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The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all.  Information and stages of recovery are continually changing.  Here are links to reliable resources:
 
 

Printable Flyers

What is the Coronavirus   English
What is the Coronavirus   Spanish
 
How to prevent the spread of respiratory illness   English
How to prevent the spread of respiratory illness   Spanish

Presentations to the Board related to COVID-19

 

COVID19 Recovery Plan

Imperial County Recovery Status:

Current status: Purple; Widespread of Covid19.  Schools may return small groups of students to campus 2 weeks after the county has moved to Red; Substantial spread of COVID19, and all required precautions and modifications are in place.
 
 
 

Adjustments to the Current Daily and Weekly Schedule

Beginning September 21, 2020 all schools will adjust their daily and weekly schedules.  This adjusment is to reduce the amount of screen time, focus instruction, provide teachers time for student interventions and outreach.
 
Click here to see the full set of schedules:
 
 

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

The District's LCA Plan is below:
Community Meetings were August 11th and 25th in English and Spanish.
The links below are the slides and our YouTube Channel to see recorded meetings.
 
 
 
Visit our YouTube Channel to see the recorded meetings and other content.
Planning

The new State required Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan will be developed by the district with stakeholder input at various meetings.  A public hearing will be conducted in September at the Board meeting and the plan approved by the Governing Board at a separate Board meeting no later than Sep 30th.  Our public hearing is Sep 15th and plan approval is Sep 29th.

A "Think Tank" of teachers, administrators and counselors have explored all options for the fall semester and developed plans for various scenarios.  The group has met many times since early May through this month.   Both the ICOE and the California Department of Education provided additional guidance in early June.  Some of these learning models are also contingent on how the state will fund schools and what will be allowable.  We will begin school with Distance Learning for All.  When conditions allow, we will have students return in small numbers.  As we progress in our recovery, we will eventually return to all students at school.  

Daily Live Interaction

The State is requiring schools to provide "Daily Live Interaction."  This has many formats that include, but are not limited to video conferences, phone, and interactive message boards.  Teachers will provide regular instruction and account for student participation for both attendance and grading purposes.  Students are expected to participate in the daily live instruction as if they were attending schools in-person.

  • All students now have a District provided Google Gmail account; they are necessary to access the Google Classrooms. 
  • The District will support teachers use of Google Classroom and Google Meet as the primary platform for learning. 
    • For parents and students that need help with these tools, click here
    • Any students needing a Chromebook or Myfi internet connection to BorderLink may contact their school to check one out.
  • We will have a regular daily schedule each school day.
    • Advisory Period is suspended for the year, but the time is distributed into the class periods
    • Video Conference calls will follow the daily schedule.  
    • A portion of the classes will be live (synchronous) each day.  Some of the classwork will be done independently (asynchronous).
  • All Mondays will follow a minimum day schedule and will be Distance Learning Days for all students throughout the year or until all students are back on campus.  Click here for the new School Year Calendar.
  • Counselors, Administrators and other staff will support students that are struggling or need help.
  • Tutoring Services will be available online.

This routine of daily live interaction is critical to establish a pattern of learning.  This pattern will also transfer over to the blended model of learning where distance learning continues, but a group of students (about 25% per day up tp 50%  per day depending on our phase of reopening) attend classes on campus following the same schedule they have online.  This continuity of learning will help to establish the regular patterns of learning and growth.

Health and Well-Being
Mental health is important to all of us.  In these uncertian times, it is easy to feel anxious and worried.  This can lead to depresion also make us physically ill.  If you need help, see the links below for help.
 
 
 
 


Student Safety

Currently, Imperial County is not able to open campuses for daily instruciton.  CUHSD will open the Fall 2020 semester with Distrance Learning only. It is still not clear when students will return to campuses.  They will only be allowed to return when it is safe and all the precautions are in place.  This can begin when Imperial County is in Stage 2B.
 
Students have new Gmail address.  Click here to learn how to access them
 
Families and students must do their own health screening at home each day.  Additional health screenings are not required by the local public health department.  However, thermometers will be available at schools for an additional screening as needed.
 
 
Face masks will be required when people cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing in the classrooms, before school, during passing, after school and when riding a bus.
 
We know that everyone needs to cover their cough and sneezes, and wash their hands often.
 
Schools and classrooms will have more hand-sanitizer, reminders to keep physical distancing and new procedures for activities on and off campus.
 

Employee Safety

 All school employees are deemed essential and may be required to report to work.  Many duties can be done remotely, however some must be done in person.
 
All employees that are reporting to work, must complete the Daily Self-Checklist as part of our health screening before coming to work.
 
Employees msut wear a face mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from others.  Employees are to cover their cough and sneezes and wash their hands regularly.
 
Offices, schools and classrooms will have more hand sanitizer, reminders to keep physical distancing and new procedure or activities on and off facilities.
 
We have developed a working draft  of our Office and Operations COVID19 Recovery Plan.  As informaton and guidance is updated, the plan will be revised.  Click here to read it.
 
 
Athletics

Athletics

The CIF San Diego Section announced on July 20th that the traditional Fall season has been postponed.  A new combined Fall/Winter Season and Spring Season are being proposed.  High School athletes and coaches are not allowed to have practices outside of their season.  The earliest date practices may occur will be mid-December, 2020.
 
 
UPDATE
Nov 16, 2020:
 
"SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — In today’s COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Newsom and Dr. Mark Ghaly from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) disclosed that the release of updated youth sports guidance has been postponed. Therefore, the current guidance remains in effect, and CIF competitions are not allowed until new guidance is provided."
 
 
 
Current recovery status allows for conditioning for youth ages 8-14, outdoors, without any equipment or apparatus in a steady cohort no larger than 14 individuals.  
 
 
 

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
 
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
  • Fever
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath.
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.  
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Central Union High School District is fully engaged in recovering from the impact of the pandemic and school closures.  We are working closely with the Imperial County Public Health Department and the Imperial County Office of Education.  They also have partners from across the state to help local schools recover and prepare to return to classes.
 
Our number one priority is student safety and the well-being of all our employees.  On this page you will find our current surveys, plan and protocols for both employees and students.  Please check back often to learn more.