December 29, 2020
Dear Baldwin Park Unified Community,
I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to our parents and students for your tremendous effort in making this time of distance learning one of growth and success, especially during these uncertain and stressful times.
As you know, BPUSD campuses have been closed since March to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in our community. For the 2020-21 school year, we managed small learning groups for Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade and athletics conditioning at our high schools; however, as it currently stands in our county and City with increased COVID-19 positive cases, the District is moving to postpone the reopening of in-person instruction until our collective health situation improves.
This will delay the first planned school reopening in January 2021 for our moderate to severe special education programs, as well as any new expansion of learning hubs at our high schools.
Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing a quality education to each student as well as support for their emotional well-being. We are prepared to continue distance learning through the end of the school year, if needed. If you have any questions about how distance learning is delivered or in what ways the District can support you and your child, please visit our official website or contact your child’s school.
On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank you for your understanding and continued support as we manage this difficult situation. Baldwin Park Unified remains focused on and committed to our educational mission to ensure high achievement for all learners, regardless of whether that is in the classroom or online.
Once again, we thank you for your patience and support as we navigate this fluid situation.
Froilan N. Mendoza, Ed.D.