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3-31-20

Dear RVUSD Community,

Late today, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond released a statement sharing that “The need for safety through social distancing warrants that we continue to keep schools closed to students during this pandemic.”

We are actively working to understand the implications of this statement and are collaborating with the Sonoma County Office of Education. We will communicate an update about school closures as soon as possible.

Take care,

Dr. Tracy Smith

Superintendent


Tarde hoy, el superintendente estatal Tony Thurmond publicó una declaración compartiendo que "La necesidad de seguridad a través del distanciamiento social garantiza que sigamos manteniendo las escuelas cerradas a los estudiantes durante esta pandemia."

Estamos trabajando activamente para comprender las implicaciones de esta declaración y estamos colaborando con la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Sonoma. Comunicaremos una actualización sobre el cierre de escuelas lo antes posible.

Cuídate,

Dr. Tracy Smith

Superintendent


March 25, 2020

Dear Rincon Valley Union School District Families,

We are writing with an important update about schools and the role we all have in preventing the community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Sonoma County, along with Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Solano counties, is officially announcing continued distance learning through May 1, 2020. This means students will continue learning from home through May 1st unless circumstances change regarding COVID-19.

You will be receiving more information about distance learning procedures, Chromebook distribution, state assessments, and other pertinent information. Please know that “Grab and Go” lunches will continue to be provided throughout this extended time period.

Sincerely,

Tracy Smith

Superintendent

25 de marzo de 2020

Estimadas Familias de la Unión del Distrito Escolar de Rincon Valley:

Les escribimos la presente carta con información actualizada importante sobre las escuelas y el papel de todos nosotros en cuanto a prevenir la propagación del coronavirus COVID-19 en la comunidad. El condado de Sonoma, junto con los condados de Marin, Napa y Solano, está anunciando oficialmente que el aprendizaje a distancia debe continuar hasta el 1 de mayo de 2020. Esto significa que los estudiantes continuarán aprendiendo desde casa hasta el 1 de mayo a menos que las circunstancias cambien con respecto a COVID-19.

Ustedes recibirán más información sobre los procedimientos de aprendizaje a distancia, distribución de computadoras Chromebook, evaluaciones estatales y cualquier otra información pertinente. Tenga en cuenta que los almuerzos para llevar continúan proporcionándose durante este periodo de extensión.

Sinceramente,

Tracy Smith

Superintendente

March 23, 2020

Dear Families,

Welcome back from Spring Break! The purpose of this email is to share information about how parents and students can access resources that the district is continuing to develop. Almost 100% of our staff is working from home and we are training staff on how they can best support students during this time.

We have created two parent websites that we hope will provide the resources you need: one for TK-6 and one for RVCS 7th-8th grades. These websites will continue to evolve as needed. The packets of work can be accessed on these sites.

Please watch the video embedded in the website for our overall philosophy moving into Distance Learning.

Elementary TK-6th Website https://sites.google.com/rvusd.org/rvusd-distance-learning-resour/home

RVCS 7th & 8th Website

https://sites.google.com/rvusd.org/distance-learning-rvcs/home

You should be receiving communication from your child’s teacher if not today, very soon. The most important thing to do during this time is to connect.

Let’s all take a deep breath. We will be here for you and your children. Speaking for the Board of Trustees, district administrators and myself, we believe in our RVUSD team- we know we can do this! We also know this is a difficult time for families, please reach out if you need anything.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tracy Smith

23 de marzo de 2020

Queridas familias,

¡Bienvenidos de vacaciones de primavera! El propósito de este correo electrónico es compartir información sobre cómo los padres y los estudiantes pueden acceder a los recursos que el distrito continúa desarrollando. Casi el 100% de nuestro personal está trabajando desde casa y estamos capacitando al personal sobre cómo pueden apoyar mejor a los estudiantes durante este tiempo.

Hemos creado dos sitios web para padres que esperamos proporcionen los recursos que necesita: uno para TK-6 y otro para RVCS de 7 ° a 8 ° grado. Estos sitios web continuarán evolucionando según sea necesario. Se puede acceder a los paquetes de trabajo en estos sitios.

Mire el video incrustado en el sitio web para conocer nuestra filosofía general de aprendizaje a distancia.

Sitio web de TK-6th Elementary https://sites.google.com/rvusd.org/rvusd-distance-learning-resour/home

RVCS 7º y 8º sitio web

https://sites.google.com/rvusd.org/distance-learning-rvcs/home

Debería estar recibiendo comunicación del maestro de su hijo si no hoy, muy pronto. Lo más importante que hacer durante este tiempo es conectarse.

Respiremos todos profundamente. Estaremos aquí para usted y sus hijos. Hablando en nombre de la Junta de Síndicos, los administradores del distrito y yo mismo, creemos en nuestro equipo RVUSD, ¡sabemos que podemos hacer esto! También sabemos que es un momento difícil para las familias, comuníquese si necesita algo.

Sinceramente,

Dra. Tracy Smith


March 22, 2020

Dear RVUSD Parents,

Due to the large response of people picking up learning packets on Monday, March 23rd we will ask that you follow the schedule below on the time to pick up packets. We appreciate your flexibility to follow this schedule to help with the large amount of cars entering the parking lot.

Monday, March 23rd at 1000 Yulupa Ave; Santa Rosa

11:00AM-1:00PM - Families that attend Austin Creek, Sequoia, Binkley, and Whited will pick up during this time.

1:00PM-3:00PM - Families that attend Madrone, Village, Matanzas, and Spring Creek will pick up during this time.

You will stay in your car as this will be a drive through operation, and packets will be handed to you through the car window. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this.

Also, as a reminder, we have breakfast and lunch pick up available for all families. This will be available at Whited Elementary and Village Elementary from 11:30-1:30 each day beginning on Monday, March 23rd until further notice.

If you need paper packets and your child attends RVCS for 7th or 8th grade, please contact hbates@rvusd.org to arrange pick up. 

Estimados padres del RVUSD:

Debido a la gran respuesta de las personas que recogerán paquetes de aprendizaje el lunes 23 de marzo, le pediremos que siga el programa a continuación a la hora de recoger los paquetes. Apreciamos su flexibilidad para seguir este horario para ayudar con la gran cantidad de automóviles que ingresarán al estacionamiento.

Lunes 23 de marzo en 1000 Yulupa Ave; Santa Rosa

11:00 AM a 1:00 PM - Las familias que asisten a Austin Creek, Sequoia, Binkley y Whited recogerán durante este tiempo.

1:00 PM a 3:00 PM - Las familias que asisten a Madrone, Village, Matanzas y Spring Creek recogerán durante este tiempo.

Permanecerá en su automóvil, ya que será una operación de manejo y se le entregarán paquetes a través de la ventanilla del automóvil. Agradecemos su cooperación y paciencia durante esto.

Además, como recordatorio, tenemos un servicio de recogida de desayuno y almuerzo disponible para todas las familias. Estará disponible en Whited Elementary y Village Elementary de 11:30 am a 1:30 pm cada día a partir del lunes 23 de marzo hasta nuevo aviso.

Si necesita paquetes de papel y su hijo asiste a RVCS para 7º u 8º grado, comuníquese con hbates@rvusd.org para organizar la recogida.


March 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

We want to acknowledge how difficult these times are for you, your students and your entire family. RVUSD is here to provide as much support as possible in these new circumstances.

As we continue to plan and prepare to support student learning at home, we wanted to let you know more details for Monday, March 23rd:

Around 12:00PM you will be receiving an email with a PDF version of a learning packet for each grade level, TK-6th grade, along with a link to a prepared website designed to support you and our students with online learning activities. The packets are designed as a short-term approach to provide you with resources at home as staff prepares to move to Distance Learning. If your child receives Special Education Services, you will be contacted directly by your child’s case manager with additional information.

Paper packets will be available for pick up (please respond to survey) at the district office from 11:30-1:30. The district office is located at 1000 Yulupa Ave. Santa Rosa. To encourage social distancing, these packets will be distributed in a grab-and-go manner in the parking lot. Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided at Village Elementary (900 Yulupa Ave.) and Whited Elementary (4995 Sonoma Highway) each day from 11:30-1:30. Meals are available to all children 18 years of age and younger.

For RVCS parents, you and your students will be provided learning opportunities through PowerSchool Learning, but please know that RVCS will also have packets available if you do not have internet access at home. We can also help get internet access if you need it.

Wishing all of our families health and safety,

Tracy Smith, Superintendent

Cathy Myhers, Assistant Superintendent

Mike Herfurth, Assistant Superintendent

20 de marzo de 2020

Queridos padres,

Queremos reconocer cuán difíciles son estos tiempos para usted, sus estudiantes y toda su familia. RVUSD está aquí para brindar el mayor apoyo posible en estas nuevas circunstancias.

A medida que continuamos planificando y preparándonos para apoyar el aprendizaje de los estudiantes en el hogar, queríamos informarle más detalles para el lunes 23 de marzo:

Alrededor de las 12:00 p.m., recibirá un correo electrónico con una versión en PDF de un paquete de aprendizaje para cada nivel de grado, TK-6to grado, junto con un enlace a un sitio web preparado diseñado para apoyarlo a usted y a nuestros estudiantes con actividades de aprendizaje en línea. Los paquetes están diseñados como un enfoque a corto plazo para proporcionarle recursos en el hogar mientras el personal se prepara para pasar a la educación a distancia. Si su hijo recibe servicios de educación especial, el administrador de casos de su hijo lo contactará directamente con información adicional.

Los paquetes de papel estarán disponibles para recoger (responda la encuesta) en la oficina del distrito de 11: 30-1:30. La oficina del distrito está ubicada en 1000 Yulupa Ave. Santa Rosa. Para alentar el distanciamiento social, estos paquetes se distribuirán de manera fácil en el estacionamiento. El desayuno y el almuerzo se proporcionarán en Village Elementary (900 Yulupa Ave.) y Whited Elementary (4995 Sonoma Highway) todos los días de 11: 30-1: 30. Las comidas están disponibles para todos los niños de 18 años de edad y menores.

Para los padres de RVCS, a usted y a sus estudiantes se les brindarán oportunidades de aprendizaje a través de PowerSchool Learning, pero sepan que RVCS también tendrá paquetes disponibles si no tienen acceso a Internet en casa. También podemos ayudarlo a obtener acceso a Internet si lo necesita.

Deseando a todas nuestras familias salud y seguridad,

Tracy Smith, Superintendente

Cathy Myhers, Superintendente Asistente

Mike Herfurth, Asistente del Superintendente


3.19.20

Dear RVUSD Families,

Over the past two days, Governor Newsom has cast doubt about students returning to school this year. This is not a directive from the state, but it is a reminder that no one knows what the next weeks will bring. This announcement has caused a lot of anxiety among school communities throughout the state with people raising questions about graduation, grades and extended school year. RVUSD is preparing for multiple scenarios and how to care for our community. Please know that the questions being asked are real, unprecedented and being faced at a state and national level. We are all new at this, and things will change and adjust as we refine and learn. We will continue to keep you informed.

For now, here are a few basics of our plan for serving students as we move forward.

School Lunches:

Free Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

When: March 23-27 and March 30-April 3; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Where:

Village Elementary, 900 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Whited Elementary, 4995 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa

Who:

All Children in the community, 18 Years and Younger, must be present to receive a meal.

Distance Learning: On Monday, March 23rd, the district office will be providing learning packets for all TK-6th grade students. These will be provided online via a pdf link, or in person at the district office. If you do not have the ability to access the learning packets online and print (approximately 50 pages) the different pages, we will have staff at the district office, located at 1000 Yulupa Ave.; Santa Rosa, handing out packets in person from 11:30AM-1:30PM. This will be a drive through pick-up in order to limit person to person interaction. We will also have a materials kit with some classroom supplies including pencils and crayons available.

As we move beyond the next two weeks, we will continue to provide work for your children in digital format. We are making plans for teachers to use Google Classroom as our distance learning platform. It will take time for us to train all staff on how to use this platform and we appreciate your patience. Next week, you will hear from your child's teacher via email or phone about the future distance learning. We are planning to also have interactive options available so your child will be able to virtually join in conversation with their teacher and other classmates.

RVCS Distance Learning:

RVCS will continue to use their established online learning platforms. RVCS families will be getting direct communication from their principal and teachers.

Devices: In the event that our school closure is determined to be longer than the current 2-3 weeks and shelter in place is lifted we are preparing to accommodate student device checkout. This will move forward based on need, device availability, and our ability to safely checkout devices to families in accordance with any guidance from county health officials.

Connectivity: A number of local internet vendors are providing free or low cost internet options to families.

Home Internet:

  • Sonic: During the COVID-19 outbreak, Sonic is offering three months of free internet access and unlimited nationwide home telephone service to households with K-12, college students, or senior citizens 60 or older. https://www.sonic.com/cov191-888-766-4233
  • Comcast: You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. https://www.internetessentials.com/
  • ATT: AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households: https://soc.att.com/3bgKWqZ English 855.220.5211 Spanish 855.220.5225

Students with Special Needs with IEPs: We are actively working on ways to adapt our Distance Learning for students with IEPs. We appreciate your patience as we develop a more detailed plan.

IEPs: If necessary, all students with IEPs will have their IEP amended to reflect a temporary change in the service delivery model. Your child’s case manager will be contacting you directly to discuss service delivery and any necessary IEP changes. The determination of the need for an amendment is based upon the amount of time that schools will be closed.

Annual, Transition, and Triennial IEPs: With the shelter in place, it is impossible to hold IEPs as we typically do. IEP meetings will be rescheduled and held virtually. Your child’s case manager will contact you directly to schedule your child’s IEP, if needed, and work with you on the meeting type that works best for you.

Related IEP Services:Students with IEPs that include Speech and Language Services, Adaptive PE, Occupational Therapy, Counseling: Support providers will be contacting you as we further develop our plan for Distance Learning and service delivery.

Using our Schools During Closure:

If you bring your child to school to play--please do not let your child use the play structure. The play structures are not cleaned regularly enough to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus. They are welcome to use the track, shoot baskets with their own ball, use the ball wall for handball practice with their own ball but they must keep to social distancing guidelines and not play with others who might also be on site.

In partnership,

Tracy Smith

Superintendent

19.03.20

Estimadas Familias del RVUSD,

En los últimos dos días, el Gobernador Newsom ha puesto en duda que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela este año. Esta no es una directiva del estado, pero es un recordatorio de que nadie sabe lo que traerán las próximas semanas. Este anuncio ha causado mucha ansiedad entre las comunidades escolares de todo el estado, ya que las personas plantean preguntas sobre graduación, calificaciones y año escolar extendido. RVUSD se está preparando para múltiples escenarios y cómo cuidar de nuestra comunidad. Por favor tenga en cuenta que las preguntas que se hacen son reales, sin precedentes y se enfrentan a nivel estatal y nacional. Todos somos nuevos en esto, y las cosas cambiarán y se ajustarán a medida en que aprendemos y perfeccionemos. Seguiremos manteniéndolo informado.

Por ahora, aquí están unos pasos básicos de nuestro plan para servir a nuestros estudiantes mientras seguimos adelante.

Almuerzos Escolares:

ALIMENTOS GRATIS: DESAYUNO Y ALMUERZO

CUÁNDO: Del 23-27 de Marzo y del 30 de Marzo al 3 de Abril; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

DÓNDE:

Primaria Village, 900 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Primaria Whited, 4995 Sonoma Hwy., Santa Rosa

QUIÉN

TODOS LOS NIÑOS EN LA COMUNIDAD DE 18 AÑOS Y MENORES, los niños deben estar presentes para recibir los alimentos.

Aprendizaje a distancia: El lunes 23 de marzo, la oficina del distrito proporcionará paquetes de aprendizaje para todos los estudiantes de TK-6to grado. Estos se proporcionarán en línea a través de un enlace en pdf, o en persona en la oficina del distrito. Si no tiene la capacidad de acceder a los paquetes de aprendizaje en línea e imprimir (aproximadamente 50 páginas) las diferentes páginas, tendremos personal en la oficina del distrito, ubicada en 1000 Yulupa Ave .; Santa Rosa, entregando paquetes en persona de 11:30 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. Esta será una unidad de recolección para limitar la interacción de persona a persona. También tendremos un kit de materiales con algunos útiles para el aula, que incluyen lápices y crayones disponibles.

A medida que avanzamos más allá de las próximas dos semanas, continuaremos brindando trabajo para sus hijos en formato digital. Estamos haciendo planes para que los maestros usen Google Classroom como nuestra plataforma de aprendizaje a distancia. Nos llevará tiempo capacitar a todo el personal sobre cómo usar esta plataforma y apreciamos su paciencia. La próxima semana, recibirá noticias del maestro de su hijo por correo electrónico o por teléfono sobre el futuro aprendizaje a distancia. Estamos planeando tener también opciones interactivas disponibles para que su hijo pueda unirse virtualmente a la conversación con su maestro y otros compañeros de clase.

RVCS Aprendizaje a Distancia:

RVCS continuará utilizando sus plataformas de aprendizaje en línea establecidas. Las familias de RVCS recibirán comunicación directa de su director y maestros.

Dispositivos: en caso de que se determine que el cierre de nuestra escuela es más largo que las 2-3 semanas actuales y que se levanta el refugio en el lugar, nos estamos preparando para acomodar el pago del dispositivo de los estudiantes. Esto avanzará según la necesidad, la disponibilidad del dispositivo y nuestra capacidad de retirar dispositivos de manera segura a las familias de acuerdo con cualquier orientación de los funcionarios de salud del condado.

Conectividad: una serie de proveedores de internet locales ofrecen opciones de internet gratuitas o de bajo costo a las familias.

Internet en el hogar:

  • Sonic: Durante el brote de COVID-19, Sonic ofrece tres meses de acceso gratuito a Internet y servicio telefónico nacional ilimitado a hogares con estudiantes de K-12, estudiantes universitarios o personas mayores de 60 años o más. https://www.sonic.com/cov19 1-888-766-4233
  • Comcast: puede calificar si es elegible para programas de asistencia pública como el Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares, Asistencia de Vivienda, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI y otros. https://www.internetessentials.com/
  • ATT: AT&T ofrece un servicio de Internet residencial de bajo costo a hogares elegibles: https://soc.att.com/3bgKWqZ Inglés 855.220.5211 Español 855.220.5225

Servicios relacionados con el IEP: Estudiantes con IEP que incluyen servicios de habla y lenguaje, educación física adaptativa, terapia ocupacional, consejeria: los proveedores de apoyo se comunicarán con usted a medida que desarrollemos nuestro plan para la educación a distancia y la prestación de servicios.

Estudiantes con necesidades especiales con IEP: estamos trabajando activamente en formas de adaptar nuestro aprendizaje a distancia para estudiantes con IEP. Agradecemos su paciencia mientras desarrollamos un plan más detallado.

IEP: si es necesario, todos los estudiantes con IEP tendrán su IEP modificado para reflejar un cambio temporal en el modelo de prestación de servicios. El administrador de casos de su hijo se comunicará con usted directamente para analizar la prestación de servicios y los cambios necesarios en el IEP. La determinación de la necesidad de una enmienda se basa en la cantidad de tiempo que las escuelas estarán cerradas.

IEP anuales, de transición y trienales: con el refugio en su lugar, es imposible tener IEP como lo hacemos normalmente. Las reuniones del IEP serán reprogramadas

Uso de nuestras escuelas durante el cierre:

Si lleva a su hijo a la escuela a jugar, no permita que use la estructura de juego. Las estructuras de juego no se limpian con suficiente regularidad para evitar la posible propagación del coronavirus. Pueden usar la pista, lanzar canastas con su propia pelota, usar la pared de la pelota para practicar balonmano con su propia pelota, pero deben seguir las pautas de distanciamiento social y no jugar con otros que también podrían estar en el sitio.

En asociación,

Tracy Smith

Superintendente


March 14, 2020

Dear Rincon Valley Community,

With careful consideration of many factors, the district has made the difficult decision to suspend site-based learning in RVUSD through April 5th, 2020 and to provide student assignments to be completed at home. In summary:

  • Rincon Valley Union School District will suspend site-based learning at all schools beginning at Spring Break, from March 16 - April 5, 2020.
  • All after-school activities, extended care, extended care Spring Break camps, after-school enrichment classes and field trips will also be canceled from March 16 - April 5, 2020.

This decision was made in collaboration with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Sonoma County Office of Education. We are implementing these measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) through social distancing. It is important to note that there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 among our students or staff. This decision allows our community to “flatten the curve” and reduce community spread of the virus.

Instruction

Students will remain at home. Your individual schools will be providing instructional materials online and in paper format. Your principal will be providing more detailed information about the process of delivering and returning these materials. Your teacher(s) and principal will be working during the school closure from a safe location to continue to provide student assignments throughout the closure. Of course, students are not required to complete work during Spring Break, March 16-20. Please be patient as this process begins. Your educators will contact families as soon as possible.

Meals

We are working with community partners, under the guidance of the state, to provide meals to students during this unprecedented crisis. RVUSD will provide for all children under the age of 18 a drive-thru/carry-out lunch service from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, March 23 (after Spring Break). Locations to be determined.

Child Care

District before and after-school Extended Care at all schools will be suspended. Any school-based Extended Care Camps for Spring Break will also be suspended.

COVID-19 Information

We understand there are many concerns around COVID-19, and the amount of information available can be overwhelming. For the latest information on COVID-19 from a reliable community source, we recommend you visit the Sonoma County Emergency website: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/ Sonoma County also has an information and resource hotline: dial 2-1-1 on your phone, or text your zip code to 898211, which lets you text with a 2-1-1 call taker who can answer questions. For school-related updates, visit our web page: https://www.rvusd.org/o/rvusd/page/health-updates--2

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed. Facts and circumstances may change quickly so we encourage you to check our website https://www.rvusd.org/o/rvusd/page/health-updates--2 and our district Facebook. We know that you will have many questions. We hope to have responses to you over the coming days.

Please be safe and mindful of your family’s health. We look forward to having our students back at their schools as soon as possible.

Dr. Tracy Smith

Superintendent

Rincon Valley Union School District

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TEMA: Se suspenderán las clases en las escuelas hasta el 5 de abril; los estudiantes completarán tareas en casa

14 de marzo de 2020

Estimada comunidad del distrito escolar Rincon Valley USD: Después de una cuidadosa consideración de muchos factores, el distrito ha tomado la decisión difícil de suspender los estudios basados en las escuelas del distrito escolar Rincon Valley hasta el 5 de abril, y proporcionar las tareas de los estudiantes para completar en el hogar. En resumen:

  • El distrito escolar Rincon Valley USD suspenderán todos los estudios basados en las escuelas a partir de las vacaciones de primavera, entre el 16 de marzo y hasta 5 de abril de 2020.
  • Se cancelarán todas las actividades después de clases, cuidado de niños y paseos del 16 de marzo al 5 de abril de 2020

Esta decisión se tomó en colaboración con el Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Condado de Sonoma (DHS) y la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Sonoma. Estamos implementando estas medidas para reducir la propagación del virus COVID-19 (coronavirus) por medio del distanciamiento social. Es importante tener en cuenta actualmente no hay casos conocidos de COVID-19 entre nuestros estudiantes o personal. Esta decisión permite a nuestra comunidad "aplanar la curva" y reducir la propagación del virus COVID-19 en la comunidad.

Estudios

Los alumnos permanecerán en casa. Sus escuelas proveerán materiales educativos, en línea y en papel. Su director proporcionará información más detallada sobre el proceso para recoger y entregar estos materiales Los maestros y su director/a trabajarán durante el cierre de las escuelas desde un lugar seguro para seguir proporcionando tareas a los estudiantes durante todo el cierre. Por supuesto, los estudiantes no están obligados a completar el trabajo durante las vacaciones de primavera, del 16 al 20 de marzo. Tenga paciencia mientras comienza este proceso. Los maestros se comunicarán con sus alumnos lo antes posible.

Comidas Escolares

Estamos trabajando con otras entidades comunitarias con el apoyo del estado, para proporcionar comidas a los estudiantes durante esta crisis sin precedente. El districo proporcionarán almuerzos para todos los niños menores de 18 años, un servicio de almuerzo para se puede recoger y llevar en su carro de las 11:30 a.m. a la 1:00 p.m. de lunes a viernes, a partir del lunes 23 de marzo (después de las vacaciones de primavera) Locaciones a determinar.

Cuidado de Niños

Todos los programas de cuidado de niños, en todas las escuelas del distrito también estarán suspendidos. Además cualquier programa de cuidado de niños durante las vacaciones de primavera estarán suspendidos.

Información sobre COVID-19

Entendemos que hay mucha preocupación en cuanto al COVID-19, y además, la cantidad de información disponible puede ser abrumadora. Para obtener información actual sobre COVID-19 de una fuente confiable de la comunidad, le recomendamos que visite el sitio web de Emergencias del Condado de Sonoma: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/ El Condado de Sonoma tambien provee información en la línea directa de recursos: marque el 2-1-1 en su teléfono o envíe un mensaje de texto con su código postal al 898211. Esto le permitirá intercambiar mensajes de texto con un operador del 2-1-1, quien podrá responder sus preguntas. Para recibir información actual sobre las escuelas, visite nuestra página web: https://www.rvusd.org/o/rvusd/page/health-updates--2

Continuaremos haciendo nuestro mejor esfuerzo para mantenerlos informados. Los hechos y circunstancias pueden cambiar rápidamente, por lo que le recomendamos que consulte nuestro sitio web https://www.rvusd.org/o/rvusd/page/health-updates--2 y nuestra página en Facebook. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta relacionada con una escuela, comuníquese con la directora de su escuela.

Por favor tenga cuidado y tenga en cuenta la salud de su familia. Espero que nuestros estudiantes vuelvan a sus escuelas lo mas antes posible.

Dra. Tracy Smith

Superintendent

Rincon Valley Union School District


March 13, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Dear RVUSD Families,

As we head into Spring Break, we are unable to provide any further updates regarding potential school closures. We continue to wait word from the Sonoma County Office of Education and the Public Health Department.

In addition to the cancelation or rescheduling of field trips and large gatherings, we have also decided that all of our Spring season sports will be postponed for now. This decision aligns with other decisions taken by local youth sports organizations in our area.

Please enjoy your Spring Break and we will let you know as soon as we know more on the status of school closures.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tracy Smith
Superintendent
Rincon Valley Union School District


MARCH 12, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear RVUSD Staff and Families,

In the last 24 hours we have seen a number of new restrictions implemented to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Several California school districts and universities announced that they would be closing schools and classes due to Coronavirus concerns. Other schools have suspended out-of-district athletic and student activities. We are analyzing the information coming in and working directly with the county support systems to make the decisions for our community. In addition to important daily hygiene measures such as hand washing; social distancing is one of the best ways we can act to help prevent it from spreading. For that reason, we are canceling or rescheduling all field trips, large group activities, and other community gatherings effective Monday, March 23rd- April 3rd.

The safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families remains our top priority. The decision to suspend /close a campus or the entire district will be made with input from county public health officials. Should such a decision be necessary, staff and families will be notified in the same manner as any other school closure day (email, text, phone call). This notification will be followed with additional information and instructions.

RVUSD is in the process of preparing for the possibility of school closures. District leadership is working directly with the County Office of Education and the County Health Department to make sure that we have the most current information on how COVID 19 is impacting our community. IF it is determined that we need to close a school or the entire district in response to a local case of the Coronavirus, the following steps will be taken:

  • Clear messaging from District as to the dates of the closure
  • Clear messaging on the steps that will be taken to clean the school site(s)
  • Information on the availability of online learning resources for students during the closure
  • Information on the availability of school work (paper packets) and where to access them
  • Information on access to our breakfast and lunch program during the closure
  • Any documents or processes that will be required upon the re-opening of schools

We appreciate your understanding and will continue to get information out to you as quickly as we can. In the meantime, enjoy your Spring Break next week. We will keep you informed.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tracy Smith

Superintendent

Rincon Valley Union School District


March 12, 2020 - RVUSD schools are open tomorrow (Friday, 3/13) for a full day of school. (absent further direction from state or county public health officials). Thank you!


MARCH 6, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

DR. TRACY SMITH

Dear RVUSD Families,

Rincon Valley Union School District continues to be in close contact with the Sonoma County Health Department and the Sonoma County Office of Education to obtain the most current guidance related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We know some of our families are employed by Keysight and your concern about COVID-19 may be heightened by yesterday’s Press Democrat online article about Keysight Technologies, one of the largest employers in Santa Rosa, closing to clean their facility as a result of one of their employees having flu-like symptoms. Those symptoms are similar to the symptoms of COVID-19, and this employee was a passenger on the same cruise ship that has had confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its passengers (the Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco to Mexico in February).

On Thursday, March 5th district leaders met with Sonoma County Public Health Officer Dr. Phillip for an in depth conversation and update on COVID-19. We gained insight on the following points which have all been verified through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:

  • There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 that affect any of the students or staff in our schools.
  • While information thus far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, older people and people with certain underlying health conditions seem to be at greater risk of serious illness. It is our understanding that COVID-19 has less impact on our young people. Students without underlying health concerns are in the lowest risk group.
  • School districts can make case-by-case decisions to exclude students, staff, or community members from school or school events as a precautionary measure.
  • The Department of Health Services is monitoring all suspected/confirmed cases of the virus in our community and will let us know if there is any action to take regarding our schools.
  • In the event that a case of COVID-19 occurs at a school site, district leadership will work with public health officials and the Sonoma County Office of Education to determine next steps, which may include closing a school for up to 14 days because after 14 days the virus is not contagious. Protocols and procedures are actively being developed so that if and when a case is identified at a school site, we are prepared.
  • Currently, we have not canceled large gatherings, field trips, athletic events, or other school community events.
  • While the State of California and the County of Sonoma have declared a health emergency, the primary purpose of doing so is to obtain access to financial and medical resources.
  • The Department of Health Services advises contacting your doctor if you have been exposed directly to someone who was on the Grand Princess Cruise or if you have traveled from impacted cities or countries AND have flu-like symptoms including a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For more information: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/coronavirus/
  • If you plan to travel to mainland China or any country with COVID-19 travel advisories during the upcoming spring break, you will be screened upon re-entry to the United States, as determined by federal and state officials, and subject to any new guidelines that may be implemented. Visit the CDC website for a list of destinations with risk of community spread of Coronavirus.

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and staff, and we take this responsibility seriously and will follow the lead of the Department of Health Services public health experts.

Meanwhile, there are some things that we all can do. It is flu season and we are following the best disease-prevention practices in schools. You can also follow best practices at home, such as:

  • Frequently washing your hands with soap and water
  • Keeping surfaces clean
  • Sneezing or coughing into a tissue or your elbow
  • Most importantly, keeping your child home when they are sick with flu-like symptoms, including a fever of 100-degrees Fahrenheit or 38-degrees Celsius or higher, shortness of breath, and coughing
  • Call your school if your child is staying home sick to let them know.

We appreciate your cooperation and communication during this dynamic time as we work together as a community to keep ourselves safe. We will update you as we embrace new information and data from the public health world.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tracy Smith

Superintendent


March 3, 2020

Dear Rincon Valley Staff and Families, As a District, we are continuing to monitor the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for reducing the risk of contracting and spreading viruses. We are providing schools with hand sanitizer and wipes to reduce the potential spread of germs. We are encouraging frequent student hand-washing and reminding students to cough/sneeze into an elbow or tissue. Our custodial staff have received direction to work directly with principals to ensure that classrooms are being properly cleaned. It’s important that everyone (staff, students and family members) take steps to reduce the spread of illness, especially to protect whose who are most vulnerable: *wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer *avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, then wash your hands *stay home when ill, have a fever and limit contact with others *avoid contact with people who are sick *regularly clean high touch surfaces This is a dynamic situation and we are continuing with all school activities as scheduled. As we get additional information from the County Health Department, we will make adjustments as needed.