Courtesy of the Hollister School District:
Superintendent Diego Ochoa will recommend that the Board of Trustees of the Hollister School District take action on Friday, April 3, 2020 to extend the closure of all schools through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
The San Benito County Office of Education and San Benito County District Superintendents met earlier today regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The group of superintendents discussed recently released information from State Superintendent Tony Thurmond stating that it appears that students will not be able to return to school before the end of the school year.
In preparation for this reality, the Hollister School District has planned to ensure that ALL households in the district will have a tablet, computer, or laptop in their home with internet access. Students in grades 4-8 will transition to online learning. Principals and teachers are working on creating lessons and assignments for their students. Staff is also learning to use online meeting platforms such as Google Meet, Google Hangout, and Zoom.
Students in grades TK-3 will continue to receive packets of work from the district through the pick up process already in place. These students will also continue to use the Footsteps 2 Brilliance online reading program. In addition, these students will participate in online meetings with their teachers to check on their progress.
The district will now be able to develop new, fun, and educational learning experiences since all students will have devices in their home. For more information, please contact Superintendent Diego Ochoa at firstname.lastname@example.org.