As per the PUSD Superintendent, Brian McKnight, the following is the latest PUSD Plan for Opening Schools in 2020-2021
[July 1, 2020] Although the situation with COVID-19 continues to rapidly change, as of right now we are planning to reopen our schools on August 17, 2020, using a hybrid model that blends in-person and distance learning.
While we would rather open schools in person, we are planning to reopen in a way that accounts for the fact that the COVID-19 virus will more than likely still be with us with no vaccine available. The health and safety of our students and staff is at the forefront of our minds. If health restrictions are lifted by the appropriate authorities and we deem it safe, we will move into a regular, in-classroom mode.
Based on state and local public health guidelines for school and the results of parent and staff surveys, our Pasadena Unified School District Reopening Task Force has developed plans to create safe learning environments for all students.
Families will continue to be essential partners and we thank you for the feedback you have given so far. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the PUSD team for their hard and excellent work in formulating this plan.
• Face coverings will be required on campuses to ensure the safety of our students and staff. We are now designing protocols and policies for exemptions and reinforcement.
• We are also designing a fully online learning school. We will send out a survey in the next few days to determine the number of students who plan to enroll in the virtual school. Information on how to register is now being developed and will be shared with you as soon as possible.
• Childcare during non-classroom days is an urgent matter, and we are working with community partners to provide services to our students and their families.
The plan was presented at the June 25, 2020 Board of Education meeting see the video (scroll to Item I) and incorporate your feedback from surveys and the parent forum.