March 13, 2020
Dear PA Families,
Thank you for your patience during these difficult times. The situation with COVID-19 is challenging and things change very quickly. We carefully consider all factors. Below are plans for a move to online and remote learning. We understand that these plans may not meet everyone’s needs or concerns. But we ask for your support and patience.
The current plan is that we will not have school starting this coming Monday, March 16. This plan to not have class starting Monday is because of announcements this morning for LAUSD and SDUSD to close on Monday, March 16. IUSD made their announcement to close schools early this afternoon. Please note, there is no immediate concern at Pacific Academy, in Irvine or in Orange County. However, mitigation plans have accelerated quickly for many institutions and organizations.
Below is the schedule for the coming weeks. More details will follow.
Monday, March 16-Thursday, March 19: No School for Grades K-12; Teachers and Staff have In-service Professional Development
Friday, March 20-Wednesday, March 25: Online/Remote Learning for K-12 Starts
Thursday, March 26-Friday, April 3: Spring Break for Students and Staff
Monday, April 6-Friday, April 17: Resume Online/Remote Learning for K-12
The date for resuming brick-and-mortar learning is TENTATIVELY, Monday, April 20. Obviously, there are a number of things to consider to determine when campus learning resumes.
Online and Remote Learning for Grades 7-12
For Grades 7-12, students are expected online at their regular class times. I will send more detailed information on how classes will work and what is expected of students.
Online and Remote Learning for Grades K-6
Grades K-6 will receive their curriculum both online and with paper packets. Students will NOT follow the regular schedule. There will be scheduled online “class” or meeting times for each class/teacher, but not every day of the week. Ms. Teresa will send more detailed information on how classes will work.
I am very sorry for the sudden announcement. We know that there may be many questions, I will send follow up emails to students and families very soon. I appreciate your cooperation and patience.
These are challenging times. I am confident we will see this through. I greatly appreciate your patience, cooperation and flexibility. We remain committed to the health and education of our students. Thank you for all you do, and for your continued support.