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Distance Learning in the 2021-2022 School Year

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dear Families, Students and Staff,

Since reopening all schools for in-person instruction, we have seen growing evidence that schools are safe and classrooms are the best place for students to learn. Positive cases of COVID-19 remain low and isolated and students are making great strides with academic growth. With COVID-19 rates on the decline in the community, we are committed to our district goal of providing in-person instruction to as many students as possible.  

Given these facts, we will not be offering school-based distance learning beginning in the 2021-2022 school year.

As previously announced, all schools are returning to 5 full days of in-person instruction in the fall.   Those who wish to continue with distance learning in the fall may apply for the district’s Virtual Learning Academy. More details regarding the application and enrollment process will be shared in the weeks to come.  Additionally, our schools continue to welcome back those students currently on distance learning who decide to return for in-person instruction.

As we plan for the 2021-2022 school year, we will continue to follow guidance from the CDPH and OCHCA and modify our protocols based on the most current guidance. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families remains our priority. Thank you for doing your part to keep our schools safe.

Previous Updates

Important Topics

Things You Should Know

  • Governor Newsom declared a Stay at Home executive order effective March 19, mandating individuals across the state to, except for essential services, remain in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here for the details. 

  • The order does NOT change the directive for school districts to continue offering distance learning and meal service for our students. These are considered essential services. 

  • As part of our transition to at-home learning, the district is closing its schools and district office to the public effective Monday, March 23.  The majority of GGUSD’s employees are working from home, responding to calls and emails as quickly as possible.

  • Teachers are working diligently to provide learning opportunities that can be accessed from home and schools have distributed laptops/devices to students as appropriate.

  • Parents are strongly encouraged to make sure your contact information is up to date in the Parent Portal. This will ensure that you receive regular communication from GGUSD via ParentSquare (voicemail, text, and/or email).

For updates about the coronavirus

visit or call the OC Health Care Agency Referral Line at (800) 564-8448.