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ALLmeansALL! Walnut Valley USD is proud to be a National Schools to Watch District with numerous National Blue Ribbon, California Gold Ribbon, and California Distinguished School awards. Our motto is KIDS FIRST... Every Student, Every Day!  

Phase 2 Distance Learning Update: May 13, 2020

Dear WVUSD Families,

First and foremost, we thank you for your partnership and support as we strive to put “Kids First, Every Student, Every Day,” during this time of nationwide school closures.  Phase 2 Distance Learning provided our students with the opportunity to connect with teachers and peers in creative, digitized ways.  From students performing a choir performance to teachers starting online lessons with a check-in to gauge student’s social and emotional wellness, we are grateful for our staff and students, who are rising above the crisis to continue students’ learning.

As the school year winds down to these last few weeks, every school has been actively planning and communicating closure activities.  Schools are coordinating the return of books and materials and planning alternative, memorable graduation activities, such as surprising graduating seniors and promoting 8th graders with celebratory yard signs and symbolically lighting stadium lights to honor the class of 2020. 

At this time, WVUSD is planning the re-opening of schools to start as scheduled on Monday, August 10, 2020. As we are waiting on directives from local and state educational agencies, it is unclear whether we will be re-opening as the traditional in-person setting, Distance Learning, or a hybrid of in-person and Distance Learning.  The District will adhere to Public Health and state directives and safety protocols that need to be implemented for re-opening.  Please continue to monitor emails from WVUSD and check the District’s website, throughout the summer, for updated information. We will continue to have resources and updates on our http://learn.wvusd.org  website to support students and families during the summer.  

During this prolonged time of school closure and safer-at-home directives, our students’ overall well-being is the top priority.   We encourage you to focus on your family’s safety, health, and wellness.  Research shows that when students feel they are able to meet parent expectations, they are less likely to be worried and stressed about their schoolwork and less likely to suffer from physical symptoms of stress.  As we wind down the 2019-2020 school year, we want to reiterate that our teachers, administrators, and staff are so proud of our students for finishing strong and connecting with their teachers and peers.

Resources for supporting students’ emotional well-being is available at the following link from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

Additionally, the Emotional Assistance Partner (EAP), provided by United Health Care, is another free resource that provides support from mental health professionals for students and families. This is a 24-hour, toll-free Help Line: 866-342-6892.

WVUSD Nutrition Services will continue to distribute meals to families with children ages 18 and under, Monday through Friday during the summer months.

Time frame for this service will be 7:30am-10:00am. Locations will remain the same for the following schools:

·            Walnut High School – Staff parking lot

·            Diamond Bar High School – Front office parking lot

We thank you again for your support as we work together to put “Kids First, Every Student, Every Day.” 

Sincerely,

WVUSD Educational Services