Superintendent's Message

  • March 25, 2021

    Dr Cora

    Dear SPUSD Parents and Guardians, 

    The District hopes this correspondence finds you and your family safe and healthy.  We also want to thank all parents for your patience and understanding through this yearlong pandemic.  Our administrators, teachers, and support staff have worked extremely hard to provide the best distance learning experience for our students through these challenging times. 

    This letter will provide information regarding the upcoming prescheduled two-week spring break for students and staff as well as wonderful news for students and parents. 

    Students and staff will experience a two-week spring break which begins on Monday, March 29 and ends on Friday, April 9.  The District wants to inform parents who plan to travel out of state or the country, there is a strongly recommended ten-day quarantine by Ventura County Public Health for anyone leaving the state or country.   

    The second and most important message is wonderful news – staff is excited to welcome students back for in-person instruction as we reopen our schools!  The following schedule will be used for students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade: 

    • April 12  Distance Learning for all Students 
    • April 13 and 15  TK- 2nd grade and select special education programs in-person instruction for Cohort A 
    • April 14 and 16  TK- 2nd grade and select special education programs in-person instruction for Cohort B 
    • April 19  Distance Learning for all students 
    • April 20 and 22  3rd 5th grade in person instruction for Cohort A 
    • April 21 and 23  3rd 5th grade in-person instruction for Cohort B 

    Parents who requested their child(ren) remain in the distance learning model will continue to learn using the remote method used thus far.  All other students will begin attending school on the dates listed. 

    Sixth grade students will follow the schedule below: 

    • April 12-14    Distance Learning for all Students 
    • April 15  In-person instruction for Cohort A 
    • April 16  In-person instruction for Cohort B 

    Our district will begin offering small group instruction for students at Isbell Middle School (7th and 8th), Renaissance High School, and Santa Paula High School (9th through 12th) for students the week of April 19. 

    It is important to inform parents that each school has a COVID Safety Plan and safety measures in place.  Upon reopening of our schools, all students and staff will be screened prior to entering campuses and facemasks will be provided, if needed.  Classroom furniture is properly spaced for physical distancing, hand-sanitizing stations are strategically placed around campuses, and continual cleaning and sanitizing will be completed by district staff. 

    In closing, we are excited to have students return to school!  As always, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility. We respect the decision of parents who prefer to keep their child(ren) on distance learning or have their child attend school in a hybrid model.  Either way, we are here to provide all students a safe and productive learning experience.  Please check with your child’s school for further detailed information regarding our reopening.  Thank you.  

    Sincerely, 

    Dr. Ed Cora 

    Superintendent 

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