This page will be dedicated to all forms, schedules and timelines pertaining to our Return to Campus.
Our cleaning protocols, wellness check and ill student procedures are also available.
Please check back here as we will update it regularly as warranted by the ever changing requirements. Thank you.
Good news! Late February 2, Clovis Unified received clearance from the Fresno County Department of Public Health to move forward with the final phase of our elementary student return. These returns will begin Tuesday, Feb. 9. Each of our elementary schools will be contacting those families scheduled to have started in-person instruction in January to share details of next week’s schedule for their individual schools. The return of secondary students scheduled for in-person instruction will continue as soon as the District receives authorization from the State and FCDPH to resume our phased return of grades 7-12.
Latest information as of January 22nd
On Thursday, January 21 we received a new policy statement from the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) which puts a continued hold on our efforts to return any additional students to our campuses. This was not the news that we had wanted to be sharing with our community, and for the past week we have been in discussion with local and state officials seeking authorization to continue as of Feb. 1 with the healthy and safe implementation of our phased return of students opting for in-person instruction on campuses.
While FCDPH’s policy released Thursday supports the continuation of in-person instruction for those students who were attending on-site classes prior to December 18, they have now established as the criteria to return any additional students at any grade level, a case rate in Fresno County of 25 cases per 100,000 population. Mandates released by California on January 14 allow county health officials to establish criteria such as these that regulate when school districts can continue with the return of additional students to campuses.
With Fresno County’s adjusted case rate over 72 per 100,00 population this week, we will not be able to continue with our next phase of students returning to campuses on Feb. 1 as was our intent. I recognize that this is heartbreaking news for those families with some students on-site and others not yet returned, and for our students who benefit most from in-person instruction. The FCDPH has confirmed that we can provide in-person instruction safely to those students already back on campuses. Therefore, we will continue to advocate for their authorization to complete our final phase of student returns following all the health and safety protocols that our sites already open for in-person instruction have implemented very successfully.
Requirements placed on school districts by state and local orders are continuing to evolve, and this requirement, too, may be revised in the future as COVID conditions in Fresno County change. We will continue to keep our community updated, and once we have been given authorization to proceed, we will do so while providing families time to plan and prepare.
We recognize that this news is very disappointing for our families wishing to return to in-person instruction, and we wish to reiterate our commitment to doing everything we can to be ready for the safe return of our students once the county conditions permit us to do so.