ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 8, 2020 – The public’s health and safety is paramount to Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) and all of its community and educational partners. In close collaboration with the Sacramento County Public Health Department (SCPH), Elk Grove Unified called for a time out by using an adjustment to the school calendar as a means to halt all school activities until test results of COVID-19 on pending cases have been cleared by SCPH.
Elk Grove Unified took swift and immediate action within its jurisdiction in consultation with the SCPH and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to stop all EGUSD student-related activities until more information was made available about these cases. The District also reached out to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) officials to discuss a possible postponement of the playoff games for Sheldon High School basketball to avoid a withdrawal of the team and as of this afternoon, March 8, 2020. CIF officials have agreed to a postponement.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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