Dear New Vista Parents & Guardians,
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of our school community, and after collaborative conversations with the Orange County Department of Education, and with the support of our Board of Directors, New Vista School has made the decision to close the school from Monday March 16th through Friday March 27th, 2020.
We will temporarily transition from on-campus learning to remote learning effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 through Friday, March 27th, 2020. School is anticipated to resume on Monday, March 30th, 2020. Spring break will continue as scheduled for April 6 – 10, 2020.
We are suspending on-campus learning at the conclusion of classes on Friday, March 13, 2020. Students will not report to the school for regularly scheduled classes. On Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, we will begin the Remote Education Plan developed by our Faculty, Technology, and Leadership teams. Detailed instructions will follow. We will be following the school bell schedule so students can log into a virtual classroom at their regular scheduled class time. Breaks, lunch, and clubs/electives will be on your own time.
All administrative and teaching staff will be on campus Tuesday March 17th to begin virtual class instruction. Any parent that requires student text books or Chromebooks can pick them up at the school on Tuesday the 17th during the following time blocks: 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Please email Tyler Lowenthal if you will be stopping by the school. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a proactive closure: There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our school community. Please know that we are also mindful of the childcare challenges for a number of our families, the disruption of routines, and the technological and logistical challenges of implementing a distance learning plan. However, the health and safety of our school community has been, and will continue to be, our number one priority. This decision is made out of great respect for New Vista School.
We may have staff available for additional tutoring support and childcare. Please email Jen Carrillo at email@example.com. (This would be a private arrangement between the two parties)
Monday March 16th, 2020
- School is closed for Spring Recess Day. No Administration or staff will be on campus.
Tuesday, March 17th – Friday, March 27th, 2020
- Teachers will be running classes through Google Classrooms and Google Hangouts.
- Families can pick up text books and Chrome books if needed from 12:00 to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Please inform Mr. Lowenthal if you will be stopping by the school. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- You will receive more detailed information about daily assignments with guidelines and expectations for your student over the next several days. Please look for regular communication from Constant Contact and your student’s teacher(s), as well as our “New Now” tab on our website, newvistaschool.org.
Monday, March 30th, 2020
- School resumes on campus as normal
- This is contingent on further notices from Orange County Health and our districts.
Monday, April 6 – Friday, April 10, 2020
- New Vista school will be closed for Spring Break as scheduled.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE?
While distance learning may look and feel different, it is still school. Daily attendance and participation are required and are important. Again, you will receive more detailed information from your school site with guidelines and expectations over the next several days.
HOW CAN I STAY HEALTHY?
We encourage you to practice good hand-washing hygiene and stay away from large social settings. Doing so will not only keep you and your family healthy, but also keep our school community safe upon your return to campus.
HOW CAN I EDUCATE MY CHILD FURTHER ABOUT COVID-19?
Please talk to your children and reinforce that COVID-19 does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, race, country of origin or any other parameters. Please share your knowledge with your children and explain what actions are being taken to contain the virus. Please share this BrainPOP video with your children.
We will be sending regular updates via One Call Now or Constant Contact and our website as this situation continues to develop.
Thank you for your support.
New Vista school