GUSD closes schools for the rest of the year due to COVID-19

Posted on April 2, 2020

Photo information: Tenth-grader Fredy Rubio, 16, center, and his mother, Carolyn Chavez, pick up a laptop last week at Linda Esperanza Marquez High School in Huntington Park for schoolwork at home.

Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has impacted not only AP exams but schools all across California.
As of yesterday, schools across the state are to be more than likely to be closed for the rest of the academic year. In the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD), the closing of all the schools in the district became official.
“The Board of Education and our district leadership are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our entire Glendale Unified community. Based on recommendations from state and local health and education authorities, we have made a decision to extend remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year,” GUSD Superintendent Vivian Ekchian said in an email to the Glendale Unified students. staff, families, and community.
The rest of the letter addresses the concerns of the senior class across the district not having a graduation ceremony and nutritional services:

“We are considering many options for graduations and end of year celebrations. We recognize the importance of these momentous life events, especially for our seniors, and we will work closely with our students, staff, and families to make these experiences as meaningful as possible for our amazing students.Our Nutritional Services Department will continue to serve breakfast and lunch for students at our grab-and-go sites Monday-Friday until schools reopen. Find locations and additional information at www.gusd.net/meals.

We remain committed to ensuring our students maintain continuity of education and our highest-need families receive healthy meals and access to necessities while our schools are closed. We will continue to keep our community informed as we learn new information and appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this unique situation together.”

Although schools are going to remain closed for the rest of the academic year, learning is going to continue through “remote learning,” more commonly known as “social distance learning.” Through Google classroom codes posted on hooverhs.org, teachers at Hoover are keeping in contact with their students to ensure that students still receive the best education possible.

 

 

For more information on the likeliness of closing of schools across California: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-31/california-campuses-unlikely-to-reopen-this-year-because-of-coronavirus?

 

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