On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank you for your patience and understanding during this health crisis.
Today, the Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser extended the order to close all schools in the county through June 19, 2020. This is important to reduce the growth of COVID-19 cases within the county.
To be clear, the 2019-20 school year is not over, it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning. As we have mentioned before, our distance learning program will fully launch April 20 for students. We will have more information coming out soon. As teachers are trained, they may be contacting you or your child.
We ask for your continued understanding as we work to address the many concerns and questions this directive raises. We don’t have all of the answers tonight, but we are working on addressing the many issues that are impacted. In the coming days and weeks, we will provide you with information regarding how grades, graduation, transcripts, scholarships, and summer school will be addressed.
We recognize the importance of graduations, especially for our seniors, and we will work closely with our students, staff, and families to make these experiences as meaningful as possible for our amazing students. Please know that district and school leaders will be planning how they might offer these experiences at a later date.
- SBK Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services. Some families may qualify for a free Chromebook with a low-cost internet sign-up.
- Text “Connect” to 951-406-4466 for more information.
- Call 951-406-4466
- SIGN UP SBXinc.org/low-cost-internet
- We are providing students a “Grab and Go” lunch and breakfast option between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You may visit any school with your child, no questions asked. We will continue this service through the school year.
Finally, we remind you to follow the guidance from RUHS-Public Health, “Stay in Place, Maintain Your Space, and Cover Your Face.” For more public health information, visit www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus.
Dr. Martinrex Kedziora
Superintendent of Schools