This afternoon it was announced that Butte County moved back into the Purple Tier. As I shared last week, falling back into Purple does not require us to move back into a full Distance Learning model. We will continue our current models of hybrid in-person instruction, Independent Study (known as IFLC), and distance learning.
Governor Gavin Newsom also announced changes to the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Almost all counties in the State of California are being moved to the most restrictive Purple Tier (regardless of their current tier status).
This means that we need to remain extra vigilant with ourselves, with our students, and with each other. I met with District Nurse Teri Woods today and discussed this matter. She reiterated the importance of constant and appropriate mask wearing, social distancing, and the following of all of our protocols. Self-regulation and self-checks are also very key aspects of caring for the safety of ourselves and others. Parents and Guardians: Please monitor your children very closely for temperatures and other safety precautions before school every day.
The District will continue to monitor the situation very closely on a daily basis as we move forward, and will communicate any changes as they arise. The Board will also be discussing this issue this coming Wednesday.
Thank you again for working with us to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Dr. Spencer Holtom, Superintendent