4/1/20: Baldy View ROP Superintendent, Dr. Shelley Adams Message:
April 1, 2020
Dear Baldy View ROP Stakeholder:
Gov. Gavin Newsom and Tony Thurmond, state superintendent of Public Instruction, have called upon school districts across the state to remain closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, while continuing the education of all students through distance learning.
Baldy View ROP, in collaboration with all 33 school districts in San Bernardino County and the 2 JPA ROPs, as well as the county superintendent and the county Department of Public Health, has made the decision to put the safety of students and staff foremost and extend the closures of our schools for the remainder of the school year.
It is out of an abundance of caution that our public school agency is making this difficult decision to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus – or COVID-19. This decision to extend the closure of our school sites comes during unprecedented times as we look to support our communities in following protocols and guidance for physical distancing. Despite the closing of our school sites, education of our students must continue and acknowledgment of our students’ accomplishments will continue.
Our remarkably talented instructors, classified support staff, and administrators remain committed to providing the students of Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Chino Valley Unified, Claremont Unified, and Upland Unified School Districts with relevant learning of career technical education through distance learning via online platforms.
We are continuing to work with the state Department of Education, state board agencies, and our partnering school districts to provide guidance on grading, graduation, college and career readiness, and state board certifications. As updates concerning these issues become available, we will share additional information. Continue to visit our website (www.baldyviewrop.com) for updates and information.
We have received a number of inquiries regarding the status of Baldy View ROP's annual Student Success Awards ceremony. Although we will not be able to host the event in person as previously planned due to social distancing regulations, we DO plan to host it virtually as a Watch Party.
Our annual celebration will be held at its regularly scheduled date and time; 7:00pm on Monday, April 13, 2020.
The current COVID-19 pandemic will not keep us from honoring our 2019-20 outstanding students and scholarship awardees. Many of our adolescents are well aware of Watch Parties online through YouTube, Netflix, etc. We look forward to hosting our stakeholders at our Student Success Awards Watch Party. Instructions for how to join the Watch Party will be forthcoming. Continue to visit our website (www.baldyviewrop.com) for updates and information.
Finally, as a reminder, continue to practice safe, preventive measures to protect your health, your families and our communities by washing hands often; avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth, maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing; and avoid close contact with those who are sick. Please continue to follow the governor’s Stay-at-Home order to the extent possible.
We remain committed to implementing practices that offer relevant learning while keeping the safety of students and staff foremost in our minds. Therefore instructors and staff will continue to work remotely from their homes while school sites remain closed.
Students should already have a means of connecting with their BVROP instructor, through their Google Classroom. If a student/parent is having difficulty connecting with an instructor, or a stakeholder requires assistance please contact Baldy View ROP at 909-980-6490 or 909-947-3400 and leave a voicemail message. Staff is off site checking voicemail each hour Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm to support communication with our instructors. Additionally, staff e-mails are available via our website (www.baldyviewrop.com).
Remember that we are all in this together and we will prevail.
Thank you for your understanding as we traverse this “temporary new normal” together. Be well and stay inspired!
Shelley C. Adams. Ed.D.
4/1/20 Statement from County Superintendent Ted Alejandre Regarding Extending School Closures Amidst COVID-19 Response:
April 1, 2020
SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino County Superintendent Ted Alejandre released the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s call for California school campuses to remain closed for the remainder of the school year with the expectation that students’ education will continue through distance learning.
“Our public school leaders in San Bernardino County recognize the significant impact the coronavirus is having on our students, staff and families. In the interest of their health and safety, and out of an abundance of caution, I am recommending San Bernardino County school districts extend school site closures through the end of the 2019-20 school year.
“We believe it is critical to move forward in a collaborative and unified manner in San Bernardino County about the status of our public schools amidst this public health crisis. I have conferred with San Bernardino County district superintendents and public health officials. There is agreement among us that the need to continue safety efforts and social distancing to curb the spread of COVID-19 warrants the continued closure of school campuses across our county.
This is an intentional decision that puts the safety of students and staff first and foremost. While our school campuses are closed, we have an obligation to ensure our students continue to receive quality education services through the remainder of the school year, with a focus on the delivery of instruction through distance learning and providing school meals to our students.
“I want to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of school staff to serve our students and families with continuity of learning, nutrition and social/emotional supports during these unprecedented circumstances. We recognize the closure of school campuses through the end of the school year brings about many questions for students and parents—particularly our graduating seniors. We are collaborating with state leaders in the development of guidance on these matters and will continue to update our school communities. I encourage families to check local school district websites for additional information.”
3/20/20: Baldy View ROP Superintendent, Dr. Shelley Adams Message:
March 19, 2020
Baldy View ROP Stakeholders,
To protect the health of students and staff members, and to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, along with the San Bernardino County Superintendent’s Office supports Baldy View Regional Occupational Program and districts throughout our County, to extend all school closures through at least Friday, May 1, 2020. This amended date will be evaluated at that time in hopes that a safe return is possible.
Our amazingly talented instructors, classified support staff, and administrators remain committed to providing the students of Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Chino Valley Unified, Claremont Unified, and Upland Unified School Districts with relevant learning of career technical education through online learning.
As part of BVROP’s Continuum of Learning plan, our BVROP instructors have Google Classrooms for all courses that are either embedded during the school day or offered after school on high school sites at the Career Training Center, Chaffey Joint Union High, Chino Valley, Claremont, and Upland School Districts or San Antonio ROP (Cosmetology). Spring semester BVROP students may get connected to their BVROP instructors using the following methods:
We have a general BVROP student Remind contact: https://www.remind.com/join/baldyview
After joining Remind, BVROP staff will help connect students to their individual periods and teachers’ online classroom codes.
1.Go to classroom.google.com and click Sign In.
2.Sign in with your Google Account. For example, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.At the top, click the + sign or Add. Join class.
4. Enter the class code gzdfv4x and click Join.
5 .BVROP Students (general information to help connect students to their teachers’ classrooms) CODE: gzdfv4x
We remain committed to implementing practices that offer relevant learning while keeping the safety of students and staff foremost in our minds. We will post updates to our website at www.baldyviewrop.com.
Remember that we are all in this together and we will prevail.
Thank you for your commitment to student learning. Be well and stay inspired!
Shelley C. Adams. Ed.D.
Letter Regarding School Closure
Dear Baldy View ROP Stakeholders,
The impacts of the coronavirus are affecting every aspect of our lives and forcing all of us to find creative ways to adapt to this unprecedented situation. We know the disruption in normal school operations has created many issues and uncertainties for you and your families. In this letter, we will answer some of your most pressing questions to these concerns as best as we can at this time.
Please be advised, the information provided below may be subject to change as we receive further guidance from State and County officials.
When will school reopen?
In coordination with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, the San Bernardino County Superintendent’s Office and other San Bernardino County school districts, Baldy View ROP classes on campuses will be closed at least through Friday, May 1. As you know, things are changing daily, so there is the potential that the closures could be extended beyond May 1. On March 17, California Governor Gavin Newsom advised parents to prepare for the possibility that schools may be closed through the summer break. While that could indeed happen, we remain hopeful that conditions will improve enough to allow us to reopen before the end of the school year.
Are Baldy View ROP classes and offices open and how may I receive updated information?
Although schools and district offices will be closed to students through May 1, you may call Baldy View ROP during the hours of Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and leave a voicemail message at 909-980-6490 or 909-947-3400. We have limited staff that are checking our voicemail each hour and you will receive a response, excluding our scheduled Spring Break during the week of March 23-27.
We encourage you to visit our website www.baldyviewrop.com or Twitter @BaldyViewROP for up-to-date information about our temporary school closures.
Will Student Acknowledgement Ceremonies be cancelled?
It is our greatest joy to honor our students for their accomplishments. The thought of student acknowledgement ceremonies being canceled is heartbreaking. At this time, we have decided to cancel our April 13 Student Success Awards Ceremony in adherence of social gathering guidelines from public health officials and stay at home requests from Governor Newsom. We will make plans to ensure that our 173 student awardees receive their certificates and if applicable, scholarship awards. Staff is making plans for students to be acknowledged via social media. In the event that the current public health concerns continue, we will make decisions regarding end of the year completion ceremonies and how to acknowledge students’ accomplishments, at a future date.
Will distance learning be provided for students at home?
We are currently providing distance learning for our students. Prior to the closure, our staff began the coordination and planning to provide high-quality distance learning with equitable access for all students, including those with special needs. Being mindful of student access to technology, our instructors are being flexible with assignments and submission dates, and coordinating with families on a case-by-case basis if technology is limited or not available. Our instructors continue to adapt to this new model of providing instruction.
What if my child does not have a chrome book, a text, or other materials he or she needs?
In response to the extended closure, each school district has developed a plan to make resources available to students. Please contact your school for more details about how to acquire a device for your student if one is needed.
Will distance learning work be graded?
Baldy View ROP instructors are applying flexibility and understanding as students are confronted with the ever-changing and challenging demands of life at home during the pandemic. With this in mind, we want our students to continue to engage in learning on a daily basis to continue their academic goals and objectives. Our teachers are determined to support students as they work to successfully complete their courses to earn full credit toward graduation.
Are students required to participate in remote learning?
Our distance learning began on Monday, March 16, and most students have been participating on a daily basis. It’s important that students engage daily, to the greatest extent possible, so that they can make progress toward achieving the academic goals in each class. However, we understand some families may have situations that make participation difficult; we are prepared to discuss those situations on a case-by-case basis. Instructors will continue to reach out to students who have not participated to ensure that a plan is developed that will allow them to engage in distance learning. Please contact Baldy View ROP if your student is experiencing difficulty accessing the materials they need to complete their coursework.
How do I contact my student’s teacher?
Your student should already have a means of connecting with their BVROP instructor, through their Google Classroom. If a student is having difficulty connecting with an instructor, please contact Baldy View ROP at 909-980-6490 or 909-947-3400 and leave a voicemail message. Staff is off site checking voicemail each hour Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm to support communication with our instructors.
Please know there are dedicated instructors, administrators, and support staff working hard to provide for your students’ academic needs and overall wellbeing during these challenging times. This situation is evolving rapidly, and we will continue to share new information with you as we have it. For the latest updates, please visit www.baldyviewrop.com.
Shelley Adams, Ed.D.
Baldy View Regional Occupational Program
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