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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) School Closure & Coronavirus

In an evolving situation, communication is vital. In addition to a Weekly Communication provided by the District, FUSD will continue to inform families about updates as they become available. A current list of resources will be augmented as needed. Parents/guardians should continue to read emails from Principals and the District Office, as well as check phones for messages.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

information as of 4/2/20 - may change due to conditions

When are schools going to open?

During these times of uncertainty we continue to have concerns about the impact COVID-19 will have on the future of our exceptional students. Following Wednesday’s (4/1/20) press conference by Governor Newsom, recommendations from the California Department of Education and direction from Alameda County (Statement from County Superintendent), FUSD schools will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

How will our students be educated if schools are closed?

While safety remains the highest priority during school closures, learning continues throughout FUSD. Teachers and staff have created a variety of flexible learning opportunities for students at all grade levels. With the recent extension of the school closures, teachers are taking a long-term approach to student learning. Students in our Junior Highs, Middle Schools, and High Schools are connecting to their teachers via School Loop, through websites, and directly with online conferencing tools. Elementary students are being contacted by their teachers who will let them know the best ways to stay connected and learn. This may include via email, online conference tools, web-based curriculum, and paper packets. This link shares activity ideas for families during the closure. Chromebooks/laptops are available for students to borrow if needed. Please contact your student’s teacher or school Principal with questions.

What about Spring Break? (April 10 - 17)

Teachers will not be providing lessons/content and students will not be responsible for any school work during this period.  UPDATE 4/1/20: Child Nutrition will continue to provide grab and go breakfast and lunch meals at Washington, Irvington, Kennedy and Cabrilo over Spring Break. Distribution Days are as follows: On Thursday April 9th, three days of meals will be given to cover Thursday, Friday, and Monday. On Tuesday April 14th four days of meals will be given to cover Tuesday through Friday. The meals will be heated at home.

How are students being fed? What about school lunch?

Any student or child 18 years or younger can pick up complimentary breakfast and lunch Grab & Go meals in the drive through parking lot of Cabrillo Elementary School between 10-10:45am. This location is in addition to existing Grab & Go breakfast and lunch pick-up service at Irvington, Kennedy and Washington High School parking lots from 10-11am, Monday-Friday. Additional community meal support info.

Child Nutrition will continue to provide grab and go breakfast and lunch meals at Washington, Irvington, Kennedy and Cabrilo over Spring Break. Distribution Days are as follows: On Thursday April 9th, three days of meals will be given to cover Thursday, Friday, and Monday. On Tuesday April 14th four days of meals will be given to cover Tuesday through Friday. The meals will be heated at home.

What is happening at the District Office and Maintenance, Operations & Grounds yard?

While the FUSD District Office is closed, staff is working from home and conducting the business of the District as close to normal as possible. The only activity at the Maintenance, Operations & Grounds yard is that which has been deemed essential. By Executive Order of the Governor of California, schools and districts remain funded during the shelter at home allowing FUSD to meet its payroll and continue essential operations such as providing complimentary Grab & Go breakfast and lunches for impacted students and children. The Board of Education, Acting Superintendent and District/school administration are in regular contact addressing the needs of students, families and the community. However long the duration of school closures, FUSD administration will remain on the job and available to support its students in any way possible.

What is the school cleaning strategy?

All school sites were cleaned before the shelter at home took effect. Since the schools have not been occupied there has not been any further cleaning. In the event that staff returns to their workspaces to get needed supplies, the rooms are spot cleaned weekly on Fridays by custodial staff as needed. The regular cleaning of sites will resume once school goes back into session and staff are back on site.

What are preventive measures to minimize my exposure to Coronavirus?

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Maintain 6 foot space between other people - social distancing.
  • Follow Shelter at Home Guidelines
  • Stay home when you are sick. Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What should we do if we think we have been exposed to coronavirus?

The Alameda County Public Health department recommends that you call your doctor. Please refer to the Alameda County Public Health Department’s webpage on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)Only medical providers can initiate testing for COVID-19.

What about guidelines for people returning from travel?

Students who have recently returned, or have contact* with a person returning from countries with larger outbreaks such as China, S. Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan are asked to voluntarily self-quarantine for fourteen days. * Contact means: living in the same household, face-to-face interaction, sneeze or direct bodily discharge exposure, in a closed small environment like a vehicle within 2 seat lengths, and in any health care capacity.

Coronavirus Updates | Resources during Closure (Lunch, Links & Activities)

Information from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Fremont community partners, and School District administration inform this FAQ. Further questions can be addressed to fusdweb@fusdk12.net

Thank you for staying informed.