SAUSD Superintendent Jerry Almendarez Issues March 24, 2021 Update Regarding District's Plans to Continue with Distance Learning
Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Superintendent Jerry Almendarez has issued a new update for the SAUSD community about the District's plans to continue in a distance learning environment, while expanding Learning Labs for students with the greatest needs to connect remotely with their teachers.
Remaining in a distance learning model would provide students with the highest quality learning experiences of all the options currently available to the District considering the number of weeks left in the school year.
The District plans to expand to at least 212 Learning Labs after Spring Break, serving nearly 3,000 students, but that number could grow as restrictions from state and federal health care agencies continue to ease.
Learning Labs provide a safe and supervised environment for students to connect and engage virtually with their classroom teachers.
The District believes that continuing in a distance learning model five days a week with daily teacher engagement, and an expansion of Learning Labs offers the most effective current learning model.
The District remains committed and continues to work daily towards returning all students to in-person instruction when it is safest to do so.