且在可预见的将来,即更新28中,远程学习将在可预见的将来继续。在此虚拟视频问答中,Arcadia统一总监David Vannasdall博士讨论了为身体返回学生所做的持续准备到校园。 Vannasdall博士还谈到了加利福尼亚重新开放的新四层指南;洛杉矶县为特定学生群体提供的特殊服务津贴将于9月14日返回;以及在这种情况下,Arcadia Unified为何仍无法让学生重返学校的原因。在这里观看视频。
在新闻中
您昨晚在ABC7新闻上看到阿卡迪亚高中尚特尔吗?您可以在我们的Facebook页面或我们的YouTube频道上观看它。学生们为阿卡迪亚高中虚拟的9/11致敬和集会表演了优美的国歌。
沟通承诺
与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,第28篇(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,和/或鼓励其他人这样做以确保收到我们的通信。这个周末请保持安全。非常感谢您的积极支持。
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 27 Video with Dr. Vannasdall Published Friday, July 24, 2020, 11:44 a.m.

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community, 

 

Last week, with the input of our staff, parents, and county education and health agencies, we announced that we will begin the upcoming school year via Distance Learning. To help provide more information on that process and answer additional questions related to this important decision, Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall joined our Chief Communications Officer for a virtual Q&A to provide more insights into the upcoming school year.

 

Video

You can watch the video via this link, and on our Facebook Page

The topics covered in the video Q&A include the following: 

 

  • Why AUSD will open the year with Distance Learning
  • Childcare issue for parents
  • How will Distance Learning be different from last school year
 
 

Right at School Childcare Survey

We understand that Distance Learning can create childcare needs for families, and we have asked our partner Right at School if they could potentially help our parents with this dilemma. Right At School is looking at the potential of offering a full-day program for 2020 for families in the Arcadia Unified School District to support Distance Learning. This survey will help to determine interest and needs. You can take the survey at https://bit.ly/RASsurvey. Please contact Right at School directly, (see the survey the for contact information), with any questions about childcare. 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 27th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications (especially in the summer). Thank you all so much for your support.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新27-Vannasdall博士的视频

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭与社区,

 

上周,在我们的员工,父母,县教育和卫生机构的帮助下,我们宣布我们将通过远程学习开始即将到来的学年。为了帮助提供有关该流程的更多信息并回答与该重要决定有关的其他问题,主管Vannasdall博士加入了我们的首席传播官进行虚拟问答,以提供有关即将到来的学年的更多见解。

 

视频

您可以通过此链接和我们的Facebook页面观看视频。

视频问答中涉及的主题包括:

 

为什么AUSD将通过远程学习来开年

父母的育儿问题

远程学习与上学年有何不同



就在学校育儿调查

我们知道远程学习可以为家庭带来育儿需求,我们已经询问了我们的合作伙伴Right at School,他们是否有可能帮助父母解决这一难题。 Right At School正在研究为Arcadia联合学区的家庭提供2020年全日制计划以支持远程学习的潜力。这项调查将有助于确定兴趣和需求。您可以通过https://bit.ly/RASsurvey进行调查。如果对托儿服务有任何疑问,请直接与Right at School联系,请参阅调查以获取联系信息。



沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上浏览此通讯,我们的第27条(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,或鼓励其他人这样做,以确保收到我们的通信(特别是在夏天)。非常感谢您的支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 26 Next School Year Published Monday, July 16, 2020, 3:27 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community, 

 

Four months ago, we found ourselves making the difficult but necessary decision to physically close our schools in order to protect our students, staff, and families and join the worldwide effort to flatten the COVID-19 curve. In the weeks following, we were met with frustrating and challenging news, as well as continuously evolving, and, at times, contradictory health and safety regulations. While we have had moments of encouraging updates from our state and county officials, the numbers and data have not been good. As we fast-forward from four months ago to today, we are seeing record spikes in COVID-19 cases in LA County and far more than when we physically closed our campuses on March 13. With the health and safety of our students, staff, and families paramount to guiding our decision, and in collaboration with and feedback from our teachers, staff, families, and community, we will begin the 2020-2021 school year in a virtual setting via Distance Learning. 

 

Facts, Data, and our Commitment to the Arcadia Unified Community

We have always and will always remain committed to doing what’s right, which includes ensuring the health and well-being of our students and staff. Likewise, we are committed to guiding our decisions with your input, and, when faced with so many uncertainties, using as many facts and data points as we can in order to make the best choices possible for our Arcadia Unified community. Here are some current key facts: 

 

  • On Tuesday, July 14, LA County reported its highest number of new cases to date: 4,244 cases, a record number of hospitalizations, and a sharp increase in deaths. 
  • LA County currently leads the nation in confirmed COVID-19 cases and is in the Top 5 counties nationwide for coronavirus deaths.
  • We have not yet received the additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we need that we were advised we would receive by the State, and there’s no definitive date by which we’ve been guaranteed to receive this crucial PPE.
  • Countries that have managed to reopen schools safely are those with declining infection rates and on-demand testing. California has neither.

 

Another important fact is that there are still so many inconsistencies in research findings from one organization to the next; there’s still so much to learn about this coronavirus and how to gain a lasting foothold in overcoming it. This week’s renewed mandated closures by state and local officials and the hefty school reopening guidelines released by the LA County Department of Public Health have left us searching for scenarios that might allow us to safely go back to school while adhering to the stringent LADPH guidelines provided. 

 

We are incredibly proud of our staff who have been working tirelessly since mid-February to keep their colleagues and our students safe and healthy and to continue to meet these ever-evolving and strict guidelines. Our dedicated staff served more than 65,000 meals during closures, have been dedicated to securing personal protective equipment, coordinating safe distancing on buses, working on multiple lunch schedules, deep cleaning routines, creating school-specific hybrid models that bring students back physically but with half the students at a time, just to name a few. Yet there continue to be many health guidelines that are out of our control at this time. There is also insufficient funding to support our implementation of these procedures. We know that we cannot in good conscience come back yet. Moreover, the COVID-19 outbreak protocols on school campuses are unclear, and it’s possible that if a physical opening were to occur, we may be ordered to close soon after regardless.  

 

Arcadia Unified Will Begin the 2020-21 School Year with Distance Learning

In our continued commitment to the health and well-being of our students and staff, we will begin the 2020-21 school year through a distance learning model. We know Distance Learning cannot fully replicate or replace all of the benefits of in-person instruction, but we also know a lot more about how to effectively implement Distance Learning than we did when we transitioned to our Emergency Distance Learning overnight in the spring. Moreover, the high-quality education that we have become accustomed to in Arcadia simply cannot happen if the learning environment is not safe and/or our students and staff do not feel safe. Though we will begin the school year by focusing our efforts and energy on Distance Learning to start, we will continue to revisit the health guidelines every 30 days to evaluate this decision, keeping our sights set on the time when we can safely be back together in-person. We will continue our planning for a return to campus when it is safe to do so, utilizing the limited and full opening concepts we shared with you in Coronavirus Update 23. 

 

A More Robust Distance Learning For Fall 2020

While we continue to hone our Distance Learning plan for the upcoming school year and continue to collaborate with the Arcadia Teachers Association (ATA), we have already agreed upon a more robust Distance Learning Model than we had previously in the spring under our Emergency plan. Some of the key differences are as follows:

 

  • Assignments will be graded
  • Grades will be assigned per each course
  • Daily attendance will be tracked
  • Standards will be measured
  • Combination of live and recorded instruction
  • State standards assessed
  • More of a typical school day schedule

 

In addition to the above, we will also be trying to make extra accommodations for our special education students. We are exploring avenues to safely support our special education students with, if possible, limited in-person help and instruction in addition to other accommodations.  

 

Athletics, Performing Arts, Extracurriculars

There are still questions about what sports, performing arts, and other extracurricular activities will look like in regard to seasons and practices. Once we get further information from CIF and other county and state officials, we hope to have a more clear idea of what may be possible. 

 

More Information

Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall will be sharing more information through a video update next week with the goal of getting more of your questions answered. Like you, we still have questions about specifics and logistics, but we will try and provide as much additional information as possible next week and, of course, throughout the remainder of the summer.   

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain devoted to consistently updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 26th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications (especially in the summer). We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. 

 

While this announcement carries disappointment for our entire Arcadia Unified community of students, families, staff, and leaders, who were eager and excited to be together in-person this fall, our motto through this time continues to resonate: #SchoolsClosedHeartsOpen. Thank you all so much for your support. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

 

冠狀病毒第26次資訊更新——下一學年最新資訊

 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區的家庭和社區,午安!

 

四個月前,我們發現自己做出了一個艱難而必要的決定,那就是實際關閉我們的學校,以保護我們的學生、教職員工和家庭,並加入全球平穩COVID-19曲線的努力。在接下來的幾週裡,我們遇到了令人沮喪和具有挑戰性的消息,以及不斷演變,有時甚至相互矛盾的健康與安全法規。雖然我們也從州和縣政府官員那裡得到過令人鼓舞的最新消息,但數字和數據都不好。從四個月前發展到今天,我們看到洛杉磯縣的COVID-19病例達到創紀錄的高峰,遠遠超過了3月13日我們關閉校園時的情況。鑑於學生、教職員工的健康和安全是指導我們決策的首要因素,並鑑於與老師、員工、家庭和社區的合作和得到的反饋意見,我們將通過遠程學習在虛擬環境下開始2020-2021學年。

 

事實、數據以及我們對亞凱迪亞聯合學區社區的承諾

我們一直並將始終致力於做正確的事,這包括確保學生和教職員工的健康和福祉。同樣地,我們致力於以您的意見來指導我們的決策,並在面臨這麼多不確定性時,使用盡可能多的事實和數據點,來為亞凱迪亞聯合學區的社區做出最好的選擇。以下是一些當前的關鍵事實:

 

  • 7月14日(星期二),洛杉磯縣報告了迄今為止的最高新病例數:4,244例,住院人數創歷史新高,死亡人數急劇增加。
  • 洛杉磯縣目前確診的COVID-19病例居全國首位,並且是全國冠狀病毒死亡人數排名前五的縣。
  • 我們尚未收到州政府已通知我們,我們將收到的所需額外個人防護裝備(簡稱PPE),也沒有一個保證我們會收到這些至關重要PPE的確定日期。
  • 已設法安全地重新開放學校的國家是那些感染率下降和有按需檢測的國家。加州二者都沒有。

 

另一個重要的事實是,從一個組織到另一個組織的研究結果仍然有許多不一致之處。關於這種冠狀病毒以及如何在克服它的方面獲得持久的立足點,還有很多需要學習的東西。本週州和地方官員再次更新的強制關閉,以及洛杉磯公共衛生局發佈的大幅學校重新開放的指引,促使了我們在遵守嚴格的LADPH指引同時,尋找可能讓我們安全返回學校的方案。

 

自2月中旬以來,我們的工作人員一直努力不懈,以確保他們的同事和學生的安全與健康,並繼續遵守這些不斷演變且嚴格的指引,我們為此感到無比自豪。我們敬業的工作人員在關閉期間提供了超過65,000份的餐點,並一直致力於獲取個人防護設備、協調校車上的安全距離、制定多個午餐時間表、進行深度清潔例程、創建學校特定的有關將學生實際上帶回來,但一次只有一半學生的混合模式,這些只是其中的幾個例子。然而,目前仍然有許多衛生指引超出了我們的控制範圍。也沒足夠的資金來支持我們執行這些程序。出於良知,我們知道我們還不能回來。此外,學校校園內的COVID-19病毒爆發規程還不清楚,如果真的開放了,我們不論如何可能在開放之後會被命令立即關閉。

 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區將以遠程學習來開始2020-21學年

為了繼續致力於學生和教職工的健康和福祉,我們將通過遠程學習模式來開始2020-21學年。我們知道遠程學習不能完全複製或取代親自授課的所有好處,但我們對如何有效地實施遠程學習的瞭解也比我們在春季一夜之間過渡到緊急遠程學習時瞭解的更多。此外,如果學習環境不安全和/或我們的學生和教職員工感到不安全,那麼我們在亞凱迪亞已經習慣的高品質教育根本無法實現。雖然我們將在學年開始時將努力和精力集中在遠程學習上,但我們每30天將繼續重新審視衛生指引來評估這一決定,並將目光鎖定在我們能够安全地回到一起的時間。我們將利用冠狀病毒第 23次資訊更新中與您分享的有限和完全開放的概念,繼續計劃在安全的情況下重返校園。

 

2020年秋季更強健的遠程學習

在我們繼續完善下一學年的遠程學習計畫,並繼續與亞凱迪亞教師協會(ATA)合作的同時,我們已經商定了一個比我們春季的緊急計畫更强健的遠程學習模式。一些關鍵的區別如下:

  • 作業將進行評分
  • 每門課程都會給出成績
  • 追踪每日的出勤
  • 對標準進行衡量
  • 結合直播和錄製教學
  • 州標準評估
  • 更像是典型的上課日時間表

 

除此之外,我們還將嘗試為特殊教育學生提供額外的調整措施。我們正在探索能安全地支持特殊教育學生的各種途徑,除了其他的調整措施以外,如果可能,提供有限的親自幫助和指導。

 

運動、表演藝術、課外活動

關於體育、表演藝術和其他課外活動在有關賽季和練習方面將會是什麼樣子,仍然存在疑問。一旦我們從CIF和其他縣和州官員處得到進一步的資訊,我們希望對可能的情况會有一個更清楚的了解。

 

更多資訊

學區總監Vannasdall博士下週將通過視頻更新,分享更多資訊,目標是讓您的更多問題得到回答。和您一樣,我們對具體細節和後勤問題仍有疑問,但我們將在下週(當然,也在夏季餘下的時間裡)嘗試提供盡可能多的其他資訊。

 

對溝通的承諾

與往常一樣,我們將繼續致力於不斷更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和資訊。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第26次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。您可以在此處登記加入我們亞凱迪亞聯合學區的社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵其他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊(尤其在夏天)。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他非緊急的資訊和亞凱迪亞聯合學區新聞。

 

儘管這項宣佈令我們整個亞凱迪亞聯合學區,渴望並興奮地想在今年秋天親自與大家在一起的學生、家庭、教職員工和領導們感到失望,但我們這段時間的座右銘仍繼續引起共鳴:#SchoolsClosedHeartsOpen。非常感謝您的支持。

 

誠摯地,

亞凱迪亞聯合學區  

 

 

Update 25 Next School Year Published Monday, July 13, 2020, 5:43 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

Good evening Arcadia Unified Families and Community,

 

We hope your week is off to a nice start. As mentioned in Update 24, which was sent on Thursday of last week, we want to ensure we follow-up with our parents and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts with us in regard to the upcoming school year, which is quickly approaching. Opening day for Arcadia High School is exactly one month away on August 13. The first day for our elementary and middle schools is August 14.   

 

New Health Guidelines Finally Released

With more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases reported in Los Angeles County over the weekend, we just received the updated health guidelines at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH). We were told the new health guidelines, which are being created to ensure a safe reopening of schools, were to be published on June 13. Last week, an updated timeline was given with a new target date of Friday, July 10. Awaiting the updated guidelines has made planning incredibly difficult, but we have a team of dedicated educators reviewing and analyzing them as we speak. If we believe we cannot meet or exceed these strict guidelines and protect our students, staff, and community to the best of our ability and keep everyone safe, we will plan on starting school 100% virtually. We will be making our final decision about our reopening by the end of this week. 

 

Today, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), along with a few other districts in California, announced they would not have students back on campus for the fall. You can read more about their decision via EdSource. You can also visit the LADPH website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ to get more information on recent COVID-19 news and its current health guidelines. 

 

Second Parent Survey

In Update 22, which was sent at the end of May, we gave our parents a platform to provide feedback into the reopening of schools and the year ahead. Like the first survey, we want our parents to be able to share their thoughts and feelings about the school year ahead. Please note, you are not signing up or committing to any particular learning option. Your feedback is very important to us. Any and all decisions will be made with the safety of our students and staff at the forefront. Please note, this survey is only for Arcadia Unified parents/guardians and will close Wednesday, July 15. 

 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 25th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications (especially in the summer). Thank you all so much for your support.  

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

晚上好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭和社区,

 

希望您的一周开始愉快。如上周四发送的更新24中所述,我们希望确保与父母进行跟进,并给您机会与我们分享对即将到来的学年的想法。 8月13日离Arcadia高中的开放日只有一个月。小学和初中的第一天是8月14日。

 

最终发布新的健康指南

周末在洛杉矶县报告了6,000多例新的冠状病毒病例,我们刚刚在下午4:00收到了最新的健康指南。今天下午来自洛杉矶县公共卫生局(LADPH)。我们被告知要在6月13日发布新的健康指南,以确保学校安全重新开放。上周,给出了更新的时间表,新的目标日期是7月10日,星期五。指导方针使计划变得异常困难,但是我们有一群敬业的教育工作者在我们讲话时对其进行审查和分析。如果我们认为我们不能达到或超过这些严格的准则,并尽我们最大的能力保护我们的学生,员工和社区,并确保每个人的安全,我们将计划虚拟地100%开学。我们将在本周底之前做出关于重新开放的最终决定。

 

今天,洛杉矶联合学区(LAUSD)和圣地亚哥联合学区(SDUSD)以及加利福尼亚的其他一些县宣布,秋季将不让学生回到校园。您可以通过EdSource进一步了解他们的决定。您也可以访问LADPH网站,网址为http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/,以获取有关最新COVID-19新闻及其当前健康准则的更多信息。

 

第二亲调查

在5月底发送的更新22中,我们为父母提供了一个平台,以提供有关学校重新开放和来年的反馈。像第一次调查一样,我们希望我们的父母能够分享他们对下一学年的想法和感受。请注意,您没有注册或承诺任何特定的学习选项。您的反馈对我们来说很重要。任何和所有决定都将在我们的学生和员工安全的前提下做出。请注意,该调查仅适用于Arcadia Unified父母/监护人,将于7月15日(星期三)关闭。

 

 

沟通承诺

与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,第25篇(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,或鼓励其他人这样做,以确保收到我们的通信(特别是在夏天)。非常感谢您的支持。

 

真诚的

阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 24 Next School Year Published Thursday, July 9, 2020, 5:43 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

Good evening Arcadia Unified Families and Community,

 

We hope this email finds you and your family well. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, we wanted to send a brief update to keep you as informed as possible. Citing the rising number of new COVID-19 cases in our county, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told all Los Angeles County school districts this week that, “Every single school district at this point needs to have plans in place to continue distance learning for 100% of the time... given where our numbers are.” She said, referring to infections and hospitalizations, “we would be irresponsible if we didn’t say to you that you have to have the backup plan ready.” You can read more about the latest developments via this article in the Los Angeles Times

 

Arcadia Unified Reopening Plan

As you know, we have been planning multiple contingencies for our reopening plan that will allow us to flex and adjust our plan as guided by LADPH and the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). You can read more about our three different options in Update 23 that was emailed and published on our website last week. Student and staff safety remains our highest priority, and along with LADPH safety guidelines, will continue to dictate our plan for the fall. 

 

New Guidelines Expected Tomorrow

LACOE tells us they are expecting the new schools reopening guidelines and health protocols from LADPH tomorrow. Once we are able to review the updated guidelines carefully, we will have a better idea of which option we will be able to utilize for the reopening of schools. You can visit the LADPH website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ to get more information on recent COVID-19 news and its current health guidelines. 

 

Parent Survey Next Week

Please be on the lookout for our follow-up parent survey early next week. In Update 22, we asked you to participate in a survey so we can better understand your thoughts and feelings on our different educational scenarios within our plan for reopening in the fall. Knowing your feedback may change as the pandemic evolves, we mentioned how we would be resending the survey to you once again to gather your thoughts about a month or so later. We greatly appreciate all of you who filled out the survey, and who will help us by completing the follow-up survey next week as well. Again, the survey is to simply gauge how you are feeling at this point in time in regard to returning to school; it does not indicate that you are signing up or committing to anything by participating in the survey. By sharing your thoughts with us, it will help guide our decisions and planning as we continue to work with local, state, and federal leaders, and their guidelines to safely reopen schools. 

 

Commitment to Communications

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 24th, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications (especially in the summer). Thank you all so much for your support, and we will be in touch again next week. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

晚上好,阿卡迪亚统一家庭和社区,
我们希望这封电子邮件对您和您的家人有帮助。随着冠状病毒大流行的继续发展,我们希望发送简短的更新以使您尽可能地了解情况。洛杉矶县公共卫生局局长Barbara Ferrer博士引用本县不断增加的新COVID-19病例数,本周告诉洛杉矶县所有学区:“此时,每个单一学区都需要考虑到我们的人数,我们有计划在100%的时间内继续进行远程学习。”她说到感染和住院时,“如果我们不对您说您必须准备好备份计划,那将是不负责任的。”您可以通过《洛杉矶时报》上的这篇文章阅读更多有关最新发展的信息。
阿卡迪亚统一重新开放计划

如您所知,我们一直在为我们的重新开放计划计划多种应急措施,这将使我们能够根据LADPH和洛杉矶县教育办公室(LACOE)的指导灵活调整计划。您可以在上周通过电子邮件发送并发布在我们网站上的Update 23中了解有关我们三个不同选项的更多信息。学生和教职员工的安全仍然是我们的重中之重,并且与LADPH安全指南一起将继续决定我们的秋季计划。
预计明天将出台新指南
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/
 
下周家长调查
下周初请注意我们的后续家长调查。在Update 22中,我们要求您参加一项调查,以便我们可以在秋天的重新开放计划中更好地了解您对我们不同教育场景的想法和感受。知道您的反馈可能随着大流行的发展而改变,我们提到了我们将如何再次将调查重新发送给您,以收集您大约一个月左右的想法。非常感谢您填写调查表,也将在下周完成后续调查,为我们提供帮助。再次,这项调查只是为了评估您此时在重返学校方面的感觉;它并不表示您正在通过参与调查来注册或进行任何承诺。通过与我们分享您的想法,当我们继续与地方,州和联邦领导人及其安全重新开放学校的准则一起工作时,它将有助于指导我们的决策和计划。
 
沟通承诺
与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,我们的第24条(英语和中文)以及所有以前发送给所有父母和工作人员的更新。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,或鼓励其他人这样做,以确保收到我们的通信(特别是在夏天)。非常感谢您的支持,下周我们将再次与您联系。
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 23 Next School Year Published Thursday, July 2, 2020, 5:33 p.m.

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Families and Community,

 

While there is so much uncertainty from day to day on what pandemic-placed restrictions will require, what is certain is our steadfast dedication to developing contingency plans that will ensure all of our students continue to receive a quality education. Much of our planning hinges on the regulations put in place by the L.A. County Department of Public Health (LADHP), and as we have all seen, these regulations continue to fluctuate. We have been informed by the L.A. County Office of Education (LACOE) that LADPH will have broad authority to determine the manner in which schools may open for the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

The goal for Arcadia Unified remains to bring students and staff back onto school campuses to the greatest extent possible as safely as possible. Ultimately, it is our mission to keep our students engaged in learning no matter the setting, which setting or settings will be dictated by LADPH guidelines. It’s important to note, instructional minute requirements, as required by the California Department of Education, remain intact and must be accounted for during the 2020-21 school year. As of the writing of this communication, however, LADPH has not released final guidelines for the reopening of schools. While there is no way of knowing what LADPH’s guidelines will be in August, based on current trends, we do feel that minimizing interaction between groups of students and our staff will likely be an important factor in bringing students back on campus. Accordingly, we are planning instruction for the fall under the following three broad educational offerings (a brief overview for each may be found below) that will help us remain flexible to the undoubted fluctuation of LADPH guidelines in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  

 

1. Full Opening: Students are welcomed back to school campuses and receive instruction in classrooms with safety directives in place per LADPH. This factors in the ability of the District to meet school and classroom centered student/staff safety directives. Other considerations for hygiene, cleaning, distancing, and school schedules will also be in place. If LADPH directives prevent a physical return to school sites for all students who wish to return in August, AUSD will shift to a “Limited Opening” (Option 2 below).

 

2. Limited Opening: This is a hybrid model where students are welcomed back to school and in classrooms in limited numbers each day that adheres to LADPH directives. If health directives require strict limits on the number of students in classrooms per day, students will attend school approximately 2-3 days per week while working independently from home or in a child care setting the remainder of the week. This enables students and teachers to connect through in person instruction while meeting health directives. Specific school schedules will be determined by grade level and schools with input from stakeholders via School Site Leadership Teams. 

      

3. Distance Learning: In the event of an outbreak wherein LADPH directs schools to remain closed or requires schools to physically close at some point during the 20-21 school year, a full virtual learning format will immediately go into effect. Lessons will be delivered through a combination of live and pre-recorded instruction, and assignments, grades, and attendance will be maintained. Instruction and assignments will take place with as little disruption to a normal classroom schedule as possible.  

 

  • Per EdSource, Distance Learning: As a result of great inconsistency among districts and schools in providing remote instruction since March, Gov. Newsom and legislators are setting requirements for distance learning (see sections starting 43502 of trailer bill AB 77). They include:
  • Confirming that students have computer and internet access
  • Documenting daily student participation in a weekly log and creating a system to track non-participating students
  • Setting procedures for re-engaging students who are absent for more than 60% of instruction per week
  • Communicating with parents about learning progress
  • Ensuring teachers interact live daily to instruct, monitor progress and maintain connections
  • Providing academic supports for English learners and students who are behind academically

 

AUSD will continue to offer an independent study program facilitated via the Rancho Learning Center for any student/family deciding an independent learning program with limited teacher interaction is best for their child. 

 

We can’t thank you enough for your continued support as we plan, to the greatest extent possible, ways to keep our students connected to learning, their teachers, peers, and schools no matter the setting dictated by LADPH guidelines. Since we are bound to abide by LADPH guidelines, we encourage all of those with ideas and feedback related to school re-opening to reach out to LADPH to help provide perspective to these decision-makers. You can visit the LADPH website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ to get more information on recent COVID-19 news and its health guidelines. 

 

No matter the type of instruction category that LADPH guidelines see us implementing in the fall, we are so very excited to welcome our students back. As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 23rd, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications (especially in the summer). Thank you all so much for your support, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

主題:冠狀病毒第23次資訊更新——下一學年


亞凱迪亞聯合學區的家庭和社區,晚安!


儘管日復一日,因大流行性疾病而制定的限制要求有許多的不確定性,但可以確定的是,我們為確保所有學生繼續接受優質教育而致力於制定應變計劃的堅定決心。我們的規劃在很大程度上取決於洛杉磯縣公共衛生部(LADHP)制定的法規,並且正如我們所看到的,這些法規仍在不斷的波動。洛杉磯縣教育辦公室(LACOE)已經通知我們,LADPH將有廣泛的權力來決定學校在2020-2021學年可能開放的方式。


亞凱迪亞聯合學區的目標仍然是盡最大的可能,盡可能安全地將學生和教職員工帶回校園。最終我們的使命是要讓我們的學生參與學習,而不論是在什麼樣的設置之下,這些設置將由LADPH的指導方針決定。需要注意的是,加州教育局要求的教學分鐘數保持不變,並且學區必須在2020-21學年期間負責地遵循。然而,截至撰寫本通訊之時,LADPH尚未公佈有關學校重新開放的最終指導方針。儘管我們無法得知LADPH在八月份的指導方針將會是什麼,但根據目前的趨勢,我們確實認為最大程度地減少學生群體與我們教職員工之間的互動,可能是將學生帶回校園的一個重要因素。因此,我們將依據下列三種廣泛的提供教育方式(每種方式的簡要概述如下),來規劃秋季的教學,這將能幫助我們在未來的幾天、幾週和幾個月內,對LADPH指導方針毫無疑問的波動保持靈活性。


1. 全面開放:按照LADPH制定的安全指令,歡迎學生回到校園並在課堂裡接受教學。這包括學區滿足以學校和課堂為中心的學生/教職員工安全指令的能力。其他有關衛生、清潔、距離和學校時間表方面的考慮事項也將制定。如果LADPH的指令阻止所有希望在八月份返回學校的學生實際返回學校,亞凱迪亞聯合學區將轉向有限開放」的選項(下列的第二選項)。

2. 有限開放:這是一種混合模式,在遵守LADPH的指令下,每天歡迎有限數量的學生回到學校和課堂中來。如果衛生指令要求嚴格限制每天課堂裡的學生人數,學生每週將上學大約2-3天,當週其餘的時間在家中或在兒童照顧服務的設置下獨立學習。這使得學生和教師在滿足衛生指令要求的同時,能夠通過面對面的教學進行聯繫。具體的學校時間表將由各年級和學校决定,並由利益相關者通過學校領導團隊提供意見。

3. 遠程學習:如果疫情爆發,LADPH指示學校保持關閉,或在2020-21學年的某個時間點要求學校關閉,那麼全面的虛擬學習形式將立即生效。課程將結合直播和預先錄製的方式進行教學,並且作業、成績和出勤將保持不變。教學和作業的指派將盡可能地減少對正常課堂時間表的干擾。

  • 根據EdSource遠程學習:由於自三月份以來,各學區和學校在提供遠端教學方面存在很大的不一致性,Newsom州長和立法者正在制定遠程學習的要求(請參閱《AB 77》配套法案,自43502節開始)。它們包括:
  • 確認學生有電腦和互聯網接入服務
  • 在每週日誌中記錄學生每日的參與情况,並創建一個系統來追踪未參與的學生 
  • 為每週缺席超過60%教學時間的學生制定重新參與程序   
  • 與家長溝通學習進度
  • 確保教師每天進行直播互動,以教導、監控進度並保持聯繫  
  • 為英語學習者和學業落後的學生提供學術支持 
 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區將繼續通過Rancho學習中心,為任何決定教師互動有限的獨立學習計劃是最適合他們孩子的家庭和學生,提供獨立學習計劃。


無論LADPH的指導方針對設置的規定如何,在我們盡最大的可能,規劃如何使我們的學生與學習、他們的老師、同學和學校保持聯繫的方法之時,我們非常感謝您的持續支持。由於我們必須遵守LADPH的指導方針,我們鼓勵所有對學校重新開放有想法和反饋的人,與LADPH聯繫,為這些決策者提供觀點。您可以訪問LADPH的網站,http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/,以獲取更多有關最新COVID-19的新聞以及其衛生指導方針的信息。


無論LADPH的指導方針指導我們在秋季實施的教學類別類型如何,我們都非常興奮地歡迎我們的學生回來。與往常一樣,我們將繼續致力更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和資訊。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第23次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他非緊急的資訊和亞凱迪亞聯合學區新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們亞凱迪亞聯合學區的社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵其他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊(尤其在夏天)。非常感謝您的支持,並希望您有一個美好的週末。


誠摯地,

亞凱迪亞聯合學區 

 

Update 22 Published Friday, May 29, 2020, 4:10 p.m.

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We hope you and your family are doing well and are in good health. As we continue to consider possible options for the start of the 2020-21 school year we want to continue to involve you in the process of how we can best serve our students and families. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous uncertainties in all walks of life and unfortunately, schools across the state and county are in the midst of evolving health guidelines from the state and county level. Please respond to this survey (see links below) to share your thoughts and feelings about a few possible educational scenarios that are being considered for next year. We understand your thoughts may change in this regard, so we plan on sending this survey to you again in July to assess how our community is trending as we get closer to the opening of the 2020-21 school year. Please note, you are not signing up or committing to anything by participating in this survey. By sharing your thoughts with us, it will help guide our decisions and planning as we continue to work with local, state, and federal leaders and guidelines to safely re-open schools in the fall. While we are still awaiting further guidelines about specific safety protocols, we are also awaiting further information on the severity of our budget reductions for next school year. In a later update, we will be explaining more about the state’s financial forecast and how that has and will continue to directly impact our budget moving forward. 

 

Survey:

Please take two minutes to provide us with your feedback. Please submit one response per student. Your feedback and insights are greatly appreciated as we do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs to the best of our ability. 

Parent Survey (English) click here

Parent Survey (Chinese) click here

 

Dr. Vannasdall Video Interview With Additional Details and Thoughts:

https://youtu.be/zRh611FrLsk

 

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 22nd, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications (especially in the summer). Thank you all so much for your support, and we hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District  

 

新冠狀病毒第22次資訊更新——下學年調查問卷

 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區的家長和社區,午安!

 

我們希望您和您的家人一切安好,身體健康。當我們繼續考慮2020-21學年開始時的可能選項之時,我們希望繼續請您參與我們如何能為學生和家庭提供最佳服務的過程。如您所知,COVID-19的大流行已為各個生活領域帶來了巨大的不確定性,並且不幸的是,整個州和縣的學校都處於州和縣一級不斷演變的衛生指導方針之中。請回應這份調查(請參看下列的鏈接,分享您對我們正在為下學年考慮之一些可能的教育方案的想法和感覺。我們瞭解您在這方面的想法可能會改變,因此我們計畫7月份再次發送這份調查給您,以評估在接近2020-21學年開始之時,我們社區的趨向。請注意,您參與這份調查並不是在報名或承諾任何事情。當我們繼續與地方、州和聯邦領導人以及在指導方針方面的合作,以便在秋季安全地重新開放學校之時,您與我們分享的想法將有助於指導我們的決策和規劃。隨著我們仍在等待有關具體安全規程進一步指導方針的同時,我們也在等待有關下一學年預算消減嚴重程度的進一步資訊。在稍後的更新中,我們將針對州的財務預測,以及這已經如何,並將繼續如何直接影響我們未來預算等方面做更多的說明。

 

調查

請花兩分鐘的時間為我們提供反饋意見。請為每位學生提交一份回覆。在我們竭盡所能滿足每個人的需求時,我們非常感謝您的反饋意見和見解。

 

家長調查(英語)請點擊這裡

家長調查(中文)請點擊這裡

 

Vannasdall博士視頻訪談,其中包含其他細節和想法

https://youtu.be/zRh611FrLsk

 

一如既往,我們將繼續致力更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和資訊。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第22次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他非緊急的資訊和亞凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們亞凱迪亞聯合學區的社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵他人這樣做,以確保能收到我們的通訊(尤其是在夏天)。非常感謝您的支持,我們希望您有一個美好的週末。

 

誠摯地,

亞凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 21 Published Friday, May 22, 2020, 4:12 p.m.

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

As we continue to work to support our students, families, and staff for the remainder of this academic year, we have also been thinking ahead to the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

We recognize there is still much uncertainty regarding what we may or may not be allowed to do in the fall, as it will be based on guidance from state and county officials. However, we still want to communicate what we do know and our decision making process. We are committed to starting the new school year with a focus on the great tradition of excellence that makes Arcadia Unified a destination district for families and staff alike.

 

We are still awaiting guidance and direction as to if we will be back on campus or if we will remain virtual in the fall. There is also a potential for a hybrid model, where students would spend partial time on campus and part-time in a virtual setting. In addition, we are exploring what a full-time virtual learning environment option may look like even if we are back physically. In any of the possible circumstances we are planning for, the health, safety, and well being of all of our students, staff, and community remain at the heart of our collaborative planning moving forward.  

 

One frequently asked question (FAQ) is, “How would a virtual opening of the 2020-2021 school year look different from the emergency distance learning plan we currently have?” The following information describes many of the expectations a virtual teaching and learning environment would entail. 

 

In the event we are required to begin the 2020-2021 school year via distance learning, or we experience another closure in the future, the goal would be to create a virtual teaching/learning environment that is as close to a physical teaching/learning environment that we are all accustomed to as possible. This would include creating and maintaining a clearly defined and consistent schedule for students. While specific virtual schedules may vary by school and grade level, there will be expectations for consistent daily interactions with students including taking attendance, live (virtual) and/or recorded instruction, and opportunities for student-teacher engagement. Other regular interactions would include providing specific feedback and/or grades on assignments and formative/summative assessments. The guidance from the California Department of Education to hold students harmless regarding grades/credits during the current emergency closure period would not be applicable if we begin next school year virtually.  

 

A few of the additional issues we are working on include possible child care (fee-based) options for parents, virtual curriculum and instruction needs, and technology support for both students and staff. Together with the Arcadia Teachers Association (ATA), Arcadia Unified (AUSD) leadership, our Classified School Employees Association (CSEA), and Arcadia Pupil Support Services Association (APSSA) we will continue to assess the changing safety guidelines to ensure the best teaching environment and learning opportunities for students. We are excited to take on this challenge together and demonstrate the continuing prowess of an Arcadia education. 

 

While we are still seeking further data and guidance with both safety protocols for re-opening schools and what budgetary concerns we will be facing, we are continuing to plan and prepare as best we can. We know whatever educational environment we find ourselves in next year, we know parents will continue to play an essential role in the education and support of our students. We greatly appreciate your continued involvement and support. Next week we will be sending a survey to all of our parents to gather your input and thoughts about next school year. Please, look for that email and participate to ensure your voice is heard. It’s very important that we continue to work together moving forward. 

 

As always, we remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our 21st, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. Thank you all so much for everything, and we hope you have a wonderful three day weekend ahead. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一父母与社区,
在本学年余下的时间里,我们将继续努力为学生,家庭和教职员工提供支持,因此我们也一直在思考2020-2021学年。
我们认识到,秋季是否可以做或不允许做的事情仍然存在很多不确定性,因为这将基于州和县官员的指导。但是,我们仍然想传达我们知道的知识和决策过程。我们致力于以卓越的优良传统为起点,开始新的学年,这使Arcadia Unified成为家庭和员工共同的目的地地区。
关于我们是否将返回校园还是在秋天保持虚拟状态,我们仍在等待指导和指导。混合模式也有潜力,其中学生将在校园中花费部分时间,而在虚拟环境中花费部分时间。此外,我们正在探索一个全日制虚拟学习环境选项的外观,即使我们回到了身体。在任何可能的情况下,我们正在计划的所有学生,员工和社区的健康,安全和福祉仍然是我们进行合作计划的核心。
一个常见问题(FAQ)是:“ 2020-2021学年的虚拟开放与我们目前的紧急远程学习计划会有什么不同?”以下信息描述了虚拟教学环境所带来的许多期望。
如果要求我们通过远程学习开始2020-2021学年,或者我们将来会遇到另一次停课,则目标是创建一个与物理教学/学习环境尽可能接近的虚拟教学/学习环境。我们都习惯了。这将包括为学生创建并维护一个明确定义且一致的时间表。尽管具体的虚拟时间表可能会因学校和年级的不同而有所差异,但我们期望与学生保持每天的互动,包括参加,现场(虚拟)和/或录制的指导以及学生与老师互动的机会。其他常规互动将包括提供关于作业和形成性/总结性评估的特定反馈和/或等级。如果我们实际上从下一个学年开始,那么加利福尼亚教育部关于在当前紧急关闭期间使学生不受成绩/学分伤害的指导将不适用。
我们正在处理的其他一些问题包括可能为父母提供的托儿服务(基于费用),虚拟课程和教学需求以及对学生和教职员工的技术支持。我们将与阿卡迪亚教师协会(ATA),阿卡迪亚统一(AUSD)领导,我们的分类学校员工协会(CSEA)和阿卡迪亚学生支持服务协会(APSSA)一起,继续评估不断变化的安全准则,以确保最佳的教学环境和学生的学习机会。我们很高兴能够共同应对这一挑战,并展示出阿卡迪亚教育的持续能力。
尽管我们仍在寻求有关重新开放学校的安全协议以及我们将要面对的预算问题的进一步数据和指南,但我们仍在继续尽力进行计划和准备。我们知道明年我们会遇到什么样的教育环境,我们知道父母将继续在学生的教育和支持中发挥重要作用。非常感谢您的持续参与和支持。下周,我们将向所有父母发送调查,以收集您对下学年的投入和想法。请寻找该电子邮件并参与以确保听到您的声音。我们继续携手前进非常重要。
与往常一样,我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,21英文(中文和英文)以及我们发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告诉我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。非常感谢你们所做的一切,我们希望您接下来的三天周末愉快。

真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 20 Published Friday, May 15, 2020, 2:12 p.m.

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

A simple thank you to all of you. We are incredibly appreciative of all the support everyone has offered during this trying time. As a small token of our appreciation, we created a brief tribute video highlighting just a splice of the kindness, care, innovation, and love we have seen from our students, staff, parents, and community. 

 

View the Schools Closed Hearts Open Tribute Video on Facebook

 

View the Schools Closed Hearts Open Tribute Video on Youtube

 

Next School Year Re-opening and the Budget: 

While we still have three weeks of school remaining, we continue to look ahead and plan accordingly with both the knowns and many unknowns. The safe re-opening of our campuses in the fall, and the logistics of doing so, are among our top priorities. We will update you further with more details as we continue to gather information, recommendations, and make plans. 

 

The budget forecast for schools in California is looking bleak with the current state of the economy due to the pandemic. Governor Newsom addressed the state’s budget yesterday and said, “We are going to be dealing with challenges that we haven’t faced in some time.” 

 

As the L.A. Times reported, “the proposal represents a sizable setback for educators as they struggle to pay costs associated with distance learning and meals provided to students while schools are closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.” You can read the entire article here.

 

While we focus on providing a successful close to this school year for our students and staff, we know we have many difficult decisions ahead. We will continue to inform you throughout this process and will be seeking your thoughts and input as we move forward and into the summer. We are in this together, and we will get through this together. 

 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our twentieth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. 

 

We are very proud of our students, staff, families, and community, and know we can count on each other. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

冠状病毒更新20-谢谢
下午好,阿卡迪亚统一父母与社区,
一个简单的谢谢大家。我们非常感谢每个人在此艰难时期所提供的所有支持。为了表示感谢,我们制作了一个简短的致敬视频,重点介绍了我们从学生,员工,父母和社区中看到的善良,关怀,创新和爱心。
在Facebook上观看学校内心开放致敬视频
在YouTube上观看学校的“敞开心Open”致敬视频

下学年重新开放和预算:
虽然我们还有3周的课余时间,但我们会继续向前看,并针对已知和未知数进行相应的计划。秋季安全重新开放校园以及这样做的后勤工作是我们的首要任务。随着我们继续收集信息,建议和制定计划,我们将进一步为您提供更多详细信息。
由于大流行,加州学校的预算预测看起来与当前的经济状况不符。州长纽瑟姆(Newsom)昨天在该州的预算案中表示:“我们将应对一段时间以来未曾面临的挑战。”
正如《洛杉矶时报》报道的那样,“该提议对教育工作者来说是一个巨大的挫折,因为他们在学校关闭期间为缓解冠状病毒的传播而努力支付与远程学习和为学生提供的饭菜有关的费用。”您可以在此处阅读整篇文章。
尽管我们专注于为我们的学生和教职员工提供一个接近本学年的成功课程,但我们知道我们面临许多困难的决定。在整个过程中,我们将继续为您提供通知,并在我们前进并进入夏季时寻求您的想法和意见。我们在一起,我们将在一起。
我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上以英语和中文查看本次交流,二十周年(中英文)以及以前发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有更新。如果您或您认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告知我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。
我们为我们的学生,员工,家庭和社区感到自豪,并知道我们可以互相依靠。
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 19 Published Monday, May 4, 2020, 5:36 p.m.

 

Good evening Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We want to continue to be here for you and your children. Our students are very important to us, and we want to do everything we can to support them, and you, during this difficult time. With May being Mental Health Awareness month, we are excited to launch Mental Health Mondays. Each Monday, for the remainder of the school year, we will be providing mental health resources to help support everyone as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic and school closures together. In addition to helping support our students, these valuable resources are also available to our parents, staff, and community. 

 

The first two resources (see below) we are providing are “10 Self-Care Strategies for Teens” and “Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness.” There are some great techniques and strategies for anyone who may be feeling anxious or depressed, websites and apps to help with coping, and hotlines that can be utilized to seek further assistance if needed. Please know that you are not alone. We are here for you, and please continue to be there for each other. If you need someone to talk with about how you are feeling, please reach out to a friend, family member, AUSD teacher, AUSD staff, AUSD counselor or administrator, or utilize one of the resources provided. We have seen so much love and support during these trying times when our schools have been closed, and have been inspired by so many people willing to help. Please continue to do so. Even if you’re not in need of any support yourself, please think of someone who might. Reach out to them by text, phone, or video. Simply say hello, check-in, offer support, or just share a laugh and a line of comfort. Our schools are physically closed, but our hearts remain wide open.  

 

Look for emails and social media posts each Monday with these valuable resources for mental health support and wellness. We have been using the hashtag #Schoolsclosedheartsopen on social media and will begin using #MentalhealthmondaysAUSD if you would like to join the conversation and share with us on our social media platforms.  

 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our nineteenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. We are very proud of our students, staff, families, and community, and know we will all get through this together. You are not alone. We are here for you and each other. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

mental health strategiesresources

 

冠狀病毒第十九次資訊更新--心理健康星期一

 

亞凱迪亞聯合學區的家長和社區,晚安!

 

我們希望繼續在這裡支持您和您的孩子。我們的學生對我們非常重要,在這個困難時期,我們希望盡我們所能來支持他們和您。由於五月是心理健康意識月,我們很高興推出心理健康星期一。當我們共同應對冠狀病毒疫情和學校關閉之時,在本學年剩餘時間裡的每一個星期一,我們將提供心理健康資源來幫助支持每一個人。除了幫助支持我們的學生以外,我們的家長、教職員工和社區也可使用這些寶貴的資源。

 

我們提供的前兩個資源(見下文)是“青少年的10個自我護理策略”和“青少年心理健康和保健指南”。其中有一些很好的、可幫助可能感到焦慮或抑鬱的人的技巧和策略,幫助應對的網站和應用程序,以及在需要時可以尋求進一步幫助的熱線電話。請知道您並不孤單。我們在這裡支持您,也請繼續彼此支持。如果您需要與他人談談您的感覺,請與朋友、家人、AUSD老師、AUSD工作人員、AUSD輔導員或行政人員聯繫,或利用所提供的其中一項資源。在學校關閉的這段艱難時期,我們看到了如此多的愛與支持,也受到了許多願意提供幫助的人的鼓舞。請繼續這樣做。即使您自己不需要任何支持,請想想可能需要的人。通過簡訊、電話或視頻與他們聯繫。簡單地打個招呼、問候他們、提供支持、或者只是分享一個笑聲和一句安慰的話。我們的校園是關閉的,但我們的心依舊敞開。

 

請每週一在電子郵件和社交媒體帖子中查找這些寶貴的心理健康支持和保健資源。如果您想加入對話,並在我們的社交媒體平臺上與我們分享的話,我們一直在社交媒體上使用#Schoolsclosedheartsopen井號標籤,我們也將開始使用#MentalhealthmondaysAUSD。 

 

我們仍然致力於更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和資訊。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第十九次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他非緊急的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。我們為我們的學生、教職員工、家庭和社區感到驕傲,並且知道我們將會一起度過這個難關。您並不孤單。我們在這裡為您和彼此服務。

 

誠摯地,

亞凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 18 Published Monday, April 20, 2020, 5:56 p.m.

Good evening Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

 

We hope you and your family are doing well. Once again, we genuinely appreciate your support of our students and staff during this unique transition. Update 18 is a video interview with Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall. 

 

Dr. Vannasdall talks with AUSD Chief Communications Officer Ryan Foran about our Emergency Guided Distance Learning, graduation, summer school, next school year, and more. We hope this virtual video update provides more perspective, insights, and information into the thought process of where we are right now and the factors being discussed and considered. This is a lengthy video update to hopefully inform you, but there is no critical or urgent information within it that must be watched immediately. https://youtu.be/881MUmvK8ko 

 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our eighteenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. We are very proud of our students, staff, families, and community, and know we will all get through this together. Stay strong and be well. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

冠状病毒更新18-与Vannasdall博士问答
 
晚上好,阿卡迪亚统一父母与社区,
 
希望您和您的家人一切都好。再次,我们衷心感谢您在此独特过渡期间对我们的学生和员工的支持。 Update 18是对总监Vannasdall博士的视频采访。
 
Vannasdall博士与AUSD首席沟通官Ryan Foran谈论了我们的紧急指导远程学习,毕业,暑期学校,下一学年等等。我们希望此虚拟视频更新为我们现在所处位置以及正在讨论和考虑的因素的思考过程提供更多的视角,见解和信息。这是一个冗长的视频更新,希望能通知您,但其中没有紧急要注意的重要或紧急信息。 https://youtu.be/881MUmvK8ko
 
我们将继续致力于使用新的资源和信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,第十八版(中英文)以及我们已发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的更新。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告诉我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他非紧急信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。我们为我们的学生,员工,家庭和社区感到自豪,并知道我们将共同努力。保持坚强并保持健康。
 
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 17 Published Saturday, April 11, 2020, 6:56 p.m.

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We hope you and your family are doing well. We continue to be touched by the ongoing support our remarkable community continues to provide us and the rest of our Arcadia neighbors. We remain optimistic about the trajectory of the coronavirus curve, and appreciate everyone’s willingness to make the health and safety of our students, staff, community, and world our top priority right now. While we are trending in the right direction, we remain steadfast in our current health and social distancing protocols for the foreseeable future to ensure the safety of our students and staff. With our school campuses being physically closed for the remainder of the school year, and as we shift our focus to academics again upon the return from Spring Break, we wanted to provide additional information about our ongoing Emergency Guided Distance Learning for students. 

 

The following information regarding our Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plan was created in collaboration with our teachers and administrators from each level, including elementary, middle, and high school. We are greatly appreciative of all the work our teachers, staff, and administrators have been doing, even during Spring Break, to continue to support our students during this unprecedented time. The subsequent details and communication of our Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plan were also created in collaboration with the Arcadia Teachers Association. 

 

Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plan Details: 

Arcadia Unified School District’s COVID-19 pandemic crisis Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plan has been collaboratively developed with teachers and administrators from each level within AUSD.  This communication is intended to provide a broad perspective on this plan. Individual school sites and teachers know their students best and will communicate more specific learning expectations moving forward.  We incorporated the descriptor Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plan as the article linked below seems to accurately describe education currently.

 

http://ajjuliani.com/this-is-not-online-or-distance-learning/

 

Arcadia Unified is approaching the current emergency guided distance learning reality balancing opportunity, equity and empathy for our students and families.  The variability of what are now essentially 9,200 one-room school houses (parent/guardian homes) means our distance learning plan must incorporate flexibility and grace for our students, families and educators.

 

Arcadia Unified is proud to be home to many medical, first responder and educational professional families.  These families are on the front lines of this pandemic and we are highly empathetic to this reality. A one size fits all solution that works for very few in the best of conditions will be even less impactful now.  This plan is not intended to replicate a normal 5-7 hour school day in your child's classroom. Rather it is intended to provide opportunities for emergency guided distance learning with regular feedback and grading. This means some assignments may be given for feedback and/or growth, while others may be graded as communicated in advance by the teacher. Emergency distance learning plans will be incorporated by teachers as soon as possible with additional opportunities for technical training taking place April 13-17 if needed. Training will be managed through school sites with support from instructional coaches and district personnel.

 

We are sensitive to the differing needs of students, parents, families and educators.  With that mindset, teachers will communicate their weekly Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plans to students and parents each week with a goal of at least two live or recorded teacher connections per week.  Teachers needing technical support will be provided ongoing training. Their weekly plan will outline specific connection opportunities for students and parents for that week. Teachers will be in frequent and regular communication with students each week; this communication may be in different forms. Teacher and student connection opportunities may include but are not limited to:



Google doc feedback                                             Screencastify presentations

Office hours to meet individual needs                    Youtube videos of teacher/subject content

Class surveys

Seesaw

Google Classroom chats

Email

Google Classroom hangouts

Zoom

Remind

Class Dojo

Youtube videos (content or subject specific)

 

Grading: 

Students are expected to engage in assignments to the best of their ability in consideration of differing needs in the current situation. Evaluation/grading of assignments will serve to improve student grades and/or movement towards proficiency from the time of school closure. Consistent with the guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE), students in AUSD will be held harmless academically during this time; however, students are expected to engage in the learning experiences. Hold harmless means that a student’s grade shall not drop below what they were earning as of the school closure on March 13. 

 

Credit: 

High school students will receive credit for courses in which they were enrolled and receiving a passing grade before the school closure, consistent with the CDE’s hold harmless policy.  Any student who was not passing a course at the start of the school closure may use the remainder of the school year to raise their grade by working with their teacher on their Emergency Guided Distance Learning Plan.

 

During this time of emergency distance learning, we continue to lean on our values as a District. Empathy, collaboration, learning from failure, creativity and thinking critically are framing our interactions and decisions.  While navigating these uncharted waters, we believe these values and the innovative culture they embody will help us identify and celebrate, unimagined before this crisis, possibilities for students. Thank you to our students, teachers, parents and community for their continued grace and space with each other during this time.

 

FAQ:

If I have a question about my child’s work who should I contact?

  • Before school closures, individual teachers assigned and collected student work for feedback and/or evaluation (grading) when appropriate.  During this school closure period we believe teachers and parents should work together to support students during this emergency distance learning time. If you have a question regarding your child’s work or experience, please contact their teacher directly.

 

Will my child’s grade be impacted?

  • Consistent with guidelines from the California Department of Education, AUSD students, including their grades, will be held harmless.  Students may have the opportunity to raise their grade by participating in the emergency distance learning assignments and experiences prepared by their teacher.  As mentioned above, every assignment may not receive a formal grade. Please clarify with your teacher if you have a question regarding grading for a specific course.  

 

How long should my child spend each day participating in emergency distance learning assignments and experiences prepared by the teacher?  Please watch the short video regarding academic work times for students and parents.

  • As the parent/guardian, you know your child best and how long they can or should spend on a given task.  Our general daily recommendation is as follows:
    • Elementary 1-2 hours of academics work per day
    • Middle School 2-3 hours of academic work per day
    • High School 3-4 hours of academic work per day

 

If you have a question or concern regarding your teacher’s specific learning plan, please contact your teacher directly.  

 

Commitment to Communications: 

Further communications and guidance will continue to come directly from schools to further support our students and parents. We also remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage with new resources and information. You can view this communication, our seventeenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous updates we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional non-urgent information and Arcadia Unified news. Thank you all for the compassionate support of our students, staff, families, and community. Your support has been critical to our success as a district during this new and innovative era in education. Thank you. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的家長和社區,午安!


我們希望您和您的家人一切安好。我們卓越的社區為我們和我們的其他阿凱迪亞鄰居繼續提供的持續支持使我們繼續為之感動。我們仍然對冠狀病毒曲線的軌跡持樂觀態度,並感謝每個人願意將學生、員工、社區和世界的健康和安全作為當前的首要任務。儘管我們正朝著正確的方向發展,但在可預見的將來,我們仍會堅定不移地遵守當前的衛生和社交疏離規定,以確保學生和教職員工的安全。由於我們的校園在學年剩餘的時間內實質關閉,當我們在春假過後再次將重心轉向學術時,我們希望為學生提供更多有關我們持續的緊急引導遠程學習資訊。


我們與我們的各級教師和行政人員(包括小學、初中和高中)協作,創建了以下有關我們緊急引導遠程學習計畫的資訊。我們非常感謝我們的老師、員工和行政人員(甚至在春假期間)所做的一切工作,以在這個前所未有的時期裡繼續支持我們的學生。我們也與阿凱迪亞教師協會協作,創建了緊急引導遠程學習計畫的後續細節和通訊。


緊急導遠程學習計畫詳情:

阿凱迪亞聯合學區內的各級教師和行政人員已經協作制定了COVID-19大流行性疾病危機的緊急引導遠程學習計畫。這個通訊的目的是在為此計畫提供一個廣闊的視角。個別學校和教師最瞭解他們的學生,並將傳達今後更具體的學習期望。因為以下鏈接的文章似乎準確地描述了當前的教育,所以我們使用了緊急引導遠程學習計畫」的描述名稱。


http://ajjuliani.com/this-is-not-online-or-distance-learning/


AUSD處理當前緊急引導遠程學習現實問題的方式是為我們的學生和家庭平衡機會、公平和同理心。目前本質上9200個單間教室校舍(家長/監護人的家)的變化性意味著我們的遠程學習計畫必須為我們的學生、家庭和教育工作者提供靈活性與包容。


阿凱迪亞聯合學區以做為許多醫療、急救人員和教育專業家庭之家而感到自豪。這些家庭處於此一大流行性疾病的最前線,我們對這一現實深感同情。即使在最佳情況下也只適用於極少數人的通用型解決方案,現在的影響將甚至更小。這個計劃的目的不在複製您孩子在教室內5-7小時的上學日。相反地,它的目的是在提供有定期反饋和評分的緊急引導遠程學習機會。這意味著有些作業可能是為了反饋和/或增長而指派的,而其他作業可能按照老師事先傳達的進行評分。教師會盡快地採用緊急遠程學習計劃,如有需要,4月13日至17日將提供額外的技術培訓機會。培訓將在教學指導和學區人員的支持下,通過各校進行管理。


我們很注意學生、家長、家庭和教育者的不同需求。本著這種心態,老師每週將向學生和家長傳達他們當週的緊急引導遠程學習計畫,包含每週至少有兩個直播或錄製的老師連接的目標。需要技術支持的教師將得到持續的培訓。他們每週的計劃將概述當週學生和家長的特定連接機會。每週,老師將與學生進行經常和定期的交流;這種交流可能有不同的形式。 老師和學生連接的機會可能包括但不限於:


谷歌文件反饋                                                    電子郵件

Screencastify 演示 谷歌教室環聊

滿足個人需求的辦公時間                                       Zoom視頻會議

教師/科目內容的YouTube視頻 Remind軟件

班級問卷調查 班級DoJo軟件

Seesaw軟件 Youtube 視頻(特定內容或科目)

谷歌教室聊天室


評分:

考慮到當前情況的不同需求,學生應盡其所能地參與指派作業。指派作業的評估/評分將有助於提高學生自學校關閉之日起的成績和/或提高其熟練程度。根據加州教育部(CDE)的指引,在此期間AUSD 的學生在學業上將不會受到傷害,然而,學生應該參與學習經驗。不會受到傷害意味著學生的成績不得低於他們在3月13日學校關閉時所獲得的成績。


學分:

根據CDE的不會受到傷害政策,在學校關閉前通過他們所修課程的學生將獲得學分。任何在學校關閉開始時未通過某一個課程的學生,可利用學年的剩餘時間,通過與老師一起合作,參與他們的緊急引導遠程學習計畫來提高他們的成績。


在這段緊急遠程學習期間,我們繼續依靠我們整個地區的價值觀。同理心、協作、從失敗中學習、創造力和批判性思維構建了我們的互動和決策。當我們在這些未知的水域中航行時,我們相信,這些價值觀和它們所體現的創新文化將有助於我們識別和慶祝為學生提供的可能性,這是在這場危機之前所無法想像的。感謝我們的學生、老師、家長和社區在這段時間裡給予彼此的包容與空間。


常問問題:

如果我對孩子的作業有疑問,我應該與誰聯繫?

  • 在學校關閉之前,個別教師指派和收集學生的作業,在適當時進行反饋和/或評估(評分)。在此學校關閉期間,我們相信老師和家長應該共同努力,在這個緊急遠程學習期間支持學生。如果您對您孩子的作業或經驗有任何疑問,請直接與他們的老師聯繫。

我孩子的成績會受到影響嗎?

  • 根據加州教育部的指引,AUSD學生(包括他們的成績)將不會受到傷害。學生可能有機會通過參與他們老師準備的緊急遠程學習作業和經驗來提高他們的成績。如上所述,每一項作業可能不會獲得正式的成績。如果您對某一特定課程的評分有疑問,請與您的老師澄清。

我的孩子每天應該花多長時間參與老師準備的緊急遠程學習作業和經驗?請觀看有關學生和家長學術學習時間的簡短視頻

  • 做為家長/監護人,您最瞭解您的孩子,並知道他們能或應該在一項給定的作業上花多長時間。我們對於每天的一般建議如下:
    • 小學每天1-2小時的學術工作
    • 初中每天2-3小時的學術工作
    • 高中每天3-4小時的學術工作

如果您對老師的具體學習計劃有疑問或疑慮,請直接與您的老師聯繫。


對溝通的承諾:

學校將繼續直接提供進一步的溝通和指引,以進一步支持我們的學生和家長。我們也將繼續致力於更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和資訊。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第十七次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他非緊急的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。感謝大家對我們的學生、教職員工、家庭和社區和善的支持。在這個新和創新的教育時代,您的支持對我們整個學區的成功至關重要。謝謝您。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 16 Published Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:56 p.m.

Good evening Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

I hope you are all doing well during these challenging times. The safety of our students, staff, families, and community continues to be our top priority and driving force as we navigate these unprecedented times. We wanted to provide another update with additional information for you. It’s been a busy 24 hours with our state leaders making significant announcements. State health and education officials have made it clear stating that the safest place for everyone continues to be at home. Today, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo recommended that schools remain physically closed for the rest of the academic year. Based on that recommendation, Arcadia Unified school campuses will be physically closed for the remainder of the school year, but our distance learning and support for our students will continue. 

 

Schools Physically Closed for Rest of the School Year, Distance Learning Continues

Our public health leaders have made it clear that the peak of this pandemic is yet to come. As social distancing practices remain vital, the safety of students and staff must continue to be our top priority,” Duardo said. “Deciding now to keep campuses closed for the remainder of the school year allows our education community to focus on accelerating learning in a remote environment and finding new ways to engage and connect with students.” You can read her entire statement here

 

We recognize that this decision comes with many challenges. Remote learning is a new experience for all of us. Our leadership team, in collaboration with our teachers and staff, work each day with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) to continue to identify solutions and innovations to support this new learning environment. 

 

Today’s news comes after California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond sent an email to county superintendents yesterday saying, "it appears that students will not be returning to campus before the end of the school year as a result of the social distancing guidelines and safety of the students.”  You can read a full article about his comments here. As we also mentioned in Update 15 last night, most media outlets were reporting this information before district superintendents knew about it. You can watch Thurmond’s full press briefing from today via this link

 

Additional Questions

Like most of you, we have suspected physically closing our campuses for the remainder of the school year might be a possibility, and have been preparing for the possibility of both returning to school and contingency plans for an extended closure. Arcadia Unified is well prepared to continue to support our students during this extended closure. We realize today’s announcement naturally brings more questions, and we will continue to seek guidance from LACOE and work on providing those answers. Some of those questions are in regard to graduation, grades, and other scheduled events and campus activities. As additional guidance is provided and logistics are coordinated, we will provide further information as soon as possible. Each of our schools will also continue to communicate with you on particular issues that are specific to each school. We are very proud of our staff for continuing to adapt to new circumstances as they come, and we are confident that we will all continue to do so to ensure our students have the best educational experience possible this year. 

 

We are expecting further guidance from the CDE and LACOE about distance learning, grades, and transcripts in the coming days. Our teachers and staff have done an incredible job navigating this unprecedented time, and we are committed to continuing to support our students' educational needs. We are also greatly appreciative of our students and parents as you continue to demonstrate remarkable resolve. Please remember, it is important for students to connect with their teachers and classmates regularly. We need to keep our lines of communication and collaboration open. We know this situation can be stressful. Please reach out to your child’s teacher and other support staff if you need assistance. We are here for you and your children. 

 

Free Meals Continue

We are planning to continue to provide free meals for our students who need them. The grab-and-go meals are available Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Arcadia Performing Arts Center parking lot, located on the Arcadia High School campus. For more information, please visit our website. The free meal service will halt for Spring Break, but resume after the break. We are very appreciative of our Nutrition Services team and many volunteers who are helping to feed our families.  

 

Spring Break

A reminder that our Spring Break is next week, April 6 through April 10. During that week, we will have some staff continuing to work, but it is still a well-deserved break for our hard-working students and staff. Further guidance on distance learning will be provided after Spring Break. 

 

Accurate Communications in Rapid News Cycle

Our goal from the very first Update we sent at the end of January was to provide you with timely, accurate, and transparent information. Our goal remains the same today as we are in the midst of our third week of school closures and the fourth month of Coronavirus Updates. As public officials make announcements in real-time with often minimal guidance on implementation, we want to make you aware of the information while also knowing we are still awaiting further guidance from the Los Angeles County Office of Education. We provide links to full statements or other credible information not only to provide you with additional resources and information but for transparency purposes. We also want to be honest that we do not have all the answers to every question, but we have an amazing team of caring educators who are working around the clock to help answer questions and concerns. We completely understand and empathize with any frustration you may feel in these rapid news cycles. It’s often a balance for us in regard to providing you with timely yet thorough information. 

 

Commitment to Communications 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources and credible information. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has further information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our sixteenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. Thank you all for the caring support of our students, staff, families, and community. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的家長和社區,晚安!

 

我希望您在這充滿挑戰的時刻一切安好。在我們駕馭這個前所未有的時期時,我們學生、教職員工、家庭和社區的安全仍然是我們的首要任務和驅動力。我們希望為您提供另一個有關其他信息的資訊更新。我們州的領導人在過去24小時裡忙於發佈重要的公告。州的衛生和教育官員已經明確指出,每個人最安全的地方仍然是在家裡。今天,洛杉磯縣學校總監Debra Duardo建議學校在本學年剩餘的時間裡保持校園關閉。根據這一建議,阿凱迪亞聯合學區的學校校園在本學年剩餘的時間裡將關閉,但我們對學生的遠程學習和支持將會繼續下去。

 

學校校園在本學年剩餘的時間裡關閉,遠程學習繼續進行

我們的公共衛生領導人已經明確表明,這種大流行性疾病的高峰尚未到來。由於社交疏離的實踐仍然至關重要,因此學生和教職員工的安全必須繼續是我們的首要任務。 Duardo 說。現在決定在本學年剩餘的時間裡保持校園關閉可使得我們的教育社區能夠專注於在遠程的環境中加速學習,並找到與學生互動和聯繫的新方法。您可以在此處閱讀她的全部聲明

 

我們認識到,這一決定帶來了許多挑戰。遠程學習是我們所有人的新體驗。我們的教師和員工與我們的領導團隊共同協作,我們的領導團隊每天與洛杉磯縣教育局 (LACOE) 和加州教育部 (CDE) 合作,繼續尋求解決方案和創新措施來支持這一新的學習環境。

 

今天的新聞是在加州公共教育總監Tony Thurmond昨天向縣級總監發送了一封郵件後發佈的,這封郵件說:由於社交疏離指引和學生的安全,看來學生不會在學年結束之前返回校園。您可以在此處閱讀關於他的評論的整篇文章正如我們昨晚在第十五次資訊更新中所提到的那樣,大多數的媒體在學區總監知道之前就已經報導了這一資訊。您可以通過此連結觀看Tony Thurmond今天的完整新聞簡報會

 

其他問題

和你們大多數人一樣,我們已懷疑到在學年剩餘的時間裡關閉校園是有可能的,並且我們一直在為重返學校和延長關閉期間的應急計劃做準備。阿凱迪亞聯合學區已做好充分的準備,在此次延長關閉期間繼續支持我們的學生。我們認識到,今天的公告自然會帶來更多的問題,我們將繼續尋求LACOE的指引,並努力提供這些答案。其中一些問題與畢業、成績以及其他預定活動和校園活動有關。當我們獲得額外的指引並且後勤工作協調後,我們將盡快提供進一步的資訊。我們的每一所學校也將就每一所學校的具體問題與您溝通。我們為我們的教職員工在不斷出現的新環境中繼續適應這些環境而感到非常自豪,並且我們有信心我們都將繼續這樣做,以確保我們的學生在今年能有最好的教育經驗。

 

我們期待CDE和LACOE在未來的幾天內對遠程學習、成績和成績單提供進一步的指引。我們的老師和工作人員在應對這個前所未有的時刻,已經做了令人難以置信的工作,並且我們致力於繼續支持我們學生的教育需求。我們也非常感謝我們的學生和家長,因為你們繼續表現出非凡的决心。請記住,學生定期與老師和同學聯繫是很重要的。我們需要保持溝通和協作的暢通。我們知道這種情況可能會帶來很大的壓力。如果您需要幫助,請聯繫您孩子的老師和其他支持人員。我們在這裡為您和您的孩子服務。

 

繼續提供免費餐點

我們計畫繼續為有需要的學生提供免費餐點。星期一至星期五上午11:00至下午1:00我們在阿凱迪亞高中校園內的阿凱迪亞表演藝術中心停車場提供隨取隨走的餐點。欲瞭解更多資訊,請訪問我們的網站春假期間,免費餐點服務將暫停,但假期結束後將恢復供餐。我們非常感謝我們的營養服務團隊和許多幫助我們為家庭提供餐點的志願者。

 

春假

在此提醒大家,我們的春假是下週,4月6日至4月10日。在這一週,我們將會有一些工作人員繼續工作,但對於辛勤工作的學生和教職員工來說,這仍然是一個應得的假期。有關遠程學習的進一步指引將會在春假之後提供。

 

快速新聞週期中的準確溝通

從一月底發送第一個資訊更新開始,我們的目標是為您提供及時、準確和透明的資訊。當我們處於學校關閉的第三週和冠狀病毒資訊更新的第四個月之時,我們的目標至今仍然保持不變。由於政府官員在實時發佈公告時通常很少提供實施指引,我們希望讓您瞭解這些資訊的同時,您也知道我們仍在等待洛杉磯縣教育局的進一步指引。我們提供完整的公告或其他可靠資訊的鏈接,不僅是為了為您提供額外的資源和資訊,而且也是為了透明的目的。我們也希望坦白地說,我們並沒有所有問題的答案,但是我們有一支由有愛心的教育工作者組成的出色團隊,他們晝夜工作,幫助回答問題和關注事項。我們完全理解並體惜您在這些快速的新聞週期中可能感受到的挫折感。在向您提供及時但並不詳盡的資訊方面,這通常是我們採取的一種平衡措施。

 

對溝通的承諾

我們保持繼續致力幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和可靠的資訊。我們鼓勵您查看我們的網頁,因為它有更多關於最新規定、程序和阿凱迪亞聯合學區為了幫助保持我們學生、教職員工和社區的安全而已經實施的預防措施信息。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第十六次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他冠狀病毒的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們阿凱迪亞聯合學區社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊。隨著更多資訊的獲得,我們將繼續為您做資訊的更新。感謝大家對我們的學生、教職員工、家庭和社區的關心與支持。

 

誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

Update 15 Published Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:29 p.m.

 

Good evening Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We hope everyone is well, and we continue to be very appreciative of your support during these unprecedented times. There has been some late-breaking news tonight that we wanted to share with you as soon as possible. California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond sent an email to county superintendents saying, "it appears that students will not be returning to campus before the end of the school year as a result of the social distancing guidelines and safety of the students.”  You can read a full article about his comments here

 

It appears the media may have received this information before many district superintendents actually did. While it’s not a directive and no clear decision has been made yet, we wanted to let you know as news is spreading rapidly via both traditional and social media. Like most of you, we have suspected closing schools for the remainder of the year might be a possibility, and have been preparing for the possibility. 

 

Regardless if our school campuses are physically open or closed for the remainder of the year, we are prepared to continue to support our students in every way possible. Our teachers and staff have done an incredible job navigating this unprecedented time, and we are committed to continuing to support our students' educational needs. We are also greatly appreciative of our students and parents as they continue to demonstrate remarkable resolve.

 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources and credible information. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has further information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our fifteenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. Thank you all for the caring support of our students, staff, families, and community. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

晚上好,阿卡迪亚统一父母与社区,
我们希望每个人都很好,在此空前的时期,我们将继续感谢您的支持。今晚有一些最新新闻,我们希望尽快与您分享。加利福尼亚州公共教育总监托尼·瑟蒙德(Tony Thurmond)向县教育长发送了一封电子邮件,说:“由于社会疏离准则和学生的安全,学生似乎不会在学年结束前返回校园。”您可以在此处阅读有关他的评论的完整文章。
看来媒体可能早在许多地区负责人实际上就已经收到了这些信息。尽管这不是指令,也尚未做出明确的决定,但我们希望在传统和社交媒体正迅速传播新闻的同时通知您。像你们大多数人一样,我们怀疑在今年剩余时间可能关闭学校,并一直在为这种可能性做准备。
无论我们学校的校园在今年剩余时间里是开放还是封闭,我们都准备继续以各种可能的方式支持我们的学生。我们的老师和员工在这前所未有的时光中度过了令人难以置信的工作,我们致力于继续支持学生的教育需求。我们也非常感谢我们的学生和家长,因为他们继续表现出非凡的决心。
 
我们仍然致力于几乎每天都在使用新资源和可靠信息来更新专用的冠状病毒网页。我们鼓励您查看我们的网页,因为它具有有关最新协议,程序和已实施的预防措施的更多信息,Arcadia Unified为了帮助确保学生,员工和社区的安全而采取的措施。您可以在我们的网站上查看本交流(第十五版)(中英文)以及以前发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的交流。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告诉我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他冠状病毒信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,或鼓励其他人这样做,以确保收到我们的通信。随着更多信息的提供,我们将继续为您更新。感谢大家对我们的学生,教职员工,家庭和社区的关心与支持。
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

 

Update 14 Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 4:16 p.m.

 

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified parents and community,

 

As we enter our second week of school closures and continue to navigate and innovate virtually, Update 14 attempts to do the same. Instead of our typical written update, we created a remote interview Q&A video with Arcadia Unified Superintendent Dr. David Vannasdall. 

 

Dr. Vannasdall talks with AUSD Chief Communications Officer Ryan Foran about school closures, distance learning, innovative teaching, health and safety, and more. We hope this virtual video update provides more perspective, insights, and information into the process of distance learning and the many aspects of school closures. 

 

We also remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources and credible information. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has further information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our fourteenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. Once again, thank you all. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District  

 

冠狀病毒第十四次資訊更新--Vannasdall博士的視頻答問

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的家長和社區,午安!  

 

隨著我們進入學校關閉的第二週,並繼續以虛擬方式應變和創新時,第十四次資訊更新也嘗試如此做。我們創建了一個與阿凱迪亞聯合學區總監David Vannasdall博士的遠程訪談答問視頻,以代替我們通常的書面更新。

 

Vannasdall 博士與阿凱迪亞聯合學區首席通信官Ryan Foran就學校關閉、遠程學習、創新教學、健康和安全,以及更多方面進行了交談。我們希望這次的虛擬視頻更新能為遠程學習的過程以及學校關閉的許多方面提供更多的觀點、見解和資訊。

 

我們也繼續致力幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和可靠的資訊。我們鼓勵您查看我們的網頁,因為它有更多關於最新規定、程序和阿凱迪亞聯合學區為了幫助保持我們學生、教職員工和社區的安全而已經實施的預防措施信息。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第十四次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他冠狀病毒的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們阿凱迪亞聯合學區社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊。隨著更多資訊的獲得,我們將繼續為您做資訊的更新。再次感謝大家。

 

誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 13 Published Friday, March 20, 2020, 6:56 p.m.

 

Good evening Arcadia Unified Parents and Community, 

 

As we end our first week of school closures, we wanted to provide another update to ensure you have the latest information from us. A “Safer at Home” order has been put into place for Los Angeles County, and Governor Newsom also issued a “Stay at Home” order last night. The county order has been put into place for a month, while the state order is “until further notice.”  

 

School Closures Extended Until May 5

With these latest orders, and to continue to follow the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), we will extend our district and campus closures. As of now, we will plan on reopening schools on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. You can read more about LACOE’s recommendation here. Earlier in the week, Governor Newsom projected that schools might not return until the summer. While no definitive timelines have been set by the county or state beyond May 5, we are continuing to work on contingency plans for the possibility of extended closures. Like we have done in the past, as soon as we know that information, we will provide it to you. 

 

While our physical campuses are closed, our teachers and staff are still committed to working remotely and providing optional online opportunities for our students. As we stated in Update 11, our teachers and staff acted very quickly to provide the following for students and families: 

 

  • Optional Distance Learning Opportunities for Students 
    • Many teachers and staff have already provided optional coursework and enrichment opportunities for students. More will continue to do so. 
    • Our staff has also created a special website with additional optional resources for all of our students, including Special Education and English Language Learners, via http://bit.ly/ausdonlineoptions. This website will continue to be updated.  
    • For now, students will not be graded, penalized, or held accountable for instruction or learning materials provided during this time of school closures, all offerings are optional. 
    • All students, including non-AUSD students, may utilize these educational resources

 

As we now plan for an extended closure, we will continue to work with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, our teachers, and staff to provide further guidelines on the learning opportunities for all of our students. This update will be available after spring break. More information will be provided at that time. 

 

State Testing

All standardized testing has been canceled for the remainder of the school year per state and federal recommendations.  

 

Arcadia Unified Emergency Resolution 

Earlier in the week, our Board of Education passed an Emergency Resolution. This resolution, No. 1399, enables our Superintendent, Dr. David Vannasdall, “to take all appropriate action to respond to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic” without a prior Board of Education approval. This resolution was enacted to further protect our students and staff. You can read the entire resolution here

 

To continue to follow our local and state guidelines, our Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, will be a virtual meeting. We are still finalizing the logistics of the meeting; information will be available on our website as soon as it is ready. 

 

Work Continues for Staff

While the workplace has changed for most of us in our country, we want to provide some information and context on the work that is still being performed throughout the District. We are very appreciative of our dedicated employees who continue serving our students and their colleagues. Nutrition Services is serving meals to students; our custodial staff has been essential in helping to provide proper sanitation for Nutrition Services and maintaining safe and clean campuses district-wide; teachers are still working to support their students and collaborating with each other and staff; District departments like Payroll Services are still working; the Superintendent’s Executive Team continues with daily meetings and continues to participate in daily teleconferences with school district superintendents from across L.A. County and education officials, monitoring local, state and national press briefings to ensure proper adaptation of the latest recommendations, guidelines, and orders.  

 

A Message to Students from Superintendent Dr. Vannasdall

As we are all dealing with this unprecedented situation, we know our students, in particular, are sensitive to this challenging time. Dr. Vannasdall sent a video message to our students earlier this week to provide a calm voice and acknowledgment of what they are going through, along with a message of admiration and appreciation. It was emailed to all middle and high school students and can be viewed here or on our Facebook page

 

Schools Closed, Hearts Open

We continue to be in awe of you, our parents, students, staff, and community as we all navigate this together. We will continue to communicate with you and provide you as much information as possible in a timely manner. While we don’t have all the answers at this time, which can be frustrating for all of us, we will continue to do everything we can to answer questions, and more importantly, continue to be here for you and our students. Our schools may be closed, but our hearts remain open. That’s our continued promise to you. 

 

We also remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources and credible information. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has further information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our thirteenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. Once again, thank you all. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的家長和社區,晚安!  

 

在我們學校關閉的第一週結束時,我們希望提供另一個更新,以確保您獲得我們最新的資訊。洛杉磯縣已經下達了留在家中更安全的命令,並且紐森州長昨晚也發佈了待在家裡的命令。縣的命令是執行一個月,而州的命令是直到進一步的通知為止

 

學校關閉時間延長至5月5日

根據這些最新的命令,並繼續遵循洛杉磯縣教育辦公室(LACOE)的建議,我們將延長我們學區和校園的關閉時間。截至目前為止,我們計畫在2020年5月5日(星期二)重新開放學校。您可以在此處閱讀更多關於洛杉磯教育辦公室的建議。本週早些時候,紐森州長預測學校可能要到夏天才能開放。雖然縣或州政府還沒有設定5月5日之後的明確時間表,但我們正在繼續為延長關閉時間的可能性制定應急計畫。就像我們過去所做的那樣,一旦我們知道那些資訊後,我們會將資訊提供給您。

 

雖然我們的校園已經關閉,但我們的老師和員工仍然致力於遠距工作,並為學生提供可選擇的在線機會。如同我們在第十一次資訊更新中所述,我們的老師和工作人員已迅速地採取行動來為學生和家庭提供以下的服務:

 

  • 為學生提供可選擇的遠距學習機會
    • 許多老師和員工已經為學生提供了可選擇的課程和充實的機會。更多的教職員工將會繼續這樣做。
    • 我們的教職員工也通過http://bit.ly/ausdonlineoptions為我們所有的學生(包括特殊教育和英語學習者)創建了一個有可選資源的特別網站。我們將繼續更新這個網站。
    • 目前,在學校關閉的期間,學生不會因提供的教學或學習材料而被評分、懲罰或問責,所有的課程都是可選的。
    • 所有學生,包括不是阿凱迪亞聯合學區的學生,都可以利用這些教育資源。

 

由於我們現在計畫延長關閉的時間,我們將繼續與洛杉磯縣教育辦公室、我們的老師和員工合作,為我們所有的學生提供學習機會的進一步指南。此項更新將在春假後提供。届時將提供更多的資訊。

 

州測試

根據州和聯邦政府的建議,在學年剩餘的時間內所有標準化測試均已取消。

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的緊急決議

本週早些時候,我們的教育委員會通過了一項緊急決議。這項第1399號決議使得我們的學區總監David Vannasdall博士能够採取一切適當的行動,以應對冠狀病毒COVID-19大疫情,而無需事先獲得教育委員會的批准。這項決議的制定是為了進一步保護我們的學生和教職員工。您可以在此處閱讀整個決議

 

為了繼續遵循我們地方和州政府的指導方針,我們2020年3月24日(星期二)的教育委員會會議將是一次虛擬會議。我們仍在最後確定會議的後勤工作。一旦準備就緒,我們的網站上將提供有關資訊。

 

教職員工繼續工作

雖然我們國家大多數人的工作場所已經發生了變化,但我們希望提供一些有關整個學區仍在進行之工作的一些資訊和狀況。我們非常感謝我們敬業的員工,他們繼續為我們的學生和他們的同事服務。營養服務部在為學生提供餐點;我們的維護保管人員在為營養服務部幫助提供適當的衛生工作以及維護整個學區校園的安全和清潔方面起著至關重要的作用;教師仍在努力支持他們的學生,並與彼此和工作人員合作;薪資服務等學區部門仍在工作;學區總監的執行團隊繼續舉行每日會議,並繼續參加與洛杉磯縣各學區總監和教育官員的每日電話會議,監測地方、州和國家新聞簡報會,以確保對最新的建議、指導方針和命令進行適當的調整。

 

學區總監Vannasdall博士給學生的信息

當我們都在應對這種前所未有的情況時,我們知道特別是我們的學生對這個充滿挑戰的時刻很敏感。Vannasdall博士在本週早些時候向我們的學生發送了一條視頻信息,以冷靜的聲音表達對他們正在經歷的事情的認知,同時也表達了對他們的欽佩和讚賞。它已通過電子郵件發送給所有初中和高中學生,並可以在此處或在我們的Facebook 網頁上查看。

 

學校關閉了,但心依舊敞開

當我們一起面對這個情況時,我們繼續對您、我們的家長、學生、教職員工和社區表示欽佩。我們將繼續與您溝通,並及時向您提供盡可能多的資訊。雖然我們現在還沒有所有的答案,這可能會讓我們所有人感到沮喪,但我們將繼續盡一切努力回答問題,並且更重要的是,繼續為您和我們的學生服務。我們的學校也許關閉了,但我們的心依舊敞開。這是我們對您的持續承諾。

 

我們也繼續致力於幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和可靠的資訊。我們鼓勵您查看我們的網頁,因為它有更多關於最新的規定、程序和阿凱迪亞聯合學區為了幫助保持我們學生、員工和社區的安全而已經實施的預防措施信息。您可以在我們的網站上查看此第十三次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他冠狀病毒的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們阿凱迪亞聯合學區社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊。隨著更多資訊的提供,我們將繼續為您做資訊的更新。再次感謝大家。

 

誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 12 Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:59 p.m.

 

Good evening Arcadia Unified Parents and Community, 

 

As we enter our first week of school closures, we wanted to provide a brief update to ensure you have the latest information as soon as possible. To continue to follow the county, state, and federal guidelines, and to be aware and respectful of our school year calendar, we will be extending our schools and district closure for an additional week. This will have us closed through 4/3/20. As you likely know, our Spring Break is the following week, 4/6/20 through 4/10/20. As of now, we are planning on our schools reopening on Monday, 4/13/20. This could change, as we all know how fast and fluid this has been. 

 

This is a brief update because we wanted to inform you as soon as possible after the decision was made. We will provide additional updates with more information, but we wanted you to know the latest timeline about school closures as quickly as possible to help you and your family plan accordingly. Please refer to Update 11 for more information about meals for students during the closure, and regarding optional online distant learning opportunities for students. 

 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources and credible information. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has further information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our twelfth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. Once again, thank you all. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,晚安! 


在我們進入學校關閉的第一週時,我們希望提供一個簡短的更新,以確保您能盡快地獲得最新的資訊。為了繼續遵循縣、州和聯邦的指導方針,並了解和尊重我們的學年日曆,我們將把學校和學區的關閉時間延長一週。這將使我們關閉至4/3/20。您可能知道,我們的春假是在接下來的一週(即4/6/20至4/10/20)。截至目前為止,我們計劃學校於4/13/20(星期一)重新開放。因為我們都知道這種情況的變化是多麼的快速和不穩定,所以學校關閉的時間可能會改變。


這是一個簡短的更新,因為我們想在作出决定後儘快地通知您。我們將提供包含更多資訊的其他更新,但我們希望您儘快地知道學校關閉的最新時間表,以幫助您和您的家庭做相應的計畫。請參閱第十一次的資訊更新,瞭解更多關於關閉期間學生餐點以及學生可選的網上遠程學習機會的資訊。


我們繼續致力於幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和可靠的資訊。我們鼓勵您查看我們的網頁,因為它有更多有關最新的規定、程序和阿凱迪亞聯合學區為了幫助保持我們學生、員工和社區的安全而已經實施之預防措施的更多信息。 您可以在我們的網站上查看第十二次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他冠狀病毒的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。您可以在此處登記加入我們阿凱迪亞聯合學區社區電子郵件名單,或者鼓勵他人這樣做,以確保收到我們的通訊。隨著更多資訊的提供,我們將繼續為您做資訊的更新。再次感謝大家。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 11 Published Sunday, March 15, 2020, 5:20 p.m.

 

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community, 

 

As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, we will continue to update you with new information as often as possible. As you know from our previous update, all of our schools will be closed for the next two weeks beginning on Monday, 3/16/20.

 

While schools will be closed, we are committed to helping serve our students and families during this time of need. To support our students and families while we are closed, we plan on implementing the following services: 

 

  • Free Meals for Students on Free and Reduced Meals Program
  • Nutrition Services will have a drive-through, free meal service available at Arcadia High School starting on Wednesday, 3/18/20, from 11:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. 
  • Eligible AUSD students must be present in the vehicle and do not need to exit the vehicle
  • All people in the vehicle 18 years old or younger, even if not an AUSD student, will be given a free grab-and-go meal if they wish
  • We ask you to take the meals off campus before enjoying them  
    • More details will be emailed to eligible families and posted on our website

 

  • Free Use of Chromebooks if Needed
    • Elementary students who do not typically take their school-issued Chromebooks home can do so if needed. Limited Chromebooks will be available for students who don’t have access to a device at home. 
    • Eligibility and pickup information will be sent directly to families from their school

 

  • Optional Distance Learning Opportunities for Students 
    • Many teachers and staff have already provided optional coursework and enrichment opportunities for students. More will continue to do so if possible. 
    • Our staff has also created a special website with additional optional resources for all of our students, including Special Education and English Language Learners, via http://bit.ly/ausdonlineoptions. This website will continue to be updated.  
    • Students will not be graded, penalized, or held accountable for instruction or learning materials provided during this time of school closures, all offerings are optional. We want to respect our teachers and staff who also have families.
    • All students, including non-AUSD students, may utilize these educational resources

 

While we still face uncertain times, what we do know is that we have a remarkable and very caring team of District staff who will continue to support our students and families however possible. 

 

School Closures (All Schools Closed for Two Weeks):

As of now, all schools will be closed on Monday, 3/16/20, (a previously scheduled day off) and will remain closed for two weeks. As we know, this could change. All schools, sites, and the District office will be closed on Monday as planned. On Tuesday, 3/17/20, schools will be closed to students, but principals will be on campus to allow for staff to come if needed. Teachers can work from home and are not required to report to school. Limited staff will be reporting to work to help support our students and each other as needed. On Wednesday, 3/18/20, all schools will be closed, secured, and inaccessible to staff (with limited exceptions).  

 

Additional Closures in the City of Arcadia:

The City of Arcadia closed the Arcadia Community Center and the Arcadia Public Library to the public and non-essential personnel beginning Friday, 3/13/20. For more information on these closures and additional programs that will be impacted, you can visit the city’s website.  

 

A special note to our parents:

Simply put, thank you. Your support of our students and staff during this challenging time has been remarkable and greatly appreciated. We are grateful for your patience, trust, and collaboration as we all navigate this as one unified school district and community. We know these next two weeks and possibly longer will be challenging, and please know you have our commitment to continue to serve and support your children however we can. 

 

We remain committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources and credible information. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has further information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our eleventh, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. Once again, thank you all.

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,午安! 

 

隨著我們繼續應對這些前所未有的時期,我們將繼續盡可能地經常向您更新新的資訊。從我們之前的資訊更新中您知道,我們所有的學校將從3/16/20(星期一)開始持續關閉兩週。雖然學校將關閉,但我們承諾在這段有需要的期間,幫助服務我們的學生和家庭。為了在關閉期間為學生和家庭提供支持,我們計劃實施以下服務:

 

  • 為符合免費和減價餐點計劃的學生提供免費餐點
      • 營養服務部將於3/18/20(星期三)開始,上午11:00至下午1:00在阿凱迪亞高中提供免下車的免費餐點服務。
  • 符合條件的阿凱迪亞聯合學區的學生必須在車內,但無需下車。
    • 所有車內18歲或18歲以下的乘客,即使不是阿凱迪亞聯合學區的學生,如果他們希望的話,也可獲得免費的袋裝簡便午餐。
    • 我們要求您把餐點帶離校園後再享用。
    • 我們將通過電子郵件將細節發送給符合條件的家庭,並發佈在我們的網站上。

 

  • 如果需要,可免費使用 Chromebook電腦
    • 通常不會把學校發給的Chromebook電腦帶回家的小學生,如果有需要的話,他們可以這樣做。學區將提供有限數量的Chromebook電腦給那些在家中沒有設備可使用的學生。
    • 資格和領取的信息將由學校直接發送給他們的家庭。

 

  • 為學生提供可選的遠程學習機會
    • 許多老師和員工已經為學生提供了可選的課程和充實的機會。如果可能,更多的教職員工將會繼續這樣做。
    • 我們的教職員工也通過http://bit.ly/ausdonlineoptions為我們所有的學生(包括特殊教育和英語學習者)創建了一個有可選資源的特別網站。我們將繼續更新這個網站。
    • 在學校關閉的期間,學生不會因提供的教學或學習材料而被評分、處罰或問責,所有提供的課程都是可選的。我們要尊重有家庭的老師和員工。
    • 所有學生,包括不是阿凱迪亞聯合學區的學生,都可以利用這些教育資源。

 

雖然我們仍然面對不確定的時期,但我們知道的是,我們有一支傑出和非常有愛心的學區教職員工團隊,他們將盡可能地繼續支持我們的學生和家庭。

 

學校關閉(所有學校關閉兩週):

截至目前為止,所有的學校將於3/16/20,星期一(原定放假日)關閉,並將持續關閉兩週。正如我們所知道的,這種情況可能會改變。所有學校、工作場所和學區辦公室都將按計劃在週一關閉。3/17/20(星期二),學校將對學生關閉,但是校長會在校園內,允許教職員工在必要時進入校園。教師可以在家工作,不必到學校報到。少數的員工將報到工作,並根據需要幫助支持我們的學生和彼此支持。3/18/20日(星期三),所有學校將關閉、上鎖,員工將無法進入(少數情況例外)。 

 

阿凱迪亞市其他的關閉信息:

從3/13/20(星期五)開始,阿凱迪亞市對公眾和非必要人員關閉了阿凱迪亞社區中心和阿凱迪亞公共圖書館。有關這些關閉和其他將受到影響之計畫的更多資訊,請訪問城市網站。 

 

對我們家長的特別致謝:

簡單地說,謝謝您。在這個充滿挑戰的時期,您對我們的學生和教職員工的支持是驚人和被由衷感謝的。當我們作為一個聯合學區和社區一起應對這個挑戰的時期時,我們感謝您的耐心、信任和協作。我們知道接下來的兩週,甚至更長的時間將是一個挑戰,請知道,我們承諾盡我們所能繼續為您的孩子提供服務和支持。

 

我們繼續致力於幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源和可靠的資訊。我們鼓勵您查看我們的網頁,因為它有更多有關最新的規定、程序和阿凱迪亞聯合學區為了幫助保持我們學生、員工和社區的安全而已經實施之預防措施的更多信息。您可以在我們的網站上查看我們第十一次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他冠狀病毒的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。

再次感謝大家。

 

誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 10 Published Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:26 a.m.

Good afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community, 

 

Things continue to move rapidly with the coronavirus, and we have another significant development today. At the recommendation of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, we will be closing all schools starting next week. We will remain open for the rest of today. As of now, the recommendation is to stay closed for two weeks. We will follow suit with these recommendations. We don’t have all the answers as of this moment, but to give you ample time to prepare for you and your families, we wanted to get you this information as soon as possible and before many of you leave work today. We will follow up with more information about possible distance learning options, and other details. 

 

The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our highest priority and guide us as a district. We are very appreciative of all of you and your willingness to once again evolve with this very fluid situation. We will follow up as soon as possible with more details and will continue our open communications with you. 

 

We are committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources, press briefings, and news articles. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has more information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our tenth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,午安! 

隨著冠狀病毒疫情事件的迅速發展,我們今天又有一個重大的發展。根據洛杉磯縣教育局的建議,我們將從下週開始關閉所有學校。我們今天在剩餘的時間裡將繼續開放。截至目前,該建議是關閉兩週。我們將遵循這些建議。到目前為止,我們還沒有所有的答案,但為了給您充足的時間為您和您的家人做準備,我們希望在你們許多人今天離開工作之前,盡快為您提供此信息。我們將繼續提供更多關於可能的遠程學習選項和其他細節的資訊。

學生和教職員工的健康和安全仍然是我們的最高優先事項,並指導著我們的學區。我們非常感謝你們所有人,感謝你們願意隨著這種非常多變的情況再次做出應變。我們將盡快跟進更多細節,並將繼續與您進行公開溝通。

我們致力於幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,提供新的資源、新聞簡報和新聞文章。我們鼓勵您查看我們的網頁,因為它包含更多有關最新的規定、程序和阿凱迪亞聯合學區為了幫助保持學生、員工和社區的安全而已經實施之預防措施的更多信息。您可以在我們的網站上查看我們第十次的通訊(中英文),以及我們之前發送給所有家長和員工的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請讓我們知道。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書網頁推特網頁,我們將在那裡分享其他冠狀病毒的資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區的新聞。隨著更多資訊的提供,我們將繼續為您做資訊的更新。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

Update 9 Published Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3:22 p.m.

 

Good Afternoon Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

As you know, things are escalating fast with the coronavirus. California Governor Gavin Newsom has recommended canceling gatherings of 250 or more people and we will follow suit and cancel or postpone field trips, open houses, and non-essential gatherings that meet that threshold. These recommendations will continue through at least the end of March. CIF athletics will be postponed through the end of March as well. Public events taking place on our campuses will also be postponed or canceled. As other health and safety measures are enacted from county and state officials, we will continue to implement our pandemic plan accordingly and as needed. You can read more about today’s announcement from the Governor here

 

We will explore live streaming certain events, if possible, and do what we can to support our students and staff with any potential options. Schools will remain open and we will continue to stay open under the direction of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH). Once LACDPH deems that students will be safer not being at school, we will follow those guidelines. Today, at a press conference, county officials, including Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo, reiterated that schools are currently the safest place for students to be. We know many of our families work while their children are at school and depend on us for nutrition and supervision during the day among other aspects of support. We will continue to keep the health and safety of our students and staff our highest priority and work with and follow the recommendations from LACDPH. 

 

LACDPH said today, “Because closing schools disrupts many lives and may place our most vulnerable children at risk, significant efforts will be made to create safe environments at our schools that reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. However, should one or more students, teachers, or staff test positive for COVID-19 and they exposed others at school, the school will need to close. The LA County Department of Public Health will work with school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to monitor the situation closely, issue exclusion orders as needed, and determine what actions should be taken before the school can re-open. By working together, we can all do our part to support thriving children and healthy communities.” You can view more information on the LACDPH website here

 

Per the state and county recommendations, we have already begun limiting non-essential visitors on our campuses. We truly appreciate our community and families’ support and understanding as we navigate this difficult issue together. A special thanks to our remarkable staff and students who also continue to support, help, and work together. 

 

We are committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources, press briefings, and news articles. We encourage you to view our webpage as it has more information in regard to recent protocols, procedures, and already implemented precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students, staff, and community safe. You can view this communication, our ninth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

下午好,阿卡迪亚统一父母与社区,
如您所知,冠状病毒正在迅速升级。加利福尼亚州州长加文·纽瑟姆(Gavin Newsom)建议取消250人以上的聚会,我们将效仿并取消或推迟达到该门槛的实地考察,开放参观和不必要的聚会。这些建议将至少持续到三月底。 CIF竞技也将被推迟到三月底。在我们校园内进行的公共活动也将被推迟或取消。随着县和州官员颁布其他健康与安全措施,我们将继续根据需要并根据需要实施我们的大流行计划。您可以在此处阅读总督有关今天的公告的更多信息。
 
如果可能,我们将探索现场直播的某些活动,并尽一切可能为学生和教职员工提供支持。学校将保持开放,我们将继续在洛杉矶县公共卫生局(LACDPH)的指导下保持开放。一旦LACDPH认为学生不在学校会更安全,我们将遵循这些准则。今天,在一次新闻发布会上,包括洛杉矶县学校总监Debra Duardo在内的县官员重申,学校是目前学生最安全的地方。我们知道,我们的许多家庭在孩子上学时都在工作,并且白天需要我们的营养和监督以及其他方面的支持。我们将继续将学生和教职工的健康和安全放在首位,与LACDPH一起努力并遵循他们的建议。
 
LACDPH今天说:“由于关闭学校会破坏许多人的生活,并可能使我们最脆弱的孩子处于危险之中,因此将做出巨大的努力在我们的学校创造安全的环境,以减少传播COVID-19的风险。但是,如果一个或多个学生,教师或教职员工的COVID-19测试结果呈阳性,并且他们在学校暴露了其他人,则学校需要关闭。洛杉矶县公共卫生局将与学校管理人员,教师,父母和学生密切合作,密切监视情况,根据需要发布排除令,并确定在学校重新开放之前应采取的行动。通过共同努力,我们都可以尽自己的一份力量来支持蓬勃发展的儿童和健康的社区。”您可以在LACDPH网站上查看更多信息。
 
根据州和县的建议,我们已经开始限制校园中不必要的访客。在我们共同解决这一难题时,我们非常感谢社区和家庭的支持和理解。特别感谢我们杰出的员工和学生,他们也继续支持,帮助和合作。
 
我们致力于通过新资源,新闻发布会和新闻文章几乎每天更新专用的冠状病毒网页。我们鼓励您查看我们的网页,因为它具有有关最新协议,程序和已经实施的预防措施的更多信息,Arcadia Unified为了帮助确保学生,员工和社区的安全而采取的措施。您可以在我们的网站上查看本交流信息(第九种)(中英文)以及以前发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的交流信息。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告诉我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他冠状病毒信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,或鼓励其他人这样做,以确保收到我们的通信。随着更多信息的提供,我们将继续为您更新。
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区

 

Update 8 Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:07 p.m.

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We continue our commitment to provide you with the latest developments on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our school district. Our highest priority continues to be the health and safety of our students and staff. We have many dedicated staff members working extra hours at night and during the weekends to continue to plan, monitor, and communicate with all of you. We greatly appreciate all of their efforts, along with the many staff that are increasing cleaning and sanitation efforts throughout our schools. 

 

Arcadia Unified officials have also had meetings with top officials from the City of Arcadia, including the Arcadia Police and Fire Departments. Arcadia Unified staff have also conducted several planning meetings with district principals, superintendents, nurses, and other key personnel, with some staff meeting several times each day. We will continue to take these proactive steps as long as necessary. The coronavirus continues to be a very fluid situation. We know many of you have questions, and we will continue to try and address as many of them as possible in our Coronavirus Updates. This is the eighth update we have sent to date, and it entails new information we hope you find helpful. You can view all of our previous updates along with resources and links to credible education and health resources on our dedicated Coronavirus webpage.   

 

New Cases in Los Angeles County:

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) announced one new case today and two new cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County on Monday, 3/9/20, bringing the total number of cases for the county to 17. The risk level remains low for contracting the coronavirus in L.A. County. You can read the entire LACDPH press release here. Later Monday evening, the City of Long Beach announced its first three new cases.   

 

New Guidance for Schools from the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Education, and Measures for Possible School Closures: 

This guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in consultation with the California Department of Education (CDE), will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. This document is intended to be statewide guidance to help both school and public health officials in their decision-making process. Decisions by school officials and local public health officials should be determined by the specific circumstances in local jurisdictions. You can read this guidance document in its entirety here

 

If I decide not to send my student to school, will their absences be excused?

We understand the community’s concern about student health and safety. Some families have asked about keeping their child home based on the fear of contracting COVID-19 at school. This is certainly an option any family may consider. However, per California Education Code, schools are unable to mark an absence as excused for this reason. The standard absence protocol remains in place at this time. If a student is out for an extended period of time, a doctor’s note may be required. Any absence due to an agency-requested quarantine, self-isolation, or illness will be excused. We have collaborated with our students and families as unique situations arise, and will continue to do so. Thank you to the families who have worked with us to help alleviate concerns. 

 

Spring Break Travel:

As Spring Break approaches, we would like to remind you to please take all necessary precautions to protect yourselves and our community from this and any illness. Our Spring Break will be April 6-10. We are expecting further guidance from the Los Angeles County Office of Education; in the meantime, please know the following: 

 

  • People who travel outside the country will be screened upon re-entry to the United States, as determined by federal and state officials. AUSD does not have the authority to monitor the travel of our students, staff, or community. 
  • If you travel to mainland China or any country with COVID-19 travel advisories during the upcoming spring break, you will be subject to the above guidelines and any new guidelines that may be implemented. Visit the CDC website for a list of destinations with the risk of community spread of coronavirus and travel restrictions.
  • If you travel to any affected countries, we urge you to follow all related guidelines to support the health and safety of our community. 

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health continues to recommend that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses:

 

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Facemasks are most effective when used appropriately by health care workers and those directly caring for people who are sick and by people who are sick (source control).
  • Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.

 

To see the increased precautions Arcadia Unified is taking to help keep our students and staff safe and healthy, such as increased disinfection measures in classrooms and high-traffic areas, please refer to Update 7 on our website

 

We sincerely appreciate our students, staff, parents, and community working together as we all navigate this difficult issue together. We are committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources, press briefings, and news articles. You can view this communication, our eighth, (in English and Chinese) and all the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news. You can sign up for our Arcadia Unified Community Email List here, or encourage others to do so, to ensure receipt of our communications. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

尊敬的Arcadia统一父母与社区,
我们将继续致力于为您提供有关冠状病毒(COVID-19)的最新发展及其对我们学区的影响。我们始终将学生和教职工的健康与安全放在首位。我们有许多敬业的员工在晚上和周末加班工作,以继续计划,监控和与大家沟通。我们非常感谢他们的所有努力,以及许多员工正在增加我们学校的清洁和卫生工作。
阿卡迪亚统一官员还与包括阿卡迪亚警察和消防部门在内的阿卡迪亚市高级官员举行了会议。 Arcadia Unified员工还与地区负责人,总监,护士和其他关键人员进行了几次计划会议,其中有些员工每天开会几次。只要有必要,我们将继续采取这些积极步骤。冠状病毒仍然是非常不稳定的情况。我们知道你们中的许多人有问题,我们将继续尝试在我们的冠状病毒更新中解决尽可能多的问题。这是我们迄今为止已发送的第八次更新,其中包含一些新信息,希望对您有所帮助。您可以在我们专用的冠状病毒网页上查看我们以前的所有更新以及资源以及指向可靠的教育和健康资源的链接。
洛杉矶县的新案例:
洛杉矶县公共卫生局(LACDPH)今天宣布于1/9/20星期一在洛杉矶县宣布1例新病例和2例新病例,使该县的病例总数达到17例。洛杉矶县感染冠状病毒的风险水平仍然很低。您可以在此处阅读整个LACDPH新闻稿。周一晚间晚些时候,长滩市宣布了头三例新病例。
加利福尼亚公共卫生部和加利福尼亚教育部针对学校的新指南,以及可能关闭学校的措施:
该指南基于当前对2019年冠状病毒疾病(COVID-19)的传播和严重程度的了解。加利福尼亚公共卫生部(CDPH)将与加利福尼亚教育部(CDE)协商,根据需要并在可获得其他信息时更新此指南。本文档旨在成为全州性指南,以帮助学校和公共卫生官员进行决策。学校官员和当地公共卫生官员的决定应根据当地辖区的具体情况决定。您可以在此处完整阅读本指南文件。
 
如果我决定不让学生上学,请假他们的缺席吗?
我们了解社区对学生健康和安全的关注。一些家庭出于担心在学校感染COVID-19的问题而要求将孩子留在家中。这无疑是任何家庭都可以考虑的选择。但是,根据《加利福尼亚教育法》,学校因此无法将缺勤标记为原谅。此时,标准缺席协议仍然存在。如果学生长时间不在家,可能需要医生的照会。由于检疫机构要求的隔离,自我隔离或生病而导致的任何缺席将被免除。在出现特殊情况时,我们已与学生和家庭进行了合作,并将继续这样做。感谢与我们一起帮助减轻担忧的家庭。
春假旅行:
随着春假的临近,我们谨在此提醒您,请采取一切必要的预防措施,以保护自己和我们的社区免受这种疾病和任何疾病的侵害。我们的春假将在4月6日至10日。我们期待着洛杉矶县教育办公室的进一步指导;同时,请了解以下信息:
根据联邦和州官员的决定,在国外旅行的人重新进入美国时将受到筛查。 AUSD无权监控我们的学生,员工或社区的旅行。
如果您在即将来临的春假期间前往中国大陆或任何具有COVID-19旅行建议的国家/地区,则将受到上述指南以及可能实施的任何新指南的约束。请访问CDC网站,以获取可能遭受冠状病毒社区传播和旅行限制的目的地清单。
如果您前往任何受影响的国家,我们敦促您遵循所有相关准则,以支持我们社区的健康和安全。
 
洛杉矶县公共卫生部继续建议公众采取以下措施,以保护自己和他人免受呼吸系统疾病的侵害:
生病时待在家里。
经常用肥皂和清水洗手至少20秒钟,尤其是去洗手间后;进食前; blowing鼻子,咳嗽或打喷嚏后。
避免用未洗的手触摸眼睛,鼻子和嘴巴。
限制与患病者的亲密接触,例如亲吻和分享杯子或器皿。
使用常规的家用清洁剂或抹布清洁和消毒经常触摸的表面。
用纸巾遮住咳嗽或打喷嚏,然后将纸巾丢进垃圾桶。如果没有纸巾,请使用袖子(不要用手)。
口罩在由医护人员和直接照料患病人员以及患病人员(源控制)的人员适当使用时最为有效。
如果您本赛季还没有进行流感疫苗接种,请先进行免疫接种。
要了解Arcadia Unified为提高学生和教职员工的安全和健康所采取的更多预防措施,例如增加教室和人流密集区域的消毒措施,请参阅我们网站上的Update 7。
我们衷心感谢我们的学生,员工,父母和社区共同努力,因为我们都共同解决了这一难题。我们致力于通过新资源,新闻发布会和新闻文章几乎每天更新专用的冠状病毒网页。您可以在我们的网站上查看此通讯,我们的第八次(中英文)以及以前发送给所有父母和工作人员的所有以前的通讯。如果您或认识的人需要其他语言支持,请告诉我们。我们也鼓励您关注我们的Facebook页面和Twitter页面,我们将在其中共享其他冠状病毒信息和Arcadia Unified新闻。您可以在此处注册我们的Arcadia统一社区电子邮件列表,或鼓励其他人这样做,以确保收到我们的通信。
真诚的
阿卡迪亚联合学区
 

 

Update 7 Published Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:07 p.m.

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We are continuing to monitor the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and wanted to provide another update and the latest information. There are six new cases that have been reported in Los Angeles County. With this news today, a local public health emergency was declared out of “an abundance of caution.” At this time, there is still no known cases of community spread in our area. "There's either a travel history to an area with an outbreak, there's exposure to known travelers coming from areas where there's an outbreak, or the person is in close contact with a confirmed case," said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. You can read more details on today’s news via this article from NBC Los Angeles,  which also has the full video of today’s press conference. This evening, California also declared a statewide emergency.  

 

Since the first case of coronavirus in Los Angeles County was reported at the end of January, our custodial team has increased sanitation efforts in all of our schools and throughout the district. Our team will continue spending additional time and increasing its frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, especially in regard to high-traffic areas and touchpoints. These areas include the following:  

  • Doors
  • Classrooms
  • Tabletops and desks
  • Handrails and push bars
  • Phones
  • Water fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Light switches
  • Cafeterias

In addition to these hygiene measures at schools and throughout the district, our transportation department will be increasing its cleaning protocols and will be wiping and disinfecting buses each school day. Our custodial and maintenance staff will also be provided with additional hygiene training with a focus on the coronavirus.