COVID-19 Update April 2, 2020
Dear CBK Students and Staff,
I hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and weathering this crisis as well as possible under these circumstances.
Originally it was shared with you that the earliest students would return to school would be May 4. We now have further guidance and directives from State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom to keep schools closed through the end of the current school year.
With this new information and an abundance of caution, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and school district superintendents are taking a safety-first approach and immediate action to extend the school facility closures through the end of the school year. We want you to understand that the 2019-20 school year is not over; it has just transitioned from classroom instruction into distance learning. Distance learning is taking place in different ways throughout our county, and we encourage you to contact your teachers and administrators for confirmation of specific plans. Distance learning can look different for each school and each district, and a student's ability to learn in an independent study model has to be assessed. We ask for patience and understanding as we are all quickly transitioning into a new way of teaching and learning to meet the health and safety impacts of COVID-19. It is challenging for many educators and our families to learn and communicate in a very new world, but working together, we can and will meet this challenge. We are fortunate at CBK that we have been doing online learning for 5 years now. The only change for us during this time is that we are not able to see each other face to face. You are expected to continue to progress in your courses and communicate with your teacher each week.
I am proud to see staff working collaboratively and diligently to engage with students and parents via phone, email, and learning software. It is important for students to stay connected and feel supported as we continue with valuable learning.
SCOE and school district staff will continue to:
• Plan for graduation ceremonies (whenever it is safe to do so)
• Assist with school enrollment for 2020-2021 school year and other office duties
• Update website with additional resources and materials to support parents
(Please visit the stancoe.org website for important and helpful resources)In the coming days and weeks, districts will provide their families with information regarding graduation, grades and transcripts, summer school, and continued distance learning instruction.
Please keep in mind that all of us as parents, teachers, district staff, administrators, and community members are facing these challenging times together. We have elderly relatives to worry about; we are caring for our children at home, while many of us, including our teachers, are working from home. We understand that some families are facing challenging employment situations and business slowdowns that are affecting people financially and emotionally.
We recognize that the extension of school facility closures and the implementation of social distancing practices has created challenges and hardship to many families in Stanislaus County, we also know this is the most effective way to slow and disrupt the transmission of this pandemic. We appreciate everyone's hard work, effort, and positive attitude, as we adjust to this situation with the best interests of all students in mind.
I have attached below a letter from the Stanislaus Health Services Agency, please read as it contains information from the public health officer.
Please be safe out in the community and take care of one another.
Julie Moore, Director II
Come Back Kids
COVID - 19 INFORMATION for Come Back Kids
March 31, 2020
Due to COVID-19, SCOE offices and school sites are closed to the public. We are working remotely and will be checking our emails throughout the workday. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Hopefully, we can all resume “normal” activities soon. Currently, our county Superintendent and health officials have us under the Shelter In Place/Stay Home order until at least May 3rd. Until then, please continue to stay home, wash your hands, work on your assignments and communicate with your teacher on at least a weekly basis.
Stanislaus Alternative Charter School
Come Back Kids offers:
Individualized learning plans with a mix of online course work, class room instruction, and career readiness seminars and presentations
An independent study format with flexible hours to accommodate work and day care responsibilities
Referral to appropriate support services
Opportunities for internships, apprenticeship programs, and job placement through community partnerships
Students will participate in career readiness seminars that include:
Creating a portfolio
Presenters from businesses
Students have the opportunity to participate in pre-apprenticeship construction trade training.
Students also receive information about college and technical school admission requirements, help filling out college/technical school applications and financial aid workshops. They will enjoy presentations from local college and technical school admission personnel and guidance counselors to provide further information about career paths, college majors and certification programs offered.
To get enrolled attend a required CBK orientation; for more information call (209) 238-8600 or scroll below for orientation dates.
2019-20 School Calendar Staff Directory CBK Site Locations
Come Back Kids will immediately reduce the drop-out rate and assist every student with an Individualized Learning Plan and Career Plan, culminating in achievement of a high school diploma or equivalency. We envision a safe environment where communication and success is fostered and accomplishments are celebrated.