Rowland Unified School District

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

RUSD Parent Message
Please see parent letters in ENGLISH, SPANISH, CHINESE and KOREAN below AND
RUSD Virtual Classroom Schedule TK -12

July 31, 2020

 Dear Rowland Families,   

I hope this email finds you and your family doing well and staying healthy. We are excited to welcome back our students for the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 10! As you know, we are opening this year in an all virtual classroom model, with all students learning remotely.  I want to assure you that you can count on us to keep you informed, address your concerns, and ensure that your child has the tools necessary to be successful, no matter the learning platform.  


In the Virtual Classroom you will see daily live interaction with your child’s teacher and classmates, as well as detailed lessons planned for your child to participate in, when not participating in live instruction.  

  • The schedule will closely mirror a traditional school day and will require students to engage in daily live instruction, through technology, with the full class, small group and individual as determined by the teacher. Students are required to be in a setting that allows for learning, free from as many distractions as possible, and be dressed and ready for school. (Please refer to daily schedule attached). 
  • Daily attendance is required. 
  • Student assessment of progress will be graded and recorded by the teacher. 
  • Wednesdays will be a student online learning day, with a brief live check in and the remainder of the day allocated for teachers to plan for, provide feedback to students and communicate with parents/students. 
  • Virtual platforms of SeeSaw, Google Classroom and Zoom will be used systemically in grades K-12 with some modifications based on grade levels. 


Information regarding the distribution of schedules, textbooks, and devices varies by site and can be found on each of the schools’ websites.  Please visit your school’s website for more information and contact your site administrator if you have any questions. 

We are looking forward to continuing the strong partnership with you to support our students to help them achieve at their highest potential. We understand that this start of the school year is like no other and the stress that the pandemic is having on all of us is challenging. As a school district, we appreciate all that you are doing to support us and your child’s education. 

We want to reassure you that we are here to help and support you in any way we can. Please continue to reach out to your school site with any further questions you may have.

With Gratitude,

Julie Mitchell, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools


covid 19


July 17: The Rowland Unified School District will open schools on August 10 in a full distance learning, Virtual Classroom Model for the safety of staff and students. Click HERE for more infomraton on the Opening of Schools information for 2020-2021 and Click HERE to learn more about the Virtual Classroom Model. Our District and School Offices can be reached by Phone and Email: Please call our District Switchboard at (626)965-2541 or our Parent Hotline at (626)954-8549 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.




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. 


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.


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 if not feeling well and if you have fever or cough.
  • 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.
  • Practice Social Distancing -- Stay six feet apart
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.