On Friday, July 17th, the Governor issued guidance for re-opening schools. The guidance states that school districts residing in counties listed on the state COVID-19 monitoring list cannot offer in-person instruction until the county is off the list for 14 days. Fresno County remains on the state’s monitoring list. This guidance means that WUSD will open the fall with a 100% distance-learning format.
We want to assure parents that distance learning will not look like “emergency learning” that occurred during school closure in March. As WUSD pivots to a 100% distance learning plan, school staff are working hard to develop an educational experience for students and families that includes:
- Access to connectivity and devices.
- High-quality content aligned to grade-level standards.
- Academic and other supports for students who are struggling.
- Services for Students with Disabilities.
- Designated and Integrated English Language Development for English Learners.
- Daily Live interaction with a certificated teacher.
Unlike school closure this past Spring, participation in school in the Fall will be mandatory for students. Teachers and other staff members will work to ensure that every student can access materials in a way that is best for them to learn and complete lessons.
School sites will be mailing letters home to every WUSD family to explain how learning will begin and what services and supplies will be provided. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (559) 495-5600.