March 25, 2020
Dear AUSD Community,
At 11:00 a.m. this morning, the Alameda County Office of Education announced that seven Bay Area County Public Health officers, in collaboration with their County Superintendents, have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020 to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent. This includes all schools and districts in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. You may read the Press Release here.
Accordingly, all Albany Unified School District facilities will remain closed to the public until May 4th. This includes all schools, Albany Children’s Center, Albany Aquatic Center, District Office, and Student Enrollment Center. If further extensions become necessary, those decisions and announcements will be made at the appropriate time.
Additionally, the district will continue to provide meals at Albany High School throughout this longer closure period. Grab and go breakfast and lunches will be available to students Monday-Friday between 11:00am-1:00pm.
We will provide more information later this week about plans for continued learning, student services, and the many other impacts of these extended closures, but wanted to get this announcement to you in a timely manner.
Frank Wells, Ed.D.
Albany Unified School District