Over the last decade, OUSD has focused on building out Full Service Community Schools across our city, with the goal of eliminating inequity by serving the whole child, with excellent teachers and joyful academic experiences. The hubs for this work have been our 76 physical campuses, where every day students could find safety, caring adults, and academic instruction. Our instructional model as a district and as a society is predicated upon the idea of physical school buildings acting as the locus for educational and social-emotional services to our children.
When the COVID19 virus began spreading through our community in the spring of 2020, our district had to shutter school campuses with very little time, for the sake of public health and safety. As we began the 2020-21 school year, we had the opportunity to re-envision school as a system of services that our students need and deserve, online and in-person. The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be the highest priority.
We know that our families are critical partners in supporting our students academically and socio-emotionally. We launched Family Central last year as the hub for providing families with the information and support they need to navigate the school year.