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School Reopening Plan Information

Message from our Superintendent

March 1, 2021

Dear TJUHSD Families,

We hope this message finds you and your family healthy. 

Our district continues to closely monitor the Tulare County metrics. We are encouraged by the drop in cases and decrease in the positivity rate. Even though our county is still in the purple tier, we are nearing the metrics associated with the red tier (seven or fewer cases per 100,000 residents). In January, the state of California did adjust this rate to 25 or fewer cases per 100,000 residents, however, this adjustment only applies to schools serving TK through 6th grade. This is why elementary schools in our county have been able to transition to a hybrid schedule. Once our county is at seven or fewer cases for five consecutive days, schools serving 7th through 12th grade students will be able to transition to a hybrid schedule. Tier assignments are updated each Tuesday on California COVID-19 site.

In accordance with the guidelines currently in place, we do have small cohorts of students on campus at each of our sites. These cohorts consist of English Language Learners, Special Education students, and students with special needs. We are also offering credit recovery courses after school using the small cohort model at our comprehensive sites. Additionally, we are following the sports guidelines issued by our state and county, and we're excited to have cross country student-athletes compete this past week on our campuses. We are also continuing to work with our county to be able to allow additional after-school activities for our students using the small cohort model.

Through our work with the Distance Learning Committee, teachers, classified employees, and administrators, we have finalized our hybrid schedule and are ready to provide in-person instruction once our county moves into the red tier. Here is our hybrid schedule for your reference. In the hybrid schedule, students will attend school every day in person except for Mondays. Classes on Monday will continue to be on Zoom. Students will attend in person Tuesday through Friday during their scheduled cohort time. Students who chose to remain at Sierra Vista Charter High School will continue at Sierra Vista through the end of this school year.

Staff and student safety are of utmost importance to our district. Our district is also preparing for our hybrid schedule by partnering with a local health care agency and providing our staff with the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Future communications will also include detailed information on the basic health and safety measures that we have in place for our hybrid schedule.

We miss our students and look forward to welcoming them to campus as soon as possible.

You may also read our parent letter in Spanish.


Tony Rodriguez

Tony Rodriguez