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October 22, 2020

In this Edition

  • A Message from the Superintendent
  • Meet our school nurses
  • COVID-19 notification process & new TTUSD COVID-19 Dashboard

  • Update on negotiations with TTEA

 

A Message from the Superintendent

Dear TTUSD Community,

 

Next Wednesday, October 28, is our big transition day to our hybrid model of instruction, and we are just one week away from reopening our schools to students! We can’t wait to welcome them back to school safely.

Please know that we take the safety of our students and staff very seriously. We have extensive safety measures in place to reopen, and it takes a significant amount of time to plan and implement (and wait for late deliveries!). This is why we haven’t opened sooner. We’ve done our best to reduce health and safety risks and we had to be certain that every measure was in place, from redesigned classrooms to new handwashing stations, to desk shields, to creating new paths of travel, to signage all over each campus with reminders to wear a mask and practice social distancing, to installing CDPH’s recommended MERV-13 air filters at all schools and more! I am so proud of our team - they truly are the definition of a team, and everyone has been working tirelessly to make this safe reopening a reality for our students.

We need your help to make this work. Please help us keep our kids in school by diligently practicing the safety protocols outlined in our Parent Guidebook both in and out of school. At no time should anyone come on campus if they are ill. Safety is non-negotiable and we must all do our part to stay healthy.

What to expect for next week:

  • Monday, October 26, and Tuesday, October 27, are school days, and students will be connecting with their teachers. They will also be teacher prep days.

  • We are transitioning to a hybrid model of instruction on Wednesday, October 28. This is a distance learning day for all students, where teachers will go over their expectations with their students.

  • We are reopening our schools on Thursday, October 29 to our Cohort B students.

  • Students in Cohort A will be welcomed back on Monday, November 2.

This hybrid model of instruction is new to all of us. We know that our limited parameters due to COVID-19 continue to cause challenges for families. We are doing our best and will continue to learn and grow and adapt as needed to do what’s best for our students and our TTUSD community.

I appreciate your patience and partnership as we embark on this new educational model.

Carmen Ghysels
Superintendent Chief Learning Officer

 

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