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Board Meeting 2-24-2022 | Masking in SchoolsOn Monday, February 14, a member of the community requested that the Board agendize a discussion regarding the elimination of masks for students in the classroom and that the Board consider a resolution formalizing their decision. This request followed a decision on February 10 by the Roseville Joint Union High School District to eliminate universal masking for students and staff.On Thursday, February 17, Board representatives met to set their agenda for the Board meeting this Thursday. As a result of the request, agenda item 14.C. was added, along with the attached sample resolution, which is based on the resolution passed by the Roseville Board of Trustees. The sample resolution calls for a shift in masking enforcement to include a reminder to students to mask, providing masks for those who want them, and no longer placing students who do not mask in an alternative setting.The Board will discuss the issue and hold public comment on continued masking of students and on the resolution on Thursday night. Currently, CDPH continues to require student and staff masking indoors in K-12 school settings, but this may change in the near future, as CDPH is set to announce updated masking guidance on Monday, February 28.To be clear, the Board is not obligated to adopt the sample resolution and may choose not to adopt it. They may, however, choose to adopt it or may choose to make changes, then adopt it. They may also choose to postpone any decision and wait for the State to announce any masking changes on Monday, February 28.I’d ask you to read the attached sample resolution and encourage you to attend the Board meeting, either in person or virtually, and to participate in public comment. If you’re not able to attend but would like to provide input to the Board, I encourage you to do so. You can find Board member contact information at dnusd.org/board.Information regarding the Board agenda can be found at boardagenda.dnusd.org.Date: 2/24/2024DNUSD Board Meeting Closed Session:4:00 PMDNUSD Board Meeting Open Session:4:30 PM
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In order to participate in public comment, follow these instructions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Hdaa_dV_4GSewjjkeIUO0vlHvLU5-PKHJ5kHUCheXE/
The board meeting agenda can be viewed at: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/SB_MeetingListing.aspx?S=36030752
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DNUSD Board of Trustees Takes Action To Re-Align Masking Enforcement 2-24-2022
Over the past two years, the Board has continually sought ways to ensure that students could participate in their education in-person to the fullest extent possible. On February 24, 2022, the Board of Trustees voted 3-2 in favor of directing staff to shift the enforcement of mask mandates from exclusion to education to further ensure that students remain in class and receive instruction from their teachers. The Board continues to build on the message that they sent to state leaders in November- that goals are better served by education than compulsion.
This shift in the enforcement process is consistent with the flexibility found in K-12 guidance, which allows districts to create enforcement processes that reflect local needs and that respond to changing circumstances, such as the recent changes by the state to allow group tracing without isolation, to shorten quarantine times, and to lift outdoor mask mandates for students and staff.
The updated enforcement process will begin on Monday, February 28, and will be implemented as follows:
- Signage will be posted on all entries at each campus to remind students, staff, families, and the community of the ongoing requirement to wear face coverings indoors. This guidance will be revised as the State updates mask guidance.
- If a student arrives at school without a face covering, a mask will be offered to the student.
- If a student refuses to wear a mask indoors at a school, the school principal will notify parents/guardians, in writing, and remind them of the mandate.
- No student shall be excluded from class due to refusal to wear a mask.
- No student shall be disciplined for refusal to wear a mask.
The Board will continue to work with staff, families, and community partners as our schools, our community, and our state continue our journey back to normalcy.
To review State and Local COVID-19 guidance documentation, please visit dnusd.org/familyresources
SAEBRS Screener Information for Families
DNUSD is committed to supporting every student’s academic growth as well as their social, emotional and behavioral growth. Part of our shared goals for Del Norte students is for them to be able to regulate their emotions, develop positive relationships and make responsible decisions. As part of this process all students in 2nd-12th grade will be completing a screener in this winter and spring called the SAEBRS or Social, Academic, Emotional, Behaviors Risk Screener. The screener will ask students a total of 20 questions. The student’s teacher will also complete the screener based on their observations of the students in their classrooms. The information is kept confidential and will only be used by your child’s teacher, principal, school counselor, and designated district staff to determine instructional needs in the classroom and at the individual student level. All information will remain confidential in keeping with the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
Here are the 20 questions being asked.
Please contact Lisa Howard, program specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school district at 464-0240 with any questions you may have. You can also visit: https://www.illuminateed.com/products/fastbridge/social-emotional-behavior-assessment/SAEBRS/
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Mary Peacock Elementary School is committed to providing all students with access to an excellent education. We recognize each child’s unique contribution to our school family and work to create a positive learning atmosphere in which she/he can thrive.
Whether providing distance learning through electronic means or face-to-face instruction, our staff strives to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of our students.
The Mary Peacock staff is excited to start this year with you! Please contact us with any questions at (707) 464-0301.