On July 17, Governor Gavin Newsom announced and the California Department of Public Health issued a new mandate that schools in counties on California’s “COVID Watchlist” must remain online only until they meet a series of requirements related to testing and numbers of new cases. Madera County is on the watchlist, therefore, we will need to meet the COVID condition mandates before being allowed to offer on-site instruction as an option to families.
As we continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will continue to do our best to keep our families and students informed of the latest guidance for schools from the California Department of Education (CDE) and other entities. You can view CDE’s guidance regarding how districts can provide distance learning opportunities for students here. Please know that we are working internally, regionally, and beyond to determine how best to implement these guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to support our families and students during our COVID-19 school closure.