Dear DUSD Family, We are excited to be able to offer everyone in our District, including students 16 years and older, as well as community members, another opportunity to take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not been vaccinated yet, please consider getting vaccinated now. This will protect you and those around you from COVID-19. To sign up, please go to https://myturn.ca.gov/location-select?gclid=Cj0KCQjw38-DBhDpARIsADJ3kjmvB9-snRnx_Jx04Gfh2b8rkiMdJiIRR4yJ7Rzp0wGazTRVmmjd230aAk4yEALw_wcB and you will find the Delhi event. Vaccination Event Friday, April 16, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ed Park Have a great day. Thank you. Attentively, Adolfo Melara Proud to Be the Superintendent of the Delhi Unified School District
Thank you. Attentively, Adolfo Melara Proud to Be the Superintendent of the Delhi Unified School District [Saturday, Apr 10 at 10:20 AM] Good morning on this beautiful Saturday morning, Delhi USD Families:
We are COVID-19 testing until 3:00 p.m. at the Ed Park entrance.
Come and get your free test!
Proud to Be the Superintendent of the Delhi Unified School District
Governor Newsom Outlines the State’s Next Step in the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery, Moving Beyond the Blueprint Published: Apr 06, 2021 California has administered 20 million vaccines, including 4 million to the hardest-hit communities State aims to fully reopen on June 15, will continue to require masking and encourage all Californians to get vaccinated SACRAMENTO – As California surpasses a major milestone in the fight against COVID — administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, including 4 million in the state’s hardest-hit communities, and with hospitalizations continuing to steadily decline — Governor Gavin Newsom today outlined the state’s next step in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. On June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated; and If hospitalization rates are stable and low Everyday activities will be allowed and businesses can open with common-sense risk reduction measures, including encouraging all Californians to get vaccinated and mandating masking, to prevent illness and promote health. The state will continue contact tracing and testing to detect cases early and contain spread of the virus. The entire state will move into this new phase as a whole. The state will monitor hospitalization rates, vaccine access and vaccine efficacy against variants, with the option to revisit the June 15 date if needed. “With more than 20 million vaccines administered across the state, it is time to turn the page on our tier system and begin looking to fully reopen California’s economy,” said Governor Newsom. “We can now begin planning for our lives post-pandemic. We will need to remain vigilant, and continue the practices that got us here – wearing masks and getting vaccinated – but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been brighter.” “California has made incredible progress controlling the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, masking, and getting vaccines out quickly to Californians in every corner of the state, including in those communities hardest hit by this pandemic,” said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly. “In order to take the next step, we must continue to do our part to keep this momentum moving in the right direction, and that means continuing to wear a mask and ensuring everyone who is eligible gets the vaccine.” When California fully reopens the economy, the Blueprint for a Safer Economy will end. However, common-sense health measures such as masking will remain across the state. Testing or vaccination verification requirements will remain in relevant settings. For more information on the state’s move beyond the Blueprint, click here . All sectors listed in the current Blueprint for a Safer Economy grid may return to usual operations in compliance with Cal/OSHA requirements and with common-sense public health policies in place, such as required masking, testing and with vaccinations encouraged. Large-scale indoor events, such as conventions, will be allowed to occur with testing or vaccination verification requirements. California is able to reopen fully and safely because of our commitment to the equitable distribution of vaccines. Today, the state reached a total of 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered to Californians in some of the state’s hardest-hit communities, less than a month after delivering 2 million doses to these communities. The state, in partnership with local government, health care providers and community-based organizations, will continue its extensive efforts to get eligible Californians vaccinated, including its support of expanded hours and access through community clinics and providers, public education campaign, and support for community-based strategies such as canvassing. Equity continues to be the focus of our vaccine efforts, especially as we prepare to fully reopen. On March 4, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state had set aside 40 percent of vaccine doses for the hardest-hit communities and established an equity metric to increase vaccinations in those communities. Doing so recognizes that the pandemic did not affect California communities equally. Forty percent of COVID cases and deaths have occurred in the lowest quartile of the Healthy Places Index (HPI), which provides overall scores and data that predict life expectancy and compares community conditions that shape health across the state. California continues to plan for the vaccination of Californians under 16 years of age, protection against new variants and continued tracking and containment of spread. The state stands ready to mobilize additional resources if there is an increase in cases. ### https://www.gov.ca.gov/2021/04/06/governor-newsom-outlines-the-states-next-step-in-the-covid-19-pandemic-recovery-moving-beyond-the-blueprint/
Dear DUSD Families, Please consider registering for this upcoming free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do ( In English) . If you are not able to register, you may still view the webinar on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAEducation/ This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their child, actions to take if their child is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources. The webinar is provided in partnership between the California Department of Education, California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. April 7, 2021 at 5 to 6 p.m. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zOLFzulAQVKEfeCvdIPhMA Or join the live stream event: https://www.facebook.com/CAEducation/ Thank you. Attentively, Adolfo Melara Proud to Be the Superintendent of the Delhi Unified School District
Dear DUSD Family, Delhi Unified School District wishes you all a safe and enjoyable Spring Break! To continue to keep our DUSD Family, Students, and our Delhi Community safe, DUSD invites you to get a free COVID-19 Saliva Test on Saturday, April 10th, from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, at the Ed Park! Thank you, and have a safe Spring Break! Keep washing your hands, use your face covering, and social distance! Together we accomplish more and keep each other safe! Alberto Verduzco Director of Human Resources
Dear Parents/Guardians, DUSD Staff, and Community Members, Attached you will find the annual update of the 2019-2020 LCAP - Local Control and Accountability Plan. During this public viewing, you, as stakeholders, have an opportunity to look over the entire document, or the parts that are of interest. This viewing will be followed up with a brief LCAP Presentation and time for Community Feedback during a general meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The time will be from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will be held virtually via ZOOM at: https://delhiusd-org.zoom.us/j/95376553162 Meeting ID: 988 7367 9577 One tap mobile: +1 (669) 900-6833 Pin: 98873679577 The document will be made available in Spanish at a later date. Thank you and best wishes!
Dear DUSD Families, Wishing you much health and safety as our society continues to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. Please continue staying safe and sound by following four simple habits: wear your mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands, and avoid large gatherings. If you have not been vaccinated, please seriously consider doing so; it will keep you and those around you free from COVID-19. We are encouraged by the current case-levels in Merced County: 8.8 cases per 100,000 --well below the 25 cases per 100,000 which for so long seemed to be an unattainable goal. Months ago, our case-levels in Merced County were as high as 75 cases per 100,000. Indeed, we have made great progress in getting back to a sense of normality. Following these positive trends, the District will continue opening our classrooms to students for additional in-person instruction. In accordance with the latest guidance reducing the minimum social distancing in classrooms from six feet to three feet and allowing all grade levels to open beyond Small Cohorts (to a more general opening), DUSD is taking the following steps: Beginning today, principals will begin working with teachers to gauge the interest of all families in sending their children back to school; Based on the number of interested families, principals will work with teachers on adding students to each classroom; social distancing will be reduced from six feet, as each student comes in, until it reaches the minimum of three feet; at such time, no more students will be added to the classroom. For classes where all enrolled students fit with five-to-six feet of social distancing, all students will be able to attend class. For smaller classes where all enrolled students do not fit in the classroom with a minimum of five-to-six foot social distancing, at this time, we believe setting a limit of 70% of the students in the class makes sense . At this time, teachers in these smaller classrooms who wish to have more than 70% of their students in class where the minimum social distance of three feet would still allow it need to speak to their principal. The middle school and high school in-person daily schedules will follow the current master schedule. Principals will begin working with teachers on transitioning from Small Cohorts to a general opening. On Travel Advisories We are all aware of the current travel advisories. It is important to remember that the advisories are recommended not mandated. As such, all students currently receiving or scheduled to receive in-person instruction will be expected to attend classes on April 12, 2021. We thank our employees for their dedication, hard work, and flexibility. We thank you for your patience and resilience. We know guidelines continue to change, as California continues to adjust to the situation at hand. We will continue to keep you informed o f the changes taking place and continue to look for ways to best prepare for them. We know it is not easy; however, we believe in our ability as a school system and community to succeed on behalf of our students who need us now more than ever. Thank you. Attentively, Adolfo Melara Proud to Be the Superintendent of the Delhi Unified School District
DUSD Family, How cool is this? We have stated that we are continuing to add layers of protection for our students and staff, and we are pretty excited about our newest addition! Next week we will be receiving a large shipment of the watches pictured here. Why should you care? Well every student on campus will be receiving one of these and will be expected to wear it while on campus. This watch checks your temperature every 15 minutes, and if it is within normal limits, a green thermometer will be continuously displayed on the screen (as seen in the picture below). If the temperature elevates, the color will turn to orange at 99.6° and then to red at 100.4°. This is going to let us be able to check temperatures frequently with less contact, and let us identify fevers much more rapidly. The watch also shows the time and battery life. Our goal, in addition to more readily identifying fevers, is to minimize social gathering while waiting for temperatures to be checked, and also to speed up the check in process. If you have any other suggestions as to how we can add even more layers of protection, please share those ideas with us. We are considering all options and we love to hear your feedback! (Per safety guidelines, the watch is recommended for ages 10 and up, but we have purchased these for all of our students and will allow all ages to wear one with parental permission. These devices have no tracking abilities.) Remember, stay safe to protect yourself and those around you! Thank you.