We have decided to close our campuses starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. We will remain closed for the next two weeks (March 16-27) and continue to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis. At this time, there are no cases and no known exposures within the WHPS community. It is our hope that making this decision now protects our entire community and affords families and educators the opportunity for social distancing over the coming weeks.
Next week, our teachers will be on campus preparing for Home Learning. Please stay tuned for additional information in your class Facebook group about getting set up with Seesaw, our online learning platform. We will be sharing login codes for your child’s classroom. This works best on a tablet or phone, and in preparation for the launch of Home Learning, we encourage you to download the Seesaw app.
Our goal with Home Learning is to prioritize the most important areas of student learning to keep students on track and also maintain their feeling of connectedness and normalcy, as much as possible. This will include core academic lessons (reading, writing, and math) being broadcast, as well as teacher office hours online, where children and parents can chat, post questions, and share photos, screenshots, and videos.
Closure, Next Steps, and Contacting Us
Today, WHPS is open and will remain open until 6pm. We will be closed March 16-27, though staff will be available each day from 9am-3pm to assist with any questions or issues you might have through phone and email.
When will we reopen?
We hope to return on Monday, March 30. However, we will be reevaluating conditions daily and providing updates as we know more about the scientific understanding and the community response. We are collaborating with the LA County Department of Public Health, CDC, and local officials.
Notification and Updates
As this situation is continuously evolving, we will continue to provide updates by email and posted on our Facebook page. Any urgent notices will also be shared via our emergency text alert system. Text messages will come from the following numbers, which you may want to save in your phone:
- Oxnard Campus: (833) 431-4666
- Collins Campus: (833) 287-3308
- CDC guidelines for parents and schools
- County of Los Angeles Public Health
- Current California school closures
- Updates from the World Health Organization
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.