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With the announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 17, 2020 that counties on the coronavirus “watch list” cannot reopen in the fall to begin the school year, LACS will transition to a synchronous and asynchronous distance learning platform.
COVID-19 Distance Learning Update (July 17th)
With the announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom on July 17, 2020 that counties on the coronavirus “watch list” cannot reopen in the fall to begin the school year, LACS will transition to a synchronous and asynchronous distance learning platform. We pray that COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County will subside so we can still reopen for on-campus instruction on August 18, 2020. Until Santa Clara County authorities announce we can have students return on campus, we will continue with 100 percent remote learning. After thorough research and planning, we are prepared to implement our robust remote learning platform.
LACS plans to return to full-time on-campus instruction as soon as clearance has been given by authorities. A HyFlex option will be available to those students who are at high-risk or for those families who do not feel comfortable with sending their student(s) to school. These families can choose distance learning through live synchronous instruction with teachers. Cameras are placed in classrooms for live lesson capturing.
**LACS has the option to apply for a waiver, which if granted, will allow us to open our elementary school to in-person, on-campus instruction on August 18. More information to follow.
Key Considerations for Reopening
- Students will be kept in stable cohorts, as much as possible.
- Middle and high school teachers will rotate between classes.
- Daily health screenings and temperature checks will be conducted.
- Campus visitors will be limited.
- All staff, students in 3rd grade and older will be required to wear masks, except those with special needs who are unable to tolerate a face covering.
- Students younger than 3rd grade will be required to wear masks during drop-off, pick-up and anytime they are outside their classroom, except during PE or recess.
- Social distancing guidelines will be followed as much as possible.
- Scheduled cleaning and handwashing throughout the school day.
If you have any questions or would like to request a copy of our Reopening Roadmap, feel free to reach out to Lizette Hibbert, Assistant Head of Schools at Lizette.Hibbert@lacs.com.
Distance Learning at LACS
I wanted to thank you for the photos, words of encouragement, and helpful feedback. Your positive responses are affirming the truly amazing work our Junior Kindergarten through ninth grade faculty are doing to translate their teaching expertise into effective distance learning. We appreciate you as well for doing your best to carve out space and time in your work and home life to support your children’s learning.
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“LACS’ straightforward, sensible program is far superior in net learning to others I’ve been observing during this time. The fact that students are getting daily live instruction, along with supplemental instructional videos (at least on Seesaw), all while following a “schedule” from Day 1, has been very helpful and productive.”
“Thank you for all the effort LACS staff puts into this. Feels our kids are not missing a beat with school and that is very much appreciated!!!!”
“LACS has really risen to the occasion in our current circumstances and our family is truly blessed to be part of this community.”
“First off, I hope you and your families are all doing well and staying healthy. I wanted to take a moment to commend you both on the impressive job LACS is doing in maintaining continuity of learning in these unprecedented times.”