COVID-19 Update

Social Distancing
  • Update as of 4/1/2020

    Distance Learning Will Continue Through the End of the School Year

    OGUSD Community,
    To reduce the spread of COVID 19, Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond advised today that school classes should continue to take place via distance learning rather than on school campuses throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in California. Sonoma County schools are responding to this guidance by working to ensure quality learning opportunities for students via distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

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    We appreciate your patience as we continue to refine our distance learning program to support students through the end of the school year. The last day of school is June 12, 2020. Should there be any change in status we will be sure to message families as soon as possible. Over the next few weeks, site administration and staff will be coordinating alternative plans for the remaining events intended for the end of the school year. Most importantly, if you have not connected with your child’s teacher about lesson plans, please contact your site principal for information and guidance.

    Once again, thank you for your help in keeping our community safe. Please check the OGUSD website for information about distance learning and updates on school status. Take care!  


    Update as of 3/27/2020
    Congratulations on completing the first week of distance learning! This year has been remarkable and I appreciate your support as we work through situations we have never encountered before...Click here to read more

    Update as of 3/25/2020

    OGUSD Families,
    Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) on Wednesday recommended that  Sonoma County school districts plan to continue distance learning through at least May 1. This guidance was based on consultation with the Sonoma County Health Officer and was also made in consultation with the county superintendents in Napa, Marin, and Solano counties. These counties will also be advising schools to plan for in-person classes to be canceled through May 1, 2020. 

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    SCOE Media Release_Spanish

    PHASE 2: March 30-May 1
    It has been determined that schools will proceed with distance learning through the month of April.  You should have been in communication with your child’s teacher this week to share their plan for distance learning. We have been building out our Student Portal/Distance Learning page with resources for families during this period. Please take a look and don’t hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions.

    Food Service UPDATE: Beginning Monday March 30, 2020
    Our lunch service location will moving. We are referring all families to access free lunch through West Sonoma County Union High School District. They will offer free Grab & Go meals to all children under the age of 18, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (M-F) at the following locations:

    • El Molino High School (7050 Covey Rd. Forestville)
    • Analy High School (6950 Analy Ave. Sebastopol)

    I want to thank you for your patience during this time and we will continue to provide timely updates on our school status. I also want to appreciate our amazing staff for all the planning that has been happening over the last few weeks to best support students through this situation. We appreciate your help and please take care of your family.  

    Update as of 3/23/2020

    Please click on the link below for the latest school update.

    School Update as of 3/23/2020

    Update as of 3/20/2020

    OGUSD will provide extended learning opportunities for students during the time of class suspensions. Our students will continue to access their education through a multiple modality approach during the time of site-based class suspension in accordance with the Sonoma County Office of Education and the Sonoma County Public Health Department. 


    • Teachers will be reaching out to students/families on Wednesday, March 25th to share plans for instruction.
    • Lunch service will be at Willowside Middle School from 11:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday for curbside pick up.
    • Please maintain social distancing protocols when accessing resources on campus.

    Update as of 3/18/2020
    OGUSD Families,
    Given the most recent recommendations to shelter-in-place and the potential for extended closures, we are determining the best way to support our students. While classes are suspended, we are working to provide options for learning. 
    Please complete the Student Learning Survey linked at the bottom of this message no later than Sunday, March 22.

    On Monday and Tuesday next week, teachers will be preparing for the extended period without students on campus. Online resources may be implemented as an option so that your child is able to engage in learning. We will also look at options for packets or paper/pencil assignments and how to make those available to families.

    As mentioned before, teachers will be reaching out to students and families after plans have been solidified. Please understand that this will take a few days after break for teachers to work through the details.

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    Update as of 3/16/2020
    Click on the links below latest update regarding classes suspended for students until April 5th
    Notice to Parents_English
    Notice to Parents_Spanish
    Update as of 3/14/2020

    OGUSD Staff and Community,
    Extended Spring Break/closures will be messaged early next week after evaluating all information from the County Health Department and updates regarding distance learning.

    Please see below a press release from the Sonoma County Office of Education.
    Sonoma County Office of Education_English
    Sonoma County Office of Education_Spanish 
    Update as of 3/14/2020
    OGUSD Staff & Community,
    Information and recommendations from county agencies regarding social distancing for students continues to impact our programs. Although there are no known cases of COVID-19 among our students or staff, OGUSD is  canceling all school activities, camps, childcare, and preschool during Spring Break March 16-March 20th. Stay tuned for more information regarding school closures/extended spring break.
    My intent is to responsibly consider all information and message staff and families in a timely manner. All closures will be through our mass communication system and our website.
    Update as of 3/12/2020
    Thank you for taking time to read the update.
    Superintendent Update as of 3/12/2020
    Update as of 2/26
    Below find the latest update from the Sonoma County Department of Health Services regarding the Coronavirus. It is important to note that there is still a very low health risk to the general public in California and the current threat to our community is very low. We continue to coordinate with Sonoma County Agencies and SCOE to keep you informed and prepared.
    Thank you for taking time to read the update.

    Sonoma County Health Department Update Letter
    Coronavirus Guidelines
    Talking Points for Children

    Additional Sources:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    California Department of Public Health
    Sonoma County Health Updated Press Releases

    Update as of 2/24
    The Sonoma Department of Health Services (DHS) is working closely with other Bay Area health departments, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to closely monitor the 2019 coronavirus.
    At this time, residents of the Bay Area are still at low risk of becoming infected with coronavirus.

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    Pleae click here for more information_Spanish

    Air & Water SCIENCES (AWS) is pleased to submit the following report detailing indoor air monitoring and fire debris cleaning verification sampling conducted at Oak Grove Union School District sites.....please click here for the full report

  • Letter from Sonoma County Health Officer

    ​Dr. Celeste Philip, Sonoma County's new Health Officer, has provided the attached letter for parents/guardians regarding current state and nationwide measles outbreaks. In this letter (provided in Spanish and English), she outlines the serious threat measles presents to unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children and strongly encourages any unvaccinated children to get the measles vaccine as soon as possible. SCOE strongly supports this valuable information being shared with parents and guardians. ​

    Please click this link to view the letter in English

  • Air Quality Guidelines
    To help schools and local educational agencies prepare to address impacts from wildfire smoke, the California Department of Education (CDE) and many state partners developed guidance that local education leaders can use in conversation with local air districts to determine how school activities will be affected when air quality is poor.

    This guidance can be found on the CDE webpage at airquality.asp.