[WRITTEN BY SACRAMENTO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION]
Distance Learning and School Meals Will Continue
ELK GROVE, Calif . – April 3, 2020 – All 13 Sacramento County School Districts, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), today agreed to keep their campuses closed through the end of the school year to jointly support the coronavirus mitigation effort. The decision was made in consultation with Sacramento County Health Director Dr. Peter Beilenson.
“I commend our districts and their fine staffs for doing everything possible to provide distance learning. Districts will also continue distributing meals to students in need,” said David W. Gordon, Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools.
Superintendent Gordon also emphasized that while school facilities will not be re-opening, education for students will continue via distance learning. SCOE also is providing a collection of enrichment resources for students, families, and school districts that may be helpful for remote learning.
School meal pickups will continue to be available throughout Sacramento County. The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services has published an interactive map of local meal distribution sites established by local school districts.
The announcement by the Districts is in accord with recent statements by Governor Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond that all California districts focus on distance learning for the remainder of the current school year.
The Sacramento County school districts that jointly agreed to extend their campus closures are:
- Arcohe Union School District (K–8)
- Center Joint Unified School District (K–12)
- Elk Grove Unified School District (K–12)
- Elverta Joint School District (K–8)
- Folsom Cordova Unified School District (K–12)
- Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (K–8)
- Galt Joint Union High School District (9–12)
- Natomas Unified School District (K–12)
- River Delta Unified School District (K–12)
- Robla School District (K–6)
- Sacramento City Unified School District (K–12)
- San Juan Unified School District (K–12)
- Twin Rivers Unified School District (K–12)
For updates on the impact of the coronavirus on Sacramento County public schools including closures, meal service, and distance learning, please visit the SCOE website.
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 to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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