AUSD is committed to providing the best possible education to all of our students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently most students are participating in fully remote learning. However, the Albany Children's Center is open in a modified schedule five days a week, Elementary Support Hubs are open at each of the three elementary schools, and a Special Day Class is open at Albany Middle School.
AUSD is moving quickly toward opening a hybrid program for TK–12th graders that combines remote learning with afternoon in-person instruction. Hybrid programs are offered to parents/guardians as a choice; AUSD will continue to provide fully remote instruction for students throughout the current school year. Hybrid programs will be opening in a staged manner, beginning with our youngest learners.
There are three basic criteria for Hybrid Reopening:
- Facilities and safety procedures meet both State and County criteria.
AUSD has met this criteria.
- State and County provide authorization to open. Alameda County remains in the Purple Tier, but at a lower rate of infection. Secondary schools are not yet allowed to reopen in a hybrid plan, but elementary hybrids allowed to open with an approved two-part COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP):
- The AUSD School Guidance Checklist, was accepted by the County on January 25, 2021.
- The COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) is posted.
- Agreements with labor partners must be concluded.
Following the Alameda County Public Health Department guidance, Albany Unified School District has launched a readiness Dashboard to help track our preparedness to reopen schools. The Dashboard, which will be updated weekly, is intended as a transparent means for the community to track AUSD progress toward reopening our schools.