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THOUGHTEXCHANGE REPORT

We recently asked for your input as we plan for the next phase of the 2020-2021 school year, and we appreciate the Thoughtexchange turnout: 1,117 participants shared 1,318 thoughts and provided 58,707 ratings. We collected feedback from stakeholders on this question: “What are the most important things our school district needs to think about as we continue to respond to COVID-19 and plan for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year?”

View the November 2020 Thoughtexchange report here.

In EUSD, we have continued to work on a realistic plan for the 2020-2021 school year, keeping the health and safety of your children and our employees as the guiding principle. The district’s comprehensive reopening plan is available for review.

EUSD Safe School Reopening Plan

For the latest district-related COVID-19 news, visit our Family Communications page.

Superintendent Welcome Meeting Presentation Document

ABOUT 2020-2021

 

EUSD COVID-19 Dashboard

All confirmed COVID-19 cases related to Escondido Union School District campuses and offices will be posted to this dashboard. This dashboard separately counts individuals – students or staff members – with a confirmed positive test who attended during an infectious state. Community-related cases of those who have not come onto campus within close contact of other students and staff are counted separately. Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated; or two days before test specimen collection for asymptomatic patients.

Once the district learns of an individual who has tested positive at a school site or office, these steps are followed:

• Isolate individuals if present and advise of any required self-quarantine.
• Consult with local health officials.
• Clean and treat any affected areas.
• Contact trace within EUSD to determine close contacts.
• Immediately notify anyone within EUSD determined to have had close contact and advise of any required self-quarantine.
• Notify anyone who may have been in proximity, such as in the classroom, school, or office.\
• Follow any additional recommendations from the San Diego County public health officials.

Dashboard numbers will be updated every Friday.

Cumulative since September 28, 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 51 34 305 54
Bernardo
Central
Conway 6 3 33 3
Farr Avenue
Felicita 1 3 33 6
Glen View 4 1 10 2
Juniper 8 3 29 7
Lincoln
L.R. Green 1 2 40 3
Miller 1 1 11 2
North Broadway 1
Oak Hill 6 4 32 4
Orange Glen 4 2 12 1
Pioneer 3 3 32 6
Reidy Creek 2 1 8 1
Rock Springs 3 4 37 8
Rose 1 1 9 2
Bear Valley 1 7
Del Dios 3
Hidden Valley 4 1
Mission 4 5 40 14
Quantum
Rincon 2
October 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 22 11 88 18
Bernardo
Central
Conway 1 1 11 1
Farr Avenue
Felicita
Glen View 1
Juniper 2 1 11 3
Lincoln
L.R. Green
Miller 1 1 11 2
North Broadway 1
Oak Hill 2 1
Orange Glen 3 2 12 1
Pioneer 3 2 23 5
Reidy Creek 1 1 8 1
Rock Springs 1 1 10 2
Rose
Bear Valley
Del Dios 3
Hidden Valley 3 1
Mission 2 2 25 8
Quantum
Rincon 2
November 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 30 25 240 48
Bernardo
Central
Conway 5 2 22 2
Farr Avenue
Felicita 1 4 17 4
Glen View 3 1 10 2
Juniper 6 2 18 4
Lincoln
L.R. Green 1 2 40 3
Miller
North Broadway
Oak Hill 3 3 32 4
Orange Glen 1
Pioneer 3 3 32 6
Reidy Creek 1
Rock Springs 2 3 27 5
Rose 1 1 9 2
Bear Valley 1 7
Del Dios 1
Hidden Valley 1
Mission 1 2 15 6
Quantum
Rincon

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

The Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan) was established by the California Legislature intended to balance the needs of all stakeholders, including educators, parents, students and community members, while streamlining meaningful stakeholder engagement and condensing several preexisting plans. In particular, it addresses the ongoing need for local educational agencies to formally plan for the 2020-21 school year in the amid the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Learning Continuity Plan replaces the LCAP for the 2020-21 school year and supersedes the requirements in Executive Order N-56-20. This plan is intended to memorialize the planning process that is already underway for the 2020-21 school year. All LEAs, which includes school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools are required to complete the Learning Continuity Plan.

The Learning Continuity Plan for Escondido Union School District can be found here.

Enrollment

Q: Where can I get information about registration and enrollment?

A: Visit our Registration and Enrollment page.

Learning and Instruction

Q: What does the elementary virtual hybrid model look like?

Q: What does the middle school virtual hybrid model look like?

Q: What does the Full Distance E-Learning model look like?

Full Distance Model Example

Q: What learning model program will my child be assigned if I did not complete the program selection form?

A: If you did not submit a learning model selection form, your child will be placed in the hybrid model designated for their grade level: Modified Classic Hybrid Model for elementary or Two Full-Day Hybrid Model for middle school.

Q: How is the Full Distance Learning Model for 2020-2021 going to be different from the Distance Learning implemented when schools physically closed in March?

A: The new distance learning is very different from the former Distance Learning model used during school the spring 2020 school closures. Distance learning was an emergency response to the school closures, with limited live instruction and a temporary no harm grading policy.  Input from teachers, students, and parents have contributed to dramatic changes for EUSD’s Full Distance E-Learning Model. Virtual learning will adhere to a daily learning schedule, with letter grades and daily attendance, a more personalized learning approach and significantly more teacher-facilitated interaction and direct teaching of rigorous and engaging standards-based content. This model will also allow for a more individualized approach to learning that will allow students to accelerate learning as well as modify pacing based on the student’s individual needs.

Health and Safety

Q: Are face coverings required?

A: All students and all school employees will be required to wear a face mask while at school.  The district will provide face coverings to employees and students if needed. Face coverings are not required when eating or drinking.

Q: What measures will be implemented on campus to ensure the safety of students and employees?

A: The safety of students and employees is EUSD’s No. 1 priority. For that reason, the district will follow all safety and health guidelines established by the California Department of Public Health and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency to the greatest extent possible. The district’s health and safety protocols include:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting: Areas used by students and employees will be disinfected daily, with a focus on high-touch surfaces.
  • Temperature checks: Temperature and symptom checks will be required for all students and employees, and will be administered at specific entry points. If a student or employee has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, they will not be allowed onto an EUSD campus. If a student exhibits symptoms during the day, the student will wait in a designated location on campus to be picked up by a parent, guardian, or authorized caregiver.
  • Physical distancing: EUSD employees will encourage physical distancing throughout the day. Schedules will be developed to reduce the numbers of students in common areas during breaks and lunch. Class size maximums on elementary and middle school campuses, combined with specific arrangements of tables and chairs, will allow for 6 feet of physical distancing in all classrooms. Outdoor spaces also may be used as available.
  • Face coverings: All students and all school employees will be required to wear a face mask while at school. The district will provide face coverings to employees and students if needed. Face coverings are not required when eating or drinking. Face coverings are not required when eating or drinking.
  • Hygiene: Staff members will regularly review hygiene practices with students, including  proper handwashing, avoiding contact with one’s eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes appropriately. Hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms, office areas, and other high-touch, high-traffic areas. Additional handwashing stations also will be available on all EUSD campuses.

Nutrition

With the transition to on-campus hybrid instruction, the schedule for the distribution of no-cost meals is updating. Please review the detailed schedules, which are categorized by grade level and program type. The new nutrition schedules take effect the week of October 12 for grades TK through 2 and the week of October 19 for grades 3 through 8. Please review the schedules for details on the transition from the current Tuesday and Thursday meals distribution. As a reminder, EUSD’s no-cost nutrition program currently serves all students regardless of their school of attendance. 

Employee Information

Q: I have questions about work-related questions about COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Where can I find answers?

A: The Human Resources team has compiled detailed answers to frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and work during the 2020-2021 school year. You can review the FAQs here.

Q: I’m an EUSD staff member who was unable to attend the July 31 Employee Information Meeting. What did I miss?

A: You can watch a video of the meeting here. Topics covered include safety measures, leave options related to COVID-19, the reasonable accommodation process, and requests for working remotely.

Q: I have some questions after watching the presentation video. What’s the best way to submit my questions?

A: Please submit this EUSD employee question form. Depending on the type of question, you may receive a direct response by email or phone call, or the question may be included in Frequently Asked Questions information sheet for employees.

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