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1401 W. Valencia Dr.,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414
COVID-19

Learning Options

 In accordance with orders from the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s recent mandates, the Fullerton School District will begin the school year on August 11, 2020 with a Distance Learning Model. No students may come to campus to attend in-person school until we are released. Anyone coming to campus for in-person learning will need to return home. Students will have a time to come pick up resources and their iPad from the school campus. This information will be communicated by your site Principal. Parents will be told when students may come back to campus for in-person learning by email/phone/text and the district app once we are allowed.

 
 
 

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July 27, 2020


Dear Fullerton Community,


On behalf of the Fullerton School District staff, we thank you and your family for your support and appreciate your commitment to educating your child in the Fullerton School District. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the 2020-2021 school year.


School Year Start Under Current COVID-19 Mandates


In accordance with orders from the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s recent mandates, the Fullerton School District will begin the school year on August 11, 2020 with a Distance Learning Model. The Fullerton School District will be offering an enhanced online FSD 360° Distance Learning Program that will incorporate the following:


  • Classroom Instruction: 
      • Live interaction with teachers and classmates with synchronous and asynchronous learning
      • Rigorous content aligned with state standards
  • Daily Tracking of Attendance and Participation: 
      • Regular attendance checks
      • Monitoring of participation and interaction with learning
      • Positive reinforcement to engage students
  • Academic Support and Enrichment:
      • Academic intervention will be offered to students performing below grade level and for students with learning loss
      • Distance Learning accommodations and modifications made for students with special needs through Individualized Education Plans
      • G.A.T.E. Instruction 
      • Enrichment opportunities through supplemental resources
  • English Language Development for English Learners: 
      • Integrated and designated ELD for English Learners, continued assessments of English language proficiency
  • Social Emotional Supports: 
      • Support from our mental health staff and counselors
      • Social Emotional Learning lessons

School sites will follow traditional grading practices, report cards, and systems that reflect classroom assignments and assessments. In the coming week, please refer to the district website to learn more about how FSD plans to provide high quality online instruction through a personalized and robust Distance Learning instructional model.


Transition After Clearance from Local Health Agency


While we offer distance learning during the state mandated school closure, we are making safety enhancements to meet Covid-19 guidelines for when we reopen. Additionally, we are working with our local health department for guidance as we monitor the local Covid-19 numbers. In the meantime, we are asking you to start thinking about different school options that will be available when we reopen our schools. 


When Orange County is removed from the Covid-19 California Watch List for 14 consecutive days and resultant clearance from the Orange County Healthcare Agency is received, FSD schools will transition to offer different learning models for students. After transitioning from Distance Learning to on-site instruction, the Fullerton School District will offer three different learning models based on state guidelines under Stage 2 of the CA Roadmap (https://covid19.ca.gov/roadmap/.) Parents will be asked to choose one option that best meets the needs of their child and family.

 

Option 1 link

Option 1: Five-day at School Learning Model

  • Students will be provided in-class core instruction 2 full days per week and select Wednesdays.
    • Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday in-class core instruction
    • On select Wednesdays, a combination of in-class and asynchronous learning (typically alternating Wednesdays)
    • Students will be with their elementary grade-level/jr. high assigned teacher(s).
  • The other approximate 2 and a half days, students will receive Extended Learning opportunities with on-site educational activities.
    • May include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Art, outdoor activities, Social Emotional Learning, Project Based Learning, and academic interventions with support staff 
    • In order to be placed in the Extended Learning Program, parents must enroll their children.

Option 2 link

Option 2: Hybrid Learning Model

  • Students will be provided in-class core instruction 2 full days per week and select Wednesdays.
    • Monday and Thursday OR Tuesday and Friday in-class core instruction
    • On select Wednesdays, students will receive a combination of in-class and asynchronous learning (typically alternating Wednesdays)
    • Students will be placed in this program by default if parents do not select another option. 
    • Students will be with their elementary grade-level/jr. high assigned teacher(s)
  • On the non-student attendance days, students will be provided with asynchronous independent activities, such as Project Based Learning. Students will be using online resources at home to apply knowledge and reinforce skills learned during in-class core instruction days.
 
Option 3 link

 

Option 3: Independent Study (100% Virtual Instruction)

  • Students will be assigned to an FSD teacher, who will provide distance learning.
  • Students living within their school’s boundary area will be guaranteed enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. 
  • For students on intra-district and inter-district transfers, we will follow FSD’s regular transfer protocols.
  • A trimester/semester commitment to the program is recommended. 
    • At the end of the trimester/semester, students may reconsider options 1 or 2 contingent upon space at their site. 
    • If space is not available at the home site, parents will be provided with the choice to have their child attend school at district sites that have space in classrooms offering options 1 and 2.

Option 4 link

Option 4: MyFSD Academy/ Homeschool

  • The fourth program option, MyFSD Academy/Homeschool, will start at the beginning of the school year on August 11, 2020. In order for parents to begin the MyFSD Academy at the start of the school year, parents will need to enroll their students into the MyFSD Homeschool by August 7, 2020. Visit the MyFSD Academy website for enrollment forms by going to www.fullertonsd.org, clicking Parents, then clicking MyFSD Academy.

 

 

All learning models incorporate full English Language Arts (ELA) and math instructional standards, with support to our English Learners through integrated English Language Development (ELD), along with integrated social science and science. Changes to state and local guidelines may result in changes to learning model options. 


Pre-Enrollment 


In anticipation of the clearance from the local health agency and in preparation for reopening of schools, parents will be asked to choose a model to pre-enroll their students. An email will be sent to the primary parent’s email address in the student’s PowerSchool account. You will be choosing your option through the Annual Information Review (AIR) process. That information will be coming to your email soon. You will need to enroll each student in your household separately. Your choice is not permanent and the information will be used to staff our schools appropriately. Paper enrollment forms will be available at the school sites offices. Students who have not enrolled in one of the options or the MyFSD Academy Homeschool will be placed into the Hybrid model by default.


For any questions regarding Distance Learning, please contact Educational Services at 714-447-7709 or at fsddistancelearning@myfsd.org.  We are committed to providing students with quality instruction through flexible learning models. We look forward to a healthy and safe start of the new school year!


Sincerely,


Robert Pletka, Ed.D. 

Superintendent