COVID19_Lettertofamilies

Dear Lassen County Families
Posted on 05/07/2020
Lassen County LogoMay 6, 2020

Dear Families of Lassen County:

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, our school districts, County Office of Education, and charter schools in Lassen County remain diligent in our efforts to provide families with essential services, support student wellness, and ensure continuity of our students’ education. We understand that many of you have questions following Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference on April 28 in which he suggested schools may start the 2020-21 school year as early as late July to make up for learning loss that has occurred due to the stay-at-home order. Lassen County schools have all adopted calendars with start
dates for the fall and do not plan to bring students back to campuses for classes this school year.

The Lassen County Superintendent of Schools and Districts continue to meet on a regular basis and are in the process of creating a plan for how schools will address the needs of students next school year. We understand that this will look different for each school and grade level. Details about what learning looks
like next year will depend on a variety of factors, as well as guidance from public health. As a result, we are putting together several scenarios that will address social distancing requirements to keep our students
and staff safe while also supporting student learning.

As we plan for learning next school year, the Superintendents in Lassen County are committed to working together. Currently, we are meeting weekly to ensure our students continue to receive high-quality instruction and other essential services. We will continue to communicate information to our community
as changes are made. We are proud of our incredible community and want to thank each of you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation during this time.

Sincerely,

Patricia A. Gunderson, County Superintendent of Schools
Paula Silva, Superintendent, Big Valley Joint Unified School District
Dr. Chris Bonn, Superintendent, Fort Sage Unified School District
Ed Brown, Superintendent, Janesville Union School District
Dr. Scott Smith, Superintendent, Johnstonville Elementary School District
Morgan Nugent, Superintendent, Lassen Union High School District
Sherri Morgan, Executive Director, Long Valley School/Thompson Peak Charter School
Vicky Leitaker, Superintendent, Richmond Elementary School District
Jeff Baker, Superintendent, Shaffer Elementary School District
Jason Waddell, Superintendent, Susanville School District/Ravendale-Termo Elementary School District
Michael Altenburg, Superintendent, Westwood Unified School District
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