The Oakdale Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees acted Monday night, Jan. 11 to postpone announcing any potential reopening date for grades 7-12 to in-person instruction until Stanislaus County reaches the Red Tier in the California Blueprint to a Safer Economy.
This postponement is due to the fact that Stanislaus County is currently in the Purple Tier of the Blueprint. In the coming weeks, if the county’s Public Health Officer issues guidance that changes the current implementation of the Blueprint, the OJUSD “will certainly respond” to any new guidance, said officials.
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, 2020 board meeting.
The overall Reopening Plans for each grade 7-12 school, including the respective bell schedule, has been posted on student’s home school website and at the district website.
Those families not comfortable with in-person instruction will be given the option of registering for Independent Study. The potential dates for registration in Independent Study will be announced at the Feb. 1 board meeting.
The OJUSD will continue using their current models of instruction until further notice. Under that plan, 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 the OJUSD continues to navigate the complexities of the pandemic,” said Marc Malone, OJUSD Superintendent. “We are hopeful that as we progress through the early months of 2021 we will be able to return to a more traditional method of instruction.”