Anderson Valley Unified

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Elementary Reopening

Reopening Letter (English) as PDF

Carta de Reapertura (Español) como PDF

AVES is open for limited in-person instruction beginning on Monday, March 15 for Kindergarten and First-Grade. Grades 2-6 are planned to reopen on April 5. The district has met the criteria for safely reopening which includes having a COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP) approved by Mendocino County Health Department and California Department of Public Health. The CSP provides guidance and protocols that all schools must follow to ensure safety for students and staff. Here are some of the important details regarding reopening that you should know.

Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up (for students who are not riding the bus)

The campus will open for students at 8:00am. Students will not be allowed on campus before that time. For students who arrive before 8:00, they will be required to remain in their vehicles. During the drop-off period (8:00-8:30), students will be directed and escorted to their classroom by staff. 

The pick-up period will be 11:10-11:40. Staff will direct and escort students to meet parents. The campus will be closed to parents/guardians during the pick-up and drop-off periods.

Facial Coverings

All students are required to wear a mask at all times when on campus and on the bus (unless exempted). Students are able to wear their own masks. Masks will be provided for students who need one. Please talk to your child about the importance of wearing a mask.

Physical Distancing

Students are expected to maintain 6 feet of distance from each other. All hallways and sidewalks are marked to support students in maintaining distancing guidelines. Classrooms have been arranged to maximize physical distancing. Plastic shields will be used as an added protection. Please talk to your child about the importance of maintaining a safe distance from their classmates.

Healthy Hygiene Practices

Students’ temperature will be checked by staff using a touchless thermometer when they arrive on campus. Handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer will be taught and practiced. Please talk to your child about the importance of practicing healthy hygiene.

Health Screening 

Families need to health screen students prior to coming to school. Please keep your child at home if he/she has any symptoms of COVID-19. See the “Health Screening Guidance and Protocols” document for more information. Students who develop symptoms while at school will be isolated immediately. Parents will be called to pick-up the student.

Other Protocols

Proper ventilation has been established in all classrooms. This includes having classroom windows and doors open to allow for fresh air exchange. While the weather is cold, it is important that students wear warm clothing to school. 

Students will not be allowed to bring food or water to school. A breakfast snack will be provided at a scheduled, outdoor break. Students will remain in their group during break time. Each student will be given a water bottle that will remain at school. 

Instructional Program 

In person learners are divided into two groups (Group A and Group B). Group A students will come to school Monday-Tuesday. Group B students will come to school Thursday-Friday. All students will have distance learning on Wednesday. Instruction hours will be (8:30-11:00). Synchronous and/or asynchronous instruction will continue from home beginning at 12:30. Teachers will provide a more detailed instructional schedule.

Students will not bring their Chromebooks to school. They will be receiving a new Chromebook to use while they are in class. Students will need to bring some of their materials from home to school on the days they attend. Teachers will be giving more details about the materials students will need to bring to and from school each day. Parents may still be required to come to school to drop-off completed work and pick-up new materials.

For more information regarding school reopening, please call the school office.