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School Closure
School Closures March 19, 2020 – May 29, 2020

Dear EUSD Community:

I hope you continue to be safe, healthy, and practicing social-distancing for the sake of yourself, your families, and our community. Many areas in California, including Stanislaus County, are experiencing an increase in respiratory illness caused by, 2020the coronavirus (COVID-19). When EUSD schools closed on March 19, there were only two confirmed cases and 19 test results pending. As of this morning, there are 40 positive cases. To prevent even more spread of COVID-19, we received further guidance and directives from State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom to keep schools closed through the end of the current school year. Thereby, in conjunction with the Stanislaus County Office of Education and other districts within our county, EUSD school closures will be extended through May 29, 2020.

We recognize the significant impact extending school closure will have on our students, families, and staff. We also acknowledge how this uncertainty may cause students and families additional stress. Therefore, it is critical that learning continues for all students while they are away from the classroom setting so their academics continue.

Our Instructional Services and school faculties continue to be focused on supporting student learning and meeting social-emotional needs. During planning for the initial closure of schools, all students were provided educational guidance and materials packets through April 5, 2020. Considering the extended closure period, beginning March 30, 2020 teachers began creating new educational guidance and materials through May 1, 2020. Most importantly, we are working to ensure the student packets include skills and knowledge for success in the next grade or course. For this second round of educational guidance and materials, students will begin receiving those packets via US Mail the week of April 6, 2020. Even though our district is scheduled for Spring Break from April 10 to April 19, we felt it important to provide students with educational materials during that week as well. Please encourage your students to complete all provided learning opportunities and check the EUSD website for a wide variety of digital enrichment resources.

This is a challenging time for all of us, especially for students, staff, and working families. Moving forward, our district continues to work on plans to create and provide digital learning opportunities for all students which include the hundreds of district students and families without home internet services and/or a computer device.

Thank you for being hopeful with us and trusting our efforts to do what’s in the best interests of all students, staff, and families within our District community. We will continue to do our very best to keep you informed in a timely, respectful manner.

David E. Garcia
  • Mission Statement
    To provide each of our children with a rigorous academic education, a safe learning environment, and the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for success.
  • Vision Statement
    Empire Union School District ... A place dedicated to each of our children, devoted to our whole community, dedicated by our ideals, and providing the finest elementary education in the Central Valley.