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COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Out of an abundance of caution, and in consultation with local public health officials, EUHSD school campuses are closed in order to curb the potential transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All students will begin school on Tuesday, August 25.  Click here for the 2020-21 school calendar.

EUHSD school campuses are closed until September 25. Our school board will review the conditions for reopening prior to this date to see if conditions will allow campuses to reopen.

Beginning June 1, 2020, ANY child 18 or under will be able to secure breakfast and lunch at 3 of our high schools: Orange Glen High School, Escondido High School and San Pasqual High School. These free meals will be offered for grab and go pick up Monday and Thursday at the above three school sites from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A total of 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches are possible by participating in these two meal distributions per week. These delicious and nutritious meals will help to ensure that our community’s children do not go hungry and that they receive the many benefits of healthy eating. This program is available June 1, 2020 – August 21, 2020.

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State CIF is expected to release guideline information for athletics on July 20, 2020.

From Johns Hopkins University, “Social distancing is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission. It can include large-scale measures like canceling group events or closing public spaces, as well as individual decisions such as avoiding crowds. With COVID-19, the goal of social distancing right now is to slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the change of infection among high risk populations and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers.”

Please remind your students about the importance of social distancing as a way to curb the potential transmission of COVID-19. We’ve heard reports of students congregating in large groups, as well as families hosting parties and other large get-togethers for students which undermines the public health benefits of school closures. Please stay home and stay away from large gatherings beyond your own household.

Click Here for information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about how to protect yourself.

Click Here for a resource from the National Association of School Psychologists providing suggestions from parents on how to talk with their students about the COVID-19.

Q. What model of learning is the school district planning for the beginning of the school year?

A: Our district’s plan is for all students to return to school on August 25, 2020 in one of two models: blended or online independent study. Both models will begin fully virtual with distance learning.

  1. Fully online Independent Study with Edgenuity
  2. Two-Day Blended Model where students attend classes two full days on campus each week and attend classes virtually through Canvas for the other 3 days

Please note:  

  • The Two-Day Blended Model will start virtually with distance learning through Canvas through the first grading period (September 25).
  • Students selecting this model will also have the option to remain in fully virtual distance learning for the remainder of the fall semester.

Q: How do families select their learning model preference before the school year begins?

A: If you are choosing the blended or online learning models, you can submit your registration now via this survey. This will help us plan better for the incoming year and adjust schedules and classrooms accordingly. We are optimistic that by early August, we will be able to provide more detailed information on what the incoming school year will look like for students in each model.

Q: What does the blended learning model look like?

A: A blended learning model combines on campus and virtual distance learning at home. This model provides students with flexibility to meet their instructional needs and maintain school connections, while providing more opportunity for social distancing when possible. In the blended model, students will maintain their current school affiliation and have the option to participate in their school’s activities, athletics, arts, and specialty classes.  Please note: The two-day blended model will start virtually with distance learning through Canvas through the first grading period (September 25).

Q: If I choose the Blended Learning Option, how do I determine my course schedule?

A: There is no need for any action at this time for students selecting the two-day blended model. Most students already worked with their counselors to select their courses in Spring 2020. We expect the course selection to be consistent with what was planned at that time. Some courses and electives may change based on availability.

Q. What does an online independent study learning model look like?

A: Students will primarily learn at home in an online format. Teachers will provide a variety of instructional strategies including live virtual instruction. Teachers will also provide virtual as well as in person, office hours. Students will have the ability to participate in school activities and take elective courses based on their individual interests and needs.
**It is important to note, this model is not new to EUHSD; it is offered to students through the  Independent Study program at each of our comprehensive high schools through the Learning Center.

Q: How does the Online Independent Study model work?

A: The online independent study model includes the following components:

  • Online Learning 5 Days Each Week
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Individualized Pacing
  • Weekly Check-Ins with Teacher
  • College Prep Curriculum
  • Academic Grades
  • Mandatory Attendance
  • Social Emotional Supports
  • Variety of Electives

The online independent study model uses the curriculum program Edgenuity to provide video, text, and interactive learning experiences for students. Teachers support students with weekly meetings to review progress, clarify expectations, and review student work. This program is ideal for students who are self-motivated and ready to learn at their own pace.

Q: Will all electives and Advanced Placement classes be available to a student selecting Independent Study?

A: No, courses in Edgenuity are limited (see list of courses available). As space is available, students may be able to take Canvas LMS courses such as Advanced Placement and other electives. This determination would be made after families make a commitment to their preferred learning option. These courses are not guaranteed for students selecting Independent Study.

Q: If I pick Independent Study, how do I determine my course schedule?

A: After the survey closes, your school site staff will reach out to you to discuss your course selection and preferred classes.

Q: Can Online Independent Study Students Participate in athletics/sports?

A: Yes, students will have the opportunity to participate in their school’s activities such as sports, clubs, and after school activities regardless of the instructional program.

Q: Will online independent study students be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities?

A: Yes, students will have the opportunity to participate in their school’s activities such as sports, clubs, and after school activities regardless of the instructional program.

Q: Will high school counselors be available to help make sure students choose the correct online independent study classes?

A: Yes

Q: Will Online Independent Study Students have a reporting teacher? Where do they go for questions?

A: Online Independent Study students will report to assigned teachers who will be their touch points for questions and assistance similar to a regular classroom experience.

Q: How is this different than Distance Learning?

A: Online Independent Study is different than distance learning in the following ways:

The Online Independent Study will be utilizing a separate virtual platform that allows students flexibility in how and when they complete their work

Yes, the district is prepared to be flexible and creative to ensure high quality instruction, services, and supports to students with IEP’s and 504 plans to the extent possible. Our Special Education Department is working diligently to put plans in place to ensure students with special needs are met in both models.

Yes, the district is working on plans to meet students’ unique needs in any of the models to the extent possible. More details will be shared out in the fall.

The district will continue to provide electronic devices to those families who need them for students to access learning options via laptop and/or internet hotspot device.

Live instruction will be conducted primarily using the Microsoft TEAMS platform. This platform values student privacy and safety. Teachers will be trained in MS TEAMS and understand the full functionality of the platform. The live instruction offered as a part of the blended model supports the high-quality instruction and personalized learning environment our families are accustomed to in EUHSD.

Yes, your student will maintain their current school affiliation and remain registered at their school site for the incoming school year, 2020-21. The only exception may be students at DLA or VHS who require online independent study as these alternative schools do not currently have this option.

Yes, we have identified the semester break as an opportunity for students to change their model preference. Requests outside of this timeline will be based on an individual student’s unique needs. These will be evaluated and approved on a case by case basis.

Yes, students will have the opportunity to participate in their school’s activities such as sports, clubs, and after school activities regardless of the instructional program.

Students at Del Lago Academy and Valley High School will be able to participate in the two-day blended model. Additional scheduling options and variations may be available and will be communicated by the school directly. These schools do not offer online independent study. Students at DLA or VHS needing online independent study should contact their school and inquire about options which will likely include a transfer to a comprehensive high school for this option.

To be eligible to take Canvas LMS courses, students should select the Two-Day Blended Model. The Two-Day Blended Model may continue via distance learning for students throughout the fall semester, even if classes resume on campus. This is a family decision, and we are pleased to offer this flexibility to continue via distance learning or join the class in person should health conditions permit us to reopen campuses.

Students in Online Independent Study may be able to take Canvas LMS courses such as Advanced Placement and other electives, as space is available. This determination would be made after families make a commitment to their preferred learning option.

Q. My student is new to the district. What do I need to do to enroll them?

A. Students should go to their “school of residence.”
To find your school of residence, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the EUHSD website www.euhsd.org
  2. Click on the “schools” tab on the left side of the page.
  3. On the lower right of the pop-up menu select “Find Your school.” Select which option fits your needs English/Spanish
  4. A map will pop up. In the upper left-hand portion of the map, type in your address and hit “enter.” The map will show the school boundary where your home is located. Whatever the screen indicates is your “school of residence.”

Q. I missed the deadline for intra-district transfers and need to change schools. What is the process?

A. If you missed the deadline to request either a transfer to another EUHSD school, or to request a transfer to another school district, we can still help you.

PLEASE NOTE: Any Intra-District requests made after the deadline, up until the second week of the school year will be reviewed for placement based on space/program availability. Beginning in week three, ALL requests for Intra-District transfers will be denied. Inter-District transfer requests will be granted based on the receiving district’s availability.

To request a transfer, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the EUHSD web site at www.euhsd.org
  2. In the Search bar type “Transfer.”
  3. Click on Inter and Intra District Transfers
  4. Download the appropriate transfer form.
  5. Once the form is completed, either email a copy to ysuarez@euhsd.org and rwatkins@euhsd.org or deliver/send via mail a hard copy of the form to the EUHSD District Service Center at 302 N. Midway Dr., Escondido, CA 92027.
  6. Once the request has been approved or denied, a copy will be returned to you in the format you delivered the form in.

P. Mi hijo es nuevo en el distrito. ¿Qué tengo que hacer para inscribirlo?

R. Los estudiantes deberán de asistir a “la escuela que les corresponde según su domicilio”
Siga los siguientes pasos para encontrar la escuela que le corresponde:

  1. Visite la página web del EUHSD en www.euhsd.org
  2. Haga clic en la pestaña “schools/escuelas” en el lado izquierdo de la página.
  3. En la parte inferior derecha del menú emergente, seleccione “Find your school/Encuentre su
    escuela”. Seleccione la opción que se ajuste a sus necesidades; inglés/español.
  4. Aparecerá un mapa. En la parte superior izquierda del mapa, escriba su dirección y pulse “enter”.El mapa mostrará el límite de la escuela donde se encuentra su casa. La escuela que aparezca en
    la pantalla será “la escuela a la que pertenece su hijo según su domicilio”

P. No cumplí con la fecha límite para las transferencias dentro del distrito y necesito cambiar de
escuela. ¿Cuál es el proceso?

R. Si se le pasó la fecha límite para solicitar una transferencia a otra escuela dentro del EUHSD, o para solicitar un cambio a otro distrito escolar, aún podemos ayudarle.

TENGA EN CUENTA QUE: Cualquier solicitud para un cambio dentro del distrito que se haga después
de la fecha límite, dentro de un periodo de dos semanas después del comienzo del ciclo escolar, se
revisará y tomará en cuenta según la disponibilidad de espacio o del programa. A partir de la tercera
semana, TODAS las solicitudes de transferencia dentro del distrito serán denegadas. Las solicitudes de
transferencia entre distritos serán concedidas según a la disponibilidad del distrito receptor.

Para solicitar una transferencia, por favor, siga estos pasos:

  1. Visite la página web del EUHSD en www.euhsd.org
  2. En la barra de búsqueda escriba “transfer.”
  3. Haga clic en alguno de los tipos de transferencias ya sea dentro o fuera del distrito
  4. Descargue el formulario de transferencia apropiado.
  5. Una vez completado el formulario, envíe una copia por correo electrónico a ysuarez@euhsd.org y
    rwatkins@euhsd.org o entregue/envíe por correo una copia impresa del formulario al District
    Service Center del EUHSD en 302 N. Midway Dr., Escondido, CA 92027.
  6. Una vez que la solicitud haya sido aprobada o denegada, se le devolverá una copia en el formato
    en el que usted entregó el formulario.

Q. Will my student have access to textbooks and instructional materials?

A. Yes, each school site is working on a schedule to distribute these supplies prior to classes beginning.


P. ¿Mi hijo tendrá acceso a libros de texto y materiales de instrucción?

R. Sí, cada una de las escuelas está trabajando en un horario de distribución de útiles antes de que empiecen las clases.

Q. Will students and staff be required to wear masks?

A. Face coverings are strongly recommended by county, state, and federal health departments, and our state currently has an order for everyone to wear a face mask in public spaces. In addition, recent guidance from the California Department of Public Health requires all staff and students at a high school campus to wear masks. Thus, school staff and students are expected to wear face coverings on campus at this time.

Q. What cleaning and sanitizing practices will be in place?

A. Increased and enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place at all school sites. Student desks and high touch areas in classrooms will be cleaned in between each period. Bathroom cleaning and restocking will be done hourly. All classrooms and offices will be sanitized every night. All classrooms and high traffic areas will have hand sanitizer dispensers mounted on the walls.

Q. I selected the Two-Day Blended Model. However, I am worried about my student’s health and the pandemic’s status. What are my options when campuses reopen and school resumes in a blended model on campus?

A. The health of our students and staff is important to us, and we understand the health concerns for both. The Two-Day Blended model will begin the year fully virtual via distance learning. When we are able to reopen campuses, students will have the option of resuming classes in person on campus in the blended schedule or remaining in fully virtual distance learning for the remainder of the semester. All learning options at this time are for the fall 2020 semester.


P. ¿Se le exigirá a los estudiantes y empleados que usen mascarillas?

A. Los departamentos de salud del condado, estatales y federales recomiendan encarecidamente el uso de mascarillas. Nuestro estado recomienda el uso de estas en espacios públicos. Además, la guía más reciente del Departamento de Salud Pública de California exige que todos los empleados y estudiantes en las escuelas preparatorias usen mascarillas. Así que por el momento se espera que los empleados y estudiantes hagan uso de algún tipo de cubrebocas cuando se encuentren dentro del plantel escolar.

P. ¿Cuáles son las prácticas de limpieza y desinfección que se pondrán en marcha?

R. Todas las escuelas pondrán en marcha protocolos de limpieza más estrictos y mejorados. Las butacas de los estudiantes y las áreas de mayor contacto en los salones se limpiarán entre cada clase. Se limpiarán y reabastecerán los baños cada hora. Todos los salones y oficinas serán desinfectados todas las noches. Los salones y áreas de alto tráfico contarán con dispensadores de desinfectante de manos instalados en las paredes.

P. Seleccioné el modelo semipresencial de dos días; sin embargo, me preocupa la salud de mi hijo y el estado de la pandemia. ¿Cuáles son mis opciones si es que el plantel escolar reabre sus puertas y las clases se reanudan en un modelo semipresencial en el plantel escolar?

R. La salud de nuestros estudiantes y empleados es importante para nosotros y entendemos las inquietudes que surgen sobre la salud de ambos. El modelo semipresencial de dos días comenzará el ciclo escolar totalmente en línea a través de la instrucción a distancia. Cuando podamos reabrir las escuelas, los estudiantes tendrán la opción de reanudar sus clases en persona en el modelo semipresencial o permanecer en las clases en línea durante el resto del semestre. Todas las opciones de aprendizaje, por el momento, son para el semestre de otoño de 2020.

Q. How will students be provided their IEP services if they choose online independent study?

A. All students with IEPs have access to a Virtual Learning Platform. If a student opts for Online Independent Study, please know that all accommodations or modifications will take place virtually. These accommodations or modifications will be added to your students’ virtual learning platform. Virtual supports or services may look different than traditional classroom services. An IEP meeting may be held to discuss how the supports or services will take place virtually for your child.

Q. My student receives speech, OT, and Resource so how will he receive those services when doing the online independent study?

A. Related service providers will deliver services virtually and /or face-to-face for students requiring these services per their current IEP.

Q. What can families of students on IEPs expect if we select Online Independent Study?

A. We realize that the choice of whether to move forward with Online Independent Study or Two-Day Blended this fall has many facets for many families, but especially for our families of students with disabilities.

  • First, the parent choice to move to Online Independent Study would necessitate an IEP meeting as the services would change to match the virtual format. Most services should be possible.
  • The current platform of Edgenuity has the potential to work for our students with IEPs working towards a high school diploma. Our students with moderate to severe disabilities will have access to the Unique Learning System- News2U as a virtual learning program.
  • Lastly, it is still a semester commitment just as for all students. If a family wishes to switch at semester’s end, they will be able to do so as space permits.

P. ¿Cómo recibirán los estudiantes sus servicios del IEP si eligen el estudio independiente en línea?

R. Todos los estudiantes tendrán acceso a una plataforma virtual de aprendizaje. Si un estudiante opta por el aprendizaje virtual, tenga en mente que las acomodaciones y modificaciones se llevarán a cabo en línea. Este tipo de acomodaciones y modificaciones se agregarán al programa virtual de aprendizaje de su hijo. El tipo de apoyo y servicios podrán verse diferentes a los servicios tradicionales en el salón de clases. Puede que se lleve a cabo una reunión de IEP para hablar sobre cómo se pondrán en marcha los servicios de forma virtual.

P. Mi hijo recibe terapia del habla, terapia ocupacional y recursos, ¿cómo recibirá esos servicios si es que toma el estudio independiente en línea?

R. Los proveedores de servicios los ofrecerán virtualmente y/o en persona para los estudiantes que requieran estos servicios según lo exija su IEP actual.

P. ¿Qué pueden esperar las familias de estudiantes en los IEP si seleccionamos el estudio
independiente en línea?

A. Entendemos que la decisión de continuar con un estudio independiente en línea o un plan
semipresencial de dos días durante el otoño presenta muchos obstáculos para muchas familias,
especialmente para aquellas que tienen hijos con discapacidades.

  • Si los padres eligen el estudio independiente en línea, esta decisión ameritaría una reunión sobre el IEP, ya que los servicios cambiarían para que coincidan con el formato virtual. Se podrían
    seguir ofreciendo la mayoría de los servicios.
  • La plataforma actual de Edgenuity tiene el potencial de funcionar para nuestros estudiantes con
    IEP que están estudiando para obtener su diploma de preparatoria.  Nuestros estudiantes con
    discapacidades moderadas a graves tendrán acceso al Sistema Único de Aprendizaje, News2U,
    como un programa de aprendizaje virtual.
  • Por último, cualquier decisión que tomen, será un compromiso para todo el semestre como el
    resto de los estudiantes. Si alguna familia desea cambiar el programa al final del semestre, podrá
    hacerlo según el cupo lo permita.

Q. How do I access my student’s score report?
.A. Student scores can be accessed though Synergy’s Parent portal, ParentVue.

Q. What if I don’t have access to a desktop computer?
A. You can view your student’s score report through the parent portal on any device connected to the internet, such as a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Log into the parent portal, ParentVue, on your device to view the report.

Q. Is my child’s information secure if it’s online?
A. Yes, the Student Score Reports are secure because they can be accessed only through parent portal, ParentVue, which requires a username and password to access.

Q. Will I get scores faster?
A. Yes, you will be able to view your child’s score report online earlier than in the past. In the past, Student Score Reports had to be printed and mailed, which caused a delay. This year, you can view the report online as soon as it is available.

Q. Can I still get a paper copy?
A. Student Score Reports dating back three years will be available in the parent portal, ParentVue, so you can always go back and print them.

Q. Is the electronic score report accessible to parents with disabilities?
A. Yes. All Student Score Reports are screen readable and provide adequate color contrast.

Q. Will the report be available in my home language?
A. The electronic Student Score Reports will be available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino. In the future, they will be translated into other languages.

Q. Where can I find more information to help me understand my child’s Student Score Report?
A. You can find information to help you understand your child’s score report at the Starting Smarter CAASPP website (https://ca.startingsmarter.org) and Starting Smarter ELPAC website (https://elpac.startingsmarter.org), where you also can find sample test questions and free resources to help support your child’s learning.

Q. Whom should I contact if I have questions about my child’s score report?
A. If you have questions regarding your child’s Student Score Report, please contact the high school where your child attends.

Q. How will I know if my student completed the Smarter Balance Summative Assessments?
A. Student Score Reports (SSR) will be posted in ParentVue. If the report has not been uploaded, then your child did not complete the assessments.

Q. Why are the student score reports online?
A. As part of its commitment to build a quality education system in the fast changing world of technology, California is moving its California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Student Score Reports to an electronic format that will be delivered online. The electronic Student Score Reports also will be enhanced, offering a more dynamic way of providing information about how students are progressing in their education.


¿Cómo puedo acceder al informe de resultados de mi hijo?

Se puede acceder a las puntuaciones de los estudiantes a través del portal de Synergy para padres de ParentVue.

¿Qué pasa si no tengo acceso a una computadora?

Usted podrá ver el informe de resultados de su hijo a través del portal para padres en cualquier dispositivo que esté conectado a la internet, como, por ejemplo, una computadora, tableta o teléfono inteligente. Para ver el informe de resultados de su hijo solo tiene que iniciar sesión en el portal para padres de ParentVUE.

¿La información de mi hijo permanece segura en línea?

Sí, los informes de calificaciones de los estudiantes están seguros porque solo se pueden acceder a través del portal para padres de ParentVUE, el cual exige un nombre de usuario y contraseña para poder ingresar.

¿Podré ver los informes de forma más rápida?

Sí, podrá ver el informe de su hijo en línea más rápido de lo que solía en el pasado. En la antigüedad, los informes de resultados tenían que imprimirse y ser enviados por correo, lo cual causaba un retraso. Este año, podrá ver el reporte de calificaciones tan pronto como esté disponible en línea.

¿Aún podré pedir una copia impresa? 

Los informes de resultados de los estudiantes de los últimos tres años estarán disponibles en el portal para padres de ParentVUE y tendrá la opción de imprimirlos.

¿Los informes de resultados en línea son accesibles para padres con discapacidades?

Sí. Todos los informes de resultados de los estudiantes son fáciles de leer y proveen un constante en el color para hacerlo más accesible.

¿Los informes de resultados estarán disponibles en mi idioma?

Los informes de resultados en línea estarán disponibles en inglés, español, chino tradicional, vietnamita y filipino. Serán traducidos a otros idiomas en el futuro.

¿Dónde puedo encontrar más información que me ayude a entender el informe de resultados de mi hijo?

Podrá encontrar información que le ayude a entender el informe de resultados de su hijo en la página web de Starting Smarter del CAASPP (https://ca.startingsmarter.org) y en la página web de Starting Smarter ELPAC (https://elpac.startingsmarter.org). En ambas podrá encontrar ejemplos de preguntas que vienen en el examen y recursos gratuitos para ayudar en la educación de su hijo.

¿Con quién debo comunicarme si tengo preguntas sobre el informe de calificaciones de mi hijo?

Si tiene preguntas sobre el informe de puntaje de su hijo, por favor, comuníquese con la preparatoria de su hijo.

¿Cómo sabré si mi estudiante completó las evaluaciones de Smarter Balance Summative Assessments?

Los informes de puntuación del estudiante (SSR, en inglés) serán publicados en ParentVUE. Si el informe no ha sido publicado, esto indica que su hijo no ha completado las evaluaciones.

¿Por qué se están ofreciendo los informes de resultados de los estudiantes en línea?

En un esfuerzo por construir un sistema educativo de calidad en un mundo en constante cambio, tecnológicamente hablando, California está cambiando la forma de distribuir los informes de puntuación de los estudiantes de la Evaluación de rendimiento y progreso de los estudiantes de California (CAASPP, en inglés) y las Evaluaciones de rendimiento del idioma inglés en California (ELPAC, en inglés) a un formato electrónico. Asimismo, se estarán mejorando los informes electrónicos de puntaje de los estudiantes, ofreciendo una manera más dinámica a la hora de brindar información sobre el progreso de la educación de los estudiantes.