On April 22, 2020 the Governing Board approved revisions to Administrative Regulation 5121, Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement, to reflect Pass/No Pass Grading during times of local, state or national emergencies.
Please see the attached advisory from the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office, which indicates that "All Nevada County school districts and charters schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 instructional year". Both Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond advised this week that all California schools should remain closed for all in-person and on-campus instruction. Both state leaders further directed that all districts should implement long term distance learning initiatives for the remainder of the instructional year.
Clearly, this situation has been changing by the week and in some cases the day. With an understanding that distance learning will continue for the remainder of the school year, district leaders are working diligently to address details surrounding the fulfillment of course requirements, student advancement, graduation, and grading as it pertains to the remainder of the semester. We will keep you abreast of decision-making as swiftly as possible.
I want to thank you all once again for your patience and understanding throughout this process. I understand the stress and challenges that face our entire community during this time, and we will proceed accordingly.
I also want to encourage faculty and students to honor next week's "spring break" to hopefully find time to recreate and recharge yourselves.
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:
Shortness of breath
In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.
How is COVID-19 diagnosed?
Health care providers will assess patients, and if COVID-19 is a possible diagnosis, they will do further testing. At this time, the only laboratory testing for COVID-19 is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's laboratory. If a patient is suspected to be infected with novel coronavirus, public health agencies will work with health care providers to ensure CDC testing can be completed.
What is the treatment for COVID-19?
Most people with illnesses due to common coronavirus infections recover on their own; there are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care. We are continuing to learn more about this novel coronavirus and treatment may change over time.
What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?
The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:
Washing hands with soap and water.
Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
What do I do if I experience the symptoms above?
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact your primary care physician or local provider.