March 13, 2020 – Hello Alpine Union Staff and Families,
Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alpine Union, out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with the California Public Health Officials, Alpine Union School District will close all schools in a statewide effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). School will remain open today with normal dismissal procedures. Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th with plans to reopen beginning Tuesday, April 14th. Our District and school leaders have been preparing for potential school closures. We will be following up with more information including educational resources we will make available to our families and students.
Another update submitted on the same day:
Hello Alpine Union Families,
Earlier today, we sent a letter sharing that schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16th with plans to reopen beginning Tuesday, April 14th. This decision was made in consultation with the San Diego County Office of Education, California Public Health Officials, and with the superintendents of all of our San Diego County School Districts. While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alpine Union, schools were closed out of an abundance of caution in a statewide effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Monday, March 16th, District staff will be at Boulder Oaks Elementary School between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. We will have a simple drive-up system to check out Chromebooks to any Alpine Union student who does not have technology at home during this closure. Parents must accompany their children to check out a Chromebook. Curriculum packets for all grades will be available for pick up. These will also be available in digital format on our website. We also will be providing lunches and a take-home breakfast for the next day for students. Additional information related to food services and serving locations for students during this closure will be forthcoming.
We know school closure brings on challenges for our families. We are committed to staying in touch often and being responsive to the needs of our students and families. More information will be forthcoming.
Submitted By Mary Ann Alvarez