Superintendent Update 2-22-21

Posted by OSD Communication Team on 2/22/2021

The purpose of this communication is to update you about our plans regarding the potential return to in-person learning. 

 According to current state guidelines, schools cannot reopen until the County’s adjusted COVID-19 case rate falls below 25 per 100,000 residents and remains there for at least five (5) days.  Ventura County is close to falling below this number.  Ventura County elementary schools could choose to bring students back to the classroom if they feel it is safe and once they have completed the process for submitting their COVID-19 Safety Plans to Ventura County Public Health and posting them to their websites.

 While the percentage of cases is dropping in Ventura County, the positivity rate, specifically in Oxnard, remains high.  Should the trend and numbers of COVID-19 continue to fall, we will consider bringing some groups of students back to in-person instruction.  We continue to collaborate with our labor partners to plan a safe return to in-person learning and do not have definitive date to return to in-person learning.  Our priority remains to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff while providing high quality Distance Learning.

 At this time, we will continue with Distance Learning and will keep you updated as we move forward.

 Thank you for your supporting your student through Distance Learning.