News and Announcements

School Dismissal Effective March 16 - May 5 (new extension)

Update: March 24, 2020:

Per Los Angeles County of Education, all county districts and schools have been recommended to remain closed until May 4th, 2020.

March 13, 2020
Dear Richmond/Center Street Families,
With the health and safety of our students and families as our top priority, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, teachers will provide remote instruction from March 16th through April 3rd. Spring Break is still scheduled for April 6th through April 10th. We understand the uncertainty and many questions that our families have regarding our plans to provide educational programs to our students during the school dismissal.
Each child’s teacher will be emailing families or sending home information this afternoon or Monday morning on how they will continue to provide instruction through online platforms as well as offline activities. As you plan to support your child at home, know that it will be important to set aside ample time to complete the assignments that your child’s teacher provides. All teachers will be available via email during the hours of 8:30am - 2:00pm to answer any questions.
Our teachers may also be accessible through video calls (FaceTime, Google Meet, etc.) as appropriate and necessary. Please contact Dr. Monahan or Dr. Lee if you do not have internet access and/or a device that your child may use at home so that alternative arrangements may be made to ensure access to instructional materials. An important reminder is that the El Segundo Unified School District Technology and User Agreement still applies during the closure. Please monitor your child’s online activities.
TLC before and after school care will also be closed during this time. If your child participates in this program you will receive communication from them today regarding tuition and payments. Please note that during this school closure, students should not be on campus for any reason.
You will receive additional updates regarding possible extensions as information becomes available. This is a fluid situation and our district will continue to consult with the Los Angeles County Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health to determine the best measures to ensure our students are safe.
We know that dismissing students has a significant impact on all of our families and we will provide as much support as we can. Thank you for your support and flexibility during this time as we all navigate how to safeguard our students and staff at our schools.
Warm regards and wishing everyone health and wellness,
Dr. Monahan and Dr. Lee
CSS and RSS Principals
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ALERT

WiFi Support for Families:

Spectrum/Charter/Comcast is also providing a 60-day feee internet for families with children who do not already have internet access. Families can call (844) 488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
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Richmond Street School's COVID-19 Update

Dear Families,

We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking every precaution for our students and families. Please see Dr. Moore’s email below for the most recent up to date information. All of our directives are coming from Dr. Moore, who is closely in touch with the California  Department of Public Health (CDPH) and LA County Office of Education (LACOE). As we receive updates, we will share the information with our families.

For now, here are specific examples of how we are responding at our schools

Lunches are being staggered across the grade levels in order to promote social distancing

All large gatherings are being postponed (ie: Kinder Orientation, school assemblies) 

All field trips and school assemblies have been postponed until after April 13th

Teachers and staff are self screening for fever and/ or respiratory symptoms each morning before coming to school 

Students displaying respiratory issues or fever are being sent home

We have worked with all of our staff on the importance of disinfecting all areas, specifically high touch areas

Tables and desks are being cleared and disinfected by custodial staff every afternoon, in addition to throughout the day by teachers

The Computer Lab has been closed in order to minimize the spread of germs

Students are given class time to wash hands before snack, lunch, and throughout the day

Noon supervisors are offering hand sanitizer as students enter the lunch area

Teachers are being given tools and time to craft virtual learning, should we move to school dismissal or closure

Books from the school library will be made available to students to check out so they have an ample supply of reading material in the case of school dismissal or closure

Please know that our first priority is the safety and health of our students and staff. We are intentional about every decision toward this end, as well as continuing reevaluating our routine  practices based upon the most current information regarding COVID-19. You can support us in these efforts by doing the following:

Please keep students home who have a fever or are having respiratory issues and wait 24 hours after fever is gone before returning to school (no doctor’s notes are needed)

Practice thorough hand washing for 20 seconds at home

Here is a great video to watch with your children about how to wash your hands: Washing Hands 

Practice calm conversations with your children regarding COVID-19 

 

We appreciate your support as we endeavor to remain agile in this ever evolving situation, while we keep “business as usual” with our excellent student learning models for the benefit of all. We will keep you updated as we receive updates from Dr. Moore and the DPH.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Lee & Dr. Monahan

RSS & CSS Principals
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Intent to Return 2020-2021

Intent to Return Survey

We are excited to have your student re-join us for another year with the El Segundo Unified School District. We are beginning to plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year and our fall classes now. It will help us in our planning if we know whether or not your child will be back with us for the 2020-2021 school year.

Please complete this online form for each of your children by Friday, April 3, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosy Reyes in the front office.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to confirm your student's place next year.
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ESUSD Moving to Online Instruction Next Week, March 16, 2020

March 13, 2020

RE: ESUSD Moving to Online Instruction Next Week

Dear Families,

As ESUSD places highest priority on the health and safety of not only our students, but our community at large, we will be closing our campuses to students beginning Monday, March 16. We have thoughtfully reviewed all guidance from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the LA County Department of Public Health, and California Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control, we have determined that dismissal is the best option at this time to proactively protect the health of our students, staff, families and community. School dismissal allows for employees to remain at work to provide instruction remotely and students participate in alternative learning plans while at home, like Independent Study. The timing coincides with reports of two affected residents in surrounding cities. Please recognize that this is an ever-evolving situation that rapidly is changing by the hour. I anticipate additional legislative measures may also come into play soon.

Beginning Monday, March 16, teachers will provide instruction remotely during the dismissal for at least one week. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further communication if the dismissal will be extended. All school activities, events, and athletics are cancelled or postponed, and no groups, outside facility use, or public gatherings will occur on any of our campuses.

We recognize the importance of continuity of learning, and our teachers have all prepared to provide education remotely. Instruction may occur online via platforms such as PowerSchool Learning or Google Classroom, through online communication, phone calls, webcasts, or other methods. Teachers may also be providing paper-based tasks for students to complete at home. All teachers will communicate their instructional methods to families via email including ways for students to access content and submit work. During school today, March 13, teachers will also be providing instructions to students on accessing the learning. Special education teachers will provide remote supports so students may access instruction. If teacher plans require online work and your child does not have access to a device or WIFI, please communicate with your school's administration for support.

We understand that school dismissal is undoubtedly a significant challenge for our families, students, and staff and we seek to work through this unprecedented scenario with caution, patience and hope for the best outcome in all regards. We encourage you to stay informed about developments in relation to COVID-19 and we will continue to communicate any updates we receive. Our ESUSD team is committed to continuing to serve our students through alternative learning option. We believe strongly in taking any measures necessary to protect and support our community and appreciate your support in return.

Our school sites will be in touch with further details.

Take care,
Melissa Moore, Ed.D.
Superintendent
El Segundo Unified School District
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Kindergarten Orientation and Walkthrough Updates

Update: March 12, 2020, 2:46pm

Dear Parents of prospective TK/Kindergarten students.

Out of the abundance of caution, the Kindergarten Parent Information Night has been cancelled for this evening. Please see the link below for the presentation information.

TLC before and after school care information is included in the pdf attachment. Please make sure to look through the presentation for this important information regarding application. TLC is a first come first serve program and enrollment fills up quickly.

We hope to reschedule the presentation and walkthrough in the near future.

Please share this information with any friends and neighbors who are new to our schools and do not receive our communications.

Kindergarten registration packets are also available in the front office.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lee and Dr. Monahan
Richmond and Center Street Principals


Dear Parents of prospective TK/Kindergarten students.

TK/Kindergarten Parent Information Night and our Kindergarten Walk Through are being rescheduled to a later date. More information will be posted on our website in the near future. Please share this information with any friends and neighbors who are new to our schools and do not receive our communications.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lee and Dr. Monahan
Richmond and Center Street Principals
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