SLCUSD Family Communication #5

Friday, Mar 20th

March 20, 2020

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGEDr. Eric Prater, SuperintendentWe made it through the first full week of school closure in San Luis Coastal. Beginning on Wednesday of this week, all students kicked off with a new learning model: virtual school. This was a tremendous challenge for our district and I want to give a “shout out” to our SLCUSD staff who collaborated, shared, and took a big leap into a space not previously known. I am proud of the work being done for our students and know that we are only going to get better! Governor Newsom took the bold but necessary step to shelter-at-home across the state. The COVID-19 pandemic is real and will leave its mark on our world for generations to come. It is my hope to minimize the impact on our students, families, and employees in the coming weeks, months, and years. It is my opinion that we need to become much more nimble as educators and flex with the emerging challenges. Whether it’s a virtual or in-person school experience, we must be ready to adapt. Our district will make the necessary adjustments and be ready for this kind of future. Please stay informed, involved, and we’ll do this together!I wanted to share a beautiful video with you as our Baywood Preschool Teacher, Ms. Fionna, reads a story to her kids.Have a safe and peaceful weekend. I will reach out to you next week.BUSINESS SERVICESRyan Pinkerton, Assistant Superintendent of Business ServicesFood Services Continues to Feed Our StudentsErin Primer and the Food Services team have been incredible throughout this closure. This week, we served 13,000 meals - the same amount as was served in total last summer.We are working with the State to adjust our service to once a week to better serve our families. These boxes will contain enough food for the week. On Monday and Tuesday, we will be sharing information with you as you pick up meals. We will also be posting information on our website and sending out reminders via email in regards to any changes that occur.SLCUSD COVID-19 Webpage is LiveThe San Luis Coastal website now has a COVID-19 page to be a resource for parents, staff, and students.EDUCATIONAL SERVICESKimberly McGrath, Assistant Superintendent of Educational ServicesTeachers Get Creative with their Online ClassesTeachers are thinking creatively and showing off their innovative spirit. Check out this great video the elementary PE teachers created to get kids moving.T-Mobile HotspotsSLCUSD is currently out of internet hotspots. More devices have been ordered. You will be notified once they come in and are ready to be checked out. We are sorry for the delay and appreciate your patience.If your student is in need of a Chromebook, please call your child's school at the main number to schedule an appointment to check one out. Is Your Child Having Difficulty Adjusting to Online Learning?Please reach out to your child’s teacher or counselor if they are experiencing great difficulty in getting work done, experiencing extreme stress, or with any problems and difficulties they may have.Credit RecoveryDuring this time of Virtual Learning, SLCUSD continues to provide Credit Recovery so that students can meet graduation and A-G requirements. Because credit recovery is already provided through virtual learning, the main change for students will likely be time management. To successfully complete their credit recovery courses, students should plan about one hour every weekday to work on their credit recovery course. If you have questions about credit recovery, please contact your student’s credit recovery teacher:
MBHS: Linnae Coiner
SLOHS: Jan Fetcho

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