The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) have released the Alameda County 2021-2022 School Guidance . These recommendations guide the district’s health and safety protocols for the upcoming school year. This guidance aligns with recommendations from the State of California Public Health Department . SLUSD schools will follow all local and state recommendations, which include: Masks are required indoors for all students and staff in TK-12 schools but will be optional outdoors. Schools will provide masks to any student or staff who does not have one. Physical distancing is not required. Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely when other mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are implemented. Health screening will continue for students and staff. SLUSD strongly recommends any student or staff member who feels sick stay home and not return to in-person instruction until 24 hours after symptoms subside. COVID case reporting, contact tracing, and investigation procedures will continue to follow California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidelines, which can be reviewed here . On-site meal services will resume at all SLUSD schools. Schools will maximize physical distance as much as possible during meal times and incorporate outdoor spaces as much as feasible. Schools will reinforce healthy hand hygiene practices , such as washing hands, avoiding contact with eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes. Schools are stocked with hygiene supplies such as soap, tissues, face coverings, and hand sanitizer. COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for all eligible people including staff, students, and adults sharing homes with these members of K-12 communities, but not required to attend school. See vaccination locations and information for Alameda County here. New California laws (AB/SB 130) outline the expectation for all students to attend the 2021-2022 school year fully in person. However, a few students may be unable to return physically, due to medical/health concerns. SLUSD will provide online options through the Independent Study program . Go to www.slusd.us for information. The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 18. Arrival and dismissal times are posted on school websites. More information, including school-specific details, will be coming in August.
Dear SLUSD families, Learn about SLUSD independent study programs, including how to enroll, at one of the following informational sessions: K-5 Independent Study Family Information Session July 19 at 4 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/81531234098?pwd=RFlLRVpIQkliME5TdU5scHR2M1hKUT09 Meeting ID: 815 3123 4098 Passcode: 920407 6-12 Independent Study Family Information Session July 20 at 4 PM Join Zoom Meeting https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/87010823963?pwd=V2tvRmtibDNXeXl5a2pwN0phbWtUdz09 Meeting ID: 870 1082 3963 Passcode: 186023 Translation provided in Spanish and Cantonese. Sessions will be recorded and applications to enroll will be linked on https://www.slusd.us/ on July 20th. DETAILS ABOUT INDEPENDENT STUDY: New laws are in effect for the 2021-2022 school year allowing families to request independent study. This would include students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction. We will provide an independent study learning option for the 2021-2022 school year for students who have an identified need. All independent study programs are voluntary and students must show positive academic progress to stay in the program. Independent Study is an alternative to in-person classroom instruction, not an alternative curriculum. Students who are enrolled in Independent Study will be required to participate daily and regular communication with the teacher will be required as part of the program. The program for grades 9-12 will have at least one contact hour a week with the teacher. For grades TK-8, students may have 2-5 contact hours a week depending on program design. The live, synchronous teacher contact time may be completed online or in person. Students and Parents/guardians will be required to sign a learning agreement/contract in order to participate. For questions, attend one of our information sessions or contact Elisa Alvarez at email@example.com.
Dear SLUSD Community, We are thrilled to join the nation in a long-overdue commemoration of a profoundly consequential date in our country’s history. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, granting freedom to all enslaved peoples after the end of the Civil War, two and a half long years passed before the last enslaved Africans in Texas were finally notified of their liberty. That date, June 19, 1865, is known as Juneteenth, and as of yesterday, our newest national holiday. Alongside President Biden’s recent legislation, we offer resources to reflect on and honor Juneteenth this year as we continue to build a more equitable and just future together. The links below provide insights to understand the significance of this holiday more deeply and ways to strengthen our shared commitment to social justice. We also look forward to building more annual Juneteenth traditions in San Leandro Unified that connect us as a community to a shared understanding of our past through multiple perspectives, especially those who have been traditionally marginalized, oppressed, and silenced. Knowing that the legacy of slavery in this country continues to feed the systemic racism that degrades our society, I encourage you to join us in taking this time to engage with the many stories of resistance and resilience within our Black and African American history. Elevating these voices is yet another way to build our collective energy to continue the fight for true, real, and lasting freedom that extends to every member of our community. In solidarity, Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent RESOURCES UC Berkeley’s Juneteenth Website Learning for Justice - Teaching Juneteenth JUNETEENTH.com
Our free meal program at San Leandro High School is moving to the south lot on Monday, June 21 for the rest of the summer. Distribution days and times remain the same. See our website for more information.
San Leandro Unified School District Summer School at the Wilson Elementary School Campus Rising TK to 5th Grade Students ESY Preschool Students Some Students start June 14, 2021 Mon Tue Wed Thur (No School on Friday or July 05-Holiday) Some Students Start on Jul 06, 2021 (3wks) Please follow the confirmed schedule for your student(s) Registration is closed, we are adding students to a waitlist only. Drop off 7:45 AM Cafeteria Drop off Area/Front of School if Walking UP Breakfast and Lunch Provided M-Th Pick up at 12:00 PM in the Cafeteria Drop Off Zone Students going to the Boys and Girls Club will go directly to the program at the end of Summer School. Some students end program on Jul 1 (1st 3wks) Some students end program on Jul 22 (6wks) See you soon! Principal Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org Silin Huang, email@example.com [Tuesday, Jun 8 at 2:16 PM] Hi Summer School Families,
Please see the updates made to the original post.
Some Students Start on Jul 06, 2021 (3wks)
Please follow the confirmed schedule for your student(s)
Registration is closed, we are adding students to a waitlist only.
Students who attend the Boys and Girls Club will report to their program at Noon.
SLUSD is partnering with Haller's Pharmacy to host mobile vaccine clinics for students 12 years of age and older. All appointments are first come first served and require pre-registration. See dates and links below: Location John Muir Middle School 1444 Williams Street San Leandro CA, 94577 Date of Clinic, Hours Friday, 6/11 9 - 11 am Date of 2nd Clinic, Hours Friday, 7/2 9 - 11 am Link for pre-registration Click here Location Barbara Lee Health and Wellness Center 2251 Bancroft Ave, San Leandro CA 94577 Date of Clinic, Hours Friday, 6/11 1 – 3 pm Date of 2nd Clinic, Hours Friday, 7/2 1 – 3 pm Link for pre-registration Click here Please wear short sleeves or a loose-fitting long sleeve shirt All individuals must wear a mask when arriving at the clinic Bring your ID and insurance, Medicare, or Medi-Cal card. If you do not have insurance, you can provide a driver’s license. There is no charge for the vaccine and no one will be turned away due to insurance status or identification. The insurance information is collected so the pharmacy can recoup the cost for providing this service. Information about Consent for Minors: Persons younger than 18 years old must have parental or guardian consent before receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Our Youth Vaccination Facts page has information about minor consent, including a downloadable Written Consent Form Please see the California Department of Public Health Minor Consent Guidance for more information
Dear SLUSD Community, I am very excited to share with you my State of the District Report for 2021. This report includes key elements of our new SLUSD Strategic Plan for 2021-2024 that will greatly expand our services and our expectations for the district over the next three years. State of the District We are especially proud of how deeply woven equity is throughout the five goals of our new strategic plan. Our goals and actions are strongly aligned to our core foundational belief that the diversity in our community is our greatest singular strength and absolutely integral to our shared success. This State of the District Report is just the first layer of communication for our larger community. We will also launch with more information at the start of the new school year. Have a peaceful rest of the week and I look forward to seeing many of you at our in-person promotions and graduations at Burrell Field next week. Have a safe and restful Memorial Day weekend, Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent
Good Morning SLUSD Community, We are at the final week of recognition for our employees before we start the joyous process of celebrating lifetime milestones for our students and the end of this school year. I am pleased to share that Larry Simon, our Chief Technology Officer, and Rocky Medeiros, our Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness, were nominated and chosen by their peers as the Management Employees of the Year for 2021. Although Larry and Rocky have only been with SLUSD for a few years, both could not have been on board at a better time than just before a global pandemic. It would be tough to explain the degree of responsibility and the number of projects these two managers have had to take on to lead us safely and successfully through distance learning and back into our classrooms. Even now, they are deep in preparation for the many operational tasks that will be required to keep us all safe at our end-of-year celebrations, promotions, and graduations. To say they are essential workers is an enormous understatement. Some comments from their peers that resulted in these well-deserved awards include: Incredibly responsive, flexible, multi-talented. Able to support programs in many areas, including TECs, Board meetings, return to hybrid (forms, parent-facing communication, admin-facing data sites, websites). With the considerable technology need this year, we are so lucky to have Larry Simon in SLUSD! Rocky has spent countless hours since the pandemic began ensuring that our students and staff are safe and remain healthy. He has contributed to developing staff and student COVID-19 district policies, training staff to support COVID-19 tracking, and following up with families affected by COVID-19 at all hours and all days of the week. The purpose of this nomination is to show Rocky that his support of student health and safety has not gone unnoticed and is very much appreciated. Please join all of San Leandro Unified in congratulating Larry and Rocky on their achievement and I hope you find time to celebrate all of our managers and leaders this week for the truly endless hours they have devoted to keeping us #SLUSDstrong and #SLUSDsafe. Sincerely, Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent
SLUSD UPDATE May 21, 2021 Dear SLUSD Families, As we prepare to celebrate our management employees next week, I have a special opportunity to highlight what some of these leaders have been accomplishing throughout our 13 schools in San Leandro Unified. At Tuesday’s school board meeting, we held our annual Celebrating Schools event. Since we were not able to welcome the usual groups of students, staff, and families to present their school highlights for this year, our school site administrators created short video presentations of the excellence that has been happening throughout these many months. I encourage you to take a brief virtual tour through this incredible district. These tiny windows into the historic year we have experienced together will fill you with hope and pride in the generation we are educating in our classrooms - both virtual and in person. I could not be more proud of what our leaders, and the teams they lead, have been achieving during these trying times. Garfield Elementary Jefferson Elementary Madison Elementary McKinley Elementary Monroe Elementary Roosevelt Elementary Washington Elementary Wilson Elementary Bancroft MIddle John Muir Middle San Leandro High School Lincoln High School San Leandro Adult School I am deeply appreciative of all of the administrators who work in and around our schools. They are yet another absolutely essential component of our success. Please take a moment next week to thank our administrative teams for all they have been doing to keep everyone safe, connected, and aligned to our goals. Sincerely, Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent
Please see this information from Alameda County Health Care Services Agency regarding vaccine availability for children 12 and older. Where can I have my child vaccinated now? Visit MyTurn.CA.gov to find clinics and pharmacies that are offering Pfizer and have open appointments for patients 12 and older. Reach out to your health care provider to see when they will begin vaccinating 12–15-year-olds. Alameda County Fairgrounds, Stanford Children’s Health (Drive-Through Only): Tues-Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO) will begin vaccinating the 12-15-year-olds on Thursday, May 13. All children and youth who are 12 to 21 years of age are eligible. To make an appointment, call (415) 514-1196, Mon-Sat from 7 am-7 pm and Sunday from 8 am-5 pm. Choose option 2 and stay on the line to speak with an operator, who will schedule an appointment. Alameda County’s Community Points of Dispensing (PODs) will start offering the Pfizer vaccine on Family Days, starting May 20. Make an appointment here: https://www.primarybio.com/r/alco-vax-signup or by calling 510-208-4VAX (4829). Appointments are encouraged, and pre-registration for these days for Pfizer will open on Monday, May 17. Visit the City of Berkeley's website for information about vaccination availability: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/vaccine/ COVID-19 vaccines are available for free to everyone, 12 and older, regardless of residency or immigration status.