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Principal Message - February 22

February 21, 2021

Dear Families and Staff,

According to county Public Health, we are expecting our county’s Adjusted Case Rate to be below 25 per 100,000 residents by Tuesday. Superintendent Maldonado is recommending to the School Board that we move forward with phased-in reopening of in-person learning for all elementary students, beginning the week of March 1. Updated information will be communicated following the Feb. 23, 2021 School Board Meeting

Hybrid Learning Program Assignment for Spring 2021

We thank you for completing a selection for your child’s Hybrid Program.  As a result of parent selections, we have had to reorganize our elementary classroom assignments for hybrid in-person and distance learning options across our elementary schools in order to accommodate family requests for the different models. While some students will remain with the teacher they have had since the beginning of the school year, other students will be assigned to a new teacher who can best support them in their program of choice for the remainder of the school year. We will send a separate notification informing you who your child’s teacher will be for hybrid in-person or distance learning when we confirm the specific date that we will begin hybrid learning.If you have any questions about how hybrid learning will work, please visit our website at and click on COVID-19 Resources. If you need further assistance, please contact our school office. 


Governor Newsom announced that beginning March 1, 2021 each county will set aside 10% of their vaccine doses for teachers and education workers. The vaccines will be prioritized for school workers who are returning to classrooms. We are awaiting more details on this new development.

Free Covid Testing

In collaboration with county Public Health, Franklin Elementary School, 1111 East Mason St., will offer free COVID testing to anyone who needs it on Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 pm, beginning on February 24th.

  • Walk-ins only
  • No ID required
  • No appointment needed and no out-of-pocket expense
  • Everyone is welcome

Staff COVID Testing

  • All elementary staff will be tested prior to reopening, and every two weeks thereafter.
  • Secondary schools are receiving COVID test kits for staff as we continue to look toward reopening district wide as soon as permitted.

PreK-12 Student Covid Testing Beginning Week Of March 1

COVID testing of students will only be conducted with parent permission. McKinley Elementary School will provide more details in the near future. 

iPass Instructions

Parents can register for a CrisisGo account, get the app, and certify via the app rather than using the email. Here are directions on how to register for iPass via the app.  Here is a video on how to complete the iPass survey at home via email.  Our district office will be providing more training opportunities for families this week.  Stay tuned for more information via ParentSquare.  



A-OK can actually provide daycare!  What does this mean in hybrid learning? On the days that students do not come to school, A-OK can provide daycare when students are not in their classes with their teachers! More information will be coming in a parentsquare message.

Important Dates - Check the calendar at for all updates

February 23 - Social Emotional Parent Lunch Meeting 12PM-1PM

February 24 - Social Emotional Parent Night 6PM-7PM

These meetings are cancelled so that families can attend iPass training with the district office

March 1 - Potential Re-opening

March 15-19 - Parent Teacher Conferences - students are dismissed at noon

March 22-26 - Spring Break