WUSD Reopening Update
Wiseburn families and friends,
As we noted in our communication last week, we will be communicating weekly until our reopening for in-person instruction. We have many updates to share, so we’ve divided this communication into the relevant topics.
As of this week, Los Angeles County has crossed the adjusted case rate threshold of 25 per 100,000 population needed in order to reopen schools as designated by the state's school reopening framework.
At Wiseburn, we are making final preparations to ensure a smooth and safe transition to our Hybrid Learning Program (in-person and at-home) for those students who opt in. We will continue to hold our Remote Learning Program (100% at-home) for students who do not opt to return to in-person learning.
On Thursday, during a special board meeting, we recommended to the board the following dates for our hybrid reopening:
- March 8 for grades TK-2
- March 15 for grades 3-5
Grades 6-8 will remain in a distance learning model, as further clarification of state guidance only recommends a return for students who can remain in self-contained classes, which is not applicable to middle school instruction wherein students switch between different classes.
Critical to our ability to bring any students back is our strict health and safety protocol. This week, we shared with families our District Reopening Guide, which contains information about what our return to school will look like. We encourage our parents and caretakers to review it with your students, and to await further school site specific guides that will include more details on reopening.
Instructional model survey
On Thursday, parents and caretakers should have received an email with the title "Invitation to fill out WUSD Reopening Student Learning Program Enrollment Options Packet." In this email, parents and caretakers are asked to make a decision for your student(s) to either return to campus in the hybrid schedule or to remain in distance learning.
To aid in the decision-making process, this email contains important information, including the following links:
WUSD Elementary 2020-2021 Learning Program Enrollment Information
This page provides additional information about the learning program options for students, including the hybrid and remote class schedules.
WUSD Reopening Guide
This District guide details Wiseburn USD’s plan for safely reopening our schools.
Once you are ready to make a decision, please go to wiseburn.schoolmint.net, log in, and complete the "WUSD Reopening Student Learning Programs Enrollment Options 2020-2021" form for each student in your family in grades TK-5.
This form must be completed by Monday, February 22, 2021.
Please note that school sites will work to maintain current teacher/class assignments, but that we anticipate a need for some class changes. Unfortunately, due to staffing and student participation in either learning program, families will not have the option of choosing a specific teacher for their student, although we will do our best to promote continuity of classes.
Last week, Right at School presented their childcare program to the board and community. At Thursday evening's special board meeting, the school board approved our contract with Right at School, and we are moving forward on planning with the program to implement childcare services on our campuses.
Right at School is a highly sought-after childcare program, and their goal is to launch as soon as possible to support our families as we begin coming back for in-person instruction. Stay tuned for more communication from Right at School about upcoming information and opportunities to hear directly from and meet with the program.
Next week, we will continue to share updates on our reopening through this email list. School site specific guides are also forthcoming to complement our District Reopening Guide. Please follow Wiseburn USD on Instagram and Facebook to be sure you don't miss these critical updates.
Blake Silvers, Ed.D.