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Update December 18, 2020

Update: Message to the FCUSD Community

December 18, 2020


Dear FCUSD Community: 

The final Board meeting of 2020 was last night. For a recap of the highlights of last night’s meeting, please see below.

2020-21 Board of Trustees

At last night’s Board meeting, FCUSD welcomed newly elected Tim Hooey who was sworn in, alongside incumbent Chris Clark, to serve as trustees for four years. They join current trustee members, Ed Short, Joshua Hoover, and David Reid. For more information, please visit:

Elections of Board Officers were approved as follows:

  • President of the Board: Ed Short
  • Vice President of the Board: David Reid
  • Clerk of the Board: Joshua Hoover
  • Member: Chris Clark
  • Member: Tim Hooey

Director of Social Emotional Learning and Equity

Folsom Cordova is pleased to welcome Dr. Iyuanna Pease as our Director of Social Emotional Learning and Equity. Dr. Pease was most recently the principal at Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School and has over 12 years of experience working to support students’ social-emotional well-being and academic achievements. To learn more, please visit our website here.

School Reopening Updates


Board members discussed and approved that all elementary schools will temporarily move to full Distance Learning for one week after Winter Break, out of an abundance of caution, and to maximize social separation after the holidays. Students participating in Elementary Hybrid will return to campus on January 12.

Special education services after Winter Break:

Any existing, self-contained SDC cohorts on campus now will continue to meet on campus beginning January 5, and will not be on Distance Learning for that first week.

Food Services:

All meal services will continue as “grab and go” curbside pick-up as usual, at all the school sites.

It is also important to mention that moving to temporary Distance Learning does not hinder the District’s return to Elementary Hybrid in-person learning, per public health.

Secondary schools reopening plan:

The Board approved the reopening of secondary schools to align with the California Department of Public Health’s directives for reopening schools, which includes a two-week waiting period once Sacramento County has been moved to Red Tier status. For more information, please visit the CDPH website.

For instance, in order for secondary schools to reopen the week of January 18, Sacramento County would need to be in Red Tier status by the week of January 4.

Currently, our county is in the Purple Tier and as you are probably aware, the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases have been increasing in Sacramento County. We cannot predict when these numbers will decrease and when we will be moved to Red Tier status. However, we can plan and be ready when that day comes. The District has made plans to reopen secondary schools, with safety measures in place, PPE, advanced AV equipment, and staff training. 

District leadership is closely following the metrics by which the state may move Sacramento County to Red Tier status, and are following current health and safety guidelines to be prepared to pivot to in-person Hybrid instruction.

COVID-19 Dashboard*

The FCUSD COVID-19 Dashboard will not be updated during Winter Break. We will resume reporting on January 6. Please visit the Sacramento County Health Department’s website to find resources and information on COVID-19 during the holidays.

*Note: Numbers for Cordova Meadows were inadvertently omitted and have been updated as of 12/18.


  • All schools will be closed for Winter Break: December 21 – January 1
  • The Education Service Center will be closed: December 22-25, and January 1

In other news…

Cordova High students are award winners

Congratulations to the Cordova High Engineering Academy. They were awarded first place in the virtual CREATE Mentoring Program. The team received a $2,500 prize, in addition to a $1,000 donation to the team’s non-profit of choice, the Sacramento Children’s Museum. Head over to our Facebook posting to read more!

Happening Tonight! Folsom High School’s Virtual Holiday Concert

Want to hear some holiday cheer? Click here to enjoy the sounds of the Folsom High School Jazz Choir. To hear more, tune in on Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. for Folsom High School’s Virtual Holiday Concert. Visit to view the entire event.

We look forward to connecting with you again in 2021. Have a safe and happy Winter Break.