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Return to Campus Reopening Plan - November 20, 2020

November 20, 2020Return Plan Cover
Dear Los Gatos Union School District Community,
The Los Gatos community is living through extraordinarily challenging times. In my 34 years as an educator, I have not seen an issue so impactful to a community or a more significant challenge to public education than the current pandemic. There are differing opinions on when and how to return to in-person instruction. That should not stop us from continuing the support of our children and preparing them for a successful future. 
Last night the Board of Trustees took the step to move the district forward by approving the LGUSD Return to Campus Reopening Plan. The many details are available in the Board Meeting 11/19/20 Presentation. This is a fluid plan, allowing for appropriate adjustments to safeguard staff and students. It is designed to support all students in the district, those learning in-person, participating from home in distance learning, and our most vulnerable students. While it will not be school as normal, it will be a rich and engaging educational experience.  
The approval last night was not the final authorization to implement the plan with general education in-person classes. The Board will meet on January 7, 2021, to evaluate the health conditions in Los Gatos and Santa Clara County at that time and make a “Go/No Go” decision to put the plan into action. We continue to monitor those conditions and consult with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. 
This update provides highlights of the Return to Campus Plan. I invite you to review the plan and learn more about the many details. It is time for the LGUSD community to focus our work on the business of educating kids. And to shoot for the stars with our new strategic plan that we collectively developed last year. We are LGUSD! Now is the time to pull together and support each other. It is that spirit that will help us through this pandemic and beyond. 
Thank you for your continued support of LGUSD. Wishing you and your family a happy and Safe Thanksgiving.
Yours in Education,
Paul Johnson

Important Dates

calendar imageNovember 30: Family Intention Form Sent
December 1 - 4: Principal Chats
December 8: Family Intention Form Due
  • Staff COVID testing
  • Student COVID testing begins according to grade level start-ups
January 7: Board Meeting (Go/No Go Decision)

Seeking Support for Roomers & Zoomers

Coming Soon!
job posting graphicTo facilitate the “Rooming and Zooming” model, we are hiring additional in-class aides to provide on-campus support. While many would be happy to volunteer their support to ensure adequate training and provide consistency, we will be working with LGS Recreation to hire the assistants. Review the Hybrid Learning Support Aide/Health Screener job description. The application will open soon.

Happy & Healthy Holidays

Happy & Safe Holidays GraphicHelp keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season by following the Santa Clara County Public Health Department Holiday and Travel Recommendations and the State of California Travel Advisory. Your support will help contain the spread of COVID-19.