On Wednesday, Antioch Unified School District announced that schools will continue to remain closed until May 1 due to COVID-19.
The move comes after the District previously announced schools would be closed all of March with an estimated opening of April 6. The District will continue to provide learning packets and meals to students.
Here is the message that went out:
“Good morning, this is Stephanie Anello, Superintendent of the Antioch Unified School District with an important announcement related to COVID-19 and school closures. At this time, AUSD schools will be closed until May 1st. We will continue to provide meals and our current online learning platforms and packets until April 6th. On April 7th, we hope to have additional opportunities for online learning as well as for obtaining technology resources. Thank you all for the tremendous outpouring of support, understanding, and patience you have shown during this difficult time. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.”
Updated: Antioch Unified Provides Educational Resources for Students
he Antioch Unified School District has launched its resources that are intended to provide a maintenance of learning, which is optional and voluntary, while they work on a long term plan should it be needed.
Starting Friday, March 20th, when you visit the AUSD webpage you will be able to access a link that will direct you to a page containing educational resources. The resources will include online learning options and packets of materials for students K-12, including Special Education students and students who speak a language other than English in the home.
Online – Online learning for K-8 students in Reading and Math is available via iReady.
Login instructions for students:
- Go to the iReady website: https://login.i-ready.com/
- Enter username and password. Students in 2nd – 8th grade have general login credentials:
- Username: first initial last initial student ID (for example: John Smith-Jones is js1234567)
- Password: antioch (all lowercase)
- If you have a kindergarten or 1st grade student who does not have thier login information, please email [email protected]. (She will email your child’s information within 24 hours.)
- If your child cannot recall their login information, email [email protected]. (She will email your child’s information within 24 hours.)
Parent resources for iReady can be found at http://i-readycentral.com/familycenter/.
Dual Immersion Students
iReady is available for Dual Immersion students. (See above under K-8 Students)
Istation (an e-learning program) is also available for Dual Immersion Students to access at home so they can continue practicing. Parents have been given the access information and have access to lessons/books as well.
Grades 9-12 Students
Online – Online learning opportunities are available at:
- www.khanacademy.org for all content areas
- www.kutasoftware.org and www.mathigon.org for Mathematics
- www.facinghistory.org for Social Science
- www.quill.org for ELA
- www.sepuplhs.org, www.positivephysics.org, and www.populationeducation.org for Science
- www.platform.everfi.net for STEM and other topics
For families that are unable to get online or print the packets, printed packets will be available for pickup at the Grab and Go locations Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at Deer Valley High School or Marsh Elementary School and in the afternoon on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at Deer Valley High School.
The District said should schools need to remain closed for a longer period of time, they will expand our resources and share our longer range plan.
“Our goal is to be as supportive as possible during this unprecedented time. We understand that there are many questions out there so we will include a link on our website for families to share them with us,” said Superintendent Stephanie Anello. “We will generate a Frequently Asked Questions list and include it on the AUSD webpage. We will update the webpage as information and resources change and grow.”
Antioch Unified “Grab & Go” Meals UPDATE
In light of the recent ‘shelter-in-place’ orders, AUSD will be limiting the number of sites open for ‘grab and go’ meals. They will still be offering the service to as many students who may need it, but this allows us to have fewer staff not sheltering in place. Additionally, multiple meals will be handed out at any one time to limit the number of times students must leave their homes.
Below are the new sites and times:
- Marsh Elementary: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Deer Valley High School: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
AUSD Extends Spring Break Until April 6
AUSD will be closed until April 6th. We understand this may negatively impact our families, but we take seriously our obligation to keep our students and staff as safe as possible.
In the next week, staff will be working on a plan to provide at-home learning. Please continue to check back on our website and social media platforms for information.
If you are interested in learning opportunities in the meantime, here are a list of resources: