A letter to Ingenium Families Regarding Reopening of Ingenium’s Network of Schools
Dear Ingenium Families,
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with some updates about reopening school in August.
As we have communicated with you over the past several months, the health and safety of our staff and students is our highest priority and would be the primary factor in determining whether or not to reopen schools with staff and students physically on campus. We have continued to monitor guidance about reopening our schools from local public health agencies, government agencies, and our authorizers at LAUSD and CUSD. The recent increase in COVID-19 related illnesses and deaths in and around Los Angeles County in the last two weeks has caused LAUSD and several other districts around the region to start the school year with a distance learning model.
All Ingenium schools will begin the year with a distance learning program on August 19, 2020. Because the COVID-19 pandemic is continually evolving, we will continue to pay close attention to guidance from public health and governing agencies and our authorizers to reassess if it is safe to bring students and staff back to campus. Please remember that even if we determine it is safe to move to a hybrid model (part on campus and part distance learning), we will be taking every precaution possible to keep staff and students safe and families will still have the option to keep their students at home to take advantage of our distance learning model if they are not comfortable with physically returning to school.
Planning will continue for distance learning and a hybrid model and includes task forces for our instructional program and scheduling, daily operations and safety protocols, parent engagement, Special Education, and our after school programs. Distance learning will be the priority for now, but our planning for a physical return to school with a hybrid model will continue so we are prepared once it becomes safe to do so.
We will be able to communicate more details about reopening near the beginning of August. Please monitor your email, text messages, and ParentSquare for updates and for opportunities to be involved in planning and to provide your input.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility while we adjust to this continually changing landscape. For now, stay healthy, and remember, we’ll get through this together as the Ingenium family.