Campus Safety Measures
Luther Burbank, upon approval from Santa Clara Public Health will serve its most vulnerable students at greatest risk of learning loss. Data from spring attendance and engagement will be used to identify 15-20% of our highest needs students, including Foster/Homeless, special education, and emotionally fragile students. As space allows, Luther Burbank will work on a case by case basis to support families experiencing extreme hardships by inlcuding them in face to face instrucitonal support as space permits.
To finalize preparations for welcoming students back to campus, Luther Burbank School District convened an ad hoc committee to review and provide input to the district's safety plan. Members of the adhoc committee included community members, teachers, classified staff, and administrators. The presentation below highlights the safety protocols and procedures Luther Burbank will implement when welcoming students back to campus.
In partnership with Luther Burbank's Expanded Learning program, afterschool staff will each be assigned to a small cohort of students, in grades TK-5, who will complete their virtual learning on campus. The roleof the coaches will be to provided encouragement, remind students to stay focused and engaged with their teacher's lessons, and provide academic support to complete assignments. Students will eat lunch and have recess within their stable cohort grouping. Students will also participate in enrichment activities to maintain high levels of motivation and engagement. This program is an invitation only program for our most vulnerable students and will serve as Phase I of our reopening plan.
When conditions improve and staff and community confidence that transmission rates of COVID 19 are within safe parameters, Luther Burbank will transition to Phase 2. We intend to bring students back in a Hybrid model. Students will attend school daily in am/pm cohort groups. Each cohort will receive 3 hours of face to face instruction. Data points that will help determine transition to the Hybrid Model will be release from the "Watch List" in tandum with community and staff feedback.
While in Distance (Virtual) Learning, Luther Burbank staff are fully committed to building strong relationships with students and families, providing sychronous and asynchronous learning that is standards aligned, rigorous, and engaging. We look forward to working in partnership with our families and communities. We, in partnership with families and community partners are here to support the whole child, whole family, and whole community. Si se puede!