Rowland Unified School District

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


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**STUDENT LEARNING: Please visit your school site for specific Student Learning Plans and Information that will take place remotely now through June 4.**



April 1, 2020


Dear Rowland Unified Community:


The safety and health of our students, staff and community are the utmost importance and we are here to help our community during these unprecidented times of uncertainty. 


As you may be aware, for the health and safety of everyone and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the recommendation to continue student dismissal through the end of the school year. This recommendation is also supported by the Los Angeles County Office of Education.


While we are all still processing that our students will not physically be returning to our classrooms and schools, and come to accept that this school year will look like none other, our staff remains committed to providing support and services to our students and families.


Schools and learning will continue following Spring Break through June 4 in an online and remote setting. *Please visit your school's website for specific student remote learning information.

If your child needs a device to participate in online learning, please reach out to our technology hotline, at (626) 854-8543. We will be providing further guidance on remote learning and information specific to the grade level of your child in the near future.


For our high school seniors, we know that this is not the conclusion of your senior year you had hoped for or any of us could have ever imagined. We are in the process of creating a survey to get your feedback on senior events and traditions before we make any decisions that will directly impact you.


Again, want to remind you that we have support phone hotlines available that are open Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4:30 PM:

RUSD Parent Information Hotline: (626)854-8549

RUSD Technology Assistance: (626) 854-8543


Thank you for your continued support as we all work through this change together. Please know that we miss seeing our students in person and remain committed to supporting you and your child through this change to remote learning. Please continue to take care of yourself and your family by following and implementing social distancing practices and washing your hands frequently.


We will continue to be in touch and everyone looks forward to seeing students again through online learning.


We are still providing learning opportunities and providing valuable services to our children during the student dismissal. *Each school has posted learning information on their website. 


Free To-Go Student Meals: Free breakfast and lunch meals are provided for any children 18 and younger. These To-Go meals are now available twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Breakfast and lunch fore three days will be provided on Mondays, and on Thursday meals for Thursday and Friday are provided. *Please note children MUST be present to receive meals due to Federal Guidelines.


Meals To-Go Distribution Locations: Rowland High School, Nogales High School, Hollingworth Elementary, Hurley Elementary, Northam Elementary and Rowland Elementary.


Where can I find more information about COVID-19?

You can find the latest information and additional resources on the following websites:

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Department of Education


Once again, do not forget to follow these procedures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Stay home when you are sick. Stay home for at least 72 hours after you no longer have a fever or symptoms of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicines.  
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and clean your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).  
  • Limit close contact with people who are sick.
  • Try to stay six feet away from other people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. 

The Superintendent's Office will continue to provide regular updates as they become available. Please see below for RUSD Parent Updates and Employee Updates section to the right.


Superintendent Mitchell



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