All 21 Schools in the Oxnard School District to Stay Closed Through the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year: Distance Learning and School Meals Will Continue

Posted by Dr. Karling Aguilera-Fort, Superintendent on 4/1/2020 6:15:00 PM

 Important Update

  April 1, 2020

  Dear OSD Families and Staff: 

  The Board of Education and our district leadership are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our entire Oxnard School District community. Based on recommendations from state and local health and education officials, we have made the decision to extend remote learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year. This does not mean the current school year is over.

  Today, the Ventura County Office of Education announced that all Ventura County school districts agreed to keep their school campuses closed through the end of the school year in support of the coronavirus mitigation effort. The decision was made in consultation with Ventura County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Levin. This decision comes after recommendations from California Governor Gavin Newsom and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond for schools to continue providing distance learning in lieu of in-class instruction for the remainder of the current school year.

  OSD is committed to providing our students with Standard-Based Distance Learning that ensures readiness for the next grade levels. Our instructional staff will plan grade-level appropriate and rigorous lessons in order to maximize the learning of our students. We will provide more information to staff and families in the coming days. 

  We are among other Ventura County school districts that are already providing distance learning opportunities for students and will continue making them more robust.

  Meals for children ages 1-18 in our community will continue to be available at our four school sites: Harrington, Driffill, Cesar Chavez, and Fremont.

  One of the most difficult aspects of the closure is the disruption to traditional end-of-year activities including promotion ceremonies. We are exploring alternative ways to celebrate and recognize our students for their accomplishments.

  In closing, please know that we will continue to share any new information with you as we have it. We are grateful for the dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff working hard to provide all of our students’ academic needs and overall wellbeing during these challenging times. For the latest updates, please visit our website at www.OxnardSD.org.

  Sincerely,

  Dr. Karling Aguilera-Fort

  Superintendent