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Update (3/31/2020): In recent weeks, the State of California escalated its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, through the executive order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom, calling for California residents to stay at home, with exceptions for attending to essential needs.
Locally, the Orange County Health Care Agency tightened restrictions on public and private gatherings and the Orange County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Al Mijares, expressed his support for Orange County school districts to extend school dismissal dates. “Keeping children home from school is a drastic measure, one that shows how seriously health officials and educators are taking this public health threat,” said Mijares. “We must do our part now to flatten the curve.”
Based on these conditions, directives and continued preventive measures, SVUSD is extending the student dismissal with distance learning in place through Friday, May 1, 2020. Students are now scheduled to return to campus on Monday, May 4, 2020. Spring Break will continue as previously scheduled April 6-10, 2020. While students are not physically attending school on campus, teaching and learning has continued throughout the dismissals, and as such we will observe the previously scheduled break.
If we learn, prior to May 1, that circumstances have changed and that we can safely reopen our schools, SVUSD will do so at our earliest opportunity. To that end, the District will continue to monitor closely the guidance from federal, state and local authorities and coordinate our actions and responses with expert health agencies.