RJUHSD school closures to extend through May 1
March 26, 2020
RJUHSD has extended school closures through May 1, with classes intended to start up again on May 4. Online instruction will continue through this time with a pause over spring break. No decision has been made so far in regard to graduation ceremonies should the closures last longer. According to superintendent Denise Herrmann, there is no set plan as of now for events like senior ball.
RJUHSD closed all schools after midterms at the requirement of the Placer County Office of Education as part of COVID-19 mitigation measures. According to Herrmann, the school closure extension is at the recommendation of Placer County due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area. Whether the closure is extended further will depend on future recommendations based on the state of COVID-19 in Placer County.
Roseville High School principal Nicholas Richter said that the district is tackling long-term online instruction and assessments in preparation should closures be extended. For final exams, the goal for most classes would be to design shorter assessments that ask more open-ended questions.
“The direction we’ve been giving teachers is to create the kind of assessments that it doesn’t matter if you use resources,” Richter said. “Because in the event that we do go through the end of school, that’s something we’re going to have to address.”