Still need to check out a Chromebook or exchange one with issues? Click HERE to make a reservation to pick up/exchange during the week of April 6-10 or contact your school's principal
Click HERE for more information on counseling services offered by SLUSD, and answers to other frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19.
SLUSD Closure Update - School Facilities Closed For the Remainder of the School Year
Dear SLUSD Community,
From the onset of this public health crisis, we have pledged not to reopen our school buildings until it is safe to do so. With that important reality in mind, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, L. Karen Monroe has stated that all K-12 schools in Alameda County will remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-20 school year to protect the health of our students, staff, and our entire community.
Although many important questions remain about what this means for our students and families, SLUSD has been preparing for this eventuality since we initially closed our doors. While we await guidance from state officials on grading and graduation requirements, we have been providing answers to many questions, with the goal of providing as much continuity of service as safely possible. Here is a summary of some of the most important services available to you.
Our free meal service for all children 18 and under will continue without interruption throughout this entire closure period. Service days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am -12 pm at the following locations:
San Leandro High School - 2200 Bancroft Avenue
John Muir Middle School - 1444 Williams Street
Monroe Elementary School - 3750 Monterey Boulevard
Multiple days worth of meals will be available on each of these days. We are able to provide meals for up to three students without them having to be present.
We have been actively providing Chromebooks to every student who needs one. To date, we have checked out almost 3000 devices. If you were not able to make it to one of our checkout days, reach out to your school’s principal to pick up a Chromebook if needed. Free WiFi is available through Comcast or Common Networks. Remember, as your student uses technology at home (on a district device or your own device) and participates in online learning, that the Student Use of Technology Agreement your child has been trained on this school year and family have agreed to is in effect.
Home Learning Resources and Distance (Online) Learning
Our home learning resources, which include suggested daily schedules and home learning plans, have been updated for you to access immediately after Spring Break. Home learning with online (or distance learning) components will be available starting the week of April 13th.
It is essential for all students to stay on track during the closure as best as possible, so be sure to go weekly to the teacher created home learning resources folder your student’s teacher has created and see what school work your student has been assigned. Students with IEPs will find their resource teacher or special education teacher folder there as well. Our special education team will reach out to communicate how to access other related services. As always, translation support is available for Spanish at (510) 936-1710 and for Chinese at (510) 679-7585.
School Facilities and Public Spaces
As you are likely aware, the shelter-in-place order for Alameda County has been extended through May 3 and now includes more stringent restrictions and mandatory closures of public spaces. In accordance, all SLUSD playgrounds and fields are closed to the public under this order. Please continue to do your part to protect the health of our community by remaining at home as much as possible, and follow critically important public health guidelines.
My staff and I will continue to be in close contact with you during this time. We are so fortunate to have adopted ParentSquare this year, as strengthening communication channels is a SLUSD strategic goal. Little did we know that this online platform would become a lifeline for us all. Know that we are in these uncharted waters together. Clear, timely communication will keep us connected. Reach out to your principals, connect with your teachers, and contact any of our staff with questions or concerns as we strive to find answers together for the future.
Your continued strength, resiliency, and support are profoundly appreciated.
Michael McLaughlin, Ed.D
📰 SLUSD Latest News
From the onset of this public health crisis, we have pledged not to reopen our school buildings until it is safe to do so. Today, with that important reality in mind, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, L. Karen Monroe stated that all K-12 schools in Alameda County will remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-20 school year to protect the health of our students, staff, and our entire community.
As we have anticipated, the closure period for SLUSD schools has been extended through May 1 to continue critical steps necessary to protect our students and staff from the rapidly developing public health crisis confronting our community. This was a unified, regional decision by local public health agencies and county superintendents to extend school closures to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent. Under this current order, SLUSD schools are projected to reopen on Monday, May 4.
My staff and I continue to do our utmost to support our community through this difficult, distressing, and very uncertain time. Staying connected in any way possible is more important than ever as we are required to adapt our social structures to ensure everyone’s safety. Additionally, we are receiving guidance from state officials that indicates our closure period may be significantly longer than anticipated. As we learn more about what that could look like for SLUSD, we are planning to update you weekly. However, we are also committed to updating you more frequently as it will likely become necessary.
After much deliberation with our neighboring school districts, and out of an abundance of concern for all members of our community, we have decided to take strong preventative action by closing all SLUSD schools to students beginning Monday, March 16 to April 3. In order to minimize disruption to student learning, Spring Break will be moved up to the week of March 30. School will resume on April 6. Please note this is a change from our current district calendar.
We are sharing the most updated information regarding developments with COVID-19 as it relates to our community. As anticipated, the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) announced new recommendations and guidance to protect residents from the increased possibility of community transmission. Additionally, the California Department of Public Health issued recommendations for the postponement of all non-essential gatherings in coordination with guidance from the California Governor’s office.
As questions regarding COVID-19 continue to increase, I am providing you with an update of our preparation for keeping schools, students, and employees safe. Currently, the situation for San Leandro Unified remains unchanged and we have not been asked to alter any of our operations at this time.
In our continued effort to support the health and wellness needs of our community, the San Leandro Unified School District is excited to announce our new partnership with Care Solace - the largest online database of mental health services in California.
The just-released 2019 California Department of Education School Dashboard for the San Leandro Unified School District shows notable areas of success for the district from the past year.
Learn how you can join SLUSD in responding to this ongoing public health crisis.