When your child is Distance Learning live - ALL other devices need to be off. This includes: phones, gaming (off and unplugged - it still updates even in the off position), tv (Direct/Dish...) anything that takes wifi will pull from your signal and slow your internet down.
Parents - During Learning Time ONLY learning should be "on". :-) Help your child be successful, turn off all other devices.
The CDPH Waiver has been released and the Island School Board of Trustees as well as Supertendent Hines and the employees cannot wait to be able to apply. We know the best place for students to learn is at school, in-person learning.
HOWEVER Please Note: CDPH recommends that elementary schools within jurisdications with 14-day case rates more than two times the threshold to be on the County Monitoring List (>200 cases/100,000 population)should not be considered for a wiaver to re-open in-person instruction. The current case rate in Kings County as of 8/4/20 is 210.3, and less than 8%, we are 13.5% positivity rate.
Based on this, KCDPH does not expect CDPH will grant final waiver approval until the 14 day case rate droops below 200/100,000 and remains stabel or continues a downward trend.
Re-Opening plan all call to parents - School will begin August 13th.
Letter from the Island School Board of Trustees - Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 school year!
Due to Governor Newsom's mandated requirements July 17, 2020 -see link here:
Governor Newsom advises guidance for Re-Opening Schools (recorded video)
NOTICE TO Island Union Elementary School District (IUESD) Parents:
Kings County is on the State Monitoring List for COVID -19 & the Governor has directed us to start the year in Distance Learning.
At this time, we do not know how long we will remain in Distance Learning as it is all dependent on how successful our community will be in getting Kings County off the list. If you are interested in seeing the County monitoring data use this link:
In hopes of being able to reopen at some point this school year and implement our IUESD Reopening Plan, we will have a survey available for you to let us know which of the options you plan to have your student(s) attend: Traditional- on campus, face to face learning, or Distance Learning. This will help us with planning and staffing for possible reopening in the future. We realize your choice may change by that time and we will work with you to adjust as needed.
In the coming weeks more information will be provided to you regarding issuing devices and materials to all IUESD students in grades TK - 8.
If you have a question or need assistance please contact the school office at 924-6424 or email Tracy Ordunez, clerk, at email@example.com, or me, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to providing your child a high quality, robust online learning experience. Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding. Please help the community get Kings County off the list so that we can have our students back on campus by wearing your mask, practice social distancing, and stay safe and healthy.
Kings County Health Department Updates: Parents/Readers, please spread the word - see updates links below-
Kings County Health Department Final Public Health Department Bulletins - click here for all bulletins
Extra information regarding county monitoring click on links below:
School to Resumes August 13, 2020- Distance Learning- once Kings County is off the monitoring list the required amount of time our school board may consider approving traditional, on campus, face to face instructional reopening.
* subject to change with any state guidelines & requirements imposed
Traditional - face to face - on campus instruction (Monday - Friday 8:00-2:50, Wed. 1:05 release)
We are committed to providing a high quality, robust, instruction and safe environments for our students and staff.
* Specific opening plans, protocals, and precautions will be posted closer to the start of school.