Covid-19 / Corona Virus: Updates and Monitoring

Fall 2020 Reopening Plan For Parents


Per the California Department of Public Health Guidance on Reopening schools, issued on July 17, 2020 the following protocols have been created for our charter school. 

Our school model is uniquely arranged to continue to provide a high level of service and ensure student learning and growth during this time of global pandemic. While ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students, providing and documenting a consistent and effective learning program for students is crucial to our mission as public school educators. Upon these recommendations if a student resides within a county that is on the state’s COVID watchlist or statewide “Stay-at-Home” order, in-person instruction is prohibited according to the Governor’s orders and the following virtual protocols must be followed:

  • All meetings between vendors/staff and students should be virtual
  • Staff will pick up and drop off curriculum in person
    • ESs will arrange a contactless “porch dropoff” and/or “porch pickup” of curriculum with the family
    • Curriculum should be left outside and the staff should make phone contact with the person receiving the curriculum to verify they receive it
    • Used curriculum will be shipped from our school resource library
  • Staff will not submit POs for in-person services

When a student resides within a county where schools are able to open to in-person instruction (i.e. off the state’s COVID watchlist for 14 or more days) the following will occur:

  • In person meetings between certificated staff and students can occur
  • Vendor services can take place in person in one-on-one or small group settings
    • The appropriate size of a small group may vary depending on the location the group is meeting but must be less than 10 people
    • POs should be placed for one month at a time in case the county goes back on the watchlist
  • When an in-person meeting occurs, it must follow CDPH guidelines including but not limited to: health check screening, face coverings, social distance, and sanitizing
    • Students in grade TK-2 are not required to wear face coverings (per state guidelines) but are strongly encouraged to do so
    • If a vendor is not following the appropriate public health protocols the family must inform their ES. If a family is not following the appropriate public health protocols the vendor must inform the school
  • Staff will pick up and drop off curriculum in person
    • Curriculum should be left outside of the building and the staff should make contact with the person receiving the curriculum to verify they receive it
    • Interacting while the receiving person is inside the building, and the staff member dropping off the curriculum may occur if the staff member remains outside with social distance between the two people
  • In person meetings cannot take place if any of the persons participating in the meeting: 
    • Have a fever, chills, coughing or any COVID related symptoms.
    • Have a known close contact exposure to COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

When a county moves to being on the watchlist, in-person meetings and educational services should transition to virtual meetings and services. Otherwise in-person vendor service POs need to be canceled.

If a family becomes infected with COVID they should inform their ES and Special Education provider and cease any in-person meetings/services until they have quarantined for a minimum of 14 days and are medically cleared.  


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4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A Placerville, CA 95667

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San Benito
Santa Clara
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