Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,
GSAA wants to reassure you that plans are in place to keep our students and staff as safe as possible from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). GSAA is following the Vallivue School District (VSD) who is working proactively with the Southwest District Health Department (SWDH) in following recommendations and guidelines for implementing preventative measures.
COVID-19 is primarily spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes and through close contact (within 6 feet) of someone that is infected. It may be possible to be infected by touching infected surfaces and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
GSAA's online/remote education plan
We appreciate all of the support we have received from parents, students, and board members as we have worked to arrange for the continued education of our students to be done online. It has been an exciting week full of learning about new technology as well as determining how to adjust and translate our curriculum to the new platforms. In the end, we have a plan that will allow us to conduct “school” remotely via several different platforms including Zoom, Google Classroom, and Jupiter. Other platforms may be used by teachers who have been using them throughout the school year already.
The plan we have come up with will allow us to deliver instruction for as little or as long as is necessary, but there may be adjustments to it as we go. For this reason and others, it is important that students and parents check emails regularly. The plan we have come up with includes things like online class sessions with teachers conducted through Zoom, recorded lessons sent to students, homework assigned to students and submitted electronically, and optional help sessions offered by teachers. We plan to start gradually so that everyone can get comfortable with this new educational model, but our hope is to keep students engaged during the school day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday) so there is some normalcy restored to their lives. Please ask your student to be available during regular school hours just like if school were being held on campus.
ABC handwashing video for secondary students.
Cover your Cough:
CDC cough video for students.
COVID-19 Stop the Spread:
COVID-19 Fact Sheet:CDC Fact Sheet: https://www.cdc.gov/