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CCHAT COVID-19 Distance Learning Program and Reopening Safety Plan 2020-2021 School Year

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Notice: Due to COVID-19, CCHAT continue distance learning for the 2020-2021 school year starting August 25, 2020. (Click here for tips on wearing a mask with your hearing aids.)

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Dear CCHAT Families,

CCHAT has been in the process of developing a plan to reopen for on-campus learning on August 24. However, new guidance and directives will now require us to begin the 2020-2021 school year with distance learning.

On July 17, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that schools located in counties that are on the public health watch list should plan to deliver remote instructions in the fall. He clarified that schools may return to in-person instruction once their county has been off the watch list for two weeks. Sacramento County is currently on the public health watch list. The Public Health Department has indicated there is an increase in community spread of coronavirus combined with an inability of the current testing system to support the adequate and timely return of test results if schools were to open. According to the California Department of Education, school districts should ensure there is sufficient duration or decline of infection rates and testing availability, among others, before opening schools.

At CCHAT, our first priority remains the health and safety of our students, families and staff. Our goal is for students to return to campus as soon as it is safely possible, with guidance from state and local public health officials. We will provide more information about distance learning, schedules, DHH teacher and SLP assignments and technology access in coming weeks.

I know the uncertainty and lack of detail regarding next year is both frustrating and concerning. There is still quite a bit of work ahead of us as we continue to work tirelessly to create a plan to ensure that we can continue to provide essential services and instruction to our students in the 2020-21 school year.

In the meantime, please complete the 2020-2021 school year registration process and continue to check your email for updates regarding our distance learning return on August 24.

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for your patience as we plan for a situation that presents unique challenges.

— Laura Covello, CCHAT Executive Director