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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #29
5/11/2020

Hello WPUSD Families,

Here is the update for Monday, May 11, 2020. There is information about our food distribution day, program survey, student art, medication pick up, and much more. 

Food Distribution – New Time Added!
Food Distribution will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. You can pick up food starting at 10:30 at Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School, McBean Park, and Sheridan Elementary. You can also pick up food at 4:30 pm the same day at Glen Edwards Middle School only. This is to accommodate families that can’t get to our midday distribution.

Help Us Plan for Next Year! Take a Very Short Survey
The District has begun looking at student educational program options for next year and we would love your help! Click HERE and take a short four question survey to let us know your desires for your children. We need the results by Thursday morning, but why not take the survey now?

Great Student Art
Lincoln High School Students have been busy during the closure making wonderful themed art. We have posted some on our website HERE. Check it out!

Medication Pick Up
Another Opportunity to Pick-Up Student Medication - Thursday, June 4 from 10:00 - 2:00
The district nurses will be in the Health Services Office located in the ECAT portable on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School from 10:00 - 2:00 on Thursday, June 4 for medication pick up.  Any families who had meds at a school site may pick them up during this time.  All meds not picked up will be properly disposed of after June 4. 
If you need to make alternate arrangements to pick up your meds or have any other health services related needs, you can email our nurses Kelley Gordan kgordon@wpusd.org or Madi Schumann mschumann@wpusd.org   

High School Graduations Announced
Today, Lincoln High School announced they will be holding a series of celebrations to honor our graduates. Many activities have already happened in the community such as Adopting a Senior and others. The school also purchased a Finally, LHS will hold an in-person celebration during a break at the first opportunity our local health officials give us the green light. If during the summer the potential for a physical graduation takes place, we will hold one if it is logistically possible. Phoenix and ATLAS schools will be waiting until August with the hope that a physical graduation can take place. Please note that Phoenix and ATLAS have graduating classes under 30 students.
You may hear some schools are hoping to hold in-person graduations of 50 students at a time in July, without families present. These schools are not holding virtual graduations for a whole school experience. If they happen, these events are not included in any current health recommendations. Should the recommendations change by July, we will consider in-person graduation activities in addition to our virtual graduation.

Bus Pass Refund – Submit by June 5, 2020
Bus Pass Refund Process:
Please note – bus pass funds will not be rolled into next year (like cafeteria funds). Please submit by June 5, 2020.
1.            Bus Pass must be mail into:
Bus Pass Refund
600 Sixth Street, Suite 400
Lincoln CA 95648
2.            Payment will be confirmed in District receipt records.
3.            Refund will be issued to parent on file for student.
4.            Refund request must be received by last day of school – June 5, 2020

Refunds for Punch cards will not be available as punch card can be used in the next school year (no expiration date).

Student Item Pick Ups/Chromebook Turn In/Library Return/Textbook Return
We know students left behind many items when we had to abruptly close schools. Your school will be contacting you on their process to pick up these items and turn in your Chromebook, library books, and textbooks. The pick up will take place in the two week time period from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020. Be on the lookout for an email about pick up from your principal.

Last Day of School is Still June 5, 2020
We think there may be some confusion from previous communications about the last day of school.  To be clear, the last day of school is not changing, it is still June 5.  That being said, the following timeline should help clarify the timing of end of year closeout and activities:
May 22:      Last day for teachers to assign new work for students to complete
May 29:      Deadline for students to complete assigned work
June 1-5:    Opportunity to complete final reports on student performance/progress
In addition to above we are making plans for students to be able to return Chromebooks, textbooks, etc. as well as to pick up any personal belongings that may have been left at school. 
More information regarding end of year closeout activities will be shared later through both district and site updates.

New Student Registration
All students currently enrolled in WPUSD will roll forward and be enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students new to our district (for any grade) can enroll for the current school year or the 2020-2021 school year remotely via our website.  The link below will take you where you need to go to register and provide you information on how to complete the process.  If you have any questions, you can contact your child's homeschool on Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
http://www.wpusd.org/Parent-Resources/Registration---NEW/index.html  End of the Year

Cafeteria Account Refunds
Any student (including seniors) can request a refund of their Cafeteria account balance (in Myschoolbucks) if they have funds in their account. They can request this any time and don't have to wait until the end of the school year. Please go to the link HERE for instruction on requesting a refund of your account balance. If you keep your funds in your account, they will be available next year!

Closure Date and Beginning of Next School Year
WPUSD schools are currently closed and August 20, 2020 is the first day of the 2020-21 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten (TK) placement is managed at the district office. Letters for placement of TK students are going out this week. If you have questions, you can email Scott Pickett at spickett@wpusd.org.

Kindergarten is managed at the school sites. If you have questions about kindergarten enrollment, you can call your school site from 10:00 to 4:00 on Thursdays or email your principal below.

Chromebook Update
New Loans
We are no longer loaning Chromebooks. We have completed three distributions and loaned many more on an informal basis. Based on the Educational Timeline described at the beginning of this update, Chromebooks would only be used a short time. If your loaned Chromebook needs repair, please contact us!
Chromebook Damage
You have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break:
You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook
Call our district office (916.645.6350) or email kcallahan@wpusd.org to arrange a drop off the Chromebook. Our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook.

Remote Help Desk Chromebook Links
If you are having a problem with technology from home, the tech department can help! Just follow one of the these links from any computer and they will assist:
Website:  https:// helpdesk.wpusd.org
Email address:  helpdesk@wpusd.org

Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
From Lincoln High School’s Update:
A Facebook page for "Adopt a Class of 2020 LHS Senior"- the page is here!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/548673792735512/  While it is NOT being run by Lincoln High School, it is an idea we think is pretty darn cool! 

Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Do you need daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
Family Update #30

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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #29
5/8/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for Friday, May 9, 2020. There is information about our additional food distribution, graduation, bus pass refunds, student item pickup, and an important survey. 
 
Food Distribution – New Time Added!
Food Distribution will take place next Tuesday, May 12, 2020. We have added the new time of 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Glen Edwards Middle School only. This is to accommodate families that can’t get to our midday distribution.
 
High School Graduations Announced
Today, Lincoln High School announced they will be holding a series of celebrations to honor our graduates. Many activities have already happened in the community such as Adopting a Senior and others. The school will be holding a virtual graduation on June 12, 2020 and purchased a lawn sign for each graduate. LHS will hold an in-person celebration during a break at the first opportunity our local health officials give us the green light. If during the summer the potential for a physical graduation takes place, we will hold one if it is logistically possible. Phoenix and ATLAS schools will be waiting until August with the hope that a physical graduation can take place. Please note that Phoenix and ATLAS have graduating classes under 30 students.
You may hear some schools are hoping to hold in-person graduations of 50 students at a time in July, without families present. These schools are not holding virtual graduations and are losing the "whole school" experience. If the other school's graduations happen, these events are not included in any current health recommendations. Should the recommendations change by July, we will consider in-person graduation activities in addition to our virtual graduation.
Bus Pass Refund – Submit by June 5, 2020
Bus Pass Refund Process:
Please note – bus pass funds will not be rolled into next year (like cafeteria funds). Please submit by June 5, 2020.
1.            Bus Pass must be mail into:
Bus Pass Refund
600 Sixth Street, Suite 400
Lincoln CA 95648
2.            Payment will be confirmed in District receipt records.
3.            Refund will be issued to parent on file for student.
4.            Refund request must be received by last day of school – June 5, 2020
 
Refunds for Punch cards will not be available as punch card can be used in the next school year (no expiration date).
 
Student Item Pick Ups/Chromebook Turn In/Library Return/Textbook Return
We know students left behind many items when we had to abruptly close schools. Your school will be contacting you on their process to pick up these items and turn in your Chromebook, library books, and textbooks. The pick up will take place in the two week time period from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020. Be on the lookout for an email about pick up from your principal.
 
Important Survey Monday
Please look in the Monday update for an important survey. We are busy planning for next year and would like to know our parents’ desires about educational programs for the coming fall. You can help us immensely if you complete our short survey on Monday!
 
Last Day of School is Still June 5, 2020
We think there may be some confusion from previous communications about the last day of school.  To be clear, the last day of school is not changing, it is still June 5.  That being said, the following timeline should help clarify the timing of end of year closeout and activities:
May 22:      Last day for teachers to assign new work for students to complete
May 29:      Deadline for students to complete assigned work
June 1-5:    Opportunity to complete final reports on student performance/progress
In addition to above we are making plans for students to be able to return Chromebooks, textbooks, etc. as well as to pick up any personal belongings that may have been left at school. 
More information regarding end of year closeout activities will be shared later through both district and site updates.
 
New Student Registration
All students currently enrolled in WPUSD will roll forward and be enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students new to our district (for any grade) can enroll for the current school year or the 2020-2021 school year remotely via our website.  The link below will take you where you need to go to register and provide you information on how to complete the process.  If you have any questions, you can contact your child's homeschool on Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
http://www.wpusd.org/Parent-Resources/Registration---NEW/index.html  End of the Year
 
Cafeteria Account Refunds
Any student (including seniors) can request a refund of their Cafeteria account balance (in Myschoolbucks) if they have funds in their account. They can request this any time and don't have to wait until the end of the school year. Please go to the link HERE for instruction on requesting a refund of your account balance. If you keep your funds in your account, they will be available next year!
 
Closure Date and Beginning of Next School Year
WPUSD schools are currently closed and August 20, 2020 is the first day of the 2020-21 school year.
 
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten (TK) placement is managed at the district office. Letters for placement of TK students are going out this week. If you have questions, you can email Scott Pickett at spickett@wpusd.org.
 
Kindergarten is managed at the school sites. If you have questions about kindergarten enrollment, you can call your school site from 10:00 to 4:00 on Thursdays or email your principal.
 
Chromebook Update
New Loans
As last Friday, May 1, 2090, we are no longer loaning Chromebooks. We have completed three distributions and loaned many more on an informal basis. Based on the Educational Timeline described at the beginning of this update, Chromebooks would only be used a short time. If your loaned Chromebook needs repair, please contact us!
Chromebook Damage
You have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break:
You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook
Call our district office (916.645.6350) or email kcallahan@wpusd.org to arrange a drop off the Chromebook. Our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook.
Return
We will be returning Chromebooks as part of the checkout this year the first week in June. We will refresh the devices and get them ready for either use at home or relocating them back to the classroom they were used in.
 
Remote Help Desk Chromebook Links
If you are having a problem with technology from home, the tech department can help! Just follow one of the these links from any computer and they will assist:
Website:  https:// helpdesk.wpusd.org
Email address:  helpdesk@wpusd.org
 
Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
From Lincoln High School’s Update:
A Facebook page for "Adopt a Class of 2020 LHS Senior"- the page is here!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/548673792735512/  While it is NOT being run by Lincoln High School, it is an idea we think is pretty darn cool! 
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Do you need daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Family Update #29
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #28
5/7/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for Wednesday, May 7, 2020. There is information about our extra food distribution day, end of the year instructional timeline, new student registration, cafeteria and bus refunds. 
 
Food Distribution
Good News! We will have another food distribution from 4:30 – 6:00 tomorrow, May 7, 2020, at Glen Edwards Middle School. The same rules apply to our regular distribution.
 
Last Day of School is Still June 5, 2020
We think there may be some confusion from previous communications about the last day of school.  To be clear, the last day of school is not changing, it is still June 5.  That being said, the following timeline should help clarify the timing of end of year closeout and activities:
May 22:      Last day for teachers to assign new work for students to complete
May 29:      Deadline for students to complete assigned work
June 1-5:    Opportunity to complete final reports on student performance/progress
In addition to above we are making plans for students to be able to return Chromebooks, textbooks, etc. as well as to pick up any personal belongings that may have been left at school. 
More information regarding end of year closeout activities will be shared later through both district and site updates.
 
New Student Registration
All students currently enrolled in WPUSD will roll forward and be enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.  Students new to our district (for any grade) can enroll for the current school year or the 2020-2021 school year remotely via our website.  The link below will take you where you need to go to register and provide you information on how to complete the process.  If you have any questions, you can contact your child's homeschool on Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
http://www.wpusd.org/Parent-Resources/Registration---NEW/index.html  
 
Cafeteria Account Refunds
Any student (including seniors) can request a refund of their Cafeteria account balance (in Myschoolbucks) if they have funds in their account. They can request this any time and don't have to wait until the end of the school year. Please go to the link HERE for instruction on requesting a refund of your account balance.
 
Bus Pass Refund
Bus Pass Refund Process:
1.            Bus Pass must be mail into:
Bus Pass Refund
600 Sixth Street, Suite 400
Lincoln CA 95648
2.            Payment will be confirmed in District receipt records.
3.            Refund will be issued to parent on file for student.
4.            Refund request must be received by last day of school – June 5, 2020
 
Refunds for Punch cards will not be available as punch card can be used in the next school year (no expiration date).
 
Closure Date and Beginning of Next School Year
WPUSD schools are currently closed and August 20, 2020 is the first day of the 2020-21 school year.
 
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten (TK) placement is managed at the district office. Letters for placement of TK students are going out this week. If you have questions, you can email Scott Pickett at spickett@wpusd.org.
 
Kindergarten is managed at the school sites. If you have questions about kindergarten enrollment, you can call your school site from 10:00 to 4:00 on Thursdays or email your principal below.
 
Chromebook Update
New Loans
As last Friday, May 1, 2090, we are no longer loaning Chromebooks. We have completed three distributions and loaned many more on an informal basis. Based on the Educational Timeline described at the beginning of this update, Chromebooks would only be used a short time. If your loaned Chromebook needs repair, please contact us!
Chromebook Damage
You have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break:
You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook
Call our district office (916.645.6350) or email kcallahan@wpusd.org to arrange a drop off the Chromebook. Our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook.
Return
We will be returning Chromebooks as part of the checkout this year the first week in June. We will refresh the devices and get them ready for either use at home or relocating them back to the classroom they were used in.
 
Remote Help Desk Chromebook Links
If you are having a problem with technology from home, the tech department can help! Just follow one of the these links from any computer and they will assist:
Website:  https:// helpdesk.wpusd.org
Email address:  helpdesk@wpusd.org
 
Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
From Lincoln High School’s Update:
A Facebook page for "Adopt a Class of 2020 LHS Senior"- the page is here!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/548673792735512/  While it is NOT being run by Lincoln High School, it is an idea we think is pretty darn cool! 
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Do you need daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
Family Update #28
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #27
5/4/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for Monday, May 4, 2020. There is information about our end of the year instructional timeline, beginning of the next school year, and transitional kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment. 
 
End of the Year Instructional Timeline
There is still a lot of instruction to go, but we wanted to share with you how we will close out the instructional year.  We will use following dates to close out the school year:
Friday, May 22, 2020 – Last day for teachers to assign classwork
Friday, May 29, 2020 – Last day for students to complete and turn in work
Friday, June 5, 2020 – Last day of school and last day teachers are available
If you have any questions about the timeline, you can contact your teacher, principal, or me to get more information.
 
Closure Date and Beginning of Next School Year
WPUSD schools are currently closed and August 20, 2020 is the first day of the 2020-21 school year.
 
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Transitional kindergarten (TK) placement is managed at the district office. Letters for placement of TK students are going out this week. If you have questions, you can email Scott Pickett at spickett@wpusd.org.
 
Kindergarten is managed at the school sites. If you have questions about kindergarten enrollment, you can call your school site from 10:00 to 4:00 on Thursdays or email your principal below. 
 
Chromebook Update
Remote Help Desk Chromebook Links
If you are having a problem with technology from home, the tech department can help! Just follow one of the these links from any computer and they will assist:
Website:  https:// helpdesk.wpusd.org
Email address:  helpdesk@wpusd.org
New Loans
As last Friday, May 1, 2090, we are no longer loaning Chromebooks. We have completed three distributions and loaned many more on an informal basis. Based on the Educational Timeline described at the beginning of this update, Chromebooks would only be used a short time. If your loaned Chromebook needs repair, please contact us!
Chromebook Damage
You have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break:
You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook
Call our district office (916.645.6350) or email kcallahan@wpusd.org to arrange a drop off the Chromebook. Our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook. 
Return
We will be returning Chromebooks as part of the checkout this year the first week in June. We will refresh the devices and get them ready for either use at home or relocating them back to the classroom they were used in. 
 
Food Distribution
Our next distribution tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. We will distribute at Glen Edwards Middle School, Lincoln High School, McBean Park, and Sheridan Elementary starting at 11:00am.
 
Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
From Lincoln High School’s Update:
A Facebook page for "Adopt a Class of 2020 LHS Senior"- the page is here!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/548673792735512/  While it is NOT being run by Lincoln High School, it is an idea we think is pretty darn cool! 
 
Shelter in Place Still in Place
I sadly need to let everyone know the Shelter in Place order is still in place. I know everyone misses their students, but we still are not allowed to encourage or organize any activity that would include contact with our classes. We have a phone call with Dr. Sission every Wednesday, so you will be the first to know if this changes! I hope this loosens soon!
 
Retrieving Items
Many families are calling to retrieve items that were left behind when we closed schools. With the current Shelter in Placer order, individuals are not allowed to go in and retrieve items. We will do this before the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
Graduation/Promotion
Our middle schools are planning a commemoration for 8th grade promotion and the high schools are looking at many options to celebrate our 12th grade graduates. More on this soon.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Do you need daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
Remote Help Desk Links
 
If you are having a problem with technology from home, the tech department can help!
Just follow one of the these links from any computer and they will assist:
Website:  https:// helpdesk.wpusd.org
Email address:  helpdesk@wpusd.org
 
Remote Powerschool and Powerteacher links 
If you need to access Powerschool or Powerteacher from home, just follow one of the these links from any computer to access the programs:
Website Powerteacher:  https://powerschool.wpusd.org/teachers
Website Powerschool:  https://powerschool.wpusd.org/admin
 
Until Wednesday …
 
Update #27
 
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #26
5/1/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for Friday, May 1, 2020. There is information about our start date for next school year, Chromebooks, instructional timelines, technology help, and more! 
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the 2019-20 school year.
 
WPUSD is Maintaining August 20, 2020 School Start Date
I have received many emails about the Governor’s statement about opening schools in July. Our district is maintaining our start date of August 20, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year. The governor also established stages to reopen California and you can access them here. Schools reopening are included at a time when retail establishments are going to be asked to do curbside pickup. We are continually monitoring the situation and we will be responding to the fact that schools will look different next year. Stay tuned!
 
Chromebook Update
New Loans
As of today, May 1, 2090, we are no longer loaning Chromebooks. We have completed three distributions and loaned many more on an informal basis.
Chromebook Damage
You have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break:
You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook
Call our district office (916.645.6350) or email kcallahan@wpusd.org to arrange a drop off the Chromebook. Our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook.
Returning Chromebooks
We will be returning Chromebooks as part of the checkout this year the first week in June. We will refresh the devices and get them ready for either use at home or relocating them back to the classroom they were used in.
 
End of the Year Instructional Timeline
Now that it is May, we have established a instruction timeline for the rest of the year. We will use following dates to close out the school year:
Friday, May 22, 2020 – Last day for teachers to assign classwork
Friday, May 29, 2020 – Last day for students to complete and turn in work
Friday, June 5, 2020 – Last day of school and last day teachers are available
 
Food Distribution
Our next distribution is next Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Details will be in the Monday update.
 
Remote Help Desk Chromebook Links
If you are having a problem with technology from home, the tech department can help! Just follow one of the these links from any computer and they will assist:
Website:  https://helpdesk.wpusd.org
Email address:  helpdesk@wpusd.org
 
Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
From Lincoln High School’s Update:
A Facebook page for "Adopt a Class of 2020 LHS Senior"- the page is here!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/548673792735512/  While it is NOT being run by Lincoln High School, it is an idea we think is pretty darn cool! 
 
Refunds/Retrieving Items/Graduation
Refunds – Schools have started to reach out to parents regarding refund. If you have questions about a refund, email your principal (below) or call your school from 10:00 – 4:00 this Thursday!
Retrieving Items – Many families are calling to retrieve items that were left behind when we closed schools. With the current Shelter in Placer order, individuals are not allowed to go in and retrieve items. We will do this before the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
Graduation/Promotion – Our middle schools are planning a commemoration for 8th grade promotion and the high schools are looking at many options to celebrate our 12th grade graduates. More on this soon.
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Principals Emails
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #26
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #25
4/29/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for Wednesday, April 29, 2020. There is information about the governor’s statement about schools opening in July, Chromebook damage, and contacting your child’s school tomorrow.
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the 2019-20 school year.
 
Schools to Open in July?
The governor stated yesterday schools could open as soon as July of this year. I know this may be confusing when we are also dealing with the fact that we are unable to hold physical graduations in June. Placer County school districts receive updates once a week from our Health Officer. In today’s call, we asked about the chances of schools open in July and this is really a wait and see issue. I know we are all trying to understand the ever-changing guidance during this crisis. As a school district, we will open schools as soon as it is safe to do so. We also know there will probably be additional restrictions on our programs. We are keeping informed and alert on all the changes and we will keep you updated!
 
Chromebook Repair Policy Change
We have over 2,000 Chromebooks loaned to our families to support education! Part of the process of picking up a Chromebook included signing an agreement that breaking a Chromebook would cost $350.00.
Now, we have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break:
You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook
Call our district office (916.645.6350) or email kcallahan@wpusd.org to arrange a drop off the Chromebook. Our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook.
 
School Phones Open Tomorrow from 10:00 – 4:00
School phone lines will be open from 10:00 – 4:00 Tomorrow, Thursday, to answer questions and help with registration. School Secretaries can also give information about refunds. If you have a specific question about your school, call them tomorrow!
 
Food Distribution
Our next distribution is next Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Details will be in the Friday and Monday updates.
 
Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
From Lincoln High School’s Update:
A Facebook page for "Adopt a Class of 2020 LHS Senior"- the page is here!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/548673792735512/  While it is NOT being run by Lincoln High School, it is an idea we think is pretty darn cool! 
 
Refunds/Retrieving Items/Graduation
Refunds – Schools have started to reach out to parents regarding refund. If you have questions about a refund, email your principal (below) or call your school from 10:00 – 4:00 this Thursday!
 
Retrieving Items – Many families are calling to retrieve items that were left behind when we closed schools. With the current Shelter in Placer order, individuals are not allowed to go in and retrieve items. We will do this before the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
 
Graduation/Promotion – Our middle schools are planning a commemoration for 8th grade promotion and the high schools are looking at many options to celebrate our 12th grade graduates. More on this soon.
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Principals Emails
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #25
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: #24
4/27/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for Monday, April 27, 2020. There is information about Chromebook repair, adopting a Lincoln High School Senior, Food Distribution, and refunds.
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the 2019-20 school year.
 
Chromebook Repair Policy Change
We have over 2,000 Chromebooks loaned to our families to support education! Part of the process of picking up a Chromebook included signing an agreement that breaking a Chromebook would cost $350.00. Now, we have two choices should your loaned Chromebook break. You can pay $350.00 and immediately receive another loaned Chromebook, or you can drop off the Chromebook and our tech department will assess the amount to repair the device. Once you pay for the repair, you will be loaned another Chromebook. 
 
Adopt a Lincoln High School Senior
We have many things planned for our seniors this year in absence of the traditional activities that take place to celebrate their graduation. One idea that was recently included on Facebook included “adopting” a senior. This isn’t a district activity, but we wanted to share it with you.  
Food Distribution
Our next distribution is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. We will distribute out of Glen Edwards Middle School, Lincoln High School, McBean Park and Sheridan Elementary. We will start at 11:00. You are strongly encouraged to drive up to get food, but if you can’t, walk up is an option and you are welcome to do so! I have listed the maps and details many times and there are not changing. If you have a specific question, just email or call! 
 
Refunds/Retrieving Items/Graduation
Refunds – Schools have started to reach out to parents regarding refund. If you have questions about a refund, email your principal (below) or call your school from 10:00 – 4:00 this Thursday
 
Retrieving Items – Many families are calling to retrieve items that were left behind when we closed schools. With the current Shelter in Placer order, individuals are not allowed to go in and retrieve items. We will do this before the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
Graduation/Promotion – Our middle schools are planning a commemoration for 8th grade promotion and the high schools are looking at many options to celebrate our 12th grade graduates. More on this soon.
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.organd kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #23
4/24/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for Friday, April 24, 2020. 
 
Weekly Update:
  • 12,000 meals distributed
  • Medication pickup complete
  • Educational program ongoing
  • Daycare for Essential Workers in place at Lincoln Crossing Elementary
  • Board of Trustees holds first virtual meeting
  • Schools held office phone hours for the first time since the closure
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the 2019-20 school year. 
 
Educational Program
As our time away from school continues, I commend all of you doing your best with the many aspects of facilitating instruction from home. If you are frustrated and need additional assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to your teacher. Your principal is also available through the emails listed below!
 
Board of Trustees Holds First Virtual Board Meeting
The WPUSD School Board held its first virtual meeting. We were able to conduct business and act on the items need to continue the business of the school district. Future meeting information is located on our website here. 
 
Food Distribution
Our next distribution is next Tuesday, April 28, 2020. We will be distributing food at least until the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
 
Refunds/Retrieving Items/Graduation
Refunds - I wanted to update you on the status of refunds. We know many of you donated money for activities or sports that your students were unable to participate. The school secretaries are compiling this information for us and we act on giving refunds as soon as possible.
 
Retrieving Items
Many families are calling to retrieve items that were left behind when we closed schools. With the current Shelter in Placer order, individuals are not allowed to go in and retrieve items. We will do this before the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
 
Graduation/Promotion – Our middle schools are planning a commemoration for 8th grade promotion and the high schools are looking at many options to celebrate our 12th grade graduates. More on this soon.
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Principals Emails
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first. 
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #23
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #22
4/22/2020
 
WE ARE GOING TO MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY UPDATES TO AVOID REPETITION. LOOK FOR THE NEXT UPDATE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020!
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
There is important information about our educational program, our Board of Trustees meeting, contacting your child’s school, and graduation, refunds, and retrieval of items from schools. Changes are in bold.
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the 2019-20 school year.
 
Educational Program
As our time away from school continues, I commend all of you doing your best with the many aspects of facilitating instruction from home. If you are frustrated and need additional assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to your teacher. Your principal is also available through the emails listed below!
 
Board of Trustees Holds First Virtual Board Meeting
The WPUSD School Board held its first virtual meeting in its history last night. We were able to conduct business and act on the items need to continue the business of the school district. Future meeting information is located on our website here.
 
School Phones Open Tomorrow, Thursday, April 23, 2020
In an effort to increase communication, school secretaries will be answering phones at each of our schools on Thursdays from 10:00 – 4:00. The school offices will be closed, but you can call the school to ask questions, contact the principal, complete registration, or any other item of interest. Please note we are still in a Shelter in Place status so we are unable retrieve items from classrooms or lockers at this time.
 
Food Distribution
We distributed 12,000 meals again this week to our families. We will have an update on Friday about our meal distribution next Tuesday, April 28, 2020. We will be distributing food at least until the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
Refunds/Retrieving Items/Graduation
 
Refunds
I wanted to update you on the status of refunds. We know many of you donated money for activities or sports that your students were unable to participate. The school secretaries are compiling this information for us and we act on giving refunds as soon as possible.
 
Retrieving Items
Many families are calling to retrieve items that were left behind when we closed schools. With the current Shelter in Placer order, individuals are not allowed to go in and retrieve items. We will do this before the end of the school year on June 5, 2020.
Graduation/Promotion – Our middle schools are planning a commemoration for 8th grade promotion and the high schools are looking at many options to celebrate our 12th grade graduates. More on this soon.
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Principals Emails
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #22
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #21
4/20/2020
 
WE ARE GOING TO MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY UPDATES TO AVOID REPETITION. LOOK FOR THE NEXT UPDATE ON WEDNEDAY, APRIL 22, 2020!
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, Monday, April 20, 2020.
There is important information about our medication pick up, internet access, our Board of Trustees meeting, and opening schools. Changes are in bold. It’s a busy day tomorrow with many activities.
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Internet Access – Last Chance!
If you have issues accessing the internet, please compete the application here. If the link does not work on your browser, cut and paste this link into your search bar - https://forms.gle/dmhSG7H9cpnWc7NW8. We are going to take applications until Monday evening and start working on these on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Rotary of Lincoln has donated generously toward getting families connected to the internet!!
 
 
Food Distribution
We are set for food distribution tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 starting at 11:00 at four locations. We are preparing 14,000 meals serving 1,400 students. We think we have arrived at the number of meals required to provide adequate food for all that come to the distribution.
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at four locations (McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School, Sheridan Elementary)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food
Please follow the directions of personnel on site so we can maintain social distancing. All personnel will be wearing masks and gloves based on the recent Placer County Health recommendation.
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume.
 
Medication Pick-Up - Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 - 2:00 – With Map!
The district nurses will be in the Health Services Office located in the ECAT portable on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School from 10:00 - 2:00 on Tuesday, April 21 for medication pick up.  Any families who had meds at a school site may pick them up during this time.
If you have any other health services related needs, you can email our nurses Kelley Gordan kgordon@wpusd.org or Madi Schumann mschumann@wpusd.org
 
Our Board of Trustees Will Be Meeting Remotely!
Based on the current Shelter in Place orders, we are holding our next Board of Trustees meeting remotely. We will not be using video meeting software, but will conduct the meeting using voice only. Please look at the agenda here and if you would like to join us remotely here are the particulars:
WPUSD April 21st Board Meeting
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/606323221
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 606-323-221
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/606323221
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Principals Emails
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
 
 
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #20
4/17/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, Friday, April 17, 2020.
There is important information about our medication pick up, internet access, our Board of Trustees meeting, and opening schools. Changes are in bold.
 
Current Closure Period
Our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Are Schools Reopening This Year?
Correction – Yesterday, when I shared about schools not reopening this year, I meant this SCHOOL year (2019-20). I did not mean to imply schools will not open in the fall. I’m so sorry for any confusion!
 
Internet Access
If you have issues accessing the internet, please complete the application here. If the link does not work on your browser, copy and paste this link into your search bar - https://forms.gle/dmhSG7H9cpnWc7NW8. We are going to take applications until Monday evening and start working on these on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  Rotary of Lincoln has donated generously toward getting families connected to the internet!!
 
Food Distribution
Our next food distribution will be next Tuesday, April 21, 2020. We won’t need volunteers for Monday but we will have information for Tuesday’s distribution next week.
 
Chromebook Checkout
We distributed another 350 Chromebooks today!
 
Medication Pick-Up - Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 - 2:00 – With Map!
The district nurses will be in the Health Services Office located in the ECAT portable on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School from 10:00 - 2:00 on Tuesday, April 21 for medication pick up.  Any families who had meds at a school site may pick them up during this time.
If you have any other health services related needs, you can email our nurses Kelley Gordan kgordon@wpusd.org or Madi Schumann mschumann@wpusd.org
The address of the Medicine Pick Up is 810 J street, Lincoln, CA on the Lincoln High School Campus
 
Our Board of Trustees Will Be Meeting Remotely!
Based on the current Shelter in Place orders, we are holding our next Board of Trustees meeting remotely. We will not be using video meeting software, but will conduct the meeting using voice only. Please look at the agenda here and if you would like to join us remotely here are the particulars:
WPUSD April 21st Board Meeting
Tue, Apr 21, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/606323221
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 606-323-221
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/606323221
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Principals Emails
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Change in District Call in Hours
We are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 and will answer the phone during the same hours.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #20
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #19
4/16/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, Thursday, April 16, 2020.
There is important information about our Chromebook distribution tomorrow, internet access, opening schools, and medication pick up. Changes are in bold.
 
Current Closure Period
With the extension this week, our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Are Schools Reopening This Year?
Many watched the governor’s remarks this week and heard about the steps needed to lessen the Shelter in Place orders in place. These remarks caused some to wonder if schools were going to open this school year. As the governor stated, there are many steps that need to take place for open movement to occur. Yesterday we were on a conference call with Dr. Sisson, Director of Public Health for Placer County, and she still did not see a way schools could reopen this year. I know this is sad news as we continue to move forward this year.
 
Internet Access
Tomorrow be on the look out for an application for internet access in this update. We are going to focus on families that do not have internet service first. If you have internet, or limited internet, please still fill out the application so we can find a way to assist if we can.
 
Food Distribution
Our next food distribution will be next Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
 
Chromebook Checkout Tomorrow! This will be the last Chromebook checkout!
To further support families through our extended school closure, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to check out a district Chromebook.  We are preparing additional Chromebooks for distribution tomorrow, April 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Glen Edwards Middle School (3rd Street Entrance). 
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Medication Pick-Up - Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 - 2:00
The district nurses will be in the Health Services Office located in the ECAT portable on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School from 10:00 - 2:00 on Tuesday, April 21 for medication pick up.  Any families who had meds at a school site may pick them up during this time.
If you have any other health services related needs, you can email our nurses Kelley Gordan kgordon@wpusd.org or Madi Schumann mschumann@wpusd.org
 
Change in District Call in Hours
We are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 and will answer the phone during the same hours.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
FAMILY UPDATE #19
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #18
4/14/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
There is important information about our Chromebooks, internet access, contact information, and medication pick up. Changes are in bold.
 
Current Closure Period
With the extension this week, our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Internet Access
We are in the final phase of the rollout of our internet access options. These options will be for those that do not have internet for school purposes. We have been notified of a generous donation from Rotary of Lincoln and we are so appreciative! These options will be finalized this week! Remember, we are providing packets to offer educational activities to students during this period.  
 
Food Distribution
Wow – what a day today. We distributed 14,000 meals to families with the help of volunteers and our amazing food services workers. I really must say our food service workers are the best. They are continuing their support of our families with their most basic needs. I took note when I saw the Time Magazine cover below. This is happening in Lincoln too!!
 
Who Are You Going To Call?
I wanted to give some general direction about contacts on issues moving forward:
Questions about lessons: Contact your child’s teacher
To checkout a Chromebooks: Contact your principal
To obtain a work permit: email sleaman@wpud.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org
Questions about school activities: Contact your child’s teacher/principal
Questions about schools opening: Contact Scott Leaman at sleaman@wpusd.org
General questions: Call the District Office (916.645.6350) between 9:00 – 12:00 or email sleaman@wpusd.org
 
Medication Pick-Up - Tuesday, April 21 from 10:00 - 2:00
The district nurses will be in the Health Services Office located in the ECAT portable on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School from 10:00 - 2:00 on Tuesday, April 21 for medication pick up.  Any families who had meds at a school site may pick them up during this time.
If you have any other health services related needs, you can email our nurses Kelley Gordan kgordon@wpusd.org or Madi Schumann mschumann@wpusd.org
 
Chromebook Checkout This Friday (April 17, 2020)
This will be the last Chromebook checkout!
To further support families through our extended school closure, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing additional Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Glen Edwards Middle School (3rd Street Entrance).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email your student’s principal (addresses below) ASAP to get on the list. We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Change in District Call in Hours
We are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 and will answer the phone during the same hours.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #18
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #17
4/13/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, Monday, April 13, 2020. I know spring break was probably just strange for everyone. The good news is we are supposed to plateau on cases sometime this week. Hang in there!
 
There is important information about our food distribution, Chromebooks, and internet access.
 
Internet Access
We continue to work on ways for families to access the internet. We will have multiple ways to support families. One easy way to access the internet is to drive to your local school parking lot! All our schools have internet that extends to the parking lot. The closer to the building the better and please remember to stay socially distance. I recommend you stay in your car to access the internet. 
Current Closure Period
With the extension this week, our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Food Distribution
MAJOR CHANGE – PLEASE HAVE ROOM IN YOUR CAR TRUNK OR REAR OF YOUR SUV FOR THE FOOD. THIS WILL HELP US MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AND KEEP OUR WORKERS AND YOU SAFE.
We are set for food distribution on Tomorrow, April 14, 2020, starting at 11:00 at three locations. We are preparing 14,000 meals serving 1,400 students. We had adequate food for our last distribution so we are hoping to do the same next week. 
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the locations below     
(McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food
Please follow the directions of personnel on site so we can maintain social distancing. All personnel will be wearing masks and gloves based on the recent Placer County Health recommendation. 
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume.
 
 
Chromebook Checkout This Friday (April 17, 2020)
This will be the last Chromebook checkout!
To further support families through our extended school closure, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing additional Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Glen Edwards Middle School (3rd Street Entrance).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email your student’s principal (addresses below) ASAP to get on the list. We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmiddleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Change in District Call in Hours
We are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 and will answer the phone during the same hours. 
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels. 
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!

Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #17
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #16
4/9/2020
 
NEXT UPDATE WILL BE SENT ON Monday, APRIL 13, 2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, April 9, 2020.There is important information about our extended closure, food distribution, Chromebooks, and internet access. 
 
Technology Survey and Internet Access
Thank you to those of you that completed the survey. The results showed about 8% of our families do not have adequate internet access. The district will be announcing options for these families next week in partnership with one of our wonderful local organizations!
Current Closure Period
With the extension this week, our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Food Distribution
We are set for food distribution on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 starting at 11:00 at three locations. We are preparing 14,000 meals serving 1,400 students. We had adequate food for our last distribution so we are hoping to do the same next week.
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at three locations (McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food
Please follow the directions of personnel on site so we can maintain social distancing. All personnel will be wearing masks and gloves based on the recent Placer County Health recommendation.
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume.
The Placer County Foodbank is active in Lincoln and I have attached their flyer at the end of this email.
 
Chromebook Checkout Next Friday (April 17, 2020)
To further support families through our extended school closure, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing additional Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Glen Edwards Middle School (3rd Street Entrance).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email your student’s principal (addresses below) ASAP to get on the list. We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
Lincoln High School – mmaul@wpusd.org
Glen Edwards Middle School – lvancourt@wpusd.org
Phoenix High School/ATLAS School – cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Middle School – rwoods@wpusd.org
Sheridan Elementary School – eortiz@wpusd.org
Foskett Ranch Elementary – kcastillo@wpusd.org
Carlin C. Coppin Elementary - scoyle@wpusd.org
First Street Elementary - rcubias@wpusd.org
Creekside Oaks Elementary – mrodriguez@wpusd.org
Lincoln Crossing Elementary - jhladun@wpusd.org
Twelve Bridges Elementary - wmilldleton@wpusd.org
General Questions - kcallahan@wpusd.org
 
Change in District Call in Hours
For tomorrow, if you would like to contact us between the hours of 9:00 to 12:00, please email sleaman@wpusd.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org and we will call you right back.
To align our office hours with the City of Lincoln, we are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 starting next Monday, April 16, 2020 and will answer the phone during the same hours.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
WPUSD Family Update #16
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #15
4/3/2020
 
NEXT UPDATE WILL BE SENT ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, April 3, 2020. There is important information about our extended closure and changes for spring break. 
 
Weekly Recap
We have extended our school closure through the end of the school year. I hope you received my announcement today at noon. I am so so sorry to take this action. The announcement is on our website located here under “COVID-19 Daily Updates” in “Announcements”
You can reach us next week by emailing sleaman@wpusd.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org. We will return calls between 9:00 and 12:00
Look for an important technology survey coming to you. Please complete the very short survey so we can assess our internet access needs
450 Chromebooks were distributed today and we will schedule another distribution after spring break
We served 16,000 meals to students this week. We have our next distribution scheduled for April 14, 2020
Look for a Technology Survey Coming to You
You should have received a short technology survey by email. Please complete it so we can assess the internet access of our families.
 
Current Closure Period
With the extension this week, our current closure period is until the end of the school year.
 
Spring Break
Remember spring break is next week and unless your student absolutely has to complete work for a class, this is a week where no work needs to be competed. Please take the time to relax as a family!
 
Change in District Call in Hours
During Spring Break, we will be changing the method of contacting us from Monday, April 6, 2020, to Friday, April 10, 2020. We will not have staff to answer phones directly. If you would like to contact us between the hours of 9:00 to 12:00, please email sleaman@wpusd.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org and we will call you right back.
To align our office hours with the City of Lincoln, we are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 starting Monday, April 16, 2020, and will answer the phone during the same hours.
So ….
Monday, April 6, 2020 to Friday, April 10, 2020 – email sleaman@wpusd.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org and we will call you right back between the hours of 9:00 and 12:00
Monday, April 13, 2020 on - Phones answered between 9:00 – 12:00
 
No Food Distribution Next Week!
Next week is spring break, so we won’t have a food distribution. Our next food distribution is April 14, 2020. Stay tuned to this update for details.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Just see the attached flyer or email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #15
 
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SCHOOL CLOSURES EXTENDED TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
4/3/2020
 
Thank you for all you are doing to support your children through these unprecedented times. It seems the situation changes daily concerning our current crisis. Our district team was recently on a conference call with our Placer County Health Officer, Dr. Aimee Sission. She informed us in no uncertain terms that, “Based on modeling of the COVID19 outbreak in California and in Placer County, it will not be safe for students to return to school in a traditional in-person model through the end of May into early June.”
 
With this guidance, Placer County superintendents, charter school operators and the Placer County Superintendent of Schools have made a unified decision to close school facilities for in-person instruction through the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.
 
Instruction will continue using the many methods we have used thus far. Seniors who are on track to graduate will graduate. We are considering many options for graduations and end-of-year celebrations. We recognize the importance of these momentous life events, especially for our seniors, and we will work closely with everyone to make these celebrations as meaningful as possible for our amazing students. Our Food l Services Department will continue to provide meals. This week we distributed 16,000 meals to families. 
 
The situation is fluid and we learn new information about the spread and transmission of COVID-19 on a daily basis. We take these factors, as well as the guidance of state and local health experts, into account as we navigate this unique situation.
 
We understand one of the keys to the extension of this closure is technology. To that end, we will schedule another Chromebook distribution and we are exploring ways to get our families connected that do not have internet access. I have shared updates with you every day we have been closed and will continue to do so. The only exception to this will be next week during spring break.
 
Thank you,
Scott Leaman, Superintendent
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #14
4/2/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, April 2, 2020. We have important updates about Chromebooks, spring break, technology surveys, daycare, and more. You can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow at (916) 645-6350. Call us about any concern you have and we will do our best to help! 
 
Schools Closed for the Rest of the Year?
Look for an important announcement at 12:00 noon tomorrow on this issue.
 
Look for a Technology Survey Coming to You
We are trying to assess our families’ needs in the area of internet access and we will be sending you a short survey on the subject tomorrow. 
 
Current Closure Period
With the extension last week, our current closure period is until Friday, May 1, 2020. Schools are currently scheduled to reopen Monday, May 4, 2020.
 
Chromebook Checkout on Tomorrow!
Distribution of Chromebooks is tomorrow, Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS). If you contacted your principal and got on the list, just show up to pick one up. This is not a first come first served situation. If you are on the list you will get a computer and come anytime between 10:00 and 2:00.
 
Spring Break
Remember spring break is next week and unless your student absolutely has to complete work for a class, this is a week where no work needs to be competed. Please take the time as a family!
 
Change in District Call in Hours
During Spring Break, we will be changing the method of contacting us from Monday, April 6, 2020 to Friday, April 10, 2020. We will not have the staff to answer phones directly. If you would like to contact us between the hours of 9:00 to 12:00, please email sleaman@wpusd.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org and we will call you right back.
To align our office hours with the City of Lincoln, we are going to change our phone hours to 9:00 to 12:00 starting Monday, April 16, 2020, and will answer the phone during the same hours.
So ….
Friday, April 3, 2020 – Phones answered between 10:00 – 2:00
Monday, April 6, 2020 to Friday, April 10, 2020 – email sleaman@wpusd.org and kcallahan@wpusd.org and we will call you right back between the hours of 9:00 and 12:00
Monday, April 13, 2020 forward - Phones answered between 9:00 – 12:00
No Food Distribution Next Week!
Next week is spring break, so we won’t have a food distribution. Our next food distribution is April 14, 2020. Stay tuned to this update for details.
 
Daycare for Students of Essential Workers!
Are you an essential worker in search of daycare in the Lincoln area? STAR is offering daycare at Lincoln Crossing. Email ENROLLMENT@STARSACRAMENTO.ORG for information.
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationship to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Work Permit
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
WPUSD Family Update #14
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #13
4/1/2020
 
PHONES WILL NOT BE ANSWERED FROM 9:00 – 12:00 ON APRIL 2, 2020. WE WILL ANSWER PHONES FROM 12:00 TO 2:00 TOMORROW.
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, April 1, 2020. We have important updates about the closure of schools and spring break. You can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350. Call us about any concern you have and we will do our best to help! New information is bolded.
 
Schools Closed for the Rest of the Year?
Many of you heard the Governor and Superintendent of Public Education closed schools for the rest of the year during a press conference today. While the governor has the power to close schools, he did not issue an order to do so. I am in a meeting with Dr. Sisson, the Placer County Superintendent of Schools, and every Placer County superintendent this afternoon and will update you if there is a change in our status.
 
Current Closure Period
With the extension last week, our current closure period is until Friday, May 1, 2020. Schools are currently scheduled to reopen Monday, May 4, 2020.
 
Chromebook Checkout on Friday!
To further support families through our extended school closures, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing an additional 450 Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email his/her school principal ASAP to get on the list. If we have more than 450 requests, then we will schedule a 3rd round of checkouts for immediately following spring break.  We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
Spring Break
We are in a planning meeting tomorrow from 9:00 – 12:00 in order to provide clear information for Phase 2 (April 14, 2020 – May 1, 2020) of our closure. We will not be answering phones from 9:00 – 12:00 because of the meeting. Feel free to email me at sleaman@wpusd.org with your questions. If you want to know if you are on the Chromebook list, please email your principal.  
 
Learning at Home
For our seniors, the California Department of Education is going to release new information tomorrow about grades and their relationhip to colleges. I will update you on that when we get it.
 
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared moving to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
No Food Distribution Next Week!
Next week is spring break, so we won’t have a food distribution. Our next food distribution is April 14, 2020. Stay tuned to this update for details.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #12
3/31/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, March 31, 2020. It's the last day of March. Does anyone feel March was about three times as long as it normally is? We have important updates about food distribution (there is still food available!) and grading below. You can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350. Call us about any concern you have and we will do our best to help! 
 
Current Closure Period
With the extension last week, our current closure period is until Friday, May 1, 2020. Schools are currently scheduled to reopen Monday, May 4, 2020.
 
Learning at Home
We fully comprehend the toll that learning at home is having on students, parents and teachers.  We do not want students to suffer any more than they already are - loss of learning time at school is enough.  To this end, below are the expectations we have regarding the completion and grading of learning activities done at home.
Student grades/proficiency levels are being frozen, and reflect their standing at the time of the school closures (trimester 2 grades for elementary and quarter 3 grades for secondary).
Any activities completed moving forward can only improve student grades/proficiency levels.
Students’ failure to complete activities has a natural consequence as they will be unprepared to move to the next grade level/course.  Our expectation is that students complete the activities to minimize the impact of the closures on their progress, but we also want families to know that students will not be negatively impacted via grades.
All elementary and middle school students will be promoted to the next grade.  All high school students will receive full credit for coursework, provided they either had a passing grade prior to closure or improved their grade to passing via coursework completed during closure.
At the end of the day, we want students to try their very best to progress their learning in preparation for next year.  Teachers are here to support the best they can.
 
Spring Break
Spring BREAK is next week, and although it won't feel a whole lot different than this week, we do want you to take a BREAK from learning. Have fun, play games, enjoy your time together as a family - parents be parents and kids be kids!
 
Important Food Distribution
We distributed food to 1,003 students today. Thank you to all the volunteers and our wonderful food service workers! We have food left to give away tomorrow!
We are going to do another food distribution at Glen Edwards Middle School tomorrow, April 1, 2020 (this is not an April Fool’s joke). The distribution will start at 10:00 a.m. We have about 500 student bags left and would like them to go to any child in our area 18 years of age or under!
Sheridan Elementary – meals are coming to Sheridan Elementary at 10:30 tomorrow, April 1, 2020. If you are closer to Sheridan, go to this location!
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all children who are 18 years of age or younger. 
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at Glen Edwards Middle School)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 10:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
Students must be present to receive food
Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume
 
No Food Distribution Next Week!
Next week is spring break, so we won’t have a food distribution. Our next food distribution is April 14, 2020. Stay tuned to this update for details.
 
Chromebook Checkout on Friday!
To further support families through our extended school closures, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing an additional 450 Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email his/her school principal ASAP to get on the list. If we have more than 450 requests, then we will schedule a 3rd round of checkouts for immediately following spring break.  We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #11
3/30/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, March 30, 2020. You can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350. Call us about any concern you have and we will do our best to help! New information is bolded.
Current Closure Period
With the extension last week, our current closure period is until Friday, May 1, 2020. Schools are currently scheduled to reopen Monday, May 4, 2020.
 
Food Distribution
We are set for food distribution tomorrow, March 31, 2020, starting at 11:00 at three locations (below).
Spring Break is next week. We will not have food distribution during that week and our next distribution after next week will be Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
The District will distribute the maximum amount of meals Tuesday we can, but we have a fear it will still not be enough food. If you are able to forgo picking up food, it leaves a bag of food for someone that might be in a more needy position. I know every family has to make this decision for themselves and I am not implying you should go without. I just wanted you to know we are distributing the maximum about of food we can and it is not unlimited.
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the locations below(McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food
Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume
 
Chromebook Checkout
To further support families through our extended school closures, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing an additional 450 Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email his/her school principal ASAP to get on the list. If we have more than 450 requests, then we will schedule a 3rd round of checkouts for immediately following spring break.  We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
Learning Opportunities for Students
We are in full swing preparing additional learning activities and resources for students to engage in after spring break. School sites/teachers will be in contact either just before or just after spring break with guidance, etc. regarding expectations for student learning through May 1. The activities for after spring break will be much like the ones you have already received, so hopefully the continuation will be easier than the initial implementation.
In the meantime, school sites/teachers will continue to be in contact and available to support with the learning activities you received for completion through spring break. Additionally, here is a link to online resources to support you at home.   https://sites.google.com/wpusd.org/wpusdtechnologyresources/home
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #10
3/27/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, March 27, 2020. You made it through 2 weeks! Today is Friday (but I know it feels like many other days with us being at home). I want to give you a shout out for everything you are doing! You can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350. Call us about any concern you have and we will do our best to help! New information is bolded.
Weekly Recap (details below)
Schools will be closed through May 1, 2020, with our targeted opening day Monday, May 4, 2020.
Additional work will be provided by your teacher for the period from April 14, 2020, to May 1, 2020
Our next food distribution is Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
We are doing another Chromebook loan day, April 3, 2020. Email your principal to get on the list (if you don’t know your principal’s email, just email me).
If you have technical difficulties with your loaned Chromebook, just go to the site http://helpdesk.wpusd.org
The week after next is spring break and we will have changes in staffing because of the non-school days. More information on that next week
 
Closure Update
I know you have seen our announcement about the additional days of closure for our schools. From the very beginning of the current crisis, we have consulted with our Placer County Health officials to determine the safest path for children. On our weekly call with Dr. Aimee Sisson, Health Director of Placer County, we had an in-depth discussion with all school superintendents in Placer County. Based on current information, we came to terms with the fact the crisis was not going to be behind us when students were scheduled to return April 14, 2020. Due to this, we extended the closure of schools until May 1, 2020, reopening on May 4, 2020. I know you probably have many questions. We will continue to update you on how we will distribute additional learning activities, loan more Chromebooks, support our community with food distribution, support you and our staff, and continually plan for the future. I know this is disheartening news – for our community and school staff that want to be back at work with your children. I would open schools tomorrow if I could. We did not make this decision lightly and all Placer County schools will be closed during the same period.
 
Food Distribution
We are set for food distribution on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, starting at 11:00 at three locations. We are increasing our meals to 16,000 serving 1,600 students. As I wrote yesterday, this is going to be our capacity for meals during our school closure. There is a major change next week in that we are only going to serve students from WPUSD area schools. The law does not allow us to distribute to our most needy families first, so food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spring Break this year is the week of April 6th this year. We will not have food distribution during that week and our next distribution after next week will be Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
 
Here are the details:
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
The District will distribute the maximum amount of meals Tuesday we can, but we have a fear it will still not be enough food. If you are able to forgo picking up food, it leaves a bag of food for someone that might be in a more needy position. I know every family has to make this decision for themselves and I am not implying you should go without. I just wanted you to know we are distributing the maximum about of food we can and it is not unlimited.
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the locations below    
(McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food
Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume.
 
Chromebook Checkout
To further support families through our extended school closures, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to check out a District Chromebook.  We are preparing an additional 450 Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email his/her school principal ASAP to get on the list. If we have more than 450 requests, then we will schedule a 3rd round of checkouts for immediately following spring break.  We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
Learning Opportunities for Students
We are in full swing preparing additional learning activities and resources for students to engage in after spring break. School sites/teachers will be in contact either just before or just after spring break with guidance, etc. regarding expectations for student learning through May 1. The activities for after spring break will be much like the ones you have already received, so hopefully, the continuation will be easier than the initial implementation.
In the meantime, school sites/teachers will continue to be in contact and available to support with the learning activities you received for completion through spring break. Additionally, here is a link to online resources to support you at home.   https://sites.google.com/wpusd.org/wpusdtechnologyresources/home
Common Question: Will Our Construction Be Delayed Because of the Closures?
The short answer is No! All sites are continuing to work through the Shelter in Place and we are still on schedule! I wanted to share a wonderful sign someone posted outside of the Leaman Elementary Site.
 
Common Question: Will We Need to Make Up These Days?
All schools in the State are working under a waiver, which “waives” the days we are out of school. So in short, we will not be adding days at the end of the year. We know the best education occurs when students personally engage at school. We are doing our best to fill in the gaps, and I know it is very difficult to have the children at home for an extended period. It is impossible to justify the loss of the educational days, except that there is worldwide pandemic affecting all aspects of life right now.
 
Email Autoreply Doesn’t Mean Staff Are Teachers Are Not Available!
If you receive an autoreply from a staff WPUSD member, please don’t feel they are unavailable. Our staff is available to you and the autoreply probably contains information about times the staff are available. If you have difficulty reaching a staff person, feel free to call the District Office between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Status of School Closures
The governor has mandated everyone to stay in their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19”.  Education is considered one of the critical infrastructures so we will continue to operate as we have been until we are told to do otherwise.  The Governor also stated that he did not think that schools would reopen before the end of the school year, but there is no official order for us to close or extend our closures at this time.  Therefore, we still plan for schools to reopen on Tuesday, April 14 after the commencement of our spring break.  That said, we highly encourage you to prepare at home for our school closures to be extended.  Again, we are so very sorry for the toll the closures are having on you, but are so grateful for the outpour of support and patience in our community. The Western Placer community truly is a family.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #9
3/26/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
Here is the update for today, March 26! Please read the information carefully and as always, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350. Call us about any concern you have and we will do our best to help! New information is bolded.
 
Closure Update
I know you have seen our announcement about the additional days of closure for our schools. From the very beginning of the current crisis, we have consulted with our Placer County Health officials to determine the safest path for children. On our weekly call yesterday with Dr. Aimee Sisson, Health Director of Placer County, we had an in-depth discussion with all school superintendents in Placer County. Based on current information, we came to terms with the fact the crisis was not going to be behind us when students were scheduled to return April 14, 2020. Due to this, we extended the closure of schools until May 1, 2020, reopening on May 4, 2020. I know you probably have many questions. We will continue to update you on how we will distribute additional learning activities, loan more Chromebooks, support our community with food distribution, support you and our staff, and continually plan for the future. I know this is disheartening news – for our community and school staff that want to be back at work with your children. I would open schools tomorrow if I could. We did not make this decision lightly and all Placer County schools will be closed during the same period.
 
Food Distribution
We are set for food distribution on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 starting at 11:00 at three locations. We are increasing our meals to 16,000 serving 1,600 students. As I wrote yesterday, this is going to be our capacity for meals during our school closure. There is a major change next week in that we are only going to serve student from WPUSD area schools. The law does not allow us to distribute to our most needy families first, so food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spring Break this year is the week of April 6th this year. We will not have food distribution during that week and our next distribution after next week will be Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
The District will distribute the maximum amount of meals Tuesday we can, but we have a fear it will still not be enough food. If you are able to forgo picking up food, it leaves a bag of food for someone that might be in a more needy position. I know every family has to make this decision for themselves and I am not implying you should go without. I just wanted you to know we are distributing the maximum about of food we can and it is not unlimited.
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be (McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School). 
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food (I'm sorry, this is the law)
Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume
The District will distribute the maximum amount of meals Tuesday we can, but we have a fear it will still not be enough food. If you are able to forgo picking up food, it leaves a bag of food for someone that might be in a more needy position. I know every family has to make this decision for themselves and I am not implying you should go without. I just wanted you to know we are distributing the maximum about of food we can and it is not unlimited.
Chromebook Checkout
To further support families through our extended school closures, we have scheduled another opportunity for students to checkout a District Chromebook.  We are preparing an additional 450 Chromebooks for distribution on Friday, April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Twelve Bridges Middle School (TBMS).  If you would like your child to have a Chromebook, please email his/her school principal ASAP to get on the list. If we have more than 450 requests, then we will schedule a 3rd round of checkouts for immediately following spring break.  We are committed to ensuring you have the technology resources necessary for learning at home. 
 
Learning Opportunities for Students
We are in full swing preparing additional learning activities and resources for students to engage in after spring break. School sites/teachers will be in contact either just before or just after spring break with guidance, etc. regarding expectations for student learning through May 1. The activities for after spring break will be much like the ones you have already received, so hopefully the continuation will be easier than the initial implementation.
In the meantime, school sites/teachers will continue to be in contact and available to support with the learning activities you received for completion through spring break. Additionally, here is a link to online resources to support you at home.   https://sites.google.com/wpusd.org/wpusdtechnologyresources/home
 
Common Question: Will Our Construction Be Delayed Because of the Closures?
The short answer is No! All sites are continuing to work through the Shelter in Place and we are still on schedule! 
 
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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SCOTT LEAMAN, SUPERINTENDENT:
3/26/2020
 
Dear Western Placer Families and Students,
 
First – thank you! Thank you for your trust and patience as we work together to navigate this ever-changing situation in our nation.
 
The health and safety of our students is a responsibility we take seriously. We are in constant communication with the Placer County Office of Education, Placer County Public Health and statewide education leaders on how we can keep all who are part of our learning community safe in the midst of this growing health crisis.
 
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible, we have decided to extend school closures through May 1, 2020. Our current plan is to reopen Monday, May 4, 2020. ALL Placer County districts will be closed for the same period. This decision is being made due to an increase in Placer County cases, the governor’s Shelter in Place order, the analysis of the Placer County Health Officer, and many school districts in our surrounding area closing. Plans are being made to provide additional learning activities and Chromebooks for use after Spring Break. We will provide information through our updates on both these areas through our updates.
 
We all want students back in school and for our communities to return to normalcy as soon as possible, but not at the risk of their health and safety. New information is surfacing rapidly and we will continue to diligently monitor the situation and re-evaluate our steps in the coming weeks.
 
Thank you,
Scott Leaman, Superintendent
 
For more information about Western Placer Unified School District:
  • Contact your teacher or principal for questions about learning activities.
  • Contact sleaman@wpusd.org for questions about meal service.
  • Contact swatkins@wpusd.org questions about IEPs and special education services.
  • Contact helpdesk for loaned Chrombook issues at https://helpdesk.wpusd.org/
  • The District Office takes calls from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
For questions about COVID-19:
  • For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Placer County Public Health, residents may call the county’s coronavirus information line at (530) 886-5310.
  • Current information about the coronavirus is available at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus and on the CDC website.
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #8
3/25/20
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, March 25! Please read the information carefully and as always, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
 
School Closure Update
We had a conversation with all the school districts from Placer County yesterday afternoon and there will be an announcement in this area tomorrow.
 
Food Distribution
I want to thank everyone that participated in last Monday’s food distribution. We are set for food distribution on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, starting at 11:00 at three locations. We are increasing our meals to 16,000 serving 1,600 students. As I wrote yesterday, this is going to be our capacity for meals during our school closure. There is a major change next week in that we are only going to serve students from WPUSD area schools. We just got this rule approved yesterday. The law does not allow us to distribute to our most needy families first, so food is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Here are the details (please read all of the bullets):
  • We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all WPUSD area students who are 18 years of age or younger.
  • The District will distribute the maximum amount of meals Tuesday we can, but we have a fear it will still not be enough food. If you are able to forgo picking up food, it leaves a bag of food for someone that might be in a more needy position. I know every family has to make this decision for themselves and I am not implying you should go without. I just wanted you to know we are distributing the maximum about of food we can and it is not unlimited.
  • Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the locations below (McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School)
    Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
  • The distribution will begin at 11:00
  • There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
  • An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
  • Students must be present to receive food (I'm sorry, this is the law)
  • Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
  • There is no onsite eating allowed.
  • Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume.
Chromebook Checkout
If you have technical difficulty with the Chromebook you checked out from WPUSD, please email helpdesk@wpusd.org. This goes to our technology department and they can assist you. Remember, this is only for technical issues with the loaned Chromebooks. They cannot assist with other computers or programs. Thank you for your patience with this!
 
Common Question: Will We Need to Make Up These Days?
All schools in the State are working under a waiver, which “waives” the days we are out of school. So in short, we will not be adding days at the end of the year. We know the best education occurs when students personally engage at school. We are doing our best to fill in the gaps, and I know it is very difficult to have the children at home for an extended period. It is impossible to justify the loss of the educational days, except that there is worldwide pandemic affecting all aspects of life right now.
 
Email Autoreply Doesn’t Mean Staff And Teachers Are Not Available!
If you receive an autoreply from a staff WPUSD member, please don’t feel they are unavailable. Our staff is available to you and the autoreply probably contains information about times the staff are available. If you have difficulty reaching a staff person, feel free to call the District Office between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Learning Opportunities for Students
Activities for learning at home have begun. Your child should have a learning packet and/or online activities they are engaging in with direction/guidance from their teachers. Our educational services team will be meeting tomorrow with principals to prepare for learning beyond April 14 in the event that more activities for home are needed. 
We are asking our teachers and families to support learning in ways that many of us are ill equipped to do.  We are all in this together, and doing the best we can.  What is most important, however, is to love our children, support their mental health, and remember that there are teachable moments everywhere – even in the absence of traditional school. Through this ordeal, they can learn perseverance, empathy, self-care, etc.  Let us capitalize on these teachable moments as much as we can - these soft skills will serve our students far into their futures and in ways that content in a textbook never can.
 
Status of School Closures
The governor has mandated everyone to stay in their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19”.  Education is considered one of the critical infrastructures so we will continue to operate as we have been until we are told to do otherwise.  The Governor also stated that he did not think that schools would reopen before the end of the school year, but there is no official order for us to close or extend our closures at this time.  Therefore, we still plan for schools to reopen on Tuesday, April 14 after the commencement of our Spring Break.  That said, we highly encourage you to prepare at home for our school closures to be extended.  Again, we are so very sorry for the toll the closures are having on you, but are so grateful for the outpour of support and patience in our community. The Western Placer community truly is a family.
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
WPUSD Family Update #8
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #7
3/24/20
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, March 24! Please read the information carefully and as always, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350. New information is bolded.
 
Food Distribution
We met today to debrief the distribution of our 12,000 meals yesterday. Once again, this was an amazing feat! We are set to provide food again next Tuesday, March 31, 2020. We will distribute the food out of the same locations (Glen Edwards Middle School, Lincoln High School, and McBean Park). There will be more information in the update tomorrow.
Here are a few changes to the program and a plea from me:
As of today, we have been authorized by the State to only serve Western Placer Unified School District area students. You must have at least one WPUSD area student in the vehicle to pick up food.
The District served about 4,000 meals our first day and 12,000 meals yesterday. Unfortunately, we still did not have enough food. We determined this morning, based on our capacities, that our maximum amount of food we can distribute is 16,000 meals. We are going to prepare that amount of meals for Tuesday.
Now the plea – the District will distribute the maximum amount of meals Tuesday we can, but we have a fear it will still not be enough food. If you are able to forgo picking up food, it leaves a bag of food for someone that might be in a more needy position. I know every family has to make this decision for themselves and I am not implying you should go without. I just wanted you to know we are distributing the maximum about of food we can and it is not unlimited.
 
Chromebook Checkout
If a decision is made to extend our school closures beyond Spring Break, we will schedule another window for Chromebook requests and checkout. Stay tuned for more information on this.
 
WPUSD Makes a Large Donation of Masks
The District was recently asked if we could donate masks to Sutter Hospital to aid in the safety of patients and medical staff. We were able to donate 4,000 masks to help the cause!
 
Learning Opportunities for Students
Activities for learning at home have begun. Your child should have a learning packet and/or online activities they are engaging in with direction/guidance from their teachers. Our educational services team will be meeting tomorrow with principals to prepare for learning beyond April 14 in the event that more activities for home are needed. 
We are asking our teachers and families to support learning in ways that many of us are ill-equipped to do.  We are all in this together, and doing the best we can.  What is most important, however, is to love our children, support their mental health, and remember that there are teachable moments everywhere – even in the absence of traditional school. Through this ordeal, they can learn perseverance, empathy, self-care, etc.  Let us capitalize on these teachable moments as much as we can - these soft skills will serve our students far into their futures and in ways that content in a textbook never can.
 
Status of School Closures
The governor has mandated everyone to stay in their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19”.  Education is considered one of the critical infrastructures so we will continue to operate as we have been until we are told to do otherwise.  The Governor also stated that he did not think that schools would reopen before the end of the school year, but there is no official order for us to close or extend our closures at this time.  Therefore, we still plan for schools to reopen on Tuesday, April 14 after the commencement of our Spring Break.  That said, we highly encourage you to prepare at home for our school closures to be extended.  Again, we are so very sorry for the toll the closures are having on you, but are so grateful for the outpour of support and patience in our community. The Western Placer community truly is a family.
 
Reimbursements
We have been contacted by some parents requesting reimbursements of contributions/fees they made for field trips, lunches, and other items. With schools closed and no front office personnel present, we don’t have the capabilities to know what was paid on these items. Once we get up and running again, we can try to make this right. Thank you for your patience!
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #6
3/23/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, March 23! I hope everyone is adjusting to the new reality of being at home. We all want to go back to normal, but we will need to hunker down for a while. Everyone in our district would like to have schools open, but that is not possible right now. Every teacher and staff person I know talks about how they miss their students and being at school. Please read the information carefully and as always, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
 
Food Distribution
Last Wednesday we distributed about 4,000 meals to our families. Today, we distributed 12,000 meals. We accomplished this by an army of our staff, volunteers, and workers from the City of Lincoln. I want to thank everyone for their work. It was an amazing feat to pull this off. In these times, we could probably distribute food all day. I want to let you know we are doing our best with the resources available to us. Our next distribution with be Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Look for more information in the daily update tomorrow and Wednesday!
 
Chromebook Checkout
Chromebook went so smoothly and we hope this technology can assist our students with learning at home. We distributed almost 1,000 Chromebooks today. What a day!
 
WPUSD Makes a Large Donation of Masks
The District was recently asked if we could donate masks to Sutter Hospital to aid in the safety of patients and medical staff. We were able to donate 4,000 masks to help the cause!
 
Status of School Closures
The governor has mandated everyone to stay in their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19”.  Education is considered one of the critical infrastructures so we will continue to operate as we have been until we are told to do otherwise.  The Governor also stated that he did not think that schools would reopen before the end of the school year, but there is no official order for us to close or extend our closures at this time.  Therefore, we still plan for schools to reopen on Tuesday, April 14 after the commencement of our Spring Break.  That said, we highly encourage you to prepare at home for our school closures to be extended.  Again, we are so very sorry for the toll the closures are having on you, but are so grateful for the outpour of support and patience in our community. The Western Placer community truly is a family.
 
Reimbursements
We have been contacted by some parents requesting reimbursements of contributions/fees they made for field trips, lunches, and other items. With schools closed and no front office personnel present, we don’t have the capabilities to know what was paid on these items. Once we get up and running again, we can try to make this right. Thank you for your patience!
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Learning Opportunities for Students
Activities for learning at home, both web-based and in packets, will be provided to students no later than Monday, March 23rd. Communications regarding the specific learning activities for your child will come from your child’s school and teacher.  If you do not hear from your child’s school and teacher(s) by Monday afternoon, please email the principal or teacher(s) directly.  You can also call use the district office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
If we have to extend our school closures beyond April 14, we are committed to providing additional activities for students to continue their learning while at home. Our educational services team will be meeting next week with principals to prepare for learning beyond April 14 in the event that more activities for home are needed. 
 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES: UPDATE #5
3/20/20
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
Here is the update for today, March 20! Please read the information carefully and as always, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
 
Status of School Closures
Last night, after our daily update, the Governor ordered all Californians to “…stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19”.  Education is considered one of the critical infrastructures so we will continue to operate as we have been until we are told to do otherwise.  The Governor also stated that he did not think that schools would reopen before the end of the school year, but there is no official order for us to close or extend our closures at this time.  Therefore, we still plan for schools to reopen on Tuesday, April 14 after the commencement of our Spring Break.  That said, we highly encourage you to prepare at home for our school closures to be extended.  Again, we are so very sorry for the toll the closures are having on you, but are so grateful for the outpour of support and patience in our community. The Western Placer community truly is a family.
 
Reimbursements
We have been contacted by some parents requesting reimbursements of contributions/fees they made for field trips, lunches, and other items. With schools closed and no front office personnel present, we don’t have the capabilities to know what was paid on these items. Once we get up and running again, we can try to make this right. Thank you for your patience!
 
Food Distribution
We are set for food distribution on Monday. I want to thank everyone that participated in Wednesday's food distribution. Based on our experience, we have made many changes to the process so it will be smoother for everyone. We quadrupled the number of students we are expecting and we are going to serve out of three locations (additional info in previous update below).
Here are the details:
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all our students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the locations below (McBean Park, Lincoln High School, Glen Edwards Middle School)
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food (I'm sorry, this is the law)
Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume
Our next distribution will be next Tuesday, March 31, 2020
 
Work Permits
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Learning Opportunities for Students
Activities for learning at home, both web-based and in packets, will be provided to students no later than Monday, March 23rd. Communications regarding the specific learning activities for your child will come from your child’s school and teacher.  If you do not hear from your child’s school and teacher(s) by Monday afternoon, please email the principal or teacher(s) directly.  You can also call use the district office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
If we have to extend our school closures beyond April 14, we are committed to providing additional activities for students to continue their learning while at home. Our educational services team will be meeting next week with principals to prepare for learning beyond April 14 in the event that more activities for home are needed. 
 
Chromebook Checkout
Chromebooks will be available for checkout on Monday, March 23, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Due to the rain forecast for, checkout will now be held in the gym at Lincoln High School (790 J Street). We will have checkout procedures in place to support social distancing and to help minimize lines, but need your help to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are ways you can help:
Please bring an umbrella as you may be asked to wait outside until you are cleared to go into the gym to retrieve your Chromebook. This will be for social distancing purposes. 
Please do not come to checkout a Chromebook if you did not request one by 4:00 today.  If you are not on the list, you will not be able to checkout a Chromebook on Monday.
Please remember that a parent signature will be required at the time of checkout. 
Please everyone - do NOT show up at 8:00am.  We have many requests for Chromebooks and assure families that there will be a Chromebook for you if you requested one through your school principal by 4:00 yesterday (March 19).  Checkout is not first come, first serve – there is no need for you all to show up at once in an effort to get one.  Come anytime between 8:00 and 4:00.
If you did not request a Chromebook, but would now like one, there may be another window for requesting and checking out Chromebooks; especially now given the possibility of extended school closures.  We will provide information in a later communication regarding another window for requesting and checking out Chromebooks.  Additionally, it is possible that another family will have made alternate arrangements and may not check out their reserved Chromebook.  You are welcome to come to Lincoln High School at 3:45pm on Monday to see if we have any devices available at that time. Coming does not guarantee you will get one; you may still need to wait until the next request/checkout window. 
 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
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MESSAGE REGARDING FOOD DISTRIBUTION ON MONDAY
3/20/2020
 
Dear WPUSD Family,
 
We are set for food distribution on Monday. I want to thank everyone that participated in Wednesday's food distribution. Based on our experience, we have made many changes to the process so it will be smoother for everyone. We quadrupled the number of students we are expecting and we are going to serve out of three locations (Glen Edwards Middle School, Lincoln High School (old gym parking lot) and McBean Park).
Here are the details:
We will provide meals (breakfast and lunch) to all our students who are 18 years of age or younger. 
Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the locations listed above.
Each student will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches
The distribution will begin at 11:00
There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome.
An equal amount of food is at each location, pick the one most convenient to you
Students must be present to receive food (I'm sorry, this is the law)
Please stay in your car to limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival
There is no onsite eating allowed. 
Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume
 
Our next distribution will be next Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Please note: We are distributing Chromebooks at Lincoln High School on Monday also. Please follow the map (staff parking lot by the tennis courts) to receive food. 
 
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MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES
3/19/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
A lot of the information in today’s update is new or modified so nothing is bolded.  Please read the information carefully and as always, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
Here is today’s update!
 
Status of School Closures
Our current plan is still to have schools reopen on Tuesday, April 14 after the commencement of our Spring Break.  However, you may be hearing that other Districts are preparing to extend (or have already extended) the length of their school closures.  We too, in collaboration with our County Health Department and neighboring districts, are preparing in the event that we need to extend the length of our school closures.  We encourage you to also begin preparing for what this will mean for your household.  We are so very sorry for the toll the closures are having on you, but are so grateful for the outpour of support and patience in our community. The Western Placer community truly is a family.
 
Food Distribution
We are planning for our food distribution this Monday at three sites (McBean Park, Lincoln High School, and Glen Edwards Middle School). We have increased our food order and are using additional sites to decrease lines. All sites will begin food distribution at 11:00. We will have more information in tomorrow’s update!!
 
Work Permits (Change in Process)
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
Download and print the work permit form here.
Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit and we will let you know how to pick it up.
Go to work!
Learning Opportunities for Students
Activities for learning at home, both web-based and in packets, will be provided to students no later than Monday, March 23rd. Communications regarding the specific learning activities for your child will come from your child’s school and teacher.  If you do not hear from your child’s school and teacher(s) by Monday afternoon, please email the principal or teachers directly.  You can also call use the district office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Chromebook Checkout
Chromebooks will be available for checkout on Monday, March 23, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Due to the rain forecast for, checkout will now be held in the gym at Lincoln High School (790 J Street). We will have checkout procedures in place to support social distancing and to help minimize lines, but need your help to ensure everything goes smoothly. Here are ways you can help:
  • Please bring an umbrella as you may be asked to wait outside until you are cleared to go into the gym to retrieve your Chromebook. This will be for social distancing purposes.
  • Please do not come to checkout a Chromebook if you did not request one by 4:00 today.  If you are not on the list, you will not be able to checkout a Chromebook on Monday.
  • Please remember that a parent signature will be required at the time of checkout. 
    Please everyone - do NOT show up at 8:00am.  We have many requests for Chromebooks and assure families that there will be a Chromebook for you if you requested one through your school principal by 4:00 today.  Checkout is not first come, first serve – there is no need for you all to show up at once in an effort to get one.  Come anytime between 8:00 and 4:00.
  • If you did not request a Chromebook, but would now like one, there may be another window for requesting and checking out Chromebooks; especially now given the possibility of extended school closures.  We will provide information in a later communication regarding another window for requesting and checking out Chromebooks. 
Where Do I Get Information?
The best places for factual information are the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
 
March 19, 2020
  
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3/18/2020
 
Hello WPUSD Families,
 
As things seem to be progressing, I hope you and yours are safe and sound.  I have bolded changes from yesterday’s update so you can scan and get new information. I will continue to send updates each night so all of you have the latest information from our district. For additional questions, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
 
Here is today’s update!
 
Food Distribution
What a day!  We served from 11:00 – 1:00 and were overrun by requests. This was the first time the District has engaged in an activity like this so we appreciate your patience. We are assessing how to make the process smoother and more efficient for our families. We WILL be providing food again starting at 11:00 on Monday. We are in the process of adjusting our plans and will give instructions where to pick up food in tomorrow’s update.
 
Work Permits (Change in Process)
We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
  • Download and print the work permit form here.
  • Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first.
  • Scan and email your work permit to kcallahan@wpusd.org and sleaman@wpusd.org
  • Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to let us know you submitted a permit.
  • We will sign the permit, scan, and email the permit back to you.
  • Go to work!
  • Learning Opportunities for Students During School Closures
    We are committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to continue learning while at home. Activities for learning at home will be provided to students no later than Monday, March 23rd. Communications regarding the specific learning activities for your child will come from your child’s school and teacher.
    Many of the activities provided for students to work on will be web-based.  We understand that not all families have internet access at home or lack the technology devices needed for students to engage in online learning. For these reasons, we are prepared to offer the following options:
    For students with internet access, but in need of a device, Chromebooks will be available for checkout. Chromebook checkout is Monday, March 23rd, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, at the District Technology Department (810 J Street; in the portables on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School).   If your child needs a Chromebook, please request one no later than Thursday, March 19th at 4:00pm. Requests can be made by emailing your child's principal. Chromebooks will only be available for checkout on March 23rd to parents who have requested one.  Pick up is anytime between 8:00am and 4:00pm. A parent signature will be required at the time of checkout. 
    *To minimize lines during checkout, we discourage everyone from showing up at 8:00am.  We have many requests for Chromebooks and assure families that there will be a Chromebook for you if you request one by 4:00 on March 19th.  Checkout is not first come, first serve – there is no need for you all to show up at once in an effort to get one.  Come anytime between 8:00 and 4:00.
    For students with no internet access, there will be learning packets available through your school site. School sites will be providing communications regarding how you can obtain learning packets for your child.
    Teachers and school administrators will be checking their email daily.  Feel free to contact them at any time. Additionally, you are welcome to call our District Office Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
     
    Where Do I Get Information?
    The best place for factual information is the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
     
    March 18, 2020
     
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    MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES
    3/17/2020
     
    Hello WPUSD Families,
     
    As things seem to be progressing, I hope you and yours are safe and sound.  I have bolded changes from yesterday’s update so you can scan and get new information. I will continue to send updates each night so all of you have the latest information from our district. For additional questions, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
     
    Here is today’s update!
     
    Food Distribution
    Tomorrow is the day!! WPUSD will provide meals, breakfast and lunch, to all our students who are 18 years of age or younger during the closure period. Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at Glen Edwards Middle School (Parking lot on the corner of L and 1st Street) based on this schedule: 
     
    Our First Pick-Up day will be Wednesday, March 18th 
    This pick up will provide lunch for 3/18, 3/19, 3/20 and breakfast for 3/19, 3/20, 3/23, so three days’ worth of food. Pick-Up Times: 11:00am-1:00pm.
     
    Additional Pick-Up dates will be Monday’s, March 23rd and March 30th.
    On these pick-up day, each child will receive 5 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch items. Pick-Up Times: 11:00am-1:00pm.
     
    There is no charge for the food and you do not need to qualify as low income to receive the meals. All our students are welcome. 
    To limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival and there will be no onsite eating. Those who are 18 years of age or younger must be present to receive food. 
    Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume. 
     
    Work Permits
    We have students getting jobs during this shutdown that require work permits. If you require a work permit, follow these steps:
  • Download and print the work permit form here.
  • Have your employer fill out the middle part of the form. You must have a job first. 
  • Call (916) 645-6350 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to arrange a time for drop off and pick up.
  • Go to work!
  • School Sites Closed
    As of today all school sites are closed.
     
    Board Meeting
    We are canceling our Board meeting tonight (March 17, 2020) due to the many restrictions around COVID-19.
     
    Learning Opportunities for Students During School Closures
    We are committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to continue learning while at home. Activities for learning at home will be provided to students no later than Monday, March 23rd. Communications regarding the specific learning activities for your child will come from your child’s school and teacher.
    Many of the activities provided for students to work on will be web-based.  We understand that not all families have internet access at home or lack the technology devices needed for students to engage in online learning. For these reasons, we are prepared to offer the following options:
    For students with internet access, but in need of a device, Chromebooks will be available for checkout. Chromebook checkout is Monday, March 23rd, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, at the District Technology Department (810 J Street; in the portables on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School).   If your child needs a Chromebook, please request one no later than Thursday, March 19th at 4:00pm. Requests can be made by emailing your child's principal. Chromebooks will only be available for checkout on March 23rd to parents who have requested one.  A parent signature will be required at the time of checkout.  
    For students with no internet access, there will be learning packets available through your school site. School sites will be providing communications regarding how you can obtain learning packets for your child.
    Teachers and school administrators will be checking their email daily.  Feel free to contact them at any time. Additionally, you are welcome to call our District Office Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
     
    Where Do I Get Information?
    The best place for factual information is the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-4040 and they will contact us.
     
    March 17, 2020
     
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    MESSAGE TO ALL WPUSD FAMILIES:
    3/16/20 4:45pm
     
    Hello WPUSD Families,
    I know this is a difficult time for you with schools closed. Our goal is to be as supportive as we can during these trying times. Every day this week, I am going to send you an update as things seem to change daily. For additional questions, you can call us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (916) 645-6350.
     
    Here is today’s update!
     
    Food Distribution
    Good News! WPUSD will continue to provide meals, breakfast and lunch, to all our students who are 18 years of age or younger during the closure period. Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at Glen Edwards Middle School (Parking lot on the corner of L and 1st Street) baed on this schedule:
     
    Our First Pick-Up will be Wednesday, March 18th 
    This pick up will provide lunch for 3/18, 3/19, 3/20 and breakfast for 3/19, 3/20, 3/23
     
    Additional Pick-Up dates will be Monday’s, March 23rd and March 30th
    Pick-Up Times: 11:00am-1:00pm
     
    On pick-up day, each child will receive 5 days’ worth of breakfast and lunch items. 
    To limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival and there will be no onsite eating. Those who are 18 years of age or younger must be present to receive food. 
    Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume. 
     
    Board Meeting
    We are canceling our Board meeting tomorrow night (March 17, 2020) due to the many restrictions around COVID-19.
     
    Learning Opportunities for Students During School Closures
    We are committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to continue learning while at home. Activities for learning at home will be provided to students no later than Monday, March 23rd. Communications regarding the specific learning activities for your child will come from your child’s school and teacher.
    Many of the activities provided for students to work on will be web-based.  We understand that not all families have internet access at home or lack the technology devices needed for students to engage in online learning. For these reasons, we are prepared to offer the following options:
    For students with internet access, but in need of a device, Chromebooks will be available for checkout. Chromebook checkout is Monday, March 23rd, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, at the District Technology Department (810 J Street; in the portables on the north end of the parking lot at Lincoln High School).   If your child needs a Chromebook, please request one no later than Thursday, March 19th at 4:00pm. Requests can be made by emailing your child's principal. Chromebooks will only be available for checkout on March 23rd to parents who have requested one.  A parent signature will be required at the time of checkout.  
    For students with no internet access, there will be learning packets available through your school site. School sites will be providing communications regarding how you can obtain learning packets for your child.
    Teachers and school administrators will be checking their email daily.  Feel free to contact them at any time. Additionally, you are welcome to call our District Office Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
     
    School Sites Closed
    We are asking everyone to refrain from being on schools sites, this includes the staff and public starting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
     
    Where Do I Get Information?
    The best place for factual information is the updates you receive from us, our website (www.wpusd.org), or by calling the District Office from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are seeing a lot of information on social media that isn’t necessarily accurate. After hours in an emergency, you can call the Lincoln Police Department at (916) 645-6350 and they will contact us.
     
    March 16, 2020
     
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    UPDATE RE: NUTRITION SERVICES DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE
    3/16/2020
     
    Update as of 2:30pm
     
    WPUSD will provide free meals, breakfast and lunch, to all our students who are 18 years of age or younger during the closure period. 
    Both breakfast and lunch meals (cold packs) can be picked up at the designated site below:
    Glen Edwards Middle School - Parking lot on the corner of L and 1st Street
     
    Our First Pick-Up will be Wednesday, March 18th 
    This pick up will provide lunch for 3/18, 3/19, 3/20 and breakfast for 3/19, 3/20,  3/23
     
    Additional Pick-Up dates at the same location will be Monday’s, March 23rd and March 30th
    Pick-Up Times: 11:00am-1:00pm
    On pick-up day, each child will receive 5 days worth of breakfast and lunch items.
     
    To limit interaction and proximity to other participants and therefore decrease the risk of COVID-19 exposure, food service staff will deliver these items to your vehicle upon arrival and there will be no onsite eating. Those who are 18 years of age or younger must be present to receive food. 
    Please remember some of the meals you will receive, contain items that must be refrigerated within two hours of receiving them. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria to grow and therefore will be unsafe to consume.
     
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    3/16/20 at 10:20am
    The district is working diligently to finalize our plan to serve students both breakfast and lunch during this unfortunate school closure. Our priority is to maintain vital resources, to the best of our abilities, to our students during this trying time. We understand the tremendous disruption that school closures will have on our students, staff, and families, and we are sorry for those impacts. We will have details for a drive-up meal program later today. We will begin serving meals this week. We appreciate everyone's wonderful patience and understanding as we work out the many delectate details surrounding this situation. Please check your email, as well as the district website and district Facebook Page for updated information.
     
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    IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL FAMILIES:
    3/13/20
     
    Dear WPUSD Families,
    Placer County announced on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, that they have transitioned from containment measures to community mitigation measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county. The intent is to protect those who are most vulnerable to severe illness and allow the health care system to prepare resources to take care of severely ill patients.
    The public health crisis created by the coronavirus is not something any of us could reasonably have expected to happen, and we’re in uncharted waters as we work to prevent the spread of the illness. We have been following the guidance of public health experts on how we can keep all who are part of our school community -- students, staff, family members and visitors -- safe in the midst of a growing health crisis. We are now at a point where the balance has shifted and the appropriate path is to close schools. We are taking this step to keep our school communities safe.
    Along with all other schools in Placer County, Western Placer Unified District schools will close beginning Monday, March 16th. They will remain closed until April 3rd. Spring break will then begin on April 6th. Schools will then open once again for students on Tuesday, April 14th. Plans are in place for students to continue to learn while schools are closed. Opportunities for learning at home will begin no later than March 23rd. You will receive additional information from our Educational Services team next week.
    This is a difficult decision, but necessary, as we try to slow the spread of the virus. We understand our schools provide a social safety net for our children. The closing of any school has real consequences beyond the loss of instructional time. This is not an easy decision and not one we take lightly.
     In keeping with the spirit of this decision, please do your best to keep your children away from others to limit their exposure to the virus.
    Common Questions:
    Q: What will learning look like for my student(s) while schools are closed?
    A: For the first five days of school closure, students will not receive specifically assigned learning activities. Learning at home will begin on the sixth day of a school closure. This will give teachers a week to prepare initial activities and communications. Schools will provide students the opportunity to earn academic credit while at home during the school closures. We will do our best to assure the learning activities will be useful and appropriate for your child. As this is uncharted waters for us, we ask for your patience as we develop these learning activities. Below spells out a process whereby your child can receive the assignments given by the teacher, and how students will turn in their completed work.
    Q: Will these days need to be made up at the end of the year? A: No.
    Q: How will students be contacted about learning opportunities?
    A: Teachers will be reaching out to parents (students at the secondary level) via email and other communication tools. As a reminder, these activities may not start until March 23rd.
    Q: Is the school taking attendance?
    A: No, but remember students should stay safe and away from others.
    Q: What if we have questions during this time?
    A: The District Office phone (916 645-6350) will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to ask questions.
    Q: Will STAR after school programs and CARE after school programs be open? A: Because the school is closed these programs are closed too.
     
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    Message to all WPUSD Families:
    3/10/2020
     
    Hello WPUSD Families,
     
    We received updated guidelines from Placer County Health today located on their website here. In general, we are now trying to slow, or mitigate, the spread of the virus versus containing it. We took the guidelines and made an action plan (attached) for a variety of situations in our district. We will be implementing the actions on this plan this week. If you have questions about items on the plan, please contact your administration. The plan covers field trips, volunteers, sports, and many other areas.
    We continue to work each day with the new information we receive. Many are asking when we would close a school. The current guidance is when a person has tested positive for the virus at a school site. This has not occurred at any of our schools. The district will have a plan for student instruction should we be forced to close a school. 
     
     
    We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information about this situation.
     
    Scott Leaman, Superintendent
     
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    Message to all WPUSD Families:
    3/9/20
     
    In an effort to keep you updated about the District’s response to the current Coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to let you know we are preparing for a variety of situations that might confront us in the near future. Placer County Supervisors declared a local health emergency today in a special meeting. Along with this declaration, the District will receive new health advisories tomorrow. We have been informed that Placer County Health Department has moved from a containment strategy (keeping the spread of the virus controlled) to mitigation strategy (trying to slow the spread of the virus).
    The District currently has no confirmed cases of the virus and we are continuing our enhanced disinfectant schedule with ample supplies for handwashing and hand sanitization. Even with these measures, we probably will be asked to take additional steps to slow the spread of the virus. These may include cancelation of events, limiting public access to campuses, and reducing school activity.
    In concert with Placer County Health recommendations, we will be in contact with you tomorrow with an update.
     
    Scott Leaman, Superintendent 
     
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    Message to ALL WPUSD Families:
    3/6/20
     
    COVID-19 Update
    As of March 6, 2020 
    Provided by the Placer County Office of Education based on updates from Placer County Public Health 
     
    Dear Families, 
     
    In light of recent updates on COVID-19, public health officials have declared a local public health emergency, which enables Placer County to access additional resources, necessary tools and mutual aid to keep the community safe. This declaration does not have any immediate or direct impact on schools. Together we are urging members of the public and school communities to be diligent in their efforts to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses including COVID-19. 
     
    We understand the anxiety that COVID-19 has caused in our schools and with our families, and we assure you -- we are following all directives and protocols from public health officials to protect our schools and students. We are in close communication with the Placer County Office of Education and Placer County Health professional to assess potential contact and exposure risk for students and staff in Western Placer Unified School District (both rumor and substantiated). Any official communication will be shared on our website’s announcement feed and on our approved social media platforms. 

    The District has engaged in additional measures to assist with the safety of our students. One of these measures is the daily disinfection of high contact surfaces in classrooms and bathrooms. We are also ensuring well-stocked soap and hand sanitizer dispensers on campus. 
     
    If in the event Placer County Public Health asks for social distancing or school closures in the future, we will be forced to make alternative plans and/or cancel events and possibly school. We will continue to explore possible solutions for prolonged Independent Study and look at contingency plans for events and spring sports.  
     
    Now is the time to begin thinking about your personal contingency plans for childcare and transportation should there be a potential impact to the schools or school events in the future.  The CDC provides resources for household action plans. 
    For general questions about COVID-19 and precautions currently recommended by Placer County Public Health, residents may call the county’s coronavirus information line at 530-886-5310. Current information about the coronavirus is available at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus and on the CDC website. 
     
    Health and Safety Reminders: 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick. If your child is sick, please keep them home from school. All children and staff members with fever (>100.4 F / >38C) should remain home from school and other activities until they have no fever for 24 hours, without fever medication.
    • Students who attend school with sniffles or coughs will be sent home.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Look out for friends and loved ones who would be considered more vulnerable and offer support. Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
    • The California Department of Public Health does not recommend the use of face masks for general prevention and states handwashing provides better protection from infectious diseases.

    As always, the safety and wellness of our students and staff are a priority. We will be monitoring new developments and will continue to reevaluate our steps and actions. Thank you for your cooperation and support in helping us to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment. 
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Western Placer Unified School District
     
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    Message to Glen Edwards Middle School:
    3/4/2020 10:30am
     
    Dear Glen Edwards Community,
     
    Yesterday we notified the Glen Edwards Middle School community of a possible Coronavirus exposure to one on our parents that has a child that attends Glen Edwards Middle School. The school district was notified this morning that the parent was cleared and there is no longer a concern. We also received feedback that some of our parents did not receive the email yesterday. There appears to be an issue with our system. We will send both voice and email notifications until this issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience.
     
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    Message to Glen Edwards Middle School:
    3/3/2020 11:30am
     
    Dear Parents and Guardians,
     
    On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the Western Placer Unified School District was made aware that a student’s parent may have been exposed to (COVID-19). The district promptly responded by immediately contacting the Placer County Public Health Officer, Dr. Aimee Sisson, for guidance. According to Dr. Sisson, the current CDC protocol is to isolate only individuals showing symptoms and those that come in contact with them. Because of this, there is NO NEED to quarantine any students at this time because no one is showing symptoms. Based on this direction from Placer County Public Health, no further action is necessary at this time. We understand our community may have concerns about the evolving COVID-19 situation. You can find resources and current information at www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus and https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/index. html.
     
    Sincerely,
    Scott Leaman, Superintendent
     
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    INCREASED CLEANING EFFORTS:
    3/2/2020 3:45pm
     
    In our ongoing effort to proactivity address concerns around the Coronavirus, the District is enhancing its cleaning protocol. 

    Starting this week, enhanced cleaning will take place at school sites based on the schedule below:

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday - enhanced cleaning will take place with an upgraded cleaning agent that kills Coronavirus. All trash will also be emptied. Due to this upgraded cleaning, carpets may or may not be vacuumed and other general cleaning may not occur. Bathrooms will be cleaned using the upgraded cleaner.

    Tuesday/Thursday - Regular cleaning of rooms will be completed. Bathrooms will be cleaned and trash emptied.

    Daily - Due to the intense use and traffic in offices, enhanced cleaning will take place on a daily basis.

    Kleenex is available at your site. Each classroom also has a hand sanitizer dispenser. Soap for handwashing should also be available in all restrooms. If you run out of any of these products, please contact your school office. 

    Thank you for your understanding as we continue preventative measures to address this issue!
     
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    MESSAGE TO FAMILIES:

    Provided by the Placer County Office of Education in collaboration with Placer County Public Health
     

    Dear Parents and Guardians,
     
    With the cold and flu season upon us and concerns about the novel coronavirus, or recently named COVID-19, we wanted to give you the most recent information from Placer County Public Health about COVID-19 and provide you with tips to help you stay healthy this season and help prevent flu and other respiratory illnesses.  
    As of March 2, County health officials report there are NO confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Placer County and the immediate health risk to the general public is low. However, further transmission is expected nationally and locally and the time to prepare is now.

    Facts about COVID-19
    • Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.
    • Most of the people sickened with COVID-19 have been adults.
    • To date, California has a total of 9 confirmed cases. On Feb. 26, the first possible case of community transmission was confirmed in a Solano County resident who is being treated at a Sacramento Hospital.
    • Public health professionals in the U.S. are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prepare for increased cases and possible local transmission of the infection.
    • This is an evolving situation. The risk to the general public remains low at this time and no cases have been confirmed in Placer County, but this is the time to prepare for potential disruptions that could come with increased spread of COVID-19.
    While there is little to no community transmission in the U.S. now, health officials believe it is a matter of when not if. Current information about the coronavirus is available at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus and more so on the CDC website. 
     

    Student Safety Precautions
     
    Given how quickly the global situation is evolving, we are working with the Placer County Office of Education and Placer County Public Health professionals to establish protocols for schools and prepare for disruptions that could result from a future outbreak in our region. The situation is fluid. We will be monitoring new developments and will continue to reevaluate our steps and actions. 
     
    In the meantime, we are increasing our efforts to clean frequently touched surfaces and objects such as desks, keyboard and doorknobs on a daily basis. Additionally, we are encouraging hand hygiene in locations readily accessible to students and staff by providing tissues, soap and hand sanitizer.
     
    At this time, students and school staff should go about their daily lives and practice the same precautions that they normally do during cold and flu season. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these important tips:
    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
    • The California Department of Public Health does not recommend the use of face masks for general prevention and states handwashing provides better protection from infectious diseases. 
    As a reminder, if your child is sick, please keep them home from school. All children and staff members with fever (>100 F / >38C) should remain home from school and other activities until they have had no fever for 24 hours, without fever medication. If your student becomes ill at school, you will be called to come and take your student home from school.  Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your student home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness. If your daytime or emergency phone numbers have changed, please notify the front office immediately.
     
    Additionally, if your student has been to China in the past two weeks, we will follow the recommendation of CDC and require that they not return to school for 14 days from the day after they left the affected area. This will allow time for medical evaluations and to ensure the safety of everyone. 
     
    It is important to remember that handling the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 is primarily a task for public health agencies. Any directives from the World Health Organization, CDC, or Placer County Public Health should be followed including travel restrictions. We also encourage you to begin thinking about your personal contingency plans for childcare and transportation should there be a potential impact to the schools in the future. 
     
    In times like this, we are particularly grateful for the strength and togetherness of this community. The safety and wellness of our students and staff are a priority, and we thank you for your cooperation and support in helping us to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment.

    Sincerely,

    Kerry Callahan, Deputy Superintendent
    Western Placer Unified School District