ELK GROVE, Calif. – February 15, 2022 – The Elk Grove Unified School District is in full operation and focused on the goal of keeping all District schools open with in-person learning and in maintaining the provision of independent learning options. District officials and school administration teams continue to work together to grow the number of activities that can be safely offered given current conditions and the team has already started the planning process for its graduation ceremonies.
While statewide positivity rates have significantly declined, the COVID-19 positive case rate reported within EGUSD schools remains to be of concern. As of February 15, 2022, the District’s COVID-19 dashboard shows a 7-day average case rate of 69.25. Staffing shortages persist and classroom and bus route coverage is carefully being monitored on a daily basis. In early January, the District asked that all available District personnel with teaching credentials stand ready to substitute in an effort to keep students in class and learning and to prevent schools from closure.
Elk Grove Unified schools will continue to adhere to its COVID-19 mitigation strategies that include the option to mask when outdoors and requiring masking when in-doors, per the state’s requirements. The District takes student and staff safety seriously and will work with its administration teams to maintain a safe and undisrupted learning environment. The District has issued an update to all families related to the state’s announcement regarding mitigation strategies in schools remaining unchanged.
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 60 career-themed academies and pathways within 13 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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