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Distance Learning Update: 8-25-20

Dear Petaluma City Schools Community,

As you may be aware, the Board of Education passed two resolutions committing the PCS instructional platform to distance learning through the first 12 weeks (two grading periods) of the traditional calendar school year. During the course of the semester, the District is committed to evaluating all options available and will determine by Week 9 the best course of action moving forward.

Last week, Sonoma County Department of Health and Sonoma County County Office of Education issued a letter detailing health-based recommendations for school planning and distance learning.

The letter highlights recent Sonoma County health statistics and encourages school districts to "begin thinking about how to provide a distance-learning only model through December..." You can read the Health-Based Recommendations for School Planning/Distance Learning letter in its entirety here.

(Translation in progress.)