ELK GROVE UNIFIED EXPANDS IN-PERSON LEARNING TO 4-DAYS A WEEK
All Students Will Be Able to Attend In-Person at School Tuesdays through Fridays
ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 31, 2021 – Beginning as early as April 6, 2021, the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) will offer every student in-person learning 4-days per week Tuesdays through Fridays. Several elementary schools will start April 6th with other elementary schools and all secondary schools beginning April 13th. Live instruction schedules will remain the same for all students whether students are learning in-person at school or remotely. The District’s adjustments in response to updated state and local guidelines includes expansion of access for hundreds of student athletes who returned for practice and competitions on campus in mid-March. Effective April 1, 2021, hundreds of band, choir, theater, dance and Career Technical Education students as well as other guided school activities will have the green light to return to practice and program activities at school.
Superintendent Chris Hoffman shared, “Our amazing team of more than 6,500 employees stepped forward and methodically tackled each barrier that stood in our way from reopening our schools for in-person learning. We are excited that families will have three learning options to best meet their needs as we continue to safely and equitably serve our 63,152 students.” Elk Grove Unified’s learning options include in-person learning 4-days per week, in-person learning 2-days per week and full distance learning.
Elk Grove Unified maintains 67 school site facilities with approximately 2,700 classrooms. Hoffman noted, “When it comes to making any modification to a classroom, we don’t just do that once, we do it 2,700 times.” The District’s COVID-19 Safety Plan covers 5.37 million square feet of space and each campus designed a flow of traffic plan to allow for safe passage of an average of 800 students per day on an elementary site; 1,000 students per day for a middle school; and 2,300 students per day for a high school. Additionally, this year alone, Elk Grove Unified invested more than $30 million on technology to support high quality teaching and learning.
Elk Grove Unified continues to focus on student and staff safety, high quality instruction and learning continuity. When asked what remains on the horizon, Hoffman noted, “Top of mind are graduations, keeping schools open and preparing for the summer and the next school year.” Each school will be communicating specific timeframes and detailed information for parents. For EGUSD reopening information, please visit the following web page: http://www.egusd.net/covid-19/.
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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