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Message from the Superintendent

July 15, 2020

Dear Val Verde Community,

We want to provide you with an important update regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year. On July 14, our Board of Education unanimously approved a full Distance Learning Program that phases into a blended learning model when COVID-19 cases in Riverside County begin to decline. To achieve instructional continuity, it is recommended that full Distance Learning occur through October 30th at which time the Board of Education will determine if it is safe to transition to a blended learning model. This decision was made with the health and safety of students, staff, and families as a primary consideration. The recent and significant rise of COVID-19 cases in our community and Riverside County is a major concern. 

Many people are wondering how long it will be until students return to school for in-person instruction. Unfortunately, that is a difficult question to answer. Our Re-Opening Schools Task Force made up of multiple stakeholders has been meeting regularly since May to fully understand all of our options and to put the safety of our students at the forefront of every decision. We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 statistics in our community and Riverside County. In the end, we will rely on many factors including guidelines from health officials, laws, and regulations. The most important consideration will be the health and safety of our students and staff. Administration will provide updates to the Board of Education so they can determine the prudent time to offer in-person instruction.   

Val Verde has always prided itself on being a Future Ready District.  COVID-19 has definitely put those words to test.  We are confident in our ability to deliver quality education to our communities in this new digital landscape.

Our distance learning program will be quite different when we start school this year than it was during the spring school closures. The classes in the fall will be a complete instructional program similar to an in-school model. Some of the elements included are: 

  • Daily teacher interactions

  • Student attendance and engagement will be monitored

  • Regular communication and support from classroom teacher

  • Interventions and enrichments will be provided

  • Assessment and grading will be based on classroom instruction and assignments

  • All course content will be taught utilizing district adopted core and supplemental curriculum based on state standards

  • All students will receive a Chromebook with elementary students receiving touch screens

  • Support for students with limited internet access

  • Extracurricular activities and afterschool programs offerings are being explored

More details will continue to be provided as information becomes available. 

We sincerely thank all stakeholders for their valuable input and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this very trying time

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