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Flu and Coronavirus Information

Southern Humboldt Unified School District is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus to provide you with advice and guidance, and communicate information as necessary. We are still advising parents, as we always do, do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. If you, your child, or family recently traveled to or from China, we also ask that you take extra precautions and seek a medical evaluation from your doctor before returning to school.

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This page is a resource for parents and school administrators regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As long as we are able, updates and school closure information will be posted here. Official communication from HCOE can be found on its FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages.

All Residents Ages 16+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

New Assesment Procedures

The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic triggered unprecedented government mandated shelter at home orders. These orders led to school closures across the state of California and the country. As schools have developed plans…

Zoomhaustion! Why and What To Do About It!

Zoomhaustion! Why and What To Do About It!

Brady Bunch boxes dance in front of your eyes.  Crackles come from your computer.  Voices compete for your attention.  You leave a virtual meeting feeling like you need a long nap…you are experiencing what a friend of mine calls “Zoomhaustion”.  Here are two reasons Zoom Sessions (or other web-based interactions) leave us feeling so exhausted.Continue Reading Zoomhaustion! Why and What To Do About It!

Governor Extends LCAP Deadline and Waives PE Requirements

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Governor Newsom announced Executive Order N-56-20, which extends the deadline for a Local Education Agency (“LEA”) to adopt its Local Control and Accountability Plan (“LCAP”) for 2020-2021 and waives requirements for physical education, effective immediately.Continue Reading Governor Extends LCAP Deadline and Waives PE Requirements

State & County Officials: Schools Should Plan to Extend Distance Learning

State & County Officials: Schools Should Plan to Extend Distance Learning

Yesterday in a press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom, with the backing of Superintendent of Schools, Tony Thurmond, shared the expectation that all school districts and charters in California continue to provide distance learning opportunities for students and their families for the remainder of the school year.Continue Reading State & County Officials: Schools Should Plan to Extend Distance Learning

Mindfulness: Looking After Our Families’ Mental and Emotional Well-Being Amid Times of Uncertainty

Mindfulness: Looking After Our Families’ Mental and Emotional Well-Being Amid Times of Uncertainty

Times such as these are stressful. You may even be experiencing fear and anxiety. While it may seem like there’s nothing you can do to manage stress from home, there are steps you can take to relieve pressure and regain mental as well as emotional control.Continue Reading Mindfulness: Looking After Our Families’ Mental and Emotional Well-Being Amid Times of Uncertainty

CDE Meal Waiver For School Districts During Coronavirus-Related Closure

CDE Meal Waiver For School Districts During Coronavirus-Related Closure

The California Department of Education (CDE) has received a special waiver that will enable a school district that had previously been approved to operate the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or Seamless Summer Option (SSO) to provide meals to students during a coronavirus-related closure.Continue Reading CDE Meal Waiver For School Districts During Coronavirus-Related Closure

School Closures Extended Due to Shelter in Place Orders

Update regarding COVID-19 – School Preparedness and Guidance

Update regarding COVID-19 – School Preparedness and Guidance

On March 11, over 45 District Superintendents, educators, health care professionals, and staff met at the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) Sequoia Conference Center with Public Health Director, Michele Stephens, and Public Health Officer, Dr. Teresa Frankovich, to discuss Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as related to the education of our children and the health and safety of our community.Continue Reading Update regarding COVID-19 – School Preparedness and Guidance

SHUSD Updates. Last Updated March 13, 2020

Date Posted Announcement Agency
3/20/20 Weekly Update to Southern Humboldt Families  SHUSD
3/17/20 SHUSD Press Release Regarding Food Distribution SHUSD
3/15/20 Notice of District Closure March 16-March 27 SHUSD
3/13/20 Supterintendent Boyd to SHUSD Families  SHUSD
2/28/20 Supterintendent Boyd to SHUSD Families  SHUSD

 

HCOE Daily Updates. Last Updated March 17,2020

Date Posted Announcement Agency
3/20/20 Governor’s March 17, 2020 Executive Order N-29-20 Further Revising Teleconferencing of Board Meetings SCLS
3/18/20 Guidance from California Department of Education CDE
3/18/20 Senate Bill No. 117 Education finance: average daily attendance and timeline waivers: protective equipment and cleaning appropriation California Legislative Information
3/18/20 CDE Guidance – Distance Learning, Schools Meals and Child Care and Student Supervision CDE
3/17/20 Suddenlink offers Altice Advantage broadband free for 60 days to K-12  and/or college students. Suddenlink
3/16/20 Governor Executive Order N-262- and Related Issues SCLS
3/15/20 Press Release COVID-19 School Closures HCOE
3/13/2020 Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order Ensuring State Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure Governor’s Office
03/13/2020 Governor’s Executive Order Regarding Teleconferencing of Board Meetings; and Emergency Meeting Requirements under the Brown Act SCLS
03/13/2020 Quarantine and Issues Related to COVID-19 SCLS
3/13/2020 Serving Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Outbreak SCLS
3/13/2020 Question And Answers On Providing Services To Children With Disabilities CDC
3/13/2020 State Testing, Resources and Information CDE & Federal Government
3/13/2020 Considerations for School Closure CDC
3/13/2020 Press Release HCOE
3/12/2020 State Health & Emergency Official Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts CDPH
3/12/2020 Guidance for schools (PDF) CDPH
3/12/2020 COVID-19 Scenarios and J13A and IS Table (PDF) CDE
3/10/2020 Directrices para las escuelas sobre el nuevo coronavirus o COVID-19 (PDF) CDPH

 

For general information about the Novel Coronavirus (a new virus) that causes respiratory illness, see the Coronavirus FAQ on the Public Health website. The California Department of Public Health website and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website have general information about Coronavirus, including FAQ handouts.

Novel coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Humboldt County (1 case). Despite this case, there is no immediate threat to the general public, no special precautions are required, and people should not be excluded from activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel if they do not have symptoms of respiratory illness. Humbodlt County residents, students, workers, and visitors should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene as this is the height of flu season across the County. The risk from the novel coronavirus to spread in Humboldt County residents is deemed to be low at this time.

Information for schools:

  • Students should not be excluded from school or any activities based on their race, country of origin, or recent travel (including travel to Wuhan City, China).

  • Students with travel to Wuhan City, China should only be excluded if they have symptoms of respiratory illness (see below).

  • Students and staff should not wear masks to protect themselves. Masks are not an effective method of general prevention. LA County Public Health does not recommend the use of masks for general prevention. Handwashing provides better protection from infectious diseases.

  • Schools can play an important role to educate students, parents, and staff by providing factual information on coronavirus. See FAQ handouts – available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.