School Closure

March 19, 2020

Dear Springville School Parents, Students, and Staff,

On Monday, March 16, 2020, the Springville Union School Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting to pass a Resolution and give the Superintendent/Principal the authority to make necessary emergency decisions related to school closure regarding the current situation we are
facing with the outbreak and spread of the COVID-19 Virus.

With Springville School being on Spring Break this week, I remained hopeful that we could continue to provide onsite instruction for our students when we returned. Based on the most current information received from the California Department of Education, Governor Newsom, Tulare County Superintendent Tim Hire, and Dr. Haught, Tulare County Health Officer, in order to protect and maintain the health and safety of our students, their families, and our staff, as well as, lessen the opportunity for the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, Springville Union Elementary School will close onsite instruction for students. It is our hope that regular instruction will resume on April 14, 2020, however, in Governor Newsom’s address on March 17, 2020, he mentioned the possibility of schools not reopening this school year. The District will closely monitor COVID-19 changes and provide updates accordingly.

Springville Union Staff will meet Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00am to begin preparing instructional materials and resources to support student instruction through Distance Learning, On-line, and/or Independent Study. Office staff will contact parents to collect school lunch counts and develop delivery routes in order to meet the guidelines as outlined in Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders released March 17, 2020. Student meals will be delivered to your child/children’s current designated bus stop. Delivery and pick up of student assignments will be handled in the same manner and delivery will begin once staff members have had time this coming week to make the necessary preparations.

Knowing that change is difficult and can be extremely frustrating, I am confident that the parents, students, and staff of Springville Union School will pull together and successfully meet this challenge.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation in the upcoming weeks as we implement and support off site instruction to promote continued academic success. Feel free to contact the school office at 559-539-2605 with any questions beginning Friday morning, March 20, 2020.
A list of resources for a variety of topics, free internet access, and hands on learning is being compiled and will be made available for parents to help fill free time while students are not in school and maintaining social distancing.


Connie Owens