SLCUSD Family Communication #6

Monday, Mar 23rd

March 23, 2020

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGEDr. Eric Prater, SuperintendentWe made it through the first week of school closure and discovered the challenges of our new normal. There are many celebrations and acknowledgements for the heroic work of staff, parents, and students to make the best of this imposing situation. A recent example of this was shared with me by a grateful parent. These two San Luis Coastal teachers shared the healing power of laughter with their students last week. You should check it out.After listening to feedback from our parent community, I would like to strike a balance with our communications. I understand you are inundated with ParentSquare updates from the district office and school sites on a daily basis. This is in addition to ongoing communications from your child’s teachers. In an effort to maintain the flow of critical information, I will provide this Family Communication every Friday beginning this week. If more information needs to be shared, I will provide it to our site principals to include in their regular communications with you. I hope you find this helpful.As we begin Week 2 of virtual learning, please know we are working closely with our staff to clarify expectations and online protocols. We are trying to keep learning alive, students engaged, and emotional wellness as a priority. This is no small effort; however, I believe we have the capacity in our hearts and minds to achieve these goals. Please find ways to connect with those you love - even if it’s six feet apart. Talk to you on Friday.BUSINESS SERVICESRyan Pinkerton, Assistant Superintendent of Business ServicesFood Services Opens Online OrderingWe are adjusting our meal service plans to better protect our staff and better serve our families. Please bear with us as we adjust plans based on staffing, product, and safety.Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th we will offer daily meal pick ups at eight of our locations. Starting Wednesday, March 25, we will move to pre-ordered, once a week pick up meals at five of our school locations for district students only. The orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday for a Wednesday pick up. Wednesday pick up will be available at the following locations:

  • Laguna Middle School
  • Los Osos Middle School
  • Pacheco Elementary School
  • Sinsheimer Elementary School
  • Del Mar Elementary School

The Meal Helpline is open Monday through Friday, 9am - 2pm at (805) 549-1270.EDUCATIONAL SERVICESKimberly McGrath, Assistant Superintendent of Educational ServicesThank You for Your FeedbackThank you for participating in the ThoughtExchange survey and providing your feedback. Overwhelmingly, parents were incredibly appreciative of the work of our staff and teachers. We understand the value you place on videos and interactions with teachers. We will continue to work to provide a great instructional opportunity for your students while improving our virtual learning model.Hotspots On OrderSLCUSD 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 we appreciate your patience.

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