COVID-19 Curriculum Resources

 
School districts throughout San Joaquin County, including Escalon Unified School District, have made the decision to close all school campuses and departments beginning Tuesday March 17th through the end of the school year in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  School facilities are closed, not SCHOOL.  The district is transitioning from face-to-face classroom instruction to a distance learning format.  Teachers are working with students using a variety of ways including Zoom, Google hangouts, and google classroom. 

 

The district is working with parents who may not have internet connectivity in their homes to  provide contingencies. Low cost options for internet are listed below. In addition, google is setting up 100,000 hot spots throughout the state to assist families that need internet connectivity. As the district gets more information, it will be shared with parents.  

 

Distance Learning Rules

 

EUSD Distance Learning involves a variety of components including but not limited to:  online face to face live (Google Hangout/Meet, Zoom, etc.), watching live instruction using slides, watching videos of teachers prerecorded, workbook time, independent work, project work, group work, online learning resources (YouTube/Khan Academy/other video platforms).

 

Parents and/or Guardians may wish to not allow their child(ren) to participate in online face to face live interactions with their teachers. If so, all the remaining components of distance learning are still available to the student.  Students will still be able to interact with teachers via email, watching live instruction using slides, watching videos of teachers prerecorded lessons, etc. Students will be able to access their assigned work, which will be graded, either through google classroom or through an assignment folder located on their school website. Online lessons with student interaction will be recorded and archived for district use and will be available for student use only through Google classroom.

 

Please be advised that no parent or student shall record any videoconference instruction. Education Code section 51512 states in pertinent part:

Use by any person, including a pupil, of any electronic listening or recording device in any classroom of the elementary and secondary schools without the prior consent of the teacher and the principal of the school given to promote an educational purpose disrupts and impairs the teaching process and discipline in the elementary and secondary schools, and such use is prohibited. Any person, other than a pupil, who willfully violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Any pupil violating this section shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

 

EUSD’s Distance Learning includes direct and/or indirect instruction provided by EUSD and/or its employees or representatives via any and all electronic means and platforms including, but not limited to, Zoom or Google Hangouts/Meet, email, instant/private messaging, virtual office hours, videoconferencing, and/or prerecorded lessons. The “user” includes anyone using laptops, computers, tablets, Internet, email, and/or any other forms of electronic communication or equipment, whether or not provided by EUSD, and regardless of the physical location of the user and/or the electronic equipment or platform(s) used, to access or communicate with or through Distance Learning. Only parents of current EUSD students and currently enrolled EUSD students are authorized users of the district’s Distance Learning and only authorized users may access or use the district’s Distance Learning components.

 

Please call your child’s school site or the district office if you have any questions. 

 

Video Lessons and Instructional Packets For March 16, 2020 - April 3, 2020
 
Lesson plans and instructional packets for all grades
 
Further details on video instruction to follow.
Internet Connectivity

Escalon Unified would like to thank our local businesses and facilities that have opened their WIFI for student use. To use the business or facility WIFI, you will need to park outside the business or facility, access their WIFI and enter a password (if needed). The businesses who have currently partnered with us follow below:

 

Business                                                                                                  Password

Escalon City Hall                                                               none needed

Escalon Library                                                                  none needed

Escalon Christian Reformed Church (ECRC Guest)         Cougars1

            Escalon Covenant Church (ECCConnect)                         TruthGrace
            Burger King                                                                       none needed
            Taco Bell                                                                            none needed
            Escalon Museum                                                                none needed
            Starbucks                                                                            need to ask for password
            Hula’s                                                                                 need to ask for password
            Mountain Mikes                                                                 need to ask for password
            Lagorios                                                                             need to ask for password
            D’boni’s                                                                             need to ask for password
            Sicily Pizza                                                                        need to ask for password
            Subway                                                                              need to ask for password
            Rice Bowl Express                                                            need to ask for password
 
 
- Comcast Internet Essentials for $9.99 / mo. - Internet Essentials will increase speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 for all customers in response to emergency measures associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19). This speed increase will happen automatically - no action is required by customers. Customers also receive 2 months for free.
https://www.internetessentials.com/
 
- Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi
(Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.)

 

- AT&T Access Program

Service entails at-home WiFi at 10 Mbps for $10/month (No install, modem fee, or contracts). To be eligible, at least one individual in household must participate in U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP), Cal Fresh, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. For more information, visit https://www.att.com/access

 

- Spectrum

- Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households
with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband
subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.
Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these
tools to help students learn remotely.
- For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to
offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30Mbps
- Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
- Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

 
 
Online Learning Resources
(Further resources will be added as they are identified)
 
 
California Department of Education - Distance Learning Resources
 
San Joaquin County Office of Education - curated resources
https://sites.google.com/sjcoe.net/sjcselpa-covid-19-resources/home

Orange County Office of Education - curated resources by grade/school level
 
San Diego County Office of Education - curated resources by subject/discipline