Coronavirus Updates, Resources, and Information

 
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closed, we created this Urgent Communications Form. THIS FORM IS TO COMMUNICATE
URGENT AND CRITICAL INFORMATION ONLY, such as notifications of
COVID-19 cases, or anything urgent relating to the health and safety of Arcadia Unified schools.
Please view the form for additional details and protocols. We are providing this form as we
realize receipt of voicemails will likely be delayed during school closures.  
 
 
 
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. 
 
ABC7 Arcadia Methodist Hospital Appeals to Public for PPE
 
Message to Arcadia Unified Students from Dr. Vannasdall
 
Coronavirus Media Roundtable Hosted by Supervisor Barger & LA County
Dept. Public Health 2/24/20
We greatly appreciated having a seat at the table for this important coronavirus media roundtable that was
 
KNX News Radio: Arcadia Unified Coronavirus Communications
 
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo addresses coronavirus
 
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

Update 16 Published Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:56 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for more resources)

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. 

We have reviewed, updated, and are ready to implement our pandemic plan if needed. Part of our plan includes the ability to continue to offer our students an education remotely if schools need to close. We are confident in our ability to do this if it becomes necessary, especially with every student and teacher in our district having access to their own Chromebook. We will continue to review and analyze our options and will remain in close contact with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the California Department of Education for further guidance if this option is needed. 

Increased Precautionary Steps Arcadia Unified is Taking:

 

  • An increased measure of disinfection in high-traffic areas and touchpoints, such as doors, restrooms, classrooms, and other common areas
  • Ensuring all soap dispensers are continuously refilled and providing sanitation stations as needed
  • Encouraging increased handwashing to our students and staff while at school
  • Reviewed, updated, and prepared to implement our pandemic plan if needed
  • Dedicating additional administrators and staff to help monitor, coordinate, and communicate
  • Multiple daily meetings among staff to discuss, coordinate, prepare, and communicate 
  • Continuing to work with local, county, and state medical and education officials to monitor the latest developments and coordinate our local efforts
  • Continuing to update our dedicated Coronavirus Webpage and Facebook Page 
  • Providing resources, such as this video which helps explain the coronavirus to kids 

 

New Health Protocol:

The LA County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has also updated the criteria for identifying and excluding students who are ill. The LACDPH is asking that school districts include an additional criterion as follows:

  • Productive moist cough (spewing respiratory droplets) – even without fever should stay home.

 

As always, AUSD will make every effort to assess for illness in a timely, efficient, and sensitive manner. We continue to remind parents to keep their children home if they are sick. You can view all of our health guidelines for when to keep your child home in our previous updates on our website.  

 

New Students:

Before new students enroll in any of our schools, they are asked about travel. Any families that have recently traveled internationally must have been in the United States for 14 days and healthy before enrolling and entering our schools. These precautionary measures are in addition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s travel restrictions and monitoring at airports, including the Los Angeles International Airport. As always, we will continue to be welcoming and inviting to any new students and families who join us in AUSD.  

 

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are committed to updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources, press briefings, and news articles, along with all of our previous communications. You can view this communication, our seventh, (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. 

 

If we all continue to work together and follow these important guidelines, we can help keep our students, staff, and community healthy. Please share this information with your family and caregivers. We truly value your partnership in this and greatly appreciate your support for all of our students, staff, and community. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,


我們正在繼續監測新型冠狀病毒COVID-19的動態,並希望提供另一個更新和最新的資訊。洛杉磯縣已報告了六起新病例。由於今天這個消息,出於「非常謹慎」的考量,當地宣佈進入公共衛生緊急狀態。目前,我們的地區仍未有已知的社區傳播病例。洛杉磯縣公共衛生局局長Barbara Ferrer博士說:「被傳染的有到過疫情地區旅行史的人,與來自疫情地區的已知旅行者接觸過的人,或者與確診病例有密切接觸的人。」您可以閱讀NBC 洛杉磯電視台的這篇文章了解今天新聞的更多詳情,文章中也有今天新聞發佈會的完整視頻。今天晚上,加州也宣佈全州進入緊急狀態。


自從月底洛杉磯縣報告了首例冠狀病毒病例以來,我們的維護團隊已加強了我們所有學校和整個學區的衛生工作。我們的團隊將繼續用更多的時間來增加清潔和消毒的頻率,特別是在人群流量大的地方和接觸點。這些領域包括:

  • 教室
  • 平板電腦和書桌
  • 扶手和推杆
  • 電話
  • 飲水機
  • 洗手間
  • 電燈開關
  • 自助餐廳

除了在學校和整個學區採取這些衛生措施外,我們的交通部門將增加其清潔規程,並將於每個上學日對校車進行擦拭和消毒。我們的保管和維護人員也將獲得針對冠狀病毒的額外衛生培訓。

我們已經審查、更新並準備好在必要時實施我們的大流行病計畫。我們計畫的一部分包括如果學校需要關閉時,我們繼續為學生提供遠端教育的能力。我們有信心,如果有必要,我們有能力做到這一點,特別是我們學區的每一位學生和老師都可以使用他們自己的Chromebook電腦。我們將繼續審查和分析我們的多種選項,並將在需要採用此一選項時,與洛杉磯縣教育局和加州教育部保持密切聯繫,以獲得進一步的指南。

阿凱迪亞聯合學區正在採取的更多預防措施:


  • 在人群流量大的地方和接觸點(例如門、洗手間、教室和其他公共區域)加强消毒措施
  • 確保不斷補充皂液器中的皂液,並根據需要提供衛生站
  • 鼓勵學生和教職員工在學校的時候加强洗手
  • 審查、更新並準備在必要時實施我們的大流行病計畫
  • 專門安排額外的管理人員和工作人員幫助監測、協調和溝通
  • 員工之間每天舉行多次會議,以討論、協調、準備和溝通
  • 繼續與地方、縣和州醫療和教育官員合作,以監測最新動態並協調我們的地方工作
  • 繼續更新我們專用的冠性病毒網頁臉書網頁
  • 提供資源,例如幫助向兒童說明冠狀病毒的這個視頻

新的衛生協定:

洛杉磯縣公共衛生局(LACDPH)也已經更新了識別和排除生病學生的標準。LACDPH要求學區包括以下的一項額外標準:

  • 喉嚨帶痰的濕咳(噴出呼吸道飛沫)– 即使沒有發燒也應留在家中。

與往常一樣,阿凱迪亞聯合學區將盡一切努力及時、有效和敏感性地評估疾病。我們繼續提醒家長,如果他們的孩子生病了,請將他們留在家中。您可以在我們網站上先前的更新中查看有關何時應讓您的孩子留在家中的所有健康指南。


新學生:

新學生在我們任何一所學校註冊就讀之前,我們會詢問他們有關旅行的問題。任何最近在國際間旅行的家庭,在註冊和進入我們的學校之前,都必須已到美國14天,並且身體健康。這些是除了疾病控制預防中心在機場(包括洛杉磯國際機場在內)的旅行限制和監控之外的預防措施。一如既往,我們將繼續歡迎和邀請任何新的學生和家庭加入我們阿凱迪亞聯合學區。


我們的首要任務是我們學生和教職員工的健康和安全,並且我們極其認真地承擔這一責任。隨著發送我們所有通訊的同時,我們致力於幾乎每天更新我們專用的冠狀病毒網頁,包括新的資源、新聞簡報和新聞文章。您可以在我們的網站上查看我們第七次的通訊(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。


如果我們大家繼續共同努力並遵循這些重要的指南,我們可以幫助我們的學生、員工和社區保持健康。請與您的家人和照顧提供者分享此資訊。我們非常重視您在這方面的合作,並且非常感謝您對我們所有學生、員工和社區的支持。



誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

 

Update 6 Published Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7:07 p.m.

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents/Guardians,

 

As we have since January 23, we want to continue to provide you with the latest information about the coronavirus. As of today, the risk for contracting the coronavirus remains low, and there are no new cases in Los Angeles County. Unlike in other countries, there is no community transmission in the United States. This afternoon, President Trump and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a press conference to address concerns and provide an update. The President said the risk is “very low” but added that schools and communities should be prepared “just in case.” You can watch the entire press conference here

 

The CDC remarked that its early containment strategies have been successful, and as a result, there has only been one new case in the United States in the past two weeks and still no community spread. The CDC did advise that it does expect more cases in the United States and that communities should be prepared. Arcadia Unified staff members have continued to be in contact with doctors and officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) and other local leaders. In addition to regular teleconferences, personal calls, and contacts with LADPH and other county and state agencies, Arcadia staff attended a coronavirus update and media briefing on Monday with Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and the Director of LA County Department of Public Health Dr. Ferrer. We are very pleased with the communications, support, and guidance we have received from LADPH and our other local and state agencies, and are confident this will continue.

As a reminder, if your child is sick, please keep them home from school. To help prevent the spread of illness, follow these important tips:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

 

We are still updating our dedicated Coronavirus webpage on a nearly daily basis with new resources, press briefings, and news articles, along with all of our previous communications. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility very seriously. You can view this communication, our sixth, (in English and Chinese) and 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. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps and resources there as well. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional coronavirus information and Arcadia Unified news.    

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District 

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長/監護人,

正如我們自1月23日以來所做的一樣,我們希望繼續為您提供有關冠狀病毒的最新資訊。截至今日為止,感染冠狀病毒的風險仍然很低,並且洛杉磯縣沒有新的病例。美國與其他的國家不同,美國沒有社區傳播。今天下午,川普總統和疾病控制預防中心(CDC)召開了一場新聞發佈會,闡述對疫情的應對措施並提供最新情況。總統說風險“非常低”,但他補充說,學校和社區應該做好“以防萬一”的準備。您可以在這裡觀看整個新聞發佈會

疾病預防控制中心指出,它的早期遏制策略是成功的,因此,在過去兩週裡,美國只出現一個新的病例,並且仍然沒有社區傳播。但是疾病預防控制中心確實預期美國將會出現更多病例,並且社區應該做好準備。阿凱迪亞聯合學區的工作人員繼續與洛杉磯縣公共衛生局(LADPH)的醫生和官員以及其他地方領導人保持聯繫。除了定期的電話會議、個人電話以及與LADPH和其他縣及州機構的聯繫外,阿凱迪亞的工作人員週一還參加了洛杉磯縣縣長Kathryn Barger和洛杉磯縣公共衛生局局長Dr. Ferrer召開的冠狀病毒資訊更新和媒體簡報會。我們對LADPH和我們其他的地方及州機構提供的通訊、支持和指導非常滿意,並相信這種情況將會繼續下去。

作為提醒:如果您的孩子生病了,請讓他們留在家裡不要上學。為了幫助防止疾病的傳播,請遵循以下這些重要的提示:

  • 經常用肥皂和水洗手至少20秒鐘。如果沒有肥皂和水,請使用酒精性乾洗手液。
  • 避免用未洗的手觸摸你的眼睛、鼻子和口
  • 避免與生病的人近距離接觸
  • 當你生病時待在家裡
  • 咳嗽或打噴嚏時,用紙巾遮住你的口鼻,然後將紙巾扔進垃圾桶裡
  • 清潔和消毒經常碰觸的物體和表面

隨著發送我們之前所有通訊的同時,我們幾乎仍在每天更新專用的冠狀病毒網頁,包括新的資源、新聞簡報和新聞文章。我們的首要任務是我們學生和員工的健康與安全,我們極其認真地對待這一責任。您可以在我們的網站上查看我們第六次的通訊(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。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生局的指南以及預防性預防措施和資源。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書頁面推特頁面,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。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區 

 

Update 5 Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 9:44 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

As we have been throughout the past two weeks, we remain committed to staying in communication with you during this time of concern. As of today, there are still 11 cases of novel coronavirus in the United States. Six of those cases are in California and one is associated with Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH), which we continue to work closely with, says there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and the risk from the novel coronavirus to spread in our county remains low.  

 

When the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared a public health emergency that went into effect on Sunday (2/2/20), the HHS issued new guidelines and directives that LADPH will also be working with to implement its directives. You can see those directives below, as published by LADPH and as we shared in our last communication. While the recent federal and county directives in regard to quarantines and isolations for those who recently traveled from China are not being enacted retroactively by LADPH, we are actively working with the few students and their families who fall into this retroactive category. We are collaborating with students and their families to offer a home-study program. This has been appreciated by our families, and we will continue to partner with everyone involved and all those who are concerned to ensure we are doing everything in our power to protect our students, staff, parents, and community.

 

At this time, thanks to the precautionary and collaborative approach from our students, families, and staff, we currently do not have any students who fall into this retroactive category attending class. The proactive approach our district is taking and the willingness of our staff to work with families has helped alleviate many concerns people may have. We will continue to be as proactive as possible and adjust as needed as the coronavirus remains an evolving issue. 

 

We understand the federal, state, and county guidelines may be changing and adapting as this very fluid situation continues to develop and as they learn more. We will continue to rely on the expertise and guidance from our health officials and will continue to adapt with them and support them as needed. We also greatly appreciate our staff, students, parents, and community willing to do the same as we all navigate this and work through this sensitive time together. 

 

New Directives from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: (*Source LADPH)

 

  • Restricting all foreign nationals who have traveled or been in China the last 14 days to enter the US. This order can be renewed by the President every 14 days. 
  • Requiring all US citizens and their close family members returning from China to enter through one of eleven airports in the US (including LAX), where they will be screened by US Customs and Border Protection agents. If travelers are showing signs of respiratory illness, they will be sent for additional testing to a healthcare facility. 
  • Those that were in the Hubei Province at any time in the past 14 days will be quarantined at a secure location and monitored for illness for 14 days from their last exposure. Returning travelers from other places in China who have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus may also be subject to a quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. 
  • Returning travelers from all other parts of China who have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus will be allowed to travel to their final destination where they will be monitored by their local public health department and asked to remain in their homes and avoid public places for 14 days from last exposure.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be working with the state and federal government to implement the new directives to contain the virus and is taking the following actions: 

 

  • Assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the safe transport of travelers arriving in LAX from China who need to be quarantined; such travelers will be isolated at the quarantine station at LAX and then safely transported to and quarantined at a military base in Riverside County where they will be monitored and supported by personnel at the base.
  • Updating and distributing guidance to local healthcare providers around screening and treating people with suspected cases of novel coronavirus.
  • Working with schools, colleges and universities to ensure compliance with new guidance from CDC that excludes newly arriving travelers from China from public settings, including schools, for 14 days from their last exposure. 
  • Providing accurate information to community residents through multi-lingual communications using print, radio, tv and social media outlets as well as delivering packets of fact sheets about novel coronavirus to over 800 community-based organizations.
  • Establishing protocols for monitoring the health of US citizens and their family members returning from China who are in LA County and need to remain in their homes for up to 14 days; this includes making sure they receive appropriate services and testing should they become ill within 14 days of last exposure.
  • Continued monitoring of all people identified as close contacts of any confirmed cases to assess health status, and, where appropriate, issue exclusion requirements in accordance with CDC directives.

 

We continue to appreciate the concern for our students and staff that many of you have shared with us. We remain focused on this issue with extra staff dedicated to monitoring and helping us stay informed and will communicate with you as we receive new information. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. You can view this communication, our fifth, (in English and Chinese) and the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff at this link and on our website. If you or someone you know needs additional language support, please let us know. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps and resources there as well. A new resource you might be interested in is a Coronavirus FAQ from LADPH (FAQ Chinese version). Scroll to the bottom of the page to quickly access “Resources & Links” on this page that we will continue to update. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional information and Arcadia Unified news. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

正如我們在過去兩週所做的那樣,我們仍然致力於在這段令人關注的時間內與您保持溝通。截至今日為止,美國仍然是有11例新型冠狀病毒病例。其中例在加州,一例與洛杉磯縣有關。我們將繼續與之密切合作的洛杉磯縣公共衛生局(LADPH)表示,目前的情況對公眾沒有立即的威脅,不需要特別的預防措施,並且新型冠狀病毒在我們縣內傳播的風險仍然很低。

當美國衛生與公共服務部(HHS)宣佈週日(2/2/20)生效的公共衛生緊急狀態時,HHS發佈了新的指南和指令,LADPH也將與之合作以執行其指令 。您可以在下面看到這些由LADPH發佈,並且我們在上一次通訊中分享的指令。雖然LADPH並未追溯性地制定關於聯邦和縣政府針對最近從中國來之人的檢疫和隔離指令,但我們正積極地與屬於該追溯類別的少數學生及其家庭合作。我們正在與學生及其家庭合作,提供一項家庭學習計劃。這一點得到了我們的家庭的讚賞,並且我們將繼續與所有相關人員和所有關心的人合作,以確保我們盡我們所能保護我們的學生、教職員、家長和社區。

目前,感謝我們的學生、家庭和教職員採取的預防和協作方式,我們目前沒有任何屬於這一追溯類別的學生上課。我們學區正在採取的積極主動做法,以及我們教職員與家庭合作的意願,已經幫助緩解人們可能有的許多擔憂。由於冠狀病毒仍然是一個不斷演變的問題,我們將繼續盡可能地保持積極主動,並根據需要進行調整。

我們了解到,隨著這種非常不穩定情況的持續發展,以及隨著他們更多的了解,聯邦、州和縣的指南可能會發生改變和應變。我們將繼續依靠我們衛生官員的專業知識和指導,並將根據需要,繼續與他們一起應變並支持他們。在我們所有人共同經歷並度過這個非常敏感的時間裡,我們也非常感激我們的教職員、學生、家長和社區願意這樣做。

美國衛生與公共服務部的新指令:(*資料來源 LADPH

  • 限制所有在之前14天內曾到中國旅行或去過中國的外國人進入美國。此命令每14天總統可以延長一次。
  • 要求所有從中國返美的美國公民及其近親家屬通過美國11個機場之一入境(包括洛杉磯國際機場),在那裡美國海關和邊境保護局將對他們進行檢查。如果旅客顯示出呼吸道疾病的症狀,他們將被送往醫療機構進行進一步的檢查。
  • 在之前14天的任何時間內曾經到過湖北省的人,將被檢疫隔離在一個安全的地方,並在他們最後一次接觸的14天內接受疾病監測。從中國其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,也可能在最後一次接觸的14天內被檢疫隔離。
  • 從中國所有其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們未與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,他們將被允許前往他們的最終目的地,在那裡他們將受到當地公共衛生部門的監測,並被要求在最後一次接觸的14天內留在他們的家中,並避開公共場所。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部將與州政府和聯邦政府合作,執行控制病毒的新指令,並採取以下行動:

  • 協助疾病預防控制中心(CDC)安全地運送從中國抵達洛杉磯國際機場並需要檢疫隔離的旅客;這些旅客將被隔離在洛杉磯國際機場的檢疫站,然後安全地被運送並隔離在河濱縣的一個軍事基地,並在那裡接受基地人員的監測和支持。
  • 更新並向當地醫療保健提供者分發關於檢查和治療疑似新型冠狀病毒患者的指南。
  • 與學校、學院和大學合作,確保其遵守CDC的新指南,該指南將從中國來的新抵達的旅客,在他們最後一次接觸後的14天內排除在公共場合(包括學校)之外。
  • 通過使用印刷、廣播、電視和社交媒體管道的多種語言通訊,向社區居民提供準確的資訊,並向800多個社區組織遞送有關新型冠狀病毒的情況說明材料。
  • 建立監測從中國返美的美國公民及其家人(這些人在洛杉磯縣並需要留在家裡最多14天)健康的程序;這包括確保如果他們在最後一次接觸後的14天內生病,他們能獲得適當的服務和檢查。
  • 繼續監測所有被確認為與任何確診病例有密切接觸的人,評估其健康狀況,並在適當的時候根據疾病預防控制中心的指令,發佈排除在外的要求。

我們繼續地感謝你們當中許多人對我們學生和教職員的關心。我們將繼續關注這一問題,並有額外的員工致力於監測和幫助我們保持對情況的了解,並在我們收到新資訊時與您溝通。我們的首要任務是我們學生和教職員的健康和安全,我們極其認真地對待這一責任。您可以在此鏈接和我們的網站上查看我們本次(即第五次)英文和中文版的通訊,以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員的通訊。如果您或您認識的人需要其他語言的支持,請告訴我們。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生局的指南,以及預防性預防措施和資源。您可能會感興趣的新資源是LADPH的冠狀病毒常見問題解答 (常見問題解答中文版本)。滾動到頁面底部以快速地訪問此頁面上的「資源和鏈接」,我們將繼續對其進行更新。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書頁面推特頁面,我們將在那裡分享其他資訊和阿凱迪亞聯合學區新聞。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

Update 4 Published Monday, February 3, 2020, 7:32 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We are continuing to monitor the novel coronavirus and the very latest developments. We want to continue to communicate what the new developments are and how they will impact Arcadia Unified schools. As you may know, the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to the novel coronavirus. This state of emergency went into effect yesterday (2/2/20), and it brings new federal guidelines. According to a press release issued today from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in Los Angeles County, there is still only one case of the coronavirus of a non-resident, and the risk to the general public remains low both in Los Angeles County and across the United States. 

 

New Directives from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: 

 

  • Restricting all foreign nationals who have traveled or been in China the last 14 days to enter the US. This order can be renewed by the President every 14 days. 

 

  • Requiring all US citizens and their close family members returning from China to enter through one of eleven airports in the US (including LAX), where they will be screened by US Customs and Border Protection agents. If travelers are showing signs of respiratory illness, they will be sent for additional testing to a healthcare facility. 

 

  • Those that were in the Hubei Province at any time in the past 14 days will be quarantined at a secure location and monitored for illness for 14 days from their last exposure. Returning travelers from other places in China who have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus may also be subject to a quarantine for 14 days from last exposure. 

 

  • Returning travelers from all other parts of China who have not been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus will be allowed to travel to their final destination where they will be monitored by their local public health department and asked to remain in their homes and avoid public places for 14 days from last exposure.

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health will be working with the state and federal government to implement the new directives to contain the virus and is taking the following actions: 

 

  • Assisting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the safe transport of travelers arriving in LAX from China who need to be quarantined; such travelers will be isolated at the quarantine station at LAX and then safely transported to and quarantined at a military base in Riverside County where they will be monitored and supported by personnel at the base.
  • Updating and distributing guidance to local healthcare providers around screening and treating people with suspected cases of novel coronavirus.
  • Working with schools, colleges and universities to ensure compliance with new guidance from CDC that excludes newly arriving travelers from China from public settings, including schools, for 14 days from their last exposure. 
  • Providing accurate information to community residents through multi-lingual communications using print, radio, tv and social media outlets as well as delivering packets of fact sheets about novel coronavirus to over 800 community-based organizations.
  • Establishing protocols for monitoring the health of US citizens and their family members returning from China who are in LA County and need to remain in their homes for up to 14 days; this includes making sure they receive appropriate services and testing should they become ill within 14 days of last exposure.
  • Continued monitoring of all people identified as close contacts of any confirmed cases to assess health status, and, where appropriate, issue exclusion requirements in accordance with CDC directives.

 

Arcadia Unified Guidelines:

The Arcadia Unified School District will comply with and support the new federal and county guidelines for quarantines to help ensure the health and safety of all of our students and staff. If we do have students who go through a quarantine, we will work with the students and their families with sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality. If a student needs to miss school under these quarantine guidelines, we will work closely with the student and their parents/guardians to ensure they can continue their learning while they are away from school. Students who have been asked to be quarantined under these guidelines will be excused from their absences in accordance with the guidelines. Please note, the new quarantine guidelines are not being implemented or recommended retroactively for people who have returned from China prior to the declared health emergency per the risk factor. We understand the federal, state, and county guidelines may be changing and adapting as this very fluid situation continues to develop and as they learn more. We will continue to rely on the expertise and guidance from our health officials and will continue to adapt with them and support them as needed. We also greatly appreciate our staff, students, parents, and community willing to do the same as we all navigate this and work through this sensitive time together. 

 

Masks Guidelines: 

At this time, LA County Public Health recommends students and staff not wear masks to protect themselves, as they are not an effective method of general prevention. However, as a precaution, students and staff are allowed to wear facemasks on all Arcadia Unified campuses, if desired. We understand that wearing masks is a common practice for some, and individuals may wear them at their own discretion. Please note, Arcadia Unified students who are sick must follow our health guidelines and should not be sent to school sick, even if they wear a mask. Reminder: Do not send your child to school if they may be sick.  

 

AUSD Guidelines For Parents When Your Child is Sick:

If your child is sick, please follow these guidelines for when to keep your child home:

 

  • A temperature of 100 degrees or above
  • Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
  • Uncontrollable cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox)
  • Suspected infections
  • A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
  • Students must stay home with head lice infestation until they have been treated and all lice and nits have been removed.
  • Regardless of fever, students must stay home for the first 24 hours while on antibiotic therapy unless specifically cleared by a health care provider.
  • If you are unsure, please keep your child home until you have received appropriate medical clearance

 

We continue to genuinely appreciate the concern for our students and staff that many of you have expressed. We will remain focused on this issue with extra staff dedicated to monitoring and helping us stay informed and will communicate with you as we receive new information. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility extremely seriously. You can view this communication, our fourth, (in English and Chinese) and the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff at this link and on our website here. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps and resources there as well. Scroll to the bottom of the page to quickly access “Resources & Links” on this page that we will continue to update. We also encourage you to follow our Facebook page and Twitter page, where we will share additional information as well as communicate essential and emergency communications. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

們正在繼續監測新型冠狀病毒和最新的發展動態。我們希望繼續傳達新的發展動態,以及它們對阿凱迪亞聯合學區學校的影響。如您所知,美國衛生和公共服務部在應對新型冠狀病毒疫情宣佈了公共衛生緊急狀態。這種緊急狀態已於昨天(2/2/20)生效,並帶來了新的聯邦指南。根據洛杉磯縣公共衛生部今天發佈的新聞稿,洛杉磯縣仍然只有一例非居民的冠狀病毒病例,並且在洛杉磯縣以及全美各地,公眾面臨的風險處於低水平。

美國衛生與公共服務部的新指令:


  • 限制所有在過去14天內到中國旅行或去過中國的外國人進入美國。此命令每14天可經由總統更新一次。

  • 要求所有從中國返美的美國公民及其近親家屬通過美國11個機場之一入境(包括洛杉磯國際機場),美國海關和邊境保護局將對他們進行檢查。如果旅客顯示出呼吸道疾病的症狀,他們將被送往醫療機構進行進一步的檢查。

  • 在過去14天的任何時間內曾經到過湖北省的人,將被隔離在一個安全的地方,並在他們最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內接受疾病監測。從中國其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,也可能在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內被隔離。

  • 從中國所有其他地方返美的旅客,如果他們未與新型冠狀病毒確診病例有密切的接觸,他們將被允許前往他們的最終目的地,在那裡他們將受到當地公共衛生部門的監測,並被要求在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內留在他們的家中,並避開公共場所。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部將與州政府和聯邦政府合作,執行控制病毒的新指令,並採取以下行動:


  • 協助疾病預防控制中心(CDC)安全地運送從中國抵達洛杉磯國際機場並需要隔離的旅客;這些旅客將被隔離在洛杉磯國際機場的隔離站,然後安全地被運送到河濱縣的一個軍事基地,並在那裡接受基地人員的監測和支持。

  • 更新並向當地醫療保健提供者分發關於檢查和治療疑似新型冠狀病毒患者的指南。

  • 與學校、學院和大學合作,確保其遵守CDC的新指南,該指南將從中國來的新抵達的旅客,在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內排除在公共場合(包括學校)之外。

  • 通過使用印刷、廣播、電視和社交媒體管道的多種語言通訊,向社區居民提供準確的資訊,並向800多個社區組織提供有關新型冠狀病毒的情況說明。

  • 建立程序以監測從中國返美的美國公民及其家人(這些人在洛杉磯縣並需要留在家裡最多14天)的健康;這包括確保如果他們在最後一次曝露在病毒下之後的14天內生病,他們能獲得適當的服務和檢查。

  • 繼續監測所有被確認為與任何確診病例有密切接觸的人,評估其健康狀況,並在適當的時候根據疾病預防控制中心的指令發佈排除在外的要求。

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的指南

阿凱迪亞聯合學區將遵守並支持新的聯邦和縣的隔離指南,以幫助確保我們所有學生和教職員工的健康和安全。如果我們有經過隔離檢疫的學生,我們將以敏感、尊重和保密的態度與學生及其家人合作。如果學生需要根據這些隔離指令而缺席,我們將與學生及其家長/監護人密切合作,確保他們在不上學的期間能够繼續學習。根據這些指南而被要求隔離的學生,他們將根據這些指南而被允許缺席。請注意,根據風險因素,新的檢疫指南不會對在宣佈衛生緊急狀態之前從中國返美的人加以追溯實施或建議。我們了解,隨著這種非常不穩定情況的持續發展以及隨著他們了解得更多,聯邦、州和縣的指南可能會發生改變和應變。我們將繼續依靠我們衛生官員的專業知識和指導,並將根據需要繼續與他們一起應變並支持他們。在我們所有人一起度過這個非常敏感的時間裡,我們也非常感激我們的教職員工、學生、家長和社區願意這樣做。


口罩指南

此時,洛杉磯縣公共衛生部建議學生和教職員工不要戴口罩來保護他們自己,因為戴口罩不是一種有效的一般預防方式。然而,作為預防措施,如果學生和教職員工想要的話,他們可以在所有阿凱迪亞聯合學區的校園內戴口罩。我們了解戴口罩是一些人的常見做法,並且每個人可以自行決定是否戴口罩。請注意,阿凱迪亞聯合學區生病的學生必須遵守我們的健康指南,即使他們戴了口罩,也不應被送來學校上學。提醒:如果您的孩子可能生病了,請不要送他們上學。

 

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長指南 – 當您的孩子生病時

如果您的孩子生病了,請遵循以下指南,以確定何時應將您的孩子留在家裡:


  • 發燒100度或以上
  • 學生必須在沒有服用退燒藥物(例如TylenolMotrin)的情况下,退燒至少24小時後才能返回學校上學。
  • 嘔吐和/或腹瀉。學生可以在最後一次嘔吐和/或腹瀉的24小時之後返回學校上學。
  • 無法控制的咳嗽或喘鳴或呼吸急促
  • 疑似傳染病(即水痘)
  • 疑似感染
  • 來源不明的皮疹–學生在收到醫療保健提供者的書面授權後可以返校上課。
  • 感染頭蝨的學生必須留在家裡,直到他們得到治療,並且所有的頭蝨和蝨卵都已除去為止。
  • 無論是否發燒,除非經過醫療保健提供者的特別許可,否則學生必須在接受抗生素治療的前24小時內待在家裡。
  • 如果您不確定,請將您的孩子留在家裡,直到您獲得適當的醫療許可為止。

我們繼續真誠地感謝你們當中許多人對我們學生和教職員工的關心。我們將繼續關注這一問題,我們有更多的員工監測和幫助我們瞭解情況,並在我們收到新資訊時與您溝通。我們的首要任務是我們學生和教職員工的健康和安全,我們極其認真地對待這一責任。您可以在此鏈接和我們的網站上查看我們本次,即第四次,英文和中文的通訊,以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員的通訊。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的指南以及預防措施和資源。滾動到頁面底部可快速訪問此頁面上的「資源和鏈接」,我們將繼續進行更新。我們也鼓勵您關注我們的臉書頁面推特頁面,我們將在那裡分享其他資訊,以及傳達必要和緊急的通訊。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

Update 3 Published Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:22 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,


As we have been throughout the past week, we remain committed to staying in communication with you during this sensitive time. We are continuing to work very closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and other county and state health and education officials to monitor the very latest. While there are no new cases or developments unique to our community or Los Angeles County at this time, we wanted to send an update reaffirming that we are continuing to stay informed and will continue to keep you informed should we receive any new information. 


In its most recent update, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said, “Despite this case (the lone one reported several days ago) in Los Angeles County, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.”


We are still advising parents, as we always do, please do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of all of our students and staff. If children are sent to school sick, please note that they can be removed from class and school as deemed appropriate by our staff and nurses. If you, your child, or family recently traveled to or from China, we also ask that you take extra precautions and seek a medical evaluation from your doctor before returning to school. 


AUSD Guidelines For Parents When Your Child is Sick:

If your child is sick, please follow these guidelines for when to keep your child home:


  • A temperature of 100 degrees or above
  • Students must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Motrin) for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Student may return to school 24 hours after last episode
  • Uncontrollable cough or wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Suspected communicable disease (i.e. chickenpox)
  • Suspected infections
  • A rash of unknown origin – student may return to school when written authorization is received from the health care provider
  • Students must stay home with head lice infestation until they have been treated and all lice and nits have been removed.
  • Regardless of fever, students must stay home for the first 24 hours while on antibiotic therapy unless specifically cleared by a health care provider.
  • If you are unsure, please keep your child home until you have received appropriate medical clearance

As always, Arcadia Unified’s team will actively maintain its focus on our number one priority, which is the health and safety of our students and staff. We will continue to closely monitor this matter and will communicate with you all we can should we receive any updated information. You can view this communication and the previous communications we have sent to all parents and staff at this link and on our website here. You can also find the Centers for Disease Control and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines and precautionary prevention steps there as well. 


If we all continue to work together and follow these important guidelines, we can keep our students, staff, and community healthy. Please share this information with your family and caregivers. We truly appreciate your partnership in this and greatly appreciate your support for all of our students, staff, and community. 


Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

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親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

正如我們在過去一週所做的那樣,我們仍然致力於在這個敏感時期內與您保持溝通。我們將繼續與洛杉磯縣公共衛生部和其他縣以及州衛生和教育官員密切合作,以監測最新情况。雖然目前我們的社區或洛杉磯縣並沒有獨有的新病例或發展,但我們希望向您發送最新資訊,重申我們將繼續隨時瞭解情況,並在收到任何新資訊時繼續通知您。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部在最近的更新中說:「儘管在洛杉磯縣出現了這起病例(幾天前報導的唯一病例),但對公眾沒有立即的威脅,不需要採取特別的預防措施,如果人們沒有呼吸道疾病的症狀,則不應基於他們的種族、原籍國家或最近的旅行而將他們排除在活動之外。洛杉磯縣的居民、學生、上班人員和遊客應繼續從事他們的日常活動,並保持良好的公共衛生習慣,因為這是全縣的流感高發季節。2019年新型冠狀病毒在洛杉磯縣居民中傳播的風險目前被認為很低。

一如既往,我們仍然建議家長們,如果您的孩子可能生病了,請不要送他們上學。將您生病的孩子留在家裡對我們的學生和教職員的健康是極有助益的。如果生病的孩子被送上學,請注意,我們的教職員和護士可以視情况要求他們離開課堂和學校。如果您、您的孩子或您的家人最近去過中國或從中國來,我們也要求您採取額外的預防措施,並在返回學校上課之前向您的醫生尋求醫療評估。

阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長指南 – 當您的孩子生病時

如果您的孩子生病了,請遵循以下指南,以確定何時應將您的孩子留在家裡:


  • 發燒100度或以上
  • 學生必須在沒有服用退燒藥物(例如TylenolMotrin)的情况下,退燒至少24小時後才能返回學校上學。
  • 嘔吐和/或腹瀉。學生可以在最後一次嘔吐和/或腹瀉的24小時之後返回學校上學。
  • 無法控制的咳嗽或喘鳴或呼吸急促
  • 疑似傳染病(即水痘)
  • 疑似感染
  • 來源不明的皮疹–學生在收到醫療保健提供者的書面授權後可以返回學校。
  • 感染頭蝨的學生必須留在家裡,直到他們得到治療,並且所有的頭蝨和頭蝨的卵都已除去為止。
  • 無論是否發燒,除非經過醫療保健提供者的特別許可,否則學生必須在接受抗生素治療的前24小時內待在家裡。
  • 如果您不確定,請將您的孩子留在家裡,直到您獲得適當的醫療許可為止。

與往常一樣,阿凱迪亞聯合學區的團隊將積極致力於我們的第一要務,即我們學生和教職員的健康與安全。我們將繼續密切關注此事,如果我們收到任何最新資訊,我們將盡一切可能與您溝通。您可以在此鏈接和我們的網站上查看本通訊以及我們之前發送給所有家長和教職員的通訊。您也可以在那裡找到疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的指南以及預防措施。

如果我們繼續共同努力,並遵循這些重要的指南,我們就能保持我們的學生、教職員和社區的健康。請與您的家人和照顧者分享此資訊。我們衷心感謝您在這方面的合作,並非常感謝您對我們所有學生、教職員和社區的支持。


誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

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Update 2 Published Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9:32 p.m. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for "Resources & Links")

 

Dear Arcadia Unified Parents and Community,

 

We are continuing to closely monitor the novel coronavirus and want to provide you with an update and the very latest information. As you may know, there are now two confirmed cases in California. One was confirmed in Orange County and the other in Los Angeles County. The case in Los Angeles County is not a resident of the county, rather he is a Wuhan resident that was traveling back to China with a stop in Los Angeles according to an L.A. Times report. You can read the full story here

 

In regard to the case in Los Angeles County, The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said today, “Despite this case in Los Angeles, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Los Angeles residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus 2019 to spread in Los Angeles County residents is deemed to be low at this time.”  

 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is continuing to work with the Centers for Disease Control to screen and monitor travelers coming into the Los Angeles International Airport from China. You can read more about their screening process and protocols from today’s update from the L.A. County Department of Public Health here.

 

The Arcadia Unified School District is still advising parents, as we always do, do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. If children are sent to school sick, they can be removed from class and school as deemed appropriate by our staff and nurses. If you, your child, or family recently traveled to or from China, we also ask that you take extra precautions and seek a medical evaluation from your doctor before returning to school. 

 

Center for Disease Control and L.A. County Department of Health Guidelines   

 

If you or someone you know has traveled to Wuhan and feel sick, please:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others, except for seeking medical care.
  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

 

If you or someone you know is planning on traveling to Wuhan, the following are important steps to take:

  • Avoid animals (alive or dead), animal markets, and products that come from animals (such as uncooked meat).
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

 

Stay home when you are sick

Stay home from work and school and try to avoid errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading the illness to others.

 

“Students and staff with influenza symptoms, including a fever, a cough or sore throat, should stay home and not attend classes or participate in other group activities for at least 24 hours after the fever resolves without the use of fever-reducing medications,” says Pamela Kahn, Orange County Department of Education’s coordinator of Health and Wellness.

 

Avoid close contact

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

 

Cover your mouth and nose

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by coughing, sneezing or unclean hands.

 

Clean your hands

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.  Here is a three-minute video from the CDC about proper handwashing: https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E

 

Practice other good health habits

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

 

For more flu prevention tips, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm

 

Next Steps for us in the Arcadia Unified School District

 

We will continue to be in close contact with the Los Angeles County Department of Health and have many dedicated staff members who are working nights and weekends to ensure we are following the very latest details with the novel coronavirus and keeping you informed. You can view this communication and the first communication we sent to all parents and staff on Thursday, January 23, at this link and on our website here. As you know, the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is truly our first priority. If we all work together and follow these important guidelines, we can keep our students, staff, and community healthy.  Please share this information with your family and caregivers. We truly appreciate your partnership in this and will continue to keep you informed as things develop. 

 

Sincerely,

Arcadia Unified School District

 

親愛的阿凱迪亞聯合學區家長和社區,

我們正在繼續密切監測新型冠狀病毒的最新狀況,並希望向您提供更新和最新的資訊。如您所知,加州現在有兩起確診病例。一起在橙縣被確診,另一起在洛杉磯縣。據《洛杉磯時報》報導,洛杉磯縣的這起病例並非該縣居民,而是一名武漢居民,當時他正在返回中國的途中,過境洛杉磯。您可以在此處閱讀全文

對於洛杉磯縣的病例,洛杉磯縣公共衛生部今天表示,「儘管在洛杉磯縣出現了這起病例,但對公眾沒有立即的威脅,不需要採取特別的預防措施,如果人們沒有呼吸道疾病的症狀,則不應基於他們的種族、原籍國家或最近的旅行而將他們排除在活動之外。洛杉磯縣的居民、學生、上班人員和遊客應繼續從事他們的日常活動,並保持良好的公共衛生習慣,因為這是全縣的流感高發季節。2019年新型冠狀病毒在洛杉磯縣居民中傳播的風險目前被認為很低。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部正在繼續與疾病控制中心合作,對從中國進入洛杉磯國際機場的旅客進行篩查和監控。您可以從此處的洛杉磯公共衛生部的最新消息中瞭解更多關於他們的篩查過程和程序。

與我們一貫的做法一樣,阿凱迪亞聯合學區仍然建議家長,如果孩子可能生病了,請勿將他們送到學校上學。將生病的孩子留在家裡對我們學生和教職員工的健康是極有助益的。如果孩子生病上學,我們的教職員工和護士可以視情况將他們排除在課堂和學校之外。如果您、您的孩子或家人最近去過中國或從中國來,我們也要求您採取額外的預防措施,並在返回學校上課之前,尋求醫生的醫療評估。

疾病控制中心和洛杉磯縣衛生部指南

 

如果您或您認識的人到過武漢,並感到不舒服,請:

  • 待在家裡,避免與他人接觸,尋求醫療護理除外。
  • 立即就醫。在您去醫生辦公室或急診室之前,提前打電話告訴他們有關您最近的旅行和您的症狀。
  • 生病時不要旅行。
  • 咳嗽或打噴嚏時,用紙巾或袖子(而不是手)捂住您的口和鼻子。

 

如果您或您認識的人計畫前往武漢,請採取以下的重要步驟:

  • 避免動物(活的或死的)、動物市場和動物產品(例如生肉)。
  • 避免與病人接觸。
  • 經常用肥皂和水洗手至少20秒。如果沒有肥皂和水,請使用酒精性乾洗手液。

 

生病時待在家裡

當您生病時,遠離工作場所和學校,待在家裡,儘量避免出去辦事。這將有助於防止傳播疾病給他人。

橙線教育部健康與保健協調員Pamela Kahn說:「有流感症狀(包括發燒、咳嗽或喉嚨痛)的學生和教職人員應留在家中,在不使用降燒藥物,發燒消退後至少24小時內,不應上學或參加其他團體活動。」

 

避免近距離接觸

避免與生病的人近距離接觸。當您生病的時候,請與他人保持距離,以防他們也生病。



捂住您的口和鼻子

咳嗽或打噴嚏時用紙巾捂住您的口和鼻子。它可以預防您周圍的人得病。流感和其他嚴重的呼吸道疾病,例如呼吸道合胞病毒(RSV)、百日咳和嚴重急性呼吸綜合症(SARS),都是通過咳嗽、打噴嚏或不潔淨的手所傳播的。

清潔雙手

經常洗手將有助於保護您免受細菌的侵害。如果沒有肥皂和水,請使用酒精性乾洗手液。這是疾病控制中心關於正確洗手的三分鐘視頻:https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E

 

養成其他良好的健康習慣

在家、工作場所或學校,對經常碰觸的表面進行清潔和消毒,特別是在有人生病的時候。保持充足的睡眠、多運動、控制壓力、多喝水,多吃有營養的食物。

有關更多流感提示,請訪問http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/index.htm

阿凱迪亞聯合學區的下一步

我們將繼續與洛杉磯縣衛生部保持密切聯繫,並有許多敬業的員工在晚間和週末工作,以確保我們瞭解新型冠狀病毒的最新細節,並及時通知您。您可以通過此處的這個鏈接和我們的網站查看這份通信以及我們於123日(星期四)發送給所有家長和教職員工的第一封信函。如您所知,我們的學生和教職員工的健康和福祉確實是我們的第一要務。如果我們共同努力並遵循這些重要的指南,我們就能保持我們的學生、教職員工和社區的健康。請與您的家人和照顧者分享此資訊。我們衷心感謝您在這方面的合作,並將隨著情況的發展繼續向您提供資訊。

 

誠摯地,

阿凱迪亞聯合學區

 

 

Update 1 Published Thursday, January 23, 2020: 

flu tips

Dear Arcadia Unified Parent/Guardian,


Cold and Flu season is upon us. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports that influenza, or “The Flu,” activity levels have increased over the past several weeks. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, and cough. 

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the best way to prevent influenza is as follows: 


Tips to Prevent The Flu:

  • Get vaccinated every year 
  • Avoid close contact with sick people 
  • Frequent handwashing with soap 
  • Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional. 
  • See more prevention tips here from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The 2019-2020 Flu Season has been complicated by recent reports of a novel coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Common symptoms in an infected person include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Although there have been reported cases of novel coronavirus globally, to date, there have been no reported coronavirus cases in LA County or California. Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said the risk of local transmission is low


“A significant number of resources across Los Angeles County are focused on protecting the public’s health at large,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “To date, there have been no reported coronavirus cases in LA County and currently the risk of local transmission is low according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will keep everyone informed as more information becomes available. We are urging the public to remain calm, as it is very unlikely that they are at risk of contracting this virus,” she added. Click here to read the full press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 


Arcadia Unified School District will continue to partner with the California Department of Public Health, which will provide updated information about the diagnosis and management of cases of novel coronavirus, as applicable, in an effort to identify and contain any future cases. People who have traveled to Wuhan, China since December 1, 2019, could have been exposed to the virus. Seek medical care if you traveled to Wuhan and develop a fever and/or respiratory symptoms within 14 days of your return. At this time, the CDPH does not recommend exclusion of individuals who have traveled internationally, unless they are symptomatic, at which time they should seek a medical evaluation. 


We thank you for your cooperation and support.


Sincerely,


Arcadia Unified School District

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主題:感冒和流感季節的信息和提示

親愛的亞凱迪亞聯合學區家長/監護人:

感冒和流感季節來了。加州公共衛生部(CDPH)報告說,在過去幾週裡,流感活動有所增加。我們在此提醒您,如果您孩子的身體感到不適,請不要將他們送到學校來。將生病的孩子留在家裡對我們的學生和教職員工的健康是非常有益的。流感是由流感病毒所引起的傳染性呼吸道疾病。它可能導致輕度至重度的疾病。某些人(例如老年人、幼兒和有某些健康状况的人)有發生嚴重流感併發症的高風險。流感的症狀可能有所不同,但通常包括高燒、頭痛、發冷、身體疼痛、喉嚨痛和咳嗽。

根據疾病控制和預防中心(CDC),預防流感的最佳方法如下:

預防流感的提示:

  • 每年接種疫苗
  • 避免與病人近距離接觸
  • 經常用肥皂洗手
  • 如果您出現類似流感的症狀,請留在家裡
  • 避免摸你的眼睛、鼻子和嘴巴
  • 患有慢性健康問題的個人和/或經歷到嚴重症狀的個人,應由醫療專業人員進行評估。
  •  請參閱疾病控制和預防中心提供的更多預防提示

最近新型冠狀病毒的報導已使得2019-2020流感季節變得複雜。冠狀病毒是一個病毒的大家族。感染者常見的症狀包括發燒、咳嗽、呼吸急促或呼吸困難。儘管全球迄今為止已有新型冠狀病毒病例的報告,但洛杉磯縣或加州尚無冠狀病毒的病例報告。目前,疾病控制與預防中心(CDC)表示本地傳播的風險很低。

「洛杉磯縣的大量資源都集中在保護公眾整體的健康上,」公共衛生總監Barbara Ferrer博士說。「根據疾病控制與預防中心,迄今為止,洛杉磯縣尚未有冠狀病毒的病例報告,目前本地傳播的風險很低。隨著更多信息的出現,我們將及時通知公眾。我們敦促公眾保持冷静,因為他們不太可能有感染這種病毒的危險。」她補充說道。請點擊此處閱讀洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的完整新聞稿。

亞凱迪亞聯合學區將繼續與加州公共衛生部門合作,如適用,該部門將提供有關新型冠狀病毒病例的診斷和處理的最新信息,以期發現並遏制任何未來的病例。自2019年12月1日以後去過中國武漢的人可能已經接觸到了該病毒。如果您曾去過武漢,並且在返回後的14天内出現發燒和/或呼吸道症狀,請尋求醫療護理。目前,CDPH不建議將國際旅行的個人排除入境,除非他們是有症狀的,那時他們應尋求醫學評估。

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