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COVID 19 RESOURCES

Important Message from Steve Tietjen, Ed.D., Merced County Superintendent of Schools and Merced County Superintendents

 

March 15, 2020


Merced County School Communities,


As a precautionary step to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in consultation with Merced County school district leaders and health officials, we are supporting a suspension of school operations in Merced County effective Thursday, March 19 through Friday, April 17. By closing effective Thursday, this gives our families time to make arrangements for child care. We plan to reopen on April 20, but that decision will depend on the circumstances at the time.


This is not a decision we take lightly. We know that temporarily closing a school has a tremendous impact on our families. The safety of our students and staff remains our top priority, and we have confidence that this is the proper precautionary course for Merced County. We are working with all of our local education agencies to support the continuity of learning and to ensure students have access to healthy meals.


Public health officials recommend that families make arrangements for child care during closure that avoids leaving children with elderly or those with compromised immune systems who are more vulnerable to the impact of the virus.


This is a dynamic situation where information and circumstances can evolve quickly. For the latest updates, visit the California Public Health Department’s 2019 novel coronavirus website at: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019 and for local health updates visit the Merced County Health Department’s 2019 novel coronavirus website at: https://countyofmerced.com/coronavirus.


We also understand that implementing these changes with such limited notice is challenging and disruptive, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation. We are grateful to community members throughout Merced County for their tremendous prevention efforts during these challenging times.

 

15 de marzo de 2020


Comunidades Escolares del Condado de Merced,


Como medida de precaución para evitar la propagación de COVID-19, y en consulta con los líderes del distrito escolar y los funcionarios de salud del condado de Merced, estamos respaldando la suspensión de las operaciones escolares en el condado de Merced a partir del jueves 19 de marzo hasta el viernes 17 de abril. Al cerrar a partir del jueves, esto les da tiempo a nuestras familias para hacer arreglos para el cuidado de los niños. Planeamos reabrir el 20 de abril, pero esa decisión dependerá de las circunstancias del momento.


Esta no es una decisión que tomamos a la ligera. Sabemos que cerrar temporalmente una escuela tiene un tremendo impacto en nuestras familias. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal sigue siendo nuestra principal prioridad, y confiamos en que este es el curso de precaución adecuado para el Condado de Merced. Estamos trabajando con todas nuestras agencias locales de educación para apoyar la continuidad del aprendizaje y garantizar que los estudiantes tengan acceso a comidas saludables.


Los funcionarios de salud pública recomiendan que las familias hagan arreglos para el cuidado infantil durante el cierre que evite dejar a los niños con ancianos o con personas con sistemas inmunes comprometidos que son más vulnerables al impacto del virus.


Esta es una situación dinámica donde la información y las circunstancias pueden evolucionar rápidamente. Para obtener las actualizaciones más recientes, visite el sitio web del nuevo coronavirus de 2019 del Departamento de Salud Pública de California en: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019 y para las actualizaciones de salud locales visite el sitio web de nuevo coronavirus 2019 del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Merced en: https://countyofmerced.com/coronavirus.


También entendemos que implementar estos cambios con un aviso tan limitado es desafiante y disruptivo, y agradecemos su paciencia y cooperación. Agradecemos a los miembros de la comunidad en todo el Condado de Merced por sus tremendos esfuerzos de prevención durante estos tiempos difíciles.


Sincerely,


Steve Tietjen, Ed.D., Merced County Superintendent of Schools
Sandra Schiber, Ed.D., Atwater Elementary School District
Bliss Propes, Ballico-Cressey Elementary School District
Adolfo Melara, Delhi Unified School District
Justin Miller, Ed.D., Dos Palos-Oro Loma Joint Unified School District
Lori Gonzalez, El Nido Elementary School District
Bryan Ballenger, Ed.D., Gustine Unified School District
Isabel Cabral-Johnson, Hilmar Unified School District
Scott M. Borba, Le Grand Union Elementary School District
Donna Alley, Le Grand Union High School District
Andres Zamora, Livingston Union School District
Mark E. Marshall, Ed.D., Los Banos Unified School District
Mike Crass, McSwain Union Elementary School District
Al Rogers, Ed.D., Merced City School District
Richard Lopez, Merced River Union Elementary School District
Alan Peterson, Merced Union High School District
Kristi Kingston, Plainsburg Union Elementary School District
Jose Gonzalez, Planada Elementary School District
Alison Kahl, Snelling-Merced Falls Union Elementary School District
John Curry, Weaver Union School District
Randall Heller, Winton Elementary School District

© 2013 El Nido Elementary School District

Contact Us:

209-385-8420  /  161 E El Nido Rd. El Nido CA 95317 / Fax: 209-723-9169

CDS Code: 24656806025456

Grades: K-8

Students Enrolled: 155