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News Briefs | FYI
June 14, 2021
State: 99 percent of schools to reopen fully in fall
Almost all California schools that have submitted data to the state plan to be fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall 2021, according to newly released data on the Safe Schools for All Hub.
Ninety-nine percent of public school districts that have submitted data plan to fully reopen for in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. In addition, 89 percent of school districts submitting data will offer learning opportunities over the summer, including learning acceleration (e.g., high-dose tutoring), enrichment and mental health services.
“A restorative summer filled with reconnection, enrichment and joy, followed by a return to full in-person instruction, is what’s best for our students,” said Gov. Gavin Newsom, in a news release. “We still have a long way to go in our recovery but providing our students with more support and opportunities is exactly how we bring California roaring back.”
California has also launched a new series of interactive data visualizations at the Safe Schools for All Hub to continue tracking the progress of school reopening efforts while highlighting school districts’ plans for summer program offerings to support students’ learning needs.
Additionally, the California Department of Public Health is launching a new campaign throughout the summer to build confidence with parents and students about the safety of returning to school full-time in Fall 2021. The campaign will reach out to parents in areas hardest hit by the pandemic — especially Latinx, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander parents of school-aged children.
The summer learning opportunities will be supported by $4.6 billion made available in early March by Newsom and the Legislature. Public schools developed community plans to spend those funds, which they were required to adopt at a public meeting by June 1, 2021. Leading up to adoption of those plans, the administration encouraged schools to focus on the social-emotional well-being of students and to collaborate with community-based organizations to ensure fatigued school staff have an opportunity to recharge before the next school year.
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