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CCSD School Closure - Update 4/1/20

UPDATE 4/1/20 Message from Superintendent Jesus F. Jara - Closure Extension


Following today’s directive by Governor Steve Sisolak, the school closures in the Clark County School District (CCSD) will extend until April 30, 2020.


CCSD will continue implementing distance education in accordance with guidance provided by the Nevada Department of Education (NDE). CCSD is actively deploying devices and addressing connectivity issues to reduce inequities preventing as many as 60% of our students from participating in learning opportunities through digital platforms.


Our food distribution sites will maintain vital services for our families as we continue to explore expanded services to meet the needs of our families. We will remain engaged with our business and community partners to implement solutions to our challenges. They have offered their support for our families without hesitation and I truly appreciate their spirit of service through these trying times.


It is in the face of these challenging times that CCSD employees have shown their utmost commitment to our community. Our teachers have been developing and implementing innovative instructional opportunities for our students. My highest admiration is extended to every member of our CCSD team.


I want to assure our parents, students, and employees that we will continue addressing barriers to access education and services, and sustain frequent communication with our communities.


Safety and health remain our top priority. I am confident we will emerge from this stronger.


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Originally Posted March 15, 2020


Today, Governor Steve Sisolak announced the difficult decision to close all schools in our state, including Clark County School District schools, effective tomorrow Monday, March 16, 2020. This closure will continue through Monday, April 13, which includes the already scheduled Spring Break. State health officials will determine if schools are to reopen after April 13. While no students will be attending school, CCSD essential functions will continue operating throughout the closure, pending potential adjustments based on the changing environment. As the decision to close our schools was made out of an abundance of caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, we ask parents to keep in mind the recommendations of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and as much as possible, please keep your children at home and avoid unnecessary outings. We will continue communicating regularly throughout the closure to keep parents informed. Again, all schools are closed effective tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020, until at least, Monday, April 13.



Here are some resources for the upcoming weeks...


STUDENT FOOD AND LEARNING RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION SITES Acting in an effort to promote health and safety, a decision was made today to close schools through spring break. We have prepared many different learning opportunities for our students to ensure learning can continue. All of the resources are available at www.ccsd.net. If students cannot access the Student Learning Extension Opportunities online, the resources will be available in print at the breakfast and lunch sites. These 15 different locations listed below will be open weekdays from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM beginning March 16, 2020. Please note, school-aged children must be present when picking up meals. Basic HS, Canyon Springs HS, Centennial HS, Chaparral HS, Cheyenne HS, Cimarron-Memorial HS, Clark HS, Desert Pines HS, Las Vegas HS, Mojave HS, Shadow Ridge HS, Sierra Vista HS, Silverado HS, Spring Valley HS, & Veteran’s CTA. For those in need of extra support or assistance, please contact Safevoice at 1-833-216-SAFE.


We are looking forward to returning to our normal school routine. In the meantime, we will remain vigilant to the rapidly changing conditions and will send important communications via ParentLink, www.ccsd.net, Las Vegas PBS, and CCSD social media: Twitter @clarkcountysch & Facebook @clarkcountyschooldistrict STUDENT LEARNING EXTENSION OPPORTUNITIES During the time frame in which the schools in the Clark County School District are closed, we are providing student learning extension opportunities for all students. These student learning extension opportunities are not required for students to complete but attempt to provide activities for students to engage in learning at home. At this time, the Special Needs Resource Library at Vegas PBS is available to complete requests for books for students with special needs from parents/guardians by calling 702-799-1010, Option 7 or emailing SpecialNeeds@VegasPBS.org. Kindergarten-Grade 8 Student learning extension activities accessible through pencil and paper will provide opportunities for students to practice concepts and skills they have previously been taught during the school year. The learning extension activities will be available at food deployment locations throughout the Las Vegas valley and online at ccsd.net in the near future. Additional learning resources available for students in Kindergarten-Grade 8 are provided below: ● MAP Accelerator in Mathematics for Grade 3-Grade 8 https://www.khanacademy.org/login ● Vegas PBS at www.vegaspbs.org . Curriculum Program Access - Clever For access to curriculum programs, students can go to clever.com and choose Log in as student at the top of the page. Once the log in comes up, search for Eileen Conners and click on K-5 Backup NON-AD and enter their student number twice.


Sight word and phrases lists are also available on our website for download. https://www.connerselementary.com/resources.


Finally, if you have any questions please contact your child's teacher. Stay safe and healthy!





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