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** Welcome NEW & RETURNING students............School Starts ~ August 17, 2020**

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COVID-19 Action Plan: Update 8-7-20


We are proud and excited to outline Junipero Serra High Schools three phases to return to on campus student learning for the 2020-2021 school year. Following the guidance and leadership from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California Department of Education, Los Angeles County Public Health officials, and our Re-Open Serra Committee. Junipero Serra High School Phase I will begin with our Distance Learning Program on August 17th, 2020. Dependent on county data and guidelines, Junipero Serra High School may have to transition in and out of these three phases.

When we are able to open our doors for on campus learning, we will transition to our Phase II Hybrid Program. In this hybrid approach, there will be two cohorts – Cohort A and Cohort B. Each cohort will meet in class twice a week Tuesday through Friday (block schedule). Monday will be distance learning for all students. Families have the option to continue distance learning in place of attending the hybrid cohort schedule. Phase III, our goal and hope, is to have our campus open to all students and back to our regular model of student learning.

Junipero Serra High School will lower the risk for viral contagion from COVID-19 while continuing our excellence in the development of our students academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. We recognize that we cannot make that risk zero yet will make every effort to pursue prudent measures on campus to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

Phase I - Distance Learning
Phase II - Hybrid Cohort Learning
Phase III - On campus instruction for all students

Note: Click the link above to see the entire plan.
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Fall Semester Update 2020

July 17, 2020

Dear Serra Family,

With Governor Newsom’s recent announcement, my wife quoted Proverbs in Spanish to me, “Uno propone y Dios dispone.” Proverbs 16:1 "Man’s heart makes the plans, Yahweh, gives the answer.” Serra’s hearts have been making the plans yet the COVID-19 surges and everyone’s health and safety is a living Serra tenet.

We have received notice from our Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Paul Escala, that schools will begin in August with distance learning. I continue to be hopeful and pray to see each and everyone of you in the near future on campus - God willing.

Junipero Serra High School has been and will continue to make the plans for hybrid cohorts with in person teaching when we are allowed to open our doors. Our teachers will easily transition from distance learning to our cohort model as they did from in person to distance learning back in March. I wish to commend our teachers as they have your children in their hearts. They are flexible and have learned plenty since March 2020 to continue to give the best instruction during this distance learning. Serra and our faculty will meet these demands to deliver the best student centered and academically focused instruction. Serra will continue to teach, as we do so well, in our Catholic tradition. Our faculty will meet your children’s needs in our inclusive, diverse, and Catholic family. We will have virtual mass and adoration to continue our faith development and faith journeys together to foster our Serra community.

Our love and collaboration for your children will ensure Serra’s tradition of excellence is maintained as our mission remains the same - your children! We are all in this together as a Serra family and we will continue to rise to this occasion to provide the best experience possible for our students and families.

Please see Paul Escala, Superintendent of Schools letter below.

Thank you for your trust and understanding.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Jeff Guzman
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COVID -19 News Update: 5/16/20

“In recent days, we have been witnessing modifications to Safer at Home orders by our local and state leaders. We’ve been told that this will be a staggered process that will allow certain businesses to resume operations with modifications. It’s been our prayer that efforts over the past eight weeks would have allowed us to safely return to campuses before the end of the school year. After recent discussions with public health officials in the three counties we serve, public and private K-12 campuses will not be included in the initial stages of sector reopening. As a result, distance learning will continue through the end of the school year.” Paul M. Escala Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
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