School Reopening for In-person Instruction - November 9, 2020
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Dear Olympus  Families,

Our Board of Trustees approved our School Reopening Guide and the return to school model for Trimester II on November 9. This will allow EUSD to deliver instruction five days a week, on campus, using a modified daily schedule that can allow sites to safely follow health and safety guidelines to the greatest extent possible.  

As there are many components to the planning, we want to provide a description of what can  be expected in the five-day modified schedule:  
  • Start and Dismissal Times: School start and dismissal times for the five-day modified schedule will remain staggered to accommodate our divisions, family needs, and transportation. While there will be some asynchronous learning tasks assigned (a.k.a., Homework), the majority of the instructional day will be in-person learning at the sites. Here are the following start times for the divisions:
    • Greenhills, Maidu, and Oakhills: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Ridgeview and Excelsior: 9:05 AM - 1:05 PM
    • Cavitt and Olympus: 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM (Modified Block Schedule TBA) 
Under the modified schedule, students will be dismissed from school before lunch. A “grab and go” lunch will be available for those who wish to participate in the lunch program. 
  • Snack/Mask Breaks: During this time, students will have the opportunity to use the restroom, take a break from wearing their mask, and have a snack they have brought from home. Students will stay outdoors in the quad/picnic table area during the break.
  • Face Coverings: To support staff and student safety, for any in-person instruction we will be requiring face coverings for all students unless they are eligible to be exempt through a medical waiver. Students will not be required to wear masks while doing outdoor strenuous physical activity in their PE classes.
  • Immunizations: All students will be required to have updated immunization records in order to return to in-person instruction.  Families have already been notified if they do not meet the immunization requirements.
  • Transportation: We look forward to providing bus transportation for our students. Currently, we are evaluating how many students we will be able to serve on our buses due to social distancing requirements so we can ascertain how many students will be eligible to ride the bus. 

To help us plan for reopening our campuses for Trimester II, we ask you to complete a final commitment form, LINK, for each of your student/s.  Failure to complete the form will mean you are choosing to send your student/s back for in-person instruction in Trimester II. Only one parent or guardian should complete the form. We ask you to complete this form by Thursday, October 15 by midnight.  

Trimester 2 Final Commitment Form - Due Thursday, Oct. 15 before midnight.

If you choose to continue remote learning for your student/s, he or she will be participating in EVA (Eureka Virtual Academy) and will most likely have a new teacher and classmates to start the new trimester on November 9.    

Eureka Union School District is committed to the health and safe return of our students.  Please consult our School Reopening Guide for details on how we are keeping our students and staff safe when we reopen our schools for Trimester II.  

Thank you for all of your support, patience, and resiliency over the past several months.  We’re very excited to finally have the opportunity to have our students back in the classroom!  


Sean Healy
Principal, Olympus Jr. High School

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