COVID-19 Operations and Learning Plan
Wiseburn is first and foremost committed to the safety of our students, staff, and community. Safe operations in the time of COVID-19 allow us to fulfill our mission of engaging, empowering, and elevating our students in their learning and life.
Wiseburn's Return to In-Person Instruction
Los Angeles County Tier:
Wiseburn must follow all directives from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the state of California.
Since September 2020, the District has had a total of 11 COVID-19 cases of individuals who have physically been on school grounds, but the District has not had an outbreak on our campuses (meaning, on-site transmission has not occurred).
Schools may not reopen fully for in-person instruction while in the Widespread (purple) tier. Because of this, we are currently unable to fully reopen for in-person learning for general education. In our COVID-19 Dashboard, learn more about the current status of the COVID-19 spread in Los Angeles County and what that means for school reopening efforts.
Our mission is always to provide a safe, orderly environment focused on the academic, social, and physical needs of the whole child while emphasizing community participation — no matter our current operating conditions.
Until the pandemic is no longer a threat to the health and safety of our community, Wiseburn will operate in either a distance learning or hybrid model of instruction.
Health and Safety
In the midst of a global pandemic, our priority is the physical and mental wellbeing of our students, staff, and community. Our Health and Safety planning revolves around that priority.
Wiseburn USD's all-encompassing health and safety plan draws on the best practices and recommendations of our local health district and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to maintain the health and safety of our students, staff, families, and community at large. In this guide, you'll find our plans for safe and healthy practices for in-person services and learning.
COVID-19 External Safety Resources
For the most up-to-date, accurate health and safety information about the novel coronavirus, visit:
- Does Wiseburn ever plan to reopen for in-person learning?
- Why are other schools reopening while Wiseburn is not?
- Is there a chance we may reopen before April 12 (the start of the fourth quarter)?
- If and when we do reopen, which grade levels will be able to return?
- Will students in 7th and 8th grades be able to return to in-person education?
- I do not want my child(ren) to go back to school and have in-person instruction. Is there any other option?
- Do teachers need vaccines for schools to reopen?
- Will students be required to receive the vaccine in order to attend school?
- If and when Wiseburn does reopen, what will the classrooms look like? What health and safety protocols will be in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19?
- What are the school testing protocols for COVID-19 testing?
- My student needs a laptop and/or hotspot. How do I get one?
- How can I support school safety efforts?
- What is the TK-2 waiver? Did Wiseburn request this waiver?
- How can I voice my opinion on school reopening?
- I have a question that's not covered elsewhere or listed above. How can I ask it?
Once we have returned to campus: to notify Wiseburn of a possible or positive COVID-19 test, please immediately contact the district's COVID-19 safety officer, Nisha Dugal, via email at email@example.com.
If you have inquiries related to specific school sites (such as email lists, schedules, enrollment, and specific school plans and procedures), please reach out directly to your individual school site secretary:
Juan de Anza Elementary School: Susan Castellanos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
138th Street School: Kristian Forte-Hill (email@example.com)
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School: Laura Nilsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dana Middle School: Sarah Moulton (email@example.com)
If you have questions about our Preschool Enrichment and Extended Day Program, please contact our Site Supervisor for Preschool/Child Development Center, Karen Chapkhaneh, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are looking to connect with our Counseling and Access to Resources in Education (CARE) Team, please contact either Ms. Julie Walker (email@example.com) or Dr. Monique Ingram (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have questions or comments about district communications, such as our monthly or COVID-19 Dashboard newsletters or superintendent updates, send an email to email@example.com.