In alignment with the recent guidance from Governor Newsom and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Vacaville Unified School District will extend the closures of our school facilities and students will not return in-person to our campuses for the remainder of this school year. This does not mean the 2019-2020 academic year is finished. It means we have to find even more innovative ways to educate our students while adhering to the ‘shelter-at-home’ orders.
Thank you parents who have truly become our partners and have shown great patience and flexibility during this overwhelming time. I know how difficult it must be to monitor your child’s learning while managing all the other uncertain issues that have arisen out of this circumstance.
Our staff has been preparing for all possible scenarios and with your support, we are ready to meet this moment together. Distance learning will continue. As was done already, with minimal time for teachers and staff to prepare, we have developed a second phase of our distance
learning plan in collaboration with our union partners which begins after Spring Break.
We will be sending out communications by next Thursday, April 9, 2020 with details. We designed the second phase of our distance learning plan to take effect after Spring Break for a reason. We want our parents, students, and staff to take a break from online learning and pick back up
refreshed and ready to learn. The expectation is that our educators will continue to provide instruction and our students will stay engaged in their learning until the very last day of school, which is still June 4, 2020.
We will also continue our meal service at designated school sites for the rest of the school year including Spring Break (April 13-17).
Our staff are working tirelessly to help our students and planning for them to remain connected to the school community. We know the adults on a school campus are an important part of a student’s life and will do our best to try and maintain that connection. The District will continue to provide options for students and updates can be found on the homepage at VacavilleUSD.org under the red banner labeled “District Closure Information/Online and Home Learning Tools”.
During this closure we will be providing student meals for anyone aged 0-18 at four District locations, please access the location that is closest to your family, regardless of whether or not it is a school your child attends. Starting Monday, March 16, we will be providing breakfast and lunch at no cost at the following school locations:
Markham Elementary – 101 Markham Avenue
Willis Jepson Middle School – 580 Elder Street
Vaca Pena Middle School – 200 Keith Way
Will C. Wood High School – 998 Marshall Road
Meals will be available from 11:00-12:30.