Distance Learning and Virtual School Program Guidelines
Students will begin the school year on August 19th with a full distance learning program. This decision was made in close consultation with the Santa Clara Public Health Department and the Santa Clara Office of Education, to protect the health and safety of students and staff with respect to COVID-19 and school closure.
Key details of our School Reopening Plan and our vision for distance learning that offers high-level instruction and support were presented per the School Reopening Plan presentation during the Special Board of Education Meeting on July 14, 2020.
The Cambrian School District Distance Learning and Virtual School Program Guidelines for Students and Parents include updated guidelines, expectations, and resources to support the District’s plan for a robust Distance Learning/Virtual School Program for the 2020-21 school year.
CSD Distance Learning and Virtual School Program Guidelines for Students and Families 2020-21
While we may not be offering a blended learning model at this time, we know that a strong distance learning plan will be a foundational component for either blended learning or a 100% distance learning model.
CSD staff is committed to providing a Learning Continuity Plan that honors commitment to high-quality teaching and learning for all students.
Digital Learning Resources
Family resources are organized by grade span. Use the link below for your child's grade span to find all of the resources he/she should need for accessing Cambrian's digital tools and resources.
Support for English Learner Students
It is important to know that, during this unprecedented time of school closure, CSD and districts across California may not be able to provide all services in the same manner they were typically provided in the traditional school setting. English Learners are to utilize the resources at the appropriate grade level. All teachers will continue to provide support and accommodations for EL students where reasonably feasible. Middle School English Learners enrolled in Sheltered EL Courses will receive assignments and instruction directly from their English Learner teacher.
Translations services are available through the use of Language Line. Please contact Educational Services if you need second language assistance.
Fill out this form if you have a question and need support with translation. A staff member will get back to you: CSD Translation Assistance Request Form.
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Supports for Students With Disabilities
CSD Student Services Department continues to be in contact with the CDE related to expectations around IDEA and Section 504 requirements. It is important to know that, during this unprecedented time of school closure, CSD and districts across California and the nation may not be able to provide all services in the same manner they were typically provided in the traditional school setting. Students with disabilities that are instructed in the general curriculum are to utilize the tools at the appropriate grade level. Special education teachers and case managers will continue to collaborate with general education teachers and assist students with disabilities by providing support and accommodations, where reasonably feasible. For students with a Section 504 Plan, school case managers will collaborate with general education teachers and provide collaborative assistance so that these students have needed accommodations as reasonably feasible. Parents/guardians may contact their student’s case manager or school principal if they have any questions. If you have additional questions, please contact the Student Services Department for assistance.
Daily/Weekly Communication from Teachers and School
In addition, you will receive daily/weekly communication from your child(ren)’s teacher(s). Please watch for an email from your child(ren)’s teacher(s) explaining how they will be sharing assignments and schedule for the day/week. If you did not or were unable to receive the daily/weekly communication from your child's teacher about learning activities/work for the day/week, please contact your child's teacher via email or the school principal.
- Bagby School Staff
- Principal Contact: Michael Kretsch firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fammatre School Staff
- Principal Contact: Jackie Smith - email@example.com
- Farnham School Staff
- Principal Contact: Amy O'Hehir - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sartorette School Staff
- Principal Contact: Debbie Stein - email@example.com
- Steindorf K-8 School Staff
- Principal Contact: Lisa MacFarland - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Price Middle School Staff
- Principal Contact: Natalie Gioco - email@example.com
- Bagby School Staff
Live Video Class Sessions Information for Students and Families
- Notice of Live Video Class Sessions for At-Home Learning
- Guidelines For Students When Participating in Video Meetings
- Student Etiquette for Video Conferencing Presentation
Parent Feedback/Questions Form
Please complete the following form if you questions regarding distance learning/VSP. Our goal is to implement distance learning to the extent possible and with feedback from you about how your children are engaged in learning at home: Feedback/Question Form
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click on the following link for answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding CSD Distance Learning: Under Development