Dear Pine Hill parents, I am very excited about this week’s reopening of the Pine Hill campus! An incredible amount of work and planning has gone into our reopening, and...
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Here's this week's version of the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. Please remember that all students receive instruction through distance learning every Monday.
Please watch the following video about how to complete the daily health screening for students coming onto campus. This new screening will begin on Tues. 10/20. Thank you for helping to ensure our campus is safe for everyone. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-gSnFmOxcF8M-y2SSX-EwANaoMybRZDD/view?usp=sharing
October 13, 2020
TO: South Bay Union Elementary School District Families
SUBJECT: In-Person, On-Campus Learning
On March 13, 2020 – exactly seven months ago – was the last time students were on our campuses laughing and learning. Today, the South Bay campus welcomed students back into classrooms, and tomorrow, the Pine Hill campus will greet our youngest students as they begin the start of their in-person school year. The road to get here involved the coordination and creative problem solving of many dedicated professionals and educators – a list of names too long to write here. That said, I do feel it necessary to call our community attention to the extraordinary efforts of our school principals, Ms. Heather Becksted and Mr. Tim Grimmett, who without, in-person learning would not have been possible. I feel privileged to call them colleagues, and as a parent with a child at each site, I trust their leadership completely. THANK YOU, Heather, and Tim!
Now as parents, the option to continue in-person, on-campus learning lies largely in our control. The following steps will greatly increase a prolonged and sustainable in-person learning opportunity:
1) If you are sick, stay home. I can’t say that too many times or loud enough. Every individual coming onto campus must complete a self-symptom screening to ensure the health and safety of our school community.
2) Face coverings are required. Please have multiple masks and wash them regularly.
3) Wash your hands often. Proper hand hygiene and avoiding touching your face is a simple and effective way to prevent infections.
4) Practice physical distancing. 6foot space, while masked is the gold standard.
5) Review and follow the CDPH Guidance for Private Gatherings. In general, the more people from different households a person interacts with at a gathering, the closer the physical interaction is, and the longer the interaction lasts, the higher the risk that a person with a COVID-19 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic, may spread it to others. A few details from the guidance --
a. Consistent 3 Household Maximum
b. Gather Outdoors
c. Don’t Attend Gatherings If You Feel Sick or You Are in a High-Risk Group
d. Practice Physical Distancing and Hand Hygiene at Gatherings
e. Wear a Face Covering to Keep COVID-19 from Spreading
f. Keep it Short (2 hours or less)
g. Singing, Chanting, and Shouting Are Strongly Discouraged
Together, we find ourselves in the middle of the most important public trust exercise of our lifetime and it is our collective social responsibility to not only look after the health and welfare of ourselves and our family, but our entire South Bay community. Together, by taking the COVID-19 guidance to heart, I’m confident we can keep our campus doors open and begin to create our new South Bay normal.
My Very Best,
Gary Storts, Superintendentview image
Here's this week's Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter with lots of info. In-person instruction begins this week. Please read!
Here's the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter for the coming week. Expect more information regarding hybrid and distance learning throughout the week as well.