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Guidelines for the School Community

Guidance and Recommendations
The goals of the Reopening Work Group center on developing plans for Fall 2020 school openings and further focus groups were formed to address details and develop further plans. All focus group is guided by California Guidance for Schools, Senate Bill 98 (SB 98), Assembly Bill 77 (AB 77), and San Diego County Public Health Services. Recommendations will be shared with the SDUHSD School Board of Trustees,  who may adopt  them or request modifications.  

County and State Mandates
The San Diego County Office of Public Health, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), or the Office of the Governor can issue mandates that SDUHSD would be required to follow. On July 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, presented additional guidelines and orders for schools. Under these guidelines and orders, all schools, public or private, are precluded from in-person, on-campus instruction if the county in which they are located is on the State of California Monitoring List. At this time, San Diego County is on the list, and therefore, if SDUHSD schools were to start today, distance learning would be required. In order to resume on-campus instruction, a county must be off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. SDUHSD is required to consult with San Diego County Public Health officials regarding the feasibility of reopening campuses for in-person instruction, either fully or in one of the models described in this document.  In addition to the State of California monitoring list for the county, there are specific criteria (p. 2) that districts must meet for schools to remain open.  

SDUHSD 2020-2021 School Reopening
The San Dieguito Union High School District 2020-2021 school year will begin as scheduled on August 25, 2020. At a Special Board Meeting on July 30, the Board of Trustees took action in order to provide stability and a consistent first quarter, voting to operate on the Distance Learning Model for the entirety of the first quarter of the 2020-21 academic year, and consistent with the California Department of Public Health Mandate/Guidelines and the San Diego County Public Health Order when the district is allowed, to bring students on campus, although remaining in the Distance Learning Model, by prioritizing special education students, English Language Learners, high-risk students, students with inadequate learning environments, and then all other students.