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January 14, 2021
Re: Temporary Distance Learning Extended Through January 29
Dear OVSD Parents,
The Board of Trustees held a special Board Meeting last night to assess the latest COVID-19 data and how it impacts OVSD. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 rates in our nation, state, and especially our region, continue to rise. Orange County’s COVID-19 case rates and positivity percentages have dramatically increased in the past two weeks and our Southern California Region continues to operate at 0% ICU capacity.
Therefore, the Board of Trustees has extended Temporary Distance Learning for all general education Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade classes through January 29, to allow additional time for the COVID-19 surge to subside.
An increasing number of staff and students have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to those with COVID-19. OVSD is experiencing a high number of employee absences due to staff needing to quarantine as a result of exposure to COVID-19. In addition, under the current conditions, 61% of our employees surveyed reported that they are not comfortable returning to in-person hybrid instruction on January 19.
OVSD is looking forward to the next phase in the COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan - Phase 1B - which includes the Education Sector. Phase 1B vaccines are scheduled to begin being administered in February for educators and childcare workers.
Please continue to wear a mask, avoid gatherings, social distance, and wash your hands frequently. Together, we can bring the COVID-19 numbers down in our community. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we continue to meet this challenge together.
Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent
Patricia Singer, President, Board of Trustees
The Ocean View School District Governing Board desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. The Ocean View School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, religion, ancestry, natural origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, genetic information, military and veteran status, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability in its educational programs, activities, or recruitment and employment. All communication, with the exception of the Edjoin process, should be directed through the Human Resources Offices of Ocean View School District. Any applicant who attempts to directly contact the site Principal, department Director, Board Member(s) or any staff member with the intent of influencing the outcome of the hiring process will be disqualified from candidacy for this position. No Person shall be denied employment solely because of impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the employer of any necessary modifications to the job or work site in order to determine whether the employer can reasonable accommodate any known disability. Applicants who anticipate needing special accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Janet Worley at (714) 847-2551 ext. 1410 for information regarding the arrangements for accommodations. The Ocean View School District is a tobacco-free, drug-free environment. Link for employees: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment. Link for students: Uniform Complaint Policy or Sexual Harassment Policy.
Contact for Equity, Non-Discrimination and Title IX: Felix Avila, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 847-2551 Ext. 1411
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