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School Closed - Distance Learning Will Start
Posted on 03/31/2020







  March 30, 2020

Dear Elk Grove Unified Parents and Families,

As we prepare for providing instruction remotely and online, students will need a computer type device and an Internet connection for online access to the EGUSD Distance Learning platform. Devices you currently have at home that connect to the internet should be sufficient for student work. For example, your devices can be a Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux PC, or an iPad. Starting April 1, 2020 through April 9, 2020, EGUSD staff will check-out Chromebooks to students that need a device for distance learning. We are asking families to only check out EGUSD Chromebooks if you really need one. The Chromebooks that you check out will require Internet connectivity to work.


CHROMEBOOK CHECKOUT DISTRIBUTION PLAN

What you must bring to Check-out a Chromebook:

  • Student must be present in the car to receive the device - 1 per student maximum

  • Student ID Card for each student

    • If you do not have a student ID card, please make sure you know the student ID number and name of teacher(s)

DATES OF DEPLOYMENT

  • APRIL 1, 2020 – APRIL 9, 2020

CHECKOUT PROCESS

To comply with County and State guidelines, we will use a drive-thru style check-out system based on the first letter of your child's last name. The check-out process of Chromebooks will be done in two phases: one for Grades 7-12 and one for Grades 1-6. Chromebook check-out service will be at each comprehensive High School (See below). Please go to your regional High School if you need to check out a Chromebook at the proper time.

LOCATIONS (REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS)

Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove High School, Florin High School, Franklin High School, Laguna Creek High School, Monterey Trail High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Sheldon High School and Valley High School.  

Alternative Education students may report to the following locations according to the Secondary schedule:

  • William Daylor High School: Check-out at Florin High School

  • Calvine High School: Check-out at Monterey Trail High School

  • Las Flores & Rio Cazadero High School: Check-out at Valley High School

TIMES & DATES FOR CHECKING-OUT A CHROMEBOOK:

Secondary Students (grade 7-12) Schedule

 

Grades

Last Name Start A – L

Last Name Start M-Z

April 1

12 & 11

9:00am – 1:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

April 2

10 & 9

9:00am – 1:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

April 3

8 & 7

9:00am – 1:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

This is only for secondary students. If you have multiple students in secondary, please come at your oldest child's time slot. If you have a child in Secondary and Elementary, you will need to pick up Secondary during the above time, and then come again at the Elementary time slot. 

Elementary Students (grade 1-6) Schedule

 

Grades

Last Name Start A – L

Last Name Start M-Z

April 7

6 & 5

9:00am – 1:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

April 8

4 & 3

9:00am – 1:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

April 9

2 & 1

9:00am – 1:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

This is only for Elementary students. If you have multiple students in Elementary, please come at your oldest child's time slot.

*Jessie Baker and Elk Grove Charter students will follow their school’s process for accessing devices.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

If you do not have Internet connectivity at home, EGUSD is working with T-Mobile to acquire hot spots for families that need it. These hotspots will only work with EGUSD Chromebooks. Obtaining hot spots during this pandemic is extremely difficult in the quantity we need. More information will be coming soon on this part.

Here is a list of suppliers offering discounted Internet services for qualifying families:

Other area providers:


Thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times. In Elk Grove Unified, we want to see every student in every Google Classroom, learning in every subject, every day. Our goals for high-quality instruction, monitoring and assessing student progress, student and staff wellness and family and community engagement continue as does our promise to close the achievement gap. We will get through this together.

Thank you,
EGUSD Leadership - We will get through this.

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March 27, 2020

Dear Elk Grove Unified Parents and Families,

Today, the Sacramento County Office of Education announced that the Sacramento County Public Health Order to close school buildings to the public will be extended to, at the earliest, May 1, 2020. 

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) will continue with its launch of EGUSD Distance Learning, which begins April 16th for secondary students and April 20th for elementary students. School buildings will remain closed to the public, per state and county orders, but we will be ready to go live remotely with EGUSD Distance Learning by mid-April. Please know that essential district staff will be taking care of the schools and business. If needed, contact your school or the district office by email if you have any questions. Also, the drive-through meal service at select schools and the mobile meal program will continue. 

Instructions for our Chromebook check-out process will go out to all parents on Monday. Remember, we want to ensure that everyone who really needs a Chromebook is able to get one. To conduct our distance learning program, you will just need a computer and Internet. The computer can be a Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux PC or iPad. Checked-out Chromebooks will need to be returned at the end of the school year.

As we near our start date, connectivity at home will be essential. As the District works to secure mobile hotspots, wifi access will be limited to student access only. We encourage families who qualify, to follow-up with three providers in our area who are offering low-cost or limited-time no-cost service to qualifying families. The providers and programs are Comcast Essentials, AT&T Access and Consolidated Communications. Frontier Communications is another provider in the local area and they can be reached to learn about their service plans. 

Here’s a link to more information about local providers with discounts for families that qualify.  

The advantage of using one of the providers is that more people in the home can have access to the Internet. By only relying on a District hotspot, only the student will be able to use the Internet connection.The sooner you are connected, the sooner your students will  be ready to access materials.

Until we are ready to launch distance learning, check out our Enrichment and Fun Activities and remember that Social and Emotional Learning continues to be important, especially during this crisis. As we get ready, here’s a quick reminder of the EGUSD distance learning launch timeline: 

  • March 25 - April 3: Distance Learning Preparation
  • April 6 - April 10: Spring Break - Non-instructional Week

  • April 13 - April 15: Distance Learning Preparation

  • April 16 - May 29: Secondary instruction goes live with distance learning

  • April 20 - May 29: Elementary instruction goes live with distance learning

  • May 29, 2020: End of the school year for all students

Coming Soon! Communications on what a day of EGUSD Distance Learning will look like with information about expectations for students, daily schedules and other unique changes specific to distance learning. Thank you for your support and keep up with our daily communications available online at www.egusd.net 

Don’t forget! We have Drive-thru Grab-n-go Meal Services, there are lots of activities you can do at home by visiting our EGUSD Family Resources page and daycare provider information can be found at the CDI/CDC and Champions websites.

Remember to also subscribe to the Elk Grove Unified School District’s YouTube Channel

Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and #StayAtHome, pay attention to the state and county orders of stricter social distancing, and practice self-isolation if symptomatic of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you,
EGUSD Leadership - We will get through this.

Click on the EGUNEWS logo below to view the YouTube EGUNEWS Broadcast

College and Career Events
Posted on 08/15/2019

Summer/Fall 2020 CRC Advanced Ed Sessions

CRC will offer two Advanced Education Information Sessions:
Thursday, April 28, 2020
6:00-7:00PM      ROOM: WINN-150
8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento

Applications for Summer/Fall 2020 will be accepted March 25 to April 25, 2020.  No late applications will be accepted.

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Click here for Application Workshops
 

Experience Berkeley High School Program

Experience Berkeley (EB) is a free program that assists Black, Latino, & Native American students in the completion of their UC application and personal statements. Students are provided with mentors, tools, and resources to develop a competitive UC application and ultimately, triple the program participant’s admit rate into UC Berkeley.

Application deadline is March 29th.
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here for flyer.
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The Buck Fellows Program

Launched in 2014 by the Buck Scholars Association, the Buck Fellows Program is designed to help talented Northern California high school students who demonstrate high academic and leadership potential, but ho lack resources, support, and guidance to fully realize that potential.
Strong candidates for the Buck Fellows Program are high school sophomores who excel in their classes, impress teachers with their enterprise and personal initiative, and set an example for their peers by overcoming challenges.

Application deadline is April 1, 2020.
Click here for the Buck Scholars Brochure.
Click here for the application and more information.


Kaplan SAT/ACT Online Prep classes

 

As one of Kaplan's partner campuses, our students can receive Kaplan's SAT and ACT Online courses at no cost.  Students can enroll in Kaplan's online, self-study courses for free at: Kaplan Online Prep class.  (Scroll down to "Get a Free Self Paced Course" and then click on a course and a code will generate) This is also where students can go to view upcoming classes and events. 

Or click here to get Kaplan's free SAT/ACT Study Guide  

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Colleges Coming to Franklin High School and Northern California


Click on Our School / Guidance & Counseling for the list of colleges coming to Franklin and Northern California

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Posted on 08/05/2019
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