When visiting the SUHSD website, a notification entitled “Distance Learning Extended” pops up as shown below:
According to Allan Server, SUHSD Board President, “The ‘Distance Learning Extended’ message is intended to ensure that everyone understands that no sudden change to on-campus instruction will take place at the start of the second semester.”
Current distance learning plans can be found on the SUHSD website and are expected to remain the same for the next semester starting January 4th, until new changes, if any, are announced. However, the current plan for reopening SUHSD schools remains “a working document and will be updated and amended as we are able to further define key components of instruction and health and safety measures,” according to Interim Superintendent Crystal Leach.
Sarver’s remarks came after Leach’s response to San Mateo County’s shift into the Purple Tier on November 28th. He stated, “Coming out of winter break on January 4, at least 2-3 weeks will be required to learn whether infection rates increase again due to community interaction during the break. It is only after that point, when and if infection rates decline and the County moves into lower tiers, that on-campus instruction could begin.”
Despite this, Sarver said, “M-A Staff, along with Staff across the [District], are collaborating together regularly and often, to assess what is working best in Distance Learning, what the greatest challenges are, and how to continuously improve teaching practices and student success.”