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Elk Grove Unified School District states it will follow CDPH requirements on masks in schools

3/30/2021 - Oakland, Calif., USA: First grader Kiara Morris, 7, wears a mask while sitting in class during the first day of partial in-person instruction at Garfield Elementary School in Oakland, Calif. Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Garfield Elementary School partially re-opens for students in grades kindergarten through second grade beginning Tuesday, March 30. (Jessica Christian / San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris) ///

The Elk Grove Unified School District sent out an email on Friday that touched on several subjects, including masks in schools and the assault this week on students from Harriet Eddy Middle School

February 11, 2022

Dear Elk Grove Unified Staff, Students and Families,

Today’s update is filled with important information and resources for students and families. For graduates, please review the information below and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many grants and scholarships require that the applicant complete the FAFSA, so we urge parents and students to take advantage of this financial opportunity.

Our upcoming certificated recruitment event is scheduled for March 5th. Please share the registration information with friends, family and neighbors. We also have many classified positions available now. Many people are pleasantly surprised to learn about the benefits of working for our school district, especially when they are great at helping to serve others and care about the learning development of our community’s youth. 

Don’t forget to review and share the enrollment information about our early education program – Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration (See below for more details). 

This week, we received  many questions from staff and parents about what EGUSD will do in response to the changes in mask mandates. It is important to note that thanks to everyone’s collaboration, we made it through each COVID wave by adhering to our mitigation strategies. Our goal is to keep our schools open with in-person learning and to grow the number of activities we can safely offer. With graduation still ahead of us, we want to be mindful about every step we take forward and not rush into important decision making. We will continue with masking in-doors across our District per the current requirements of CDPH. Should anything change, we will certainly adapt, put a process in place and implement any changes in the best interest of our students and staff. 

Lastly, we want to make sure our community remains safe for all of our students and recently, an incident occurred off campus where an adult assaulted one of our students who was walking with a group of students near Harriet Eddy Middle School. This assault by an adult was egregious and clearly should never happen. We are working with the authorities to make sure our students are safe on and off campus. We also call on your support to help us keep our community a safe place before and after school. 

Additionally, early this morning, one of our school buses was coming to a stop at the railroad tracks and was rear-ended by a large semi-truck. Thankfully, the one student on board was not injured and while our bus driver was alert, they were quickly taken to a nearby hospital for care and observation. We ask everyone to remember safe driving practices and to be aware when our buses are stopped and when students are crossing the road to go to and from school. 

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our schools safe for all,

EGUSD Leadership

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