See you at the board meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Wear your SGTA Shirt to the Board Meeting and type
"Be Safe and Wait... First Vaccinate." in the name section.
There will be no board bullets sent out after the meeting, so if you want to hear what happens, show up!!
SGTA Executive Board
Since the school board agenda was posted on Friday afternoon, our teachers have been in a state of disaray. Some are expereincing extreme anxiety, fearing the possiblity of returning to work without a vaccine. We need to support all SGTA teachers, counselors and speech and learning pathologists. So, in preparation for Tuesday Night's School Board Meeting, please do the following:
1) Stay Infomed. Check out a quick 2 min video about Senate Bill 86
2) Wear your SGTA Shirt to the Board Meeting and type "Be Safe and Wait... First Vaccinate." in the name section.
3) Review the surveys below to gain a better understanding of how your peers are feeling.
4) Address the school board members. Send an email to Zulma Ayala stating you want to address the school board members regarding Item E 1. Whether it be a letter written from you personally, your grade level or your school site collectively, let them know how you feel about Vaccinations First!
5) Attend the board meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Thank you and stay safe,
SGTA Executive Board
*Senate Bill 86*
-Offer in Person Classes by April 15th to most Vulnerable Students-
Here is the actual Agenda Item and Rationale:
E. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
1. Approve Elementary Phase III School Reopening for In-Person Learning, Preschool-2nd Grade on March 8, 2021
Administration recommends approval to open preschool through 2nd grade Special Education and transitional kindergarten through 2nd grade General Education for in-person learning on March 8, 2021. Based on the Los Angeles County COVID-19 adjusted case rate being at or below 25 cases per 100,000 population per day for at least five consecutive days as described by the California Department of Health guidelines and as published on the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy website weekly on Tuesdays.
Quick Summary / Abstract
State guidelines outlined in the California Safe Schools for All guidance indicate that grades TK-6 can reopen in counties where the adjusted case rate has been below 25 per 100,000 residents for five days. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) announced that Los Angeles County met that threshold on Monday, February 15.
Thoughtful reopening plans for subsequent phases including grades three through five will be addressed after students in preschool through second grades successfully return to in-person learning.
State officials recently released information related to California’s Safe Schools for All Plan that includes a framework for reopening in-person instruction. Developed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the framework includes new directives that apply to all public and private schools operating in California. Schools must comply with these new orders. Elementary schools may reopen, if a county is in the Purple Tier, when the adjusted COVID-19 case rate for the county has been at or below 25 cases per 100,000 population per day for at least five consecutive days. Case rates are published every Tuesday and may be viewed on the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy website.
Our administrative staff and Reopening Task Force groups have developed very robust and thorough health and safety protocols enabling us to prepare for a safe return to the classroom. The schools also have the equipment and supplies necessary to safely reopen. Representatives from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted a site visit to each elementary school campus. Each school received exemplary feedback regarding preparations and protocols for a safe reopening for in-person learning.
The State’s Reopening Framework for Schools also states that K-12 school sites should employ a phased-in model as a part of their reopening plan. Phased reopening plans for in-person instruction may include, but are not limited to:
- Shifting from a full distance learning model to hybrid
- Gradually allowing for specified grades and/or a percentage of each grade to resume in-person learning, beginning with the youngest and most disproportionally impacted students
- Allowing for a gradual number of students, at a specific capacity, per grade, or school site. If a school with a phased-in model has opened for in-person instruction, and the county changes to the Purple Tier or to a CR>25, the school may continue the phased reopening.
James Symonds, Superintendent