Local Educational Agency (LEA) Name
Contact Name and Title
Email and Phone
Date of Adoption
Clovis Unified School District
Dr. Eimear O’Farrell, Superintendent
[email protected]; 559-327-9000
June 10, 2020
Provide an overview explaining the changes to program offerings that the LEA has made in response to school closures to address the COVID-19 emergency and the major impacts of the closures on students and families.
On Friday, March 13, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-26-20 that states the following:
If an LEA closes its schools to address COVID-19, as provided in Paragraph 4 of this Order, the LEA will continue to receive state funding to support the following during the period of closures:
• Continue delivering high-quality educational opportunities to students to the extent feasible through, among other options, distance learning and/or independent study.
• Provide school meals in noncongregate settings through the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option, consistent with the requirements of the California Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
• Arrange for, to the extent practicable, supervision for students during ordinary school hours.
• Continue to pay its employees.
On March 13, 2020, the Governing Board of Clovis Unified School District (District) suspended, effective March 16, 2020, on-site educational programs and schools. The District and Clovis On-Line Charter transitioned to a distance learning model immediately and school resumed on Monday March 16, 2020. Knowing this model of instruction was new to most students, teachers and administrators gathered quickly to present students with distance learning opportunities. A combination of virtual learning materials and paper-pencil independent study packets were organized for delivery and student pick up. Students were surveyed to determine the extent of available technology at their home. Technology was distributed to students in need. Classrooms moved to Google Classroom, YouTube, Google Meet, and Zoom to offer both synchronous and asynchronous learning for students. Much of the curriculum and instructional apps are available through the students’ Clever access. During the first six weeks of distance learning 37,198 (93%) of students accessed online accounts
The District, schools, and teachers have increased their communication with parents, making regular, established contact with families. Parents are regularly versed on lessons students are accomplishing and ways they can support their child’s learning at home. Strong school to home and home to school communication has helped support continuity of learning during these unprecedented times.
Schools transitioned to serving meals to students in a manner that complies with social distancing guidelines.