Dear Downey Unified Families,
Yesterday, the Governor made an announcement regarding Los Angeles County’s surge in COVID-19 cases and instituting the closure of a number of facilities. In addition, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health published health orders yesterday with protocols for the reopening of K-12 schools. The District is continuing to review these extensive health orders and regulations. All of us would like to see students back in school when it’s safe to do so; however, given yesterday’s announcements, the District is reevaluating how school will resume in August. At this time, it is highly unlikely that in-person instruction, even in a “Hybrid Model,” will be possible when the upcoming school year starts.
Due to these recent developments, our Return to School Family Survey will be delayed pending decisions made during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, July 20th. An update to the community and staff will be provided following the Board of Education Meeting.
John A. Garcia, Jr., Ph.D., Superintendent