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5 Areas of Focus

Based on the Los Angeles County Office of Education's publication, "A Planning Framework for the 2020-21 School Year," La Cañada Unified is focusing on 5 main areas for our reopening planning. 
 
 
Instruction
Providing a high-quality instructional program by following best practices in the areas of:
▪ Curriculum selection and instructional delivery models
▪ Assessment practices and policies, including local and statewide assessments
▪ Services to special populations, including students with disabilities,
socioeconomically disadvantaged students, English Learners, homeless and foster Youth
▪ Access and use of instructional technology
▪ Expanded learning opportunities
▪ Other key systems and services
 
Health and Safety
Ensuring all students, staff and community members remain healthy and safe by following
best practices in the areas of:
• Guidance, directives and recommendations from Public Health
• Health and safety information, social distancing and infection control practices (hand-washing,
face coverings)
• Classroom, meal and cleaning practices
• Health office practices, personal protective equipment, management and isolation of students
showing sign of illness
 
Social-Emotional Support Systems
Addressing the mental health and social-emotional development of all students, staff and
community by following best practices in the areas of:
▪ School-based mental health services
▪ Behavior support systems
▪ Family engagement and support practices
▪ Staff supports
▪ Maintaining student and staff recognitions, awards and traditions
▪ Other key systems and supports
 
Family and Community Engagement
Ensuring all students, staff and community members remain involved and supported by
following best practices in the areas of:
▪ Ensuring effective communication systems
▪ Engaging stakeholders
▪ Using community partnerships
▪ Other key systems and supports
 
Operations
Maintaining effective and efficient operations by following best practices in the areas of:
▪ Facilities
▪ Budgeting and financial operations
▪ Human Resource Services
▪ Nutrition Services
▪ Transportation
▪ Technology infrastructure
▪ Other key systems and supports