Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a student vaccination mandate that would require COVID-19 vaccinations for both public and private California students once the vaccine is fully authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for each respective age group. The earliest the mandate would likely take effect is July 1, 2022 for children in grades 7-12.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on students, families, educators, and our community. But with increased access to vaccinations for school staff and students 5 and older, it has paved the way for TCUSD to reopen for in-person learning and stay open throughout the school year.
The Temple City Virtual Academy provides families the ability to remain in a digital learning environment. This option is open to all families who feel a digital educational setting is preferred.
The TCUSD staff is working diligently to continue to progress forward and provide every student the opportunity to access in-person learning, regain social interaction, and participate in school related activities. All COVID guidelines will be put in place and followed as we move into our new normal.
We were so excited to open our school doors and welcome students and staff back into classrooms this past fall. We do understand the needs of our families and as students have returned to school we are mindful of the negative effects that the pandemic has had on the educational and socio-emotional health of our students.
Our priority continues to be focused on safety and the implementation of support systems.
Beginning in January of 2022, TCUSD will begin the District Goal Setting and Strategic Planning process in order to address the needs of our school families and communities. I believe in the community of TCUSD and all of its stakeholders to make that a reality.