COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020
Dear Students and Families,
Thank you for your continued commitment to student learning during this pandemic. As a family of independent study charter schools, we have been well equipped to serve every student in a virtual setting and have successfully made modifications to make sure all programs are aligning with the state recommendation for social distancing.
Please know that our state and federal governments have agreed that the annual spring testing (CAASPP, SBAC) is cancelled due to the pandemic. This joint action ensures that the schools will not be penalized fiscally.
As you may know, recent legislation placed heavy punitive measures on charter schools with low testing performance and participation. We expect this pressure to continue post-pandemic and resumption of testing in 2020-2021. PCI schools have made the choice to remain open. We encourage our families to continue learning, banking individual academic gains, as well as balancing in some quality family time. We prioritize your health and student learning as we continue to serve.
Remember social distancing does not mean social isolation! Our online classrooms, virtual teacher meetings, live Informational Technology help desk, VOLTS lessons, and the adaptability of our community partners to move into distance learning are all evidence of our community’s strengths!
Thank you for your continued partnership with Pacific Charter Institute.
Paul Keefer, MBA, Ed.D