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Safely Reopening OUSD

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Oct. 13 board meeting recap from ousd superintendent dr. vitale

Oct. 14, 2020

Last night, our OUSD Board of Education had a regularly scheduled meeting, and I wanted to share the general updates with you. In terms of our upcoming return to campus, we are making sure that our sites are stocked with all items on our personal protective equipment (PPE) list. We have received our sanitation backpack sprayers and have provided training to the appropriate staff. Around the district, teams at each campus are working hard to prepare for students’ return with signage, handwashing stations, PPE and more. Additionally, we will be providing HEPA air purifiers with MERV 17 filters for each classroom and work space around campuses and district offices.

Some important dates to note:

Oct. 19: We will be releasing our safety video to give you a tour of what school will look like when we are back on campus. That same day, all schools will be hosting return to campus informational meetings for all parents and guardians, with morning and evening sessions. Your principal will send an email with sign-up information.

Oct. 20: The district will host a virtual District Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. giving an overview of our safety protocols when we return to campus such as face coverings, social distancing, and cover important topics such as what to do if your student is ill. You can check your email or text for information, or our Parent Advisory Committees webpage.

Nov. 2: Students in Special Education Preschool, TK-5th grade moderate/severe, and elementary Social Emotional Academic Support (SEAS) classes return in hybrid instructional model. Families will receive communication on return details from Special Education. 

Nov. 9: Elementary Students TK-5th grade return in hybrid model

Jan. 11: Secondary Students (6-12th grade) return in hybrid model

For our middle and high school scholars, we have created socialization plans to provide students with the opportunity to engage with their peers outside of the classroom structure while we are in virtual learning. Some of those opportunities are virtual and some are available in person. For example, club meetings, ROTC, Marching Band, drama clubs, and counseling services all have plans that will be communicated with families soon. Please reach out to your school counselor for details on socialization opportunities.  

For more information including a list of commonly asked questions, the OUSD Virtual Learning and Return to In-Person Instruction Guide, examples of PPE, grade-level sample hybrid schedules, and state and county health guidance, please visit our Safely Reopening OUSD website.

We appreciate your support and collaborative spirit. We know that virtual learning has been difficult for many families. While some thrive in a virtual environment, others may be eagerly looking forward to our return to in-person learning. Here in Oceanside Unified School District, the entire team is anxiously waiting for the day that we will all be back on campus together again. Let’s stay focused on the ways we can help each other get to that goal. As always, stay safe, wear your mask, wash your hands, and take care of one another.

Sincerely,

Julie A. Vitale, Ph.D

Superintendent

expanded enrichment and secondary learning centers

The purpose of the Expanded Enrichment Program and Secondary Learning Center Interest Form is to provide in-person academic support and enrichment opportunities to students in grades TK-12. If you are interested in academic support, please complete the form linked in this document for each school and/or child. The information will be used to create academic cohorts starting Monday, October 19, 2020. Academic and Enrichment support provided by the following providers:

  • ASAP-After School Achievement Program

  • BASE-Before and After School Enrichment

  • BGCO-Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside

  • STAAR-Success Through Academics And Role-Models

  • ARC- ASES Provider