Dear SLUSD Families, Thank you for your quick response to our Learning Preference Form that is due by Tuesday, March 9 at 3 pm. We have almost 2,500 responses already! Knowing that you likely have many questions, here a few answers to some of the most common questions we have been asked. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Hybrid Learning What is hybrid learning? Hybrid learning is a combination of in-person instruction and online learning. What that schedule could look like, including days and times, will depend on how many families would like their students to attend in-person. It is important to understand that hybrid learning will look very different than the traditional school day. There will be much less time on campus and your child will likely not attend every day of the week. Your response to the Learning Preference Form will help us determine what hybrid learning will look like in SLUSD. When will hybrid learning start? We are moving quickly so we can prepare to welcome as many students back as we can this school year. This is why we need you to fill out your Learning Preference Form for each child you have in our district before Tuesday, March 9 at 3 pm. We will share more information with you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience! Will my child be able to keep their same teacher regardless if I pick hybrid learning or distance learning? Keeping students with their current teachers is absolutely one of the highest priorities for our planning. This is why it is so important to return your Learning Preference Form before Tuesday, March 9 at 3 pm! If I commit to hybrid learning now and I don’t feel comfortable when it begins, will I be able to opt for distance learning? Distance learning will always be an option at any time during this school year. If I commit to distance learning now, will I be able to opt for hybrid learning after this registration period? It will be very difficult to add students to in-person hybrid learning once the program starts. We would have to have adequate space, health pacts, and other agreements completed before we could move a student from distance learning to hybrid learning after the initial enrollment period. Will all of my children be able to attend hybrid learning on the same day? Our efforts to pair siblings is one of the reasons we are asking you to fill out a Learning Preference Form for each of your children. The form is connected to our student information system Aeries and will allow us to try to group siblings to attend on the same days. Are our schools safe and ready to welcome students back on campus? We have completed all of the items on our Reopening Readiness dashboard that relate to facilities, health safety, and school logistics! You will hear more about what that looks like at your child’s school as we move closer to a reopening date. Will I know if my child’s teacher has been vaccinated? State and federal privacy laws prohibit disclosing this information for any employee. We are actively facilitating vaccination appointments for all of our employees through the Alameda County Office of Education to ensure that all staff members are able to be vaccinated. Will my child be tested for COVID-19 if they attend hybrid learning? There is no requirement for student testing for school districts that open in the Red Tier and SLUSD will not start hybrid learning before Alameda County moves into this tier. If you have further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your school’s principal for assistance.
Dear SLUSD Families, Thank you for the quick response to our Learning Preference Form that Dr. McLauglin shared with you. We have almost 1,000 responses already! We know that this is a difficult decision with so few details about what hybrid learning will look like, but your answers will help us create schedules that will answer the questions that you have. If you are looking for more information about what in-person hybrid learning could look like, our posted Reopening Plan shows some examples. At this point, we need a response for every student in our district before those schedules can be created. We are moving quickly so we can prepare to welcome as many students back as we can this school year. County and state guidance are still currently requiring us to greatly reduce the number of students on campus to comply with social distancing requirements. Hybrid learning - meaning a combination of in-person and online learning - is the only way for us to meet those requirements. Please return the Learning Preference Form before Tuesday, March 9 at 3 pm, and know that if you select hybrid in-person learning on this form, you will always be able to opt for distance learning if the schedule that is created does not work for your family. Thank you for your ongoing support, understanding, and collaboration! SLUSD Communications
SLUSD REOPENING UPDATE March 3, 2021 Dear SLUSD Families, As we move closer to reopening our schools, there is a key update this week that requires your attention. Please take a minute to review this information carefully. We need to know if you would like your student to return for in-person hybrid learning or if you want your student to remain in distance learning for the rest of the 2020-21 school year. Because of county and state guidelines for social distancing, hybrid models for instruction that reduce the numbers of students on campus are the only way we can reopen our schools at this time. If you have more than one student in our schools, you will need to make a choice for each by completing the Learning Preference Enrollment Form linked below. We know that you have questions about hybrid learning and what that will look like. We do not have all the answers right now, but this information will help us provide answers to those questions and set target reopening dates. Mandatory Learning Preference Enrollment Form - Spring 2021 Please submit this form before Tuesday, March 9 at 3pm Reopening Readiness Dashboard For a weekly update of our preparation to reopen our schools to in-person learning, please visit our Reopening Readiness Dashboard . Please make sure to submit your preference form and I look forward to updating you next week. Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent
The San Leandro Unified School District is hosting a community forum to discuss a proposal to rename Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Please join us TONIGHT to share your input! Translation in Spanish and Chinese will be provided. Tuesday, March 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/86199924365 Or leave us your feedback here Read more about this proposal on our website at www.slusd.us.
The San Leandro Unified School District is hosting a community forum to discuss a proposal to rename Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. Please join us to share your input! Translation in Spanish and Chinese will be provided. Tuesday, March 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/86199924365 Or leave us your feedback here Read more about this proposal on our website at www.slusd.us.
SLUSD REOPENING UPDATE February 24, 2021 Dear SLUSD Community, We have many updates about the work we are doing towards reopening our school facilities. As always, please visit www.slusd.us for more information about how we are preparing to safely return to in-person learning and support. TK-12 Small Group Support Opening In-person small group support for specific, targeted students launches March 15. Watch for information from your site principals on what this will look like at your school. We intend to expand in-person offerings and participation as soon as possible. Staff COVID Testing On March 8 we will offer free COVID-19 testing for our employees at two sites in the district. We hope to expand this service in preparation for a return to in-person instruction. Athletic Programs Baseball, Softball, and Football seasons at San Leandro High School start March 1! Per recent league guidance for football competitions, athletes must be tested once a week if Alameda County is in the Purple Tier and we are working on meeting this requirement. Once Alameda County moves to the Red Tier, testing is no longer mandatory. Calendars will be available on the SLHS website. Track, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf, and Swim athletes are currently training in-person. Soccer and Water Polo seasons will start later in the year. There are no updates on indoor sports at this time. Middle school sports conditioning will also be starting soon. Staff Vaccinations All SLUSD employees, including temporary, part-time, and substitute employees are able to take advantage of the multiple opportunities currently open to Phase 1B employees. We are starting to see the positive effects of our close proximity to the mega vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum! We will continue to share information about vaccination availability with our employees as it comes available. Reopening Readiness Dashboard For a weekly update of our preparation to reopen our schools to blended/hybrid learning, please visit our Reopening Readiness Dashboard . Thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to updating you again soon, Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent
Dear SLUSD Families, Because I have quite a bit of information regarding our reopening progress to share, I will break down these three topics below: STAFF VACCINATIONS The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) announced that on Monday, February 8, our county will be moving into Phase 1B category for COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes eligibility for education and childcare workers. ACPHD is expecting to deliver between 10,000 to 15,000 doses per week. With 325,000 people in Phase 1B, with each requiring two doses, completing this phase is projected to take months. SLUSD will be working with the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) to facilitate vaccination clearance documentation for our staff to provide to their healthcare provider or community vaccination sites, However, details of how that process will work are still being finalized. STAFF COVID-19 TESTING PILOT SLUSD has begun offering a pilot COVID-19 testing for our employees currently coming on to our campuses. After this pilot period, we will be ready to implement full COVID-19 testing in preparation for reopening our schools in alignment with public health guidelines. SMALL GROUP SUPPORT LAUNCH Our schools will soon offer optional in-person support and services to small groups of selected students. We will be following our county’s guidance on who should be prioritized to receive this support, including students who are experiencing significant barriers to attendance or distance learning. We realize many students would benefit from face-to-face instructional support. However, due to the limitations of current local health conditions, we can only offer in-person small group support for students who most critically need these services. We will continually assess and refine our support plan based on these initial experiences. We intend to expand in-person offerings and participation as soon as possible. Your school’s principal will provide details about the voluntary in-person availability at your school and required safety precautions to participate. Some preparations have yet to be completed, so specific starting dates for each school are still being determined. These are all very positive signs for our reopening and improved health conditions for our community, but we all still need to continue to consistently implement multiple layers of safety protocols including wearing a mask, social distancing, and following hygiene protocols. You can go to covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines for information about COVID-19 vaccine administration in Alameda County and register to be notified when it’s your turn to receive a vaccination. Sincerely, Dr. Mike McLaughlin Superintendent
We are planning a new location and a new facility for Lincoln, our alternative high school. We need your feedback! Thursday, January 28 • 6:30 to 7:30 pm https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/83766935181 Or leave feedback at https://tinyurl.com/LAECMeasureN [Thursday, Jan 28 at 6:20 PM] This event is starting in 10 minutes! Come join us to hear more about our plans for Lincoln.
This week's topic is Transforming Trauma: Resilience, and Healing. We have been living with uncertainty for nearly a year and for many of us living with uncertainty has caused a great deal of physical and/or emotional trauma. This session will help you understand trauma and the impact trauma has on our day-to-day lives. This session will also discuss the "hope" that comes with transforming trauma through resilience and healing by way of protective factors and social justice. Please join us as we continue to develop tools and gather resources to support the health and wellness of our SLUSD scholars. Translation in Spanish & Chinese will be provided. Join Zoom Meeting https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/2481456436?pwd=V0hqSmkxS3FvR1g1Qkx5VWFidE5ZUT09 Meeting ID: 248 145 6436 Passcode: 276798 [Wednesday, Jan 27 at 4:51 PM] This event is starting in 10 minutes! Join us!
See designs for the new safety drop-off, entryway, athletic field refresh, and portable replacement, and give us your feedback! Tuesday, January 26 • 6:30 to 7:30 pm https://slusd-us.zoom.us/j/88565149757 Or leave feedback at https://tinyurl.com/BMSMeasureN [Tuesday, Jan 26 at 6:25 PM] This event is starting in 5 minutes! Come join us to see plans for Bancroft Middle School construction!