News and Announcements

School Dismissal Effective March 16 - June 12, 2020 (new extension)

Update: April 3, 2020
Extension of Distance Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on public education, and our elected officials have maintained a focus on public safety during this unprecedented crisis. In the last 24 hours, Governor Newsom, State Superintendent Thurmond, Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Barbara Ferrer provided school districts guidance to physically close campuses for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year and to continue distance learning in California in order to keep students and employees safe. Collectively, we all agree that our top priority remains the safety of our students, staff and families.

Accordingly, it is with a heavy heart that the Board of Education and I inform you that ESUSD has no choice but to extend physical school closure through June 30, 2020 for the safety of all. Spring Break will begin Monday, April 6th. Teachers and administrators will not be on duty. I hope everyone can take time to enjoy family and friends during that academic break.

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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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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