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Reopening Plan

The last trimester of the school year, under the shelter-in-place order and ever-changing conditions, tested our resilience and ability to adjust. Our school was swiftly shut down on March 16 while we, along with districts throughout the county, rapidly implemented virtual teaching and learning. Repeated change was the only constant among many uncertainties and unknowns. Our dedicated employees navigated constantly modified public health orders, cleaning protocols, distance learning methods, mass food distribution for families in our community, and a safe graduation celebration.

Over the last several weeks our district explored the guidelines from many agencies including the California Department of Education, American Academy of Pediatrics, California Department of Public Health, and Napa County Public Health. We have been in constant communications with the county superintendents, legislators, and public health representatives from throughout the state. It is by everyone’s sedulous and conscientious efforts we present our reopening plan designed so students can return to the 2020–2021 school year on August 19, 2020 . Howell Mountain will utilize the first week of school to schedule one-on-one appointments with each family and child and their teacher. At this time we will issue students a computer and textbooks, and we will model and explain learning platforms. Students will also participate in preliminary academic assessments which we will use to inform our academic instruction. School schedules will officially begin on August 26, 2020.

Please take a moment to read Howell Mountain Elementary School District's reopening plan below for complete details.