If you are still in need of a chromebook for your child to participate in distance learning, or need to return/replace your existing device, please stop by our district office Tuesday through Thursday between 10 AM and 2 PM. You will need a photo id, and if you are returning a device, please bring the power cable as well as the device. Our district office is located at 5248 Rose Street.
It has been over three weeks since schools in the Robla School District were closed for the safety and health of our students and staff. At the time, we hoped to return to school after a few weeks. Last week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, stated that he did not think students would be able to return before the end of the school year. Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed that schools would not be reopening for the rest of the school year to help slow the spread of COVID-19. I also spoke last week with Dave Gordon, Superintendent of Schools for Sacramento County, all other district superintendents in our area, and we consulted with Sacramento County Public Health. As a result, Robla School District schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. It was a difficult decision that involved discussions with the Robla School Board. The number one priority in our school district is the health and well-being of our students, staff, families and the community. We are saddened that we will not see our students again for many weeks; we miss them very much already.
Though our campuses are closed, the school year is not over. As you know, we continue to provide breakfast and lunch to all children in our community, and we will continue to do so until June 12, 2020. We are proud that we are one of only a few school districts that are transporting the food into our communities with the help of our bus drivers. Our food service staff will continue to prepare healthy meals for your children, and we will continue to do everything we can to keep these workers safe as they do this essential work.
Our teachers, administrators and support staff will continue to do everything they can to meet the educational needs of all students. Over the past few weeks, we have created Robla School District Distance Learning. We have created a system that will allow all teachers, including specialist teachers and enrichment teachers, to provide daily instruction to all Robla students. Students will participate by using a computer in the safety of their own home. Many of you who have computers know that many teachers have already started providing instruction. All teachers at all schools in all grades will begin providing daily instruction on April 21, 2020. It is important that all families have a computer by that time in order to be sure that their children learn the concepts that they still need to learn this school year.
More than ever, parents, we need your help to be sure that our students are learning. We can provide quality instruction, but it will take you monitoring your children to be sure they participate in the lessons their teachers create. Please do what you can to help your children follow a regular schedule on school days and that they are completing the work they are assigned by their teacher. If you have questions or need any help, you can email your child’s teacher using our Distance Learning web page.
Most importantly, stay safe during these weeks. Please do everything you can to keep your children healthy. We look forward to next August when we will be so happy to welcome back all of our students back for a new school year in our schools.
Please watch for regular phone messages from me. Also, please visit our school district website frequently and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
The Robla School District Office remains open during the school closure, but we have shortened our hours and we will be closed on Fridays.