Dear GTA Community,
We hope you weekend was a good one, and now as we enter the second week of GTA school closures, we are starting to settle into a pattern. But there is still much we don’t know, so for starters, here’s what we DO know…
- This week GTA will continue with remote instruction, all week long. Instruction will resume Monday, as per last week. Daily attendance will continue to be kept, and you will be notified by ParentSquare if your child did not “click in” to any given class. However, this is purely as a way to keep parents informed, and there is no intention to sanction or discipline students for missing a class.
- Note the MITA schedule has been slightly tweaked to allow for short breaks between classes, and for advisory check-ins on Wednesdays — MITA’s new schedule can be seen here .
- For this week, all GTA operations will be consolidated to the MITA campus main office, from 8–10 am daily. Students who need a Chromebook or other assistance can receive it during those hours.
- Food services have been consolidated onto the Loma Vista Environmental Services Academy campus across the street from MITA — 146 Rainier Avenue, #1846, on the “east” campus, adjacent to Solano Middle School, from 8 – 12. For a complete list of all food distribution services throughout Solano County, click here.
- The statewide shelter-at-home and school shutdown is scheduled to continue for the indefinite future. At this point, it seems VERY UNLIKELY that we will be reopened at the end of spring break (which runs 3/30 – 4/10). We will keep you abreast of developments as they unfold.
- There will be a two-week break starting NEXT Monday, 3/30, and lasting through Friday, 4/7. During this time there will be no instruction, and GTA offices will be closed. Students will have the option to work on various projects, but no assessment will be available.
All of us at GTA recognize this is a tremendously stressful time for everyone, and as much as we want students too keep caught up with their skills, we also understand all circumstances are different, and some students are going to be very challenged to keep up — or even to attend their virtual classes every day. If your child is struggling, or frustrated, please keep in mind our Director of Counseling Services, Randall Freitas, is ready and able to assist your child (or you!) as needed — Randall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Or, you can reach out to me directly at email@example.comWe are here to support your child, and by extension, your family. We are on this journey with you.
Thank you, hang in there, and stay safe!