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Updates & Questions on the Suspension of On-Site Instruction Effective March 16 Through April 13
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March 15; 6:00 p.m.
On Friday evening we announced the temporary suspension of onsite classes and programs of Clovis Unified from Monday, March 16 – Monday, April 13. This was a difficult decision, and as we move forward we are keeping in mind our critical, core purpose of taking care of our kids, and our people.
We know that families have many questions about what the days ahead will hold, and we will provide daily updates throughout this suspension. Every day there is new information and orders out of our Governor’s Office that impact the details of how we will continue to educate our students. As a result, our plans to provide educational resources and instruction may have to change over time. Even so, our priority will remain supporting our students and their families.
In addition to the information shared on Friday, March 13, here are today’s updates:
- As of Tuesday, March 17 we will begin breakfast and lunch meal service at every high school and the following elementary schools: Clovis Elementary, Cole, Fancher Creek, Jefferson, Lincoln, Mickey Cox, Miramonte, Mountain View, Nelson, Pinedale, Sierra Vista, Tarpey, Temperance-Kutner and Weldon. Times and details of providing meals will be included in tomorrow’s, March 16 parent update.
- Students who have prescription medication held on a Clovis Unified campus will be able to pick up medications as of Tuesday, with pick up times included in the March 16 update.
- Students who left laptops or other belongings at school will also be provided an opportunity to get them from school on Tuesday. Office times will also be included in tomorrow’s update.
- Learning will continue during this temporary suspension of onsite classes, and your child’s school will be communicating details of how learning will be delivered by midweek.
Thank you for the comments and questions submitted to us through cusd.com, which were used in part, to help us provide the information you were looking for in today’s message.
The efforts of our state and federal leaders to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak have created a rapidly changing situation, but in this time of uncertainty, our first priority remains our people: our students and their families, our employees, and our community. Moving forward, we will keep that our first priority, and use our resources as we are able to help our community through this temporary suspension as we recognize the hardship it has placed on families. Please watch for our updates in your email inbox and online on our websites and apps. We will also use our phone system to keep you informed daily.
Tomorrow morning, we won’t get to personally greet your child at our school door like we usually do, and we ask today that you give them a hug from us. We are educators, we care about our kids, and more than ever we want them to know that our Clovis Unified family is still here for them.