5/20/20: Golden Valley Fall Planning
4/3/20: Distance Learning (PDF)
With the guidance of health officials and in coordination with the other local school districts, Golden Valley Charter Schools has made the decision to extend campus closures for the duration of the 19/20 school year. While our original goal was to re-open schools after spring break, it has become clear that the best way to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community is to extend our campus closures and transition to distance learning.
The faculty and administration at Golden Valley Charter Schools are working hard to continue our uniquely social education remotely. Nearly every day this past week our faculty have met remotely to review the responses of other schools, learn about online platforms, and discuss our plan. This communication will provide an outline of the Golden Valley Charter Schools distance learning plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance Learning PDF
- Pre-packed breakfasts/lunches for children. These are drive up locations at district schools and children must be present when picking up. Here are links to the districts closest to our schools and students:
- Area Food Banks
- Type in your address and find food resources near you
- Find out if your family qualifies for CAL-Fresh
3/30/20: Extended Campus Closure
Dear Golden Valley Families,
Both Sacramento and Placer Counties have acknowledged that they will not be having kids on campus again through the first of May. I predict that this will be extended to the end of the semester. This is why Golden Valley is currently writing a new web page to keep parents informed of our timeline for distance learning to begin. For the period up until Spring Break, we have asked faculty to supply families with enrichment activities to practice learned skills. Please check the COVID-19 Resource Page later this week for more updates.
Caleb J. Buckley, EdD
3/23/20: Meals for Families
Dear Golden Valley Families,
We want you to know there are resources for you to obtain lunches (and often breakfasts too) for your children. There are multiple locations throughout the region to pick up meals from. These meals can be obtained from district schools with meal programs. Most of our Sacramento families are in the San Juan Unified School District and most of the Tahoe families reside in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. You do NOT need to be a student at these schools in order to receive a meal. You do need to have your children with you when you pick up the meals.
Please continue to practice social distancing during this crucial time.
3/13/20: Be well: Schools Closed until 4/13 (Sacramento) & 4/20(Tahoe)
Hello Golden Valley Families,
We hope that you have had some time to digest the news of the school closure and start making contingency plans for the daytime care of your children in the upcoming weeks (GVOS and GVRS will be closed to students from March 16 – April 13; GVTS will be closed to students from March 16 – April 20). Golden Valley will be in communication with you as we receive further updates from the districts and state.
Please keep in mind that a school closure is done as a last resort and solely out of necessity. (Both Placer and Sacramento County have canceled school for all districts.) Here are some things to keep in mind while we navigate this new territory.
- Practice every day preventative measures to stay healthy.
- Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
- If you or your child is sick, contact your physician and follow their advice.
- Practice social distancing as much as you are able.
- Meetings are planned for staff Monday morning to address continuing to deliver a quality education to your children.
- If your child participates in the meal program through SJUSD, there are multiple locations where they can pick up two daily meals beginning on Tuesday, March 17. Where school meals in Sacramento region are available during coronavirus closures.
- Stay calm. The newness of the situation makes this scary but we’re going to get through it.
- Golden Valley has made this decision because we care about your children, you, and the greater community.
Caleb Buckley, EdD