Dear GTA Community,
As you are probably aware, Thursday night Governor Newsom issued an open-ended state-wide shelter-at-home order, which is scheduled to last an indeterminate time. The order has some impact on GTA operations, but note ALL ONLINE INSTRUCTION IS CONTINUING AS SCHEDULED. Moreover, we’ve had great participation, 100% of our teachers are online, and the vast majority of our students are logging in and engaging. In that sense, it’s been a remarkable week!
Here are some updates:
· The current shelter-at-home order is in open-ended, meaning it is unclear when the order may be lifted. During this time, except for spring break (3/30 – 4/10), GTA online instruction will continue.
· As for schools, there is no update on how long they will be closed – we’ve heard everything from after spring break (4/10), through summer. Like everything else about this crisis, there is much that’s not known at this time.
· Beginning today, and through next week, (3/23 – 3/27), GTA offices will be on limited hours from 8-10 am daily, primarily to assist students with technology issues and/or to provide basic information.
· Food services have been consolidated to Loma Vista Environmental Science Academy (across the street, at 146 Rainier Street, on the east side of the campus). Breakfast is distributed from 8-10, and lunch from 11-12. Here is a link to all food distribution sites in Vallejo and Solano County.
· During spring break, 3/30 – 4/10, there will be no instruction and all GTA offices will be closed. Moreover, there will be no food distribution services from GTA or VCUSD.
· Additional instructions will be provided regarding operations after spring break, 4/13 and beyond – check ParentSquare or our website for updates.
On a final note, thank you for helping us get through one of the most tumultuous weeks in our lifetimes — not since 9-11 have we seen such societal upheaval, and I am so grateful to the entire GTA community for rallying around our kids and facing this challenge head on. I’m sure there is still much hardship ahead, but as of today, as far as I’ve heard, ALL our students, staff, and families are safe. Thank you, continue being strong and resilient, and as much as is possible, have a good and safe weekend!