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Calaveras County Schools Extend School Closures Indefinitely

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Angels Camp, CA— Calaveras County schools under the advice of the health officer are extending school closures indefinitely.

In a notice found here: Public Health on School Closure  and issued on Wednesday afternoon by Calaveras County Health Officer Dr. Dean Kelatia, it recommends extending the closure of all schools within the county until the governor’s stay at home order is lifted.

In response, the Calavera County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Scott Nanik released a letter acknowledging that all county schools will adhere to the health officer’s request. It states, “Based on Governor Newsom’s comments, parents and students should approach school closures more as a long-term situation rather than short term.” Also noting that it remains very important for students to complete assigned material and to work closely with their schools to “ensure they are academically on track.”

Nanik’s notice can be read below:

Based on the recommendations from Dr. Dean Kelaita of the Calaveras County Public Health Department, the Calaveras County superintendents have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures for at least as long as California Governor Gavin Newsom’s ‘Stay at Home Order’ is in effect.

The safety and wellness of students, families and school personnel continues to be the highest priorities of Calaveras County schools and districts. The Calaveras County Office of Education is working closely with local agencies and will provide updated information as it becomes available.

Based on Governor Newsom’s comments, parents and students should approach school closures more as a long-term situation rather than short term. Students and families should reach out to their schools for instructional materials and support. It remains very important that students complete their assigned work and work closely with their schools to ensure they are academically on track.

“Schools play a vital role in community, we will provide what is needed to support distance learning for our students and serve the families to ensure critical learning opportunities and resources are available,” said Calaveras County Superintendent Scott Nanik. “We would like to get our students and staff back into the classroom as soon as possible, we understand how challenging this is for our students, families and faculty.”

In order to slow the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) we ask that our community continue to adhere to the ‘Stay at Home Order’ and stay at home except for essential activities until further notification. We urge you to keep practicing the guidance provided by Public Health including:

-Social Distancing

-Washing hands often with soap and water

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

-Staying home if you are feeling sick

-Contacting your health provider if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever, cough, or difficulty breather.

-Engaging in regular exercise or physical activity


Education officials also updated that a wireless network has been set up for staff and students to access the internet from several school locations to get need the needed materials for students. Click here: Calaveras County Schools wireless network for details on the network, locations and how to connect.