Sage Oak COVID-19 Response Plan Resources
The health, safety, and wellbeing of Sage Oak Charter Schools’ students and staff is paramount. The strategic response plan is constructed to slow the spread of respiratory infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and to establish continuity for student learning during different stages of the schools’ reopening. Contact Sage Oak Human Resources if exposure is suspected and/or confirmed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Response Resources
- Counseling and Mental Health Resources - Sage Oak Counseling resources, support group, and counselor office hours.
- Family Resources - Childcare agencies, Parent and Youth Hotline, and food resources in your area.
- Industry Guidance for Schools - California State guidelines and considerations intended to help school and community leaders plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction
- Blueprint for a Safer Economy - California State data by county used to assess the level of COVID-19 burden in a county
- County Variance Info - California State map that identifies county status on the monitoring list
Who do I contact with questions?
Please use our FAQ form for general questions about our response plan.
What does "CP" mean?
CP stands for community provider. In the past, Sage Oak called them "vendors" and their name was recently changed. They provide educational services to students in their community.
Are we only allowed to use our funds on community providers that meet virtually and not in-person?
While the county is Blue on the map, a student can only use instructional funds to meet a CP virtually. When a county where the service is provided is in the Yellow or Green phase, a student can attend in-person services with a CP.
Can my student attend one-on-one tutoring with a community provider in-person?
At this time (August 2020), all counties are in Blue which means that all services must be offered virtually. When a county is Yellow or Green, a student can attend in-person services with a community provider.
Will Sage Oak provide virtual learning content again such as was provided during the initial COVID-19 shutdown?
Yes. We will be launching our Sage Oak LEAVES platform for the 2020-21 school year. We are very excited to offer virtual learning enrichment classes and virtual field trips!
Can the school allow materials to be delivered to the student's home directly from the vendor instead of through the teacher/facilitator?
At this time we are continuing with our regular policy of teachers delivering materials. The teachers can offer either contactless porch drop-offs or curbside pick-ups in a mutually agreed upon location.
If I pay for Community Provider courses out of pocket, can my student(s) attend in-person tutoring/courses?
Yes, families can pay-out-of-pocket. Although what a family does with private funds is their own business, the relationship between CP and student is linked firmly with the school, and as such COVID restrictions must be observed. It's important that CPs do not get creative to work around the schools' policy by enticing families with free or discount sessions that are not tied to a PO, or where a virtual lesson is paid for via a school-issued PO but in reality, the services are in-person. We would rely upon the teacher to notify our business services department if they were made aware of these types of situations. CPs understand that the use of instructional funds (paid for by PO to a CP) is strictly regulated by school policy and those found to be circumventing policy will be removed.