March 23, 2020
Good evening BUSD Families. The Los Cerritos YMCA did an outstanding job distributing food to our families. Based on the participation, they will have 500 meals available tomorrow. Distribution begins at 9 and will last until 11 or food runs out. The Los Cerritos YMCA is located at 15530 Woodruff Avenue in Bellflower. On Woodruff between Alondra and Somerset.
I know it is a time of uncertainty. There are many more questions than answers. Please know that we are considering all possibilities and carefully looking at guidance from the LA Department of Public Health, California Department of Education, and the US Government and US Department of Education.
At this time the Department of Public Health has issued a Safer at Home order through April 19, 2020. For this reason, BUSD will be extending our closure until April 19, 2020. This date may change as we receive new information from the LA Department of Public Health.
This past week, staff have been organizing professional development resources and identifying quality online resources for our teachers to use for distance learning.
Teachers and staff are reaching out to you to determine the best way for teachers to interact with students and parents and provide support and distance learning during the upcoming weeks. Please look for their emails or phone calls in the next few days.
If you are in need of childcare services, the Los Cerritos YMCA is providing childcare for a fee at their location.
This time is challenging for students to deal with and the unknown makes it more upsetting. For those parents of Seniors (12th graders), we are looking into what we will provide in the coming weeks. We are analyzing credits and events, we are communicating with State level officials to look for any guidance they may be considering. We have not and will not forget about this critical time for our seniors. We will continue to work toward graduation so that our seniors may go to college, join the military, trade school or a career.
Please continue to reach out with your concerns and questions. We will continue to read and address them.
Thank you and stay healthy.