April 29, 2020

School Closure Update: April 29, 2020

Dear Sage Oak Community, 

Sage Oak’s leadership advisory council met yesterday to discuss plans for our school closure. We reviewed state, county, and health department recommendations and updates and at this time, the state of California and the counties we serve are continuing with stay-at-home orders. Due in part to these mandates, the leadership team has decided unanimously to maintain school closure for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. 

During the discussion of this decision, we considered what it would look like if we were to reopen and we came to the conclusion that we would be unable to follow normal policies and procedures. Another consideration that remains the utmost importance to us, is the needs of our Sage Oak community. Our families and teachers are still being impacted and facing challenges at home and with family and loved ones due to COVID-19, and we feel that the closure allows for the flexibility needed at this time. 

Sage Oak will continue to serve our families by providing distance learning options, additional enrichment classes and activities, and the materials needed to continue your educational plans. 

Report Cards and Grades:
TK-8th Grades
Report card grades for TK-6th students requesting a report card and all 7th-8th graders will be based on work completed up until the closure date which began on March 23, 2020. Every student has the opportunity to improve their grades by submitting additional work during the closure. This work will then be reviewed by the teacher and considered when compiling grades. If you have additional questions, please reach out to your teacher for more information.

High School and High School Courses
Our high school students should continue to work on their courses and earn credit toward graduation requirements. If you or your students have concerns about coursework, grades, credits, or options for completion please reach out to your EA. Your EA and the secondary education team are available to support you and answer any questions you may have.

If the student chooses to continue with their courses 
(HIGHLY recommended & encouraged)

  • The student will complete and submit work as assigned.
  • The student will meet with their EA.
  • Upon successful completion of each course, students will earn a grade and full credit.
  • Students have the option of earning P (pass) or NP (no pass) instead of a letter grade. Please discuss this option with your EA.
  • Seniors who complete required courses with a passing grade will graduate on schedule.

If the student chooses NOT to continue with their courses (NOT recommended)

  • The student may be assigned the units and grades as of the first day of the school closure.
  • Students also have the option of earning P (pass) or NP (no pass) instead of a letter grade.  Please discuss this option with your EA.
  • This may result in the student not graduating on time and needing to make up credits at a future date.
  • Please contact your EA if you have questions
Our teachers are always available to support you and we encourage our students and families to progress with educational plans in order to maintain as little impact as possible and a continuity of learning that benefits academic development and social-emotional health.

Sincerely,

Krista Woodgrift
Executive Director