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    ESUHSD FAQ (COVID-19) - Update 3/25 - Distance Learning Begins March 31st

    EXCERPTS of ESUHSD Frequently Asked Questions - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated: March 25, 2020  

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    East Side Union High School District Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

     

    How long will our schools in ESUHSD be closed? May 1st

     

    Our spring break has been canceled.

     

    Per the agreement of all six County Superintendents in the Bay Area in collaboration with local superintendents and the various County Departments of Public Health, school closures will continue through May 1, 2020. 

     

    Is there a possibility that schools would remain closed longer than May 1st? Yes.

     

    We will follow the guidelines of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in conjunction with the Santa Clara County Office of Education. We are leaning toward making a final decision on school closures for the remainder of the school year on April 20, 2020. 

     

    How will the closures impact the school year?

    Will we have to make up lost days at the end of the school?

    No. Because the shelter in place covers our spring break, we are adding these dates for our employees to the end of the year thus shortening the school year by five days. School will end on May 28, 2020. 

     

    How do we continue to provide access to learning for ALL students?

    We will start the full implementation of Distance Learning on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. More information will be provided by Thursday, March 26, 2020. 

     

     

    This is an excerpt of the FAQ showing only updated information as of March 25th.  Please see attachment for the entire FAQ and all editions.

    SCC Health Officer Orders Shelter in Place for residents

    Order of the Health Officer of the County of Santa Clara

    ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE EXCEPT THAT THEY MAY LEAVE TO PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES OR ENGAGE IN CERTAIN ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES AND WORK FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES; EXEMPTING INDIVIDUALS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS FROM THE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER BUT URGING THEM TO FIND SHELTER AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO PROVIDE IT; DIRECTING ALL BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES TO CEASE NON-ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS AT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS IN THE COUNTY; PROHIBITING ALL NON­ ESSENTIAL GATHERINGS OF ANY NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS; AND ORDERING CESSATION OF ALL NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL

    DATE OF ORDER: MARCH 16, 2020

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    ESUHSD Announces Closure of Schools Through May 1st

    ESUHSD Announces Closure of Schools

    March 16, through April 3, 2020

    Spring Break has been moved to April 6-10

    Schools and classes scheduled reopen April 13

    COVID-19 Parent Resource EnglishSpanish | Vietnamese


    School Closure: March 16--March 30
    info: School lunches during school closure

     

    Need to borrow a Chromebook? 

    Classes resume: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 on Distance Learning
     

     Students needing help with SchoolLoop or school computers (@students.esuhsd.org),
    please email Ms. Daniell (danielle@esuhsd.org) during the school closures and spring break.

     

    Updates & Information


     

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    The Declarations of Independence High School (Student Learning Outcomes)

    1. Civic Engagement: Students will be informed on local, national and global matters, and will apply this knowledge to engage positively in their community.

    2. Collaboration: Students will be able to work together, exchanging and constructing new ideas in order to identify common goals and achieve solutions.

    3. Communication: Students will be able to listen actively, share ideas, convey thoughts, and exchange information effectively.

    4. Creativity: Students will use their strengths and individual mindsets to synthesize ideas and express thoughts in a unique manner.

    5. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will be able to apply their knowledge to analyze situations, strategize, and apply viable solutions.

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    ACADEMIES

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    Are you interested in joining an academy next year? IHS has four different academies open to all students. 

    Academies offer an excellent opportunity for students wishing to learn about a career path: Carpentry, Finance, STEAM, or Teaching.

    If you have any questions, please contact

    Carpentry: Mr. Ellison (ellisone@esuhsd.org)

    Finance: Mr. Stegeman (stegemanwi@esuhsd.org)

    STEAM: Mr. Aiello (aielloj@esuhsd.org)

    Teaching: Mrs. Narveson (narveson@esuhsd.org)

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