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Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Extends Distance Learning through End of 2019-20 Academic Year
Posted 4/2/20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT: Superintendent’s Office (626) 933-3801

APRIL 2, 2020 


Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Extends Distance Learning through End of 2019-20 Academic Year


CITY OF INDUSTRY – Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, in keeping with the latest guidance from state and county leaders, will keep campuses closed and continue providing instruction through its Distance Learning Program until the end of the 2019-20 academic year.


The decision prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of students, staff and community, recognizing that ongoing social distancing is critical to protecting the community during this public health crisis.


“We understand that this decision will pose hardships for our students, families and our District team,” Interim Superintendent Annie Bui said. “It is not an ideal situation, nor is it one we would have wanted for our students, who we believe are best served in the classroom.”


Although students will not return to campuses, teaching and learning will continue.  During this time, the District will strengthen delivery of instruction through its Distance Learning Program. The District will provide laptops and mobile hotspots for families that identify their need for these tools through an online survey.
Meanwhile, schools are in the process of transitioning to remote instruction, innovating ways of delivering lessons and supporting student achievement. The efforts are being supported by the State Department of Education and Los Angeles County Office of Education.


The District will continue to provide meal distribution to the community’s children. To date, the District has distributed more than 78,000 meals.


“We are all facing unprecedented challenges during these unsettling times. Please know that we stand with you,” Bui said. “I want to thank our community for its patience and support as we navigate this dynamic situation. We will get through this together.”


The Board of Education will continue to support students, staff and families. Administrative leaders and essential classified staff are continuing to work at designated sites, while following all social distancing and safety guidelines, to ensure the business of the District is carried out faithfully. Certificated staff are working on implementation of Distance Learning to meet the needs of students.