April 16, 2020 update from the EGUSD

The EGUSD sent out this email today

April 16, 2020

Dear Elk Grove Unified Parents and Families,

April 16, 2020 – Community Letter | EGU News – Episode 19

And we’re off and rolling on distance learning for our secondary students! To date, more than 40 percent of our secondary school students have checked-out a Chromebook and looking forward to next week, over 50 percent of our elementary school students have checked out a Chromebook. As we continue to resolve any challenges, school and district staff are in communication with their families and students and many positive stories were shared this morning.

In a brief check-in conference call with middle and high school principals, engagement with families and students has been positive. Reports of Zoom back-to-school nights, successful check-ins with students, handwritten notes from teachers to students, several exuberant middle schoolers responding with loud “woohoos!”, happy to be back with their teachers online, describe the overall cheerful sentiment and illustrate how important education and school is in the life of a child. 

Below is a list of links to resources that students and parents can use. Moving forward, District and school staff are working together on task forces to address awards and recognitions; elementary and middle school promotions; High School graduations; extended learning and/or summer school; 7th Grade and 9th Grade Jump Start programs; and a variety of other student support measures. 

As we move back to learning in this new environment, an important part of Elk Grove Unified culture has been helping others and that safety of our students and staff is a top priority. We tell our students and staff “if you see something, or know something, to say something” and we want all parents and students to remember that we continue to monitor our online incident reporting system that is available on every school’s website. 

Lastly, to prepare for elementary school distance learning here are a few helpful reading and math videos from some of our teachers. Letting students know that mistakes happen can make learning fun and encourage problem solving and helps build their confidence.

Elk Grove Unified Resources and Helpful Past Interviews with Subject Matter Experts

Thank you. Please stay safe, stay healthy and stay home as much as you can. Remember to subscribe to the Elk Grove Unified School District’s YouTube Channel.

Thank you,
EGUSD Leadership – We will get through this.

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