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OJUSD Postpones Secondary Decision
When To Open?

Oakdale Joint Unified School District Superintendent Marc Malone released a statement following the OJUSD board meeting of Monday night, Dec. 14 postponing any potential reopening date for grades 7-12 for in-person instruction until the Jan. 11, 2021 board meeting.

This postponement is due to the fact that Stanislaus County is currently in the Purple Tier of the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Any reopening for grades 7-12 is contingent upon Stanislaus County being placed in the Red Tier of the Blueprint. When a reopening date can be established for grades 7-12 the OJUSD will utilize the Hybrid Block Schedule Model of instruction that was approved by the Board at the November board meeting.

The overall reopening plans for each grade 7-12 school, including the respective bell schedule has been posted on the student’s home school website and at the district website.

Families uncomfortable with in-person instruction will be given the option of registering for Independent Study. The potential dates for registration in Independent Study will be communicated at the Jan. 11, 2021 board meeting.

Malone continued, saying, following winter break on Jan. 4, 2021 the OJUSD will continue using their current models of instruction until further notice. To be clear, grades TK-6 will continue with the Hybrid Model of Instruction and grades 7-12 will continue with distance learning.

“I would like to take this time to thank the entire community of Oakdale for your assistance as we have navigated the many complexities and challenges of the pandemic,” Malone said. “We are hopeful that as we progress through the year 2021 we will be able to return to our full traditional method of instruction.”

For more information on the district’s decision, call the district office at 209-848-4884 or your student’s respective school site.