April 2, 2020
Dear BayTech community,
In conjunction with our Charter Authorizer, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and in alignment with the statement by Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, L. Karen Monroe that all K-12 schools in Alameda County remain closed for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-20 school year because of the coronavirus pandemic, BayTech will remain closed for the remainder of this school year for in-person instruction and we are providing a full complement of online, required options.
As a college preparatory school, we are fully committed to keeping all our students on-track for college and/or career readiness. Our students will be expected to attend class on-line and follow the work plans for their grades. High School students have been assigned specific classes that, if completed correctly, will keep them 100% on track to graduate on time. BayTech purchased and created classes that are UC a-g approved and if our students follow our plan their dreams of higher education should not be impacted. The items that BayTech purchased are comprehensive and we are asking that all high school students continue to take their learning seriously. Middle School students are also expected to complete their on-line courses and follow our learning plan. Eighth grade students who have indicated that they will be returning to BayTech, and who follow our learning plan, may be afforded an opportunity to start two high school classes later in April. We will be monitoring your progress and if you have completed your assignments correctly, we will follow up with you on the details of this offer.
For a full list of what is expected for each grade level, see the document titled “BayTech Distance Learning Requirements.” This document, along with detailed instructions on ReadWorks and PLP, the new online coursework platforms, can be found here. Click on the links on the left hand column under “Online Coursework.”
We are working to determine the full impact of this decision, including exploring alternative plans for celebrating our 2020 graduates, promotions of all other grades, whether summer school may be offered, and the loss of instructional learning. In the meantime, we continue to finalize plans to deliver technology to our students and families to help enhance the learning students can do at home. If you need a Chromebook please contact Mr. Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your patience as we work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Be well, stay safe, wash your hands, and cover your mouth when you sneeze.
We sincerely miss all of our students and cannot wait to see everyone soon.
BayTech Charter School