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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/24/2020 09:20 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/24/2020 09:20 AM
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Reopening Plan for Calaveras Schools

Angels Camp, CA...The plans for Calaveras County Schools and the fall reopening plans have been developed with technical assistance from Calaveras County Public Health. According to guidance from the California Department of Public Health on July 17, 2020, “ California public schools (traditional and charter), private schools (including nonpublic nonsectarian schools), school districts, and county offices of education, herein referred to as schools, will determine the most appropriate instructional model, taking into account the needs of their students and staff, and their available infrastructure. This guidance is not intended to prevent a school from adopting a distance learning, hybrid, or mixed-delivery instructional model to ensure safety. Schools are not required to seek out or receive approval from a state or local public health officer before adopting a distance-learning model .” https://files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-schools.pdf




The health and safety of our students and staff are our top priority. At this time and after feedback from our stakeholders, each district has selected to resume education under the following models. Bret Harte Union High School District and Calaveras Unified School District will begin under a distance learning model. Mark Twain Union Elementary School District plans on a blended model and Vallecito Union School District is currently in the middle of a multi-campus remodel and hopes to begin back in the classroom around the 8th of September with full regular classroom attendance.

Calaveras County Office of Education programs will be a blend of models depending on the district and location they serve.

Sincerely,
Scott Nanik, Calaveras County Office of Education
Mike Chimente, Bret Harte Union High School District
Mark Campbell, Calaveras Unified School District
Paula Wyant, Mark Twain Union Elementary School District
Jim Frost, Vallecito Union School District


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-24 11:44:57   By: Anonymous
 
Great job VUSD.

BHHS should be ashamed for taking the easy way out and of thinking about the impact on our Children. NO excuse for distance learning when Michelson and AMS are able to donor.

VERY unhappy with their decision that will lead to more missed education for this high school group.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:36:46   By: Anonymous
     
    “Easy way out?” Are you joking?
    Distance learning is not easy for teachers or students, but it’s the only way to keep students and staff from dying.
    You really want to send your kids into a situation where they could die?
    You must be an awesome parent.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-24 18:18:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Well said.


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      Posted on: 2020-07-24 18:28:50   By: Anonymous
       
      I know EXACTLY what it takes to distance learn and it was a miserable failure last year. Yes, easy way out. The governor gave guidelines to reopen and BHHS is taking the easy way out by not figuring out how to adhere to the guidelines.

      Avery middle school have managed to figure it out. . .

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 18:32:02   By: Anonymous
         
        And Michelson

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 19:45:25   By: Anonymous
         
        What type of failure are talking about?

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-07-25 09:42:24   By: Anonymous
           
          -children not learning
          -increased child abuse
          -increased depression
          -increased suicide

          Is that enough?

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-07-25 14:17:10   By: Anonymous
             
            Someone’s parroting Trump 😂

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-07-25 17:20:01   By: Anonymous
               
              Um, no. This is happening right here in our community.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 20:18:51   By: Anonymous
         
        No it wasn’t. I have two kids at Bret Harte. They kept up sign their work, did everything on time, communicated daily with their teachers, and asked for help when they needed it, which was seldom. In spite of the fact Bret Harte has to devise a distance learning plan on the fly with zero time to prepare, they still did an excellent job.
        It was not a failure.
        I’m still trying to figure out which part of it didn’t meet your standards. Try getting involved. Stop complaining.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-07-25 09:43:51   By: Anonymous
           
          That’s great. Your children were the exception. The overwhelming majority did not learn.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-07-25 11:26:22   By: Anonymous
             
            On what are you basing this assertion?

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-07-25 17:19:02   By: Anonymous
               
              By watching distance learning first hand every day since March of last year.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-07-25 14:18:24   By: Anonymous
             
            They were not the exception. Their friends did fine, too. We made learning and adapting the priority, as did their friends and their families.

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              Re:
              Posted on: 2020-07-25 17:20:59   By: Anonymous
               
              Nope. Sorry, you are wrong.

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                Re:
                Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:31:41   By: Anonymous
                 
                Your problem, not the problem of someone else. Better to figure out how YOU didn't make it work.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-25 18:18:20   By: Anonymous
         
        In the Spring, teachers were expected to switch to distance learning with ZERO training. Of course we struggled!!! Now teachers have had the summer to train, and distance learning will be MUCH better. But also, blaming teachers is a real *bleep*ty move. And agreed with a previous poster, the fact that you want to send your child to school in a pandemic and risk their health and the health of the adults on campus is truly a reflection of your humanity and parenting.

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          Posted on: 2020-07-26 16:41:34   By: Anonymous
           
          It's funny. When the governor's guidelines fit your liberal agenda (masking) you are fully supporting. When they don't (going back to school) you completely ignore them.

          Typical liberal. . .

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:13:26   By: Anonymous
             
            Not particularly liberal but it's what works for a person's agenda regardless of the consequences. Sometimes that agenda is driven by ignorance, poverty, and negligent parenting. And there are other things to consider. Income. Money. Paying bills. Mom's with jobs have a hard choice. It's too late to elect to have no children, they are here. Often a mother's financial support is important and sometimes critical. How does she support home schooling and work a day job.

            The US culture, being what it is, was unprepared for the pandemic. Most people have no futuristic perspective. Many on the lower end of the IQ scale believe the crisis is either a hoax, won't affect them and their families, and will eventually go away on its own. So these folks are happy to send kids to school and won't wise up until one or two or three or a bunch of them bring the virus home and to their teachers. At that point, sending kids to school will be moot. Teachers will be sick and not teaching. Family members will be in the hospital and grandma and grandpa will be on ventilators. The winner in that reality show is the morgue.

            That's what happens with hindsight.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:27:18   By: Anonymous
       
      In a nutshell, that's pretty much it.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-24 20:42:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Seems like most people who complain about how bad the schools did throwing together a plan for distance learning and trying to navigate a situation nobody had the right answer for to protect the physical and mental health of the children we love so much......
    are the kind of parents who use our education system as babysitters for children they can't raise or educate themselves.......

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-25 09:46:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Not sure who that was directed at. Yes, many use school as a babysitting tool or do not care enough to participate in their children’s education.

      Yet another reason distance learning as a failure. Schools have had all summer to prepare for next year. The offer on has clear guidelines to follow in order to get back into the classroom. BHHS is choosing to take the easy way out and not follow the guidelines.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:41:13   By: Anonymous
       
      I worked in private education for 20 years. Unfortunately, what you claim is true in the public school arena. There are multiple reasons for this, ranging from ignorance and laziness to single parenting in a harsh social environment along with financial stress. Both are no win situations. Solving those problems is way above my pay grade, and the way things look, above the pay grade of public schools administrations. Not nearly enough funds and relative training to deal with these problems are being supplied by the obvious source, the Federal Government. Now we have a serious health pandemic impacting an already dysfunctional system, and no one knows who's on first.

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Sensible Plan
Posted on: 2020-07-24 11:52:39   By: Anonymous
 
For the most part , the county is adopting a sensible plan.
The first PDF document omitted the necessity of all students in schools to always wear a mask.
With the uptick in Covid cases in the county, it is prudent not to open the schools.
Opening schools will only spread the virus, as school age children over 10 years of age can spread the virus the same as adults.
Students would bring the virus home to families.
It is important to maintain social distancing, staying in place, and wearing masks when in public spaces.
It is alarming to me when going to Senders to see so many customers ignoring the request that patrons wear masks.
Not wearing a mask is the height of selfishness , masks are to protect others, not you. America is about we the people, not me.
I noticed the no mask patrons are Dump supporters, which only reinforces the fact they are selfish all about me, not all of us.
You cannot pick and choose which parts of the Constitution you wish to live by.

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    Re: Make sure your guns are loaded, Galvin is letting 8000 Democrats out of prison
    Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:01:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Just think what's going to happen when Galvin lets out over 8000 Democrats from jails and prisons, and these Democrats, many of them have the virus. They didn't follow our rules and laws of this land, do you think those infected slimeball, democrats will wear masks?
    Answer; Yes, when they're raping, armed robbery, and all of the other laws those douche bag democrats broke to be incarcerated for in the first place. That's the Democrats way of saving money and "protecting" the citizens of this fine state.

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      Re: Make sure your guns are loaded, Galvin is letting 8000 Democrats out of prison
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:21:06   By: Anonymous
       
      With that comment you present as an example of the below average intelligent resident.

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    Re: Sensible Plan
    Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:20:53   By: Anonymous
     
    I think it was a good decision to protect our children as well as our educators. The Governor has cut the schools budget but then on the other hand says if you bring kids back you have to provide mask, sanitizer, take temperatures, clean between each use of all equipment, desk, door handles, ect.. Teachers must monitor if any child looks ill, fatigued, coughs, sneezes or show any signs of being ill and send them home to quarantine. Teachers & staff to monitor social distancing and for younger grades supervise hand washing, This is just some of the protocol the will have to follow daily, hourly. After all of this or in between all of this teachers will have how much time to actually teach our kids. This isn't a political decision, it isn't just the School Districts decision ( might want to watch the BOS meeting when this was discussed) This is a SMART decision. Now think about if we brought the kids back and one of them gets the virus while at school the same parents that are cursing the school for not bring the kids back would most likely be the first ones to sue the district because their kid got sick and it was all the schools fault. GIVE THE TEACHERS A BRAKE THEY ARE DOING AL THEY CAN TO PREPARE & TRAIN FOR THIS NEW WAY OF TEACHING.

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      Re: Sensible Plan
      Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:23:02   By: Anonymous
       
      I agree. Also for all the parents who are complaining about trying to get their kids to do their school work, my guess is the teacher has the same problem with your child when at school.

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        Re: Sensible Plan
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 20:47:09   By: Anonymous
         
        Do whatever you wish, but CHS will Dominate BHHS on the competitive field forever.

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      Re: Sensible Plan
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:25:18   By: Anonymous
       
      I think the word "brake" is spelled BREAK. Aside from that you seem to have a remedial grasp of the problem. If only others...

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:21:38   By: Anonymous
 
They can do whatever but these Calaveras kids are so stupid most high schoolers can't even tie their shoes!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:24:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Again parenting problem not teacher.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-24 14:59:55   By: Anonymous
       
      Well said. Be a parent make sure your child does the work assigned by teacher. Provide daycare if needed, feed your kids (not tax paper/schools responsibility) I am so tired of reading post about how tired parents are of their kids being home, how if the school doesn't open they will have to provide child care, how its the schools fault they can't get their kids to do their school work. Take responsibility for your kids.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 15:01:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Thank you Mr. Campbell for thinking about the safety and health of our kids over the social pressure of a few.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 15:12:42   By: Anonymous
         
        Good parenting begins with birth control.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-07-24 19:49:53   By: Anonymous
           
          Unfortunately alot of single parents in this county. Parents need to teach there children and take more responsibility or it will keep going on and on. Sad.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-24 18:31:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Listen here a s s h o l e. Some of us locals are educated with advanced degrees and white color jobs. We expect the same from our children. Schools taking the easy way out and distance learning is not supportive to the development of those of us who have kids that will actually continue with their education and careers.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-24 19:11:50   By: Anonymous
       
      White collar you say, hire a tutor. Google pandemic pods and microschools. Put on your big parent pants.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 19:54:54   By: Anonymous
         
        He or she can't put on the big parents pants....they don't fit.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-24 20:27:02   By: Anonymous
       
      For someone with a higher degree, your grasp of sentence structure and proper punctuation is quite pitiful. 🤪

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-24 20:48:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Your mom knows all about grasping.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2020-07-24 22:17:46   By: Anonymous
           
          Hi Beavis 👋

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-24 20:29:30   By: Anonymous
       
      Continue with their careers?
      I don’t believe for a second this guy has a ‘higher degree.’
      They can’t even form a factual or coherent sentence.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-25 01:46:25   By: Anonymous
       
      EASY way out? You have no comprehension of the amount of prep and time online teaching and calling students and filming and rendering videos and texting and managing emails and posting assignments and grading went on from the other side. NOT EASY AT ALL.
      I do not know ONE teacher who wishes to be out of school and apart from the kids.
      IF YOU WANT SCHOOLS TO OPEN, WEAR A MASK AND STOP THE SPREAD. THE RISE IN CASES IS WHY THEY ARE CLOSING! Duh!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2020-07-25 09:51:06   By: Anonymous
         
        Not saying this is a failure of the teachers at all. They do not make the decision to stay closed. The administration does.

        In this case the BHHS has failed our students. There is a clear pathway to open and they are not choosing to follow those guidelines.

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      Re:Listen... %*$@*
      Posted on: 2020-07-25 07:16:41   By: Anonymous
       
      You cannot write a sentence. Your intelligence is showing. Duh

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        Re: Re:Listen... %*$@*
        Posted on: 2020-07-25 18:50:52   By: Anonymous
         
        just because VUSD figured a way to make it work doesn't mean the other districts can do the same.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2020-07-29 17:57:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Really? And if your kids get infected and pass it on to the teacher or to you and your household, resulting in long term health problems, what good will that future higher education do? I think you need to do some research on some of the side effects children are suffering AFTER they recover from the onslaught of the virus. Maybe then, with your brilliant degree and concern for your children, you will think about alternative methods of teaching.

      Just saying as a retired person with two college degrees.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-25 18:21:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah, that would be a reflection on your parenting, not teachers. Teachers are not babysitters or parents.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-07-25 07:44:02   By: Anonymous
 
Perhaps it is more important that parents try a little parenting. Most kids I know are becoming belligerent and cruel. Too much screen time, no real sleep schedules and ingesting way too much junk food. You are not doing your kids a favor. Take away phones and games, enforce regular sleep schedules and sit down for family meals. You are supposed to be the grown ups. You better get to it before it's too late.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-07-25 09:52:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Correct, and yet another reason distance learning learning has failed.

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