At this time, given the county’s reopening time frame for high schools, we are sharing a decision regarding academic planning. In order to ensure our students are able to maintain consistency in their academic schedule and maximize instructional time for this semester, we will be maintaining distance learning for academics through the remainder of the semester. In arriving at this decision, we were aware of several important benefits to maintaining our virtual schedule for academics:
- Regular, synchronous instructional time for students with teachers each day.
- Predictability for teachers and students to optimize planning, assessment, and learning rather than transitioning during the end of a semester.
- Predictability for families who are managing the transition back to on campus instruction for elementary school-age students.
- Minimal disruption to academic routines in the event of illness or quarantine.
- Consistency of the educational experience regardless of potential virus spikes in our County or seasonal changes.
If the county permits it, we may pilot our hybrid model and have small groups of students on campus before the end of this semester for extra academic support, social engagement, co-curriculars, or athletic activities. As our educators work tirelessly to provide the very best in Holy Cross education in distance learning, we know that our students are deeply missing in-person engagement on campus and we look forward to providing this. We will keep you informed about these possibilities as they are permitted.
DISTANCE LEARNING RESOURCES
Our main, administrative, and tech offices are open to support our families. You may call the main office to be directed to someone in any of those offices or directly email individuals using our online directory.
If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or you have reason to believe you or someone in your household has contracted COVID-19, please inform Dr. Guneratne immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may find ways to support you.
Questions? If you have specific questions, please use our online directory to email faculty or staff directly with your inquiry.
Alameda County Resources
Resources for Students in Crisis
The California Department of Education has created a page with resources for students in crisis. If you or a loved one need support to cope during this difficult time, please visit the CDE website by clicking on the image above.