SPUSD Schools Closed Through May 4, 2020

Dear SPUSD Community,

Thank you for your support during this community emergency and time of uncertainty. Information from state and local authorities changes daily, and we appreciate your flexibility as South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) responds to guidance from health authorities and government officials. No one knows what the future holds, but the health and safety of students, families, and employees remain our top priority.

Today’s update from the Los Angeles County Office of Education included the recommendation that districts extend school closure dates until May 5, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 emergency. SPUSD will be following this recommendation. For all employees, the expected return date is Monday, May 4. For students, the expected return date is Tuesday, May 5. Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

In light of these changes, we wanted to share additional updates about the schedule moving forward, including the expected launch of our Independent Study Distance Learning Program on April 6, 2020.


• March 30-April 3, 2020 (Spring Break)
– Chromebooks will be distributed to students in need.
– SPUSD staff will observe Spring Break vacation.
– Students should rest and relax before expected ISDLP.
– No food service will be provided.

• April 6-April 10, 2020
– SPUSD Independent Study Distance Learning Program is expected to begin on Monday, April 6, for all students.
– Food service for students in need may resume.

• April 13-May 4, 2020
– All SPUSD schools will remain closed, but the Independent Study Distance Learning Program will continue for all students.
– SPUSD Extended Day Program will remain closed until school is back in session.
– Food service will be determined at a later date.

This is a situation that none of us expected, even a few weeks ago. We understand how challenging these decisions are, and we appreciate your support and patience as we create the best possible scenario for our students and families. We are very proud of our teachers and staff who have been working around the clock under tremendous pressure to support each other and to support continued learning within our community.

Geoff Yantz, Ed.D.






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