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Winter Break Extended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, 2020

 

PRJUSD: Extends Winter Break; Spring Semester to start January 11, 2021

 

Paso Robles, CA –  Background: On November 16, 2020, the Governor announced San Luis Obispo County, California has been moved back into the PURPLE TIER for COVID-19. Additionally, for the first time since the pandemic began, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a travel advisory asking those arriving in California from other states or countries, including returning California residents, to self-isolate for 14 days. Oregon and Washington have issued the same advisory. The quarantine does not apply to those who travel for essential work.  (Governor’s Advisory: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/11/13/california-oregon-washington-issue-travel-advisories/)

 

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District remains dedicated to the safe return of both students and staff to our campuses.  We believe that in-person instruction for all students is necessary and vital for the success of the district.  Therefore we are adjusting our school calendar for January 2021.  

 

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will extend the Winter Break to three weeks:  December 21-January 8.  The first day of school for the Spring semester for all students will be January 11, 2021.  This extended Winter break should allow for appropriate quarantine time after the holiday season, and hopefully, support the increased possibility to return to in-person school. (Please see attached REVISED Calendar).  All elementary schools will continue with both in-person and distance learning options.  Middle and High Schools will reopen for in-person services if we have clearance from Public Health, (14 days on the Red Tier).  We will continue to keep parents and families updated about our county COVID-19 status and the impact on reopening our secondary schools.

 

Superintendent Dubost has made this decision to extend the Winter Break in consultation with the Board of Trustees and county officials.  This action will be brought to the  Board of Trustees on December 15, 2020, for ratification.  We thank you for your continued support and partnership. For additional information:  https://sites.google.com/pasoschools.org/reopen

 

NOTE:  It is very important to note that if any parent, child, family member, or staff who is exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, has a positive COVID-19 test, or knows of exposure to a person with COVID-19, that person must refrain from coming onto our campuses.  We must stop the spread of this virus so that we can return to school safely.  (STOP the SPREAD: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html)