This past year has certainly presented public education with unprecedented challenges related to educating our most precious assets, our students. I remain grateful for everyone’s effort and flexibility as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic that forced emergency closures in our schools last spring and continue to impact schools across California as we begin the 2020-21 school year.
The good news is that Romoland School District is well prepared for the challenges ahead of us. Our Board of Trustees recently adopted the virtual, hybrid, and traditional learning models for the 2020-21 school year. That being said, due to local health conditions and Riverside County being on the California Department of Public Health "watch list", we will begin the year on August 6, 2020 with all schools starting in a virtual learning environment. We will continue to work closely with Riverside County Public Health, Riverside County Office of Education, and our local stakeholders to determine the appropriate time to transition to the hybrid and traditional models of learning.
Over the past six years Romoland School District has distinguished itself as a leader in the area of instructional technology by building out the necessary technology infrastructure, providing student devices, and engaging in professional development opportunities that enhance the instructional methods needed to be successful in a virtual learning environment. In fact, many of our students have engaged in virtual summer school for the last four years. This level of preparation helps to minimize the disruption to student learning as we begin the academic year virtually, but also prepare to transition to our other models of learning when local health conditions will allow us to do so.
We look forward to a strong and successful start to the year and encourage you to check our website frequently for necessary updates.
Mr. Trevor J. Painton, Superintendent