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Our Commitment to you

Our Commitment to you

Dear WUSD Staff and Families,
 
We are incredibly grateful and excited to begin the fall semester fully in-person, five days a week, with a traditional learning model. For most of our community, there is no better environment for a student to learn and thrive than in-person, surrounded by their peers and engaging with their teachers. As we look forward, we are committed to providing an educational experience that supports the academic and social-emotional needs of all students with an increased focus on our students who have been historically underserved and most affected by the pandemic.
 
Our team, however, believes that the key to the success of all students is choice. That is why we are also launching the new Washington Unified (WUSD) Virtual Academy this school year as an alternative program of choice to support students searching for a platform to accelerate their learning outside of a full five-day-per-week in-person learning model.
 
WUSD is committed to welcoming our students back to school in the safest way possible. We have gained valuable experience and knowledge of implementing successful public health guidelines throughout a roller-coaster last year. We also put plans and guidelines to the test successfully hosting summer programs across multiple schools sites with hundreds of students participating.
 
This Back to School Family Guide provides you with a glimpse into the most prudent and latest information that has guided our plan to begin the new school year. As of July 30, 2021, the Yolo County Department of Public Health has required face masks to be worn by all individuals in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. The requirement is one that we are seeing implemented statewide; however, the truth is that all students and staff in K-12 settings were expected to wear face masks even before the latest health order.
 
Health screenings will not be conducted by WUSD staff before entry onto a school campus starting on August 11, 2021. We strongly encourage each student, staff, and family to do their part by self-monitoring their health at home before arriving at school or work. There is no requirement for physical distancing, however, we will maintain distance as much as our spaces permit. Most importantly, please remember to stay home if you feel sick and contact your primary health care provider if symptoms worsen.
 
We know our community and district have been impacted by systemic inequities resulting in gaps in access and opportunity that have prevented academic success at the highest levels for all of our scholars. Thus, it is with a renewed focus on equitable outcomes for all that we begin the new year building upon the collective resilience that helped us make it through a trying 2020-21 school year. Our resolve to support students, families, and staff and strengthen the collaboration and relationships are what will help us learn and grow together. District and school teams are dedicated to the social-emotional well-being of our students and school community. We have a variety of grade-level resources for students and families to help students achieve their full potential. We have also developed a comprehensive Student Success and Support Plan to reinforce student learning throughout this school year. This plan outlines the many layers of systematic supports in place to ensure we move forward together.
 
Thank you for your continued support, and we are ready to welcome our students as we begin a new, exciting chapter in WUSD.
 
With Gratitude,
 
Cheryl P. Hildreth, Ed.D.
Superintendent
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