Information Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 1, 2020 Message/Update

The Perris Union High School District has made the difficult decision to hold virtual graduation ceremonies in celebration of the Class of 2020. While we had hoped to postpone our traditional graduation ceremonies, based on current County and State restrictions, it is unlikely that the convening of large groups will be permissible, even into late summer. We believe the decision to hold virtual graduation ceremonies is in the best interest of our students, their families and our many employees who participate in commencement ceremonies each year.

We know this is a disappointment to our seniors and their families. Graduation ceremonies symbolize an important rite of passage and celebration of the accomplishment of completing a high school education. We know that nothing can replace the excitement and experience of a traditional graduation ceremony, however, the District plans to do everything possible to make the virtual graduation ceremonies as special as possible for the Class of 2020 and their families.

Virtual graduation ceremonies will be held the first week of June, 2020, with specific dates and other details to be provided as soon as plans are finalized. Graduating seniors will receive individual notices from their schools telling them how diplomas will be distributed and when they can pick up their caps and gowns and other commencement regalia. 

The Perris Union High School District thanks students, staff, and families that are working together to create positive memories for our seniors as they finish their high school careers. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

 

El Distrito de Perris Union High School, ha tomado la difícil decisión de llevar a cabo las ceremonias de graduación virtualmente en celebración de la generación del 2020.  Mientras esperábamos poder posponer las ceremonias tradicionales, basándonos en las restricciones actuales del condado y estado, es improbable que la convocación de grupos grandes sea permitida aún a finales del verano.  Creemos que la decisión de llevar a cabo las ceremonias de graduación virtualmente es en el mejor interés de nuestros alumnos, sus familias y nuestros empleados que participan en las ceremonias cada año.

Sabemos que esto es decepcionante para nuestros alumnos del 12° grado, o Seniors, y sus familias.  Las ceremonias de graduación simbolizan una etapa importante en las vidas de nuestros alumnos y el gran logro de completar la educación secundaria.  Sabemos que nada puede reemplazar el entusiasmo y la experiencia de una ceremonia de graduación tradicional, sin embargo, el distrito planea hacer todo lo posible para hacer que las ceremonias de graduación virtuales sean las más especiales posible para la generación del 2020 y sus familias.

Las ceremonias de graduación virtuales se llevarán a cabo la primera semana de junio, 2020, con fechas y detalles específicas que se proveerán en cuanto los planes se finalicen.  Los graduados recibirán correspondencia individualmente de parte de su escuela dejándoles saber cómo serán distribuidos los diplomas y cuando pueden pasar a recoger su toga y birrete y otros artículos de graduación.  

El Distrito de Perris Union High School les agradece a los alumnos, el personal, y las familias que están colaborando juntos para crear recuerdos positivos para nuestros alumnos del doceavo grado mientras terminan sus carreras de la secundaria.  ¡Felicidades a la Generación del 2020!

 


 

April 2, 2020 Message/Update

Riverside County Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, has amended his previous order, extending the school closure date through June 19, 2020. In a news conference yesterday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced California schools should prepare to remain closed through the end of the school year. He emphasized that while schools would be physically closed, distance learning will continue. The Governor’s announcement came after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond sent a letter to school district officials on Tuesday that stated, “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year.”

While we know this determination may cause some uneasiness, we hope that this decision also provides a greater level of clarity and stability during these uncertain and challenging times. The Perris Union High School District will continue its transition from classroom instruction to distance learning opportunities with additional information being communicated as plans are finalized. In the coming weeks, we will also provide information regarding grades, transcripts, enrollment/transfers, and summer school as it relates to distance learning for the remainder of the year.

We also know that many students, particularly our graduating seniors, were looking forward to celebrating with graduation ceremonies and other senior activities, including prom. We will be working to find other ways to offer memorable experiences for our seniors, perhaps in different formats and/or at a later date than previously scheduled. We understand that graduation is a culmination and celebration of over 12 years of hard work, and we certainly realize the importance of this rite of passage for our students and their families.

We want to thank our parents, students, staff and the entire community for their continued patience, understanding, and flexibility as we navigate this fluid situation. We are working diligently to ensure our students are provided quality instruction and relevant experiences while maintaining a focus on safety and well-being for all.

El oficial del departamento de salud público del condado de Riverside, Dr. Cameron Kaiser, hizo una enmienda a la orden previa, extendiendo el cierre de las escuelas hasta el 19 de junio, 2020. En una conferencia de noticias ayer por la tarde, el Gobernador Newsome anunció que las escuelas deberían prepararse a permanecer cerradas hasta el fin del año escolar. El fue claro que aunque las escuelas estarán físicamente cerradas, el aprendizaje a distancia continuara. Esta noticia nos llegó después de la carta que el Superintendente estatal de instrucción pública o State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmon, mando a oficiales del distrito escolar el martes diciendo que “debido a las dudas de seguridad y la necesidad de mantenernos distanciados del uno al otro, parece que nuestros alumnos no podrán regresar a los planteles antes del fin del año escolar.”

Aunque sabemos que esta decisión pueda causar inquietud, esperamos que también pueda proveer un nivel de claridad y estabilidad para nuestros alumnos y nuestras familias durante estos tiempos de incertidumbre. El Distrito Unido de Secundarias de Perris o Perris Union High School District continuara con la transición de salon al aprendizaje a distancia con más información comunicadas a familias mientras los planes finalizan. En las semanas que entran, también les informaremos acerca de cómo las calificaciones, constancia de estudios, inscripciones/transferencias, y clases de verano serán implementadas por el resto del año escolar con relación al aprendizaje a distancia.

También sabemos que muchos alumnos, nuestros Seniors en particular, esperaban ansiosamente celebrar las ceremonias de graduación y otras actividades, incluyendo el baile Prom. Trabajaremos para encontrar otras maneras para ofrecer experiencias memorables para nuestros Seniors, quizá en diferentes formas y/o en otra ocasión después de la fecha programada previamente. Entendemos que la graduación es un festejo de la culminación de más de 12 años de arduo trabajo y desempeño, y ciertamente estamos conscientes de la importancia que tiene este momento para nuestros alumnos y sus familiares.

Queremos agradecer a nuestros padres de familia, estudiantes, empleados, y la comunidad entera por la paciencia continua, comprensión, y flexibilidad mientras navegamos por esta situación. Estamos trabajando para asegurar instrucción con calidad y experiencias relevantes para nuestros estudiantes mientras mantenemos nuestro enfoque en la seguridad y el bienestar de todos.


March 17, 2020 Message/Update

Riverside County Public Health has ordered all schools within the County to remain closed through April 30, 2020. This is being done in an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to provide regular updates through our website and social media.

La oficina de Salud del Condado de Riverside ha ordenado que todas las escuelas del condado de Riverside se mantengan cerradas hasta el 30 de abril, 2020. Esta orden se está haciendo con el esfuerzo de reducir el contagio de Coronavirus (COVID-19). Les seguiremos manteniendo informados por nuestra página de internet y por nuestras redes sociales.


March 13, 2020 Message/Update

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all schools within the Perris Union High School District will be closed through Spring Break. At this time, we anticipate reopening on Monday, April 13, 2020.

While our school facilities will be closed, plans are underway to offer distance learning opportunities. Announcements regarding distance learning are forthcoming.

We would like to thank our parents, students, staff and the entire community for their patience and understanding as we work to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to provide regular updates through our website and social media.


March 12, 2020 Message/Update

Due to ongoing concerns with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Perris Union High School District (PUHSD) has made the decision to postpone ALL extracurricular and athletic events through the end of Spring Break, April 12, 2020. This will include events taking place on PUHSD campuses as well as at other school campuses or other outside facilities. PUHSD is also restricting visitors to all our schools, including parent and community volunteers. These unprecedented steps are being taken for the well-being of our students, staff, and the community we serve.

It is our hope and intention to proceed with graduations, grad nights, proms, and other such events; however, a final decision has not been made at this time. District personnel are meeting and making decisions based on information we have been provided by Riverside County Public Health and other government agencies. The health of students, staff, and community has and will continue to be our number one priority.

This continues to be a fluid situation. As with all guidance that relates to COVID-19, school district and public health officials will revisit this on a regular basis. At this time, there is no recommendation from Riverside County Public Health for any school or school district to close. Please continue to check the PUHSD website and social media for up to date information.

Ante la pandemia del coronavirus (Covid-19), Perris Union High School District (PUHSD), estará posponiendo TODAS las actividades extracurriculares y eventos de deportes hasta el fin de las vacaciones de Spring Break, 12 de abril de 2020. Lo antes mencionado incluye eventos que se llevarían a cabo en nuestras facultades y también en otros lugares fuera del distrito. PUHSD también estará prohibiendo visitantes en todas nuestras escuelas, incluyendo papas, familiares, y voluntarios. Estas acciones sin precedentes, se están implementando por el bienestar de los estudiantes, empleados, y la comunidad que servimos.

Es nuestra esperanza y nuestra intención proceder con las ceremonias de graduación, eventos de grad nights, proms, y otros eventos, sin embargo no hemos tomado decisiones finales en estos momentos. El personal del distrito está en comunicación con la agencia de Salud Pública del condado de Riverside y otras oficinas del gobierno y estamos tomando decisiones basadas en la información que nos han dado. La salud de nuestros estudiantes, empleados, y la comunidad ha sido y seguirá siendo nuestra prioridad principal.

Esto sigue siendo una situación fluida. Con respeto a toda la orientación relacionada con COVID-19, los funcionarios del distrito escolar y de salud pública volverán a revisar el plan de implementación a menudo. En este momento, no hay recomendación de la Oficina de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside para que ninguna escuela o distrito escolar cierre. Favor de continuar revisando el sitio web de PUHSD www.puhsd.org y las redes sociales para obtener información actualizada.

 


March 9, 2020 Message/Update

 

The Novel Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, is causing much anxiety in our community, and we understand these concerns. We would like to reassure you that Perris Union High School District continues to work with the Riverside County Department of Public Health to stay informed and prepared for addressing any concerns regarding the spread of disease in our schools. 

 

While the immediate risk to the general public in Riverside County is low, the District has canceled upcoming open houses, pep rallies, school dances, large scale gatherings and all non-essential field trips. This is being done out of an abundance of caution to limit possible community transmission of COVID-19.

 

We encourage you to prevent the spread of germs by following the health guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Here is a three-minute video from the CDC about proper handwashing: https://youtu.be/eZw4Ga3jg3E 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm. 

  • Do not send your child to school if they have a temperature of 100°F or higher. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without having taken fever-reducing medication (i.e. Advil, Tylenol, Motrin, etc.)

 

Please note, the California Department of Public Health does not recommend the use of facemasks for general prevention and advises that handwashing provides better protection from

infectious diseases. Masks are advised for people who have the flu and could potentially prevent the spread of germs. If you are concerned about any symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider for care and treatment.

 

The District will continue to provide you with new information when it is available. If you have specific questions regarding novel coronavirus, please visit www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus or call 2-1-1. You can also call the CDC hotline at 1-800-CDC-INFO.

 


 

The Perris Union High School District is aware of the Coronavirus and we are working with the Riverside County Department of Health to learn about new developments or precautions we may need to take. The health and safety of our students and staff is important, and we would like to provide our students, parents and staff with the following information.  

 

As with any virus, you can take a number of steps to protect your health and those around you.  These everyday habits can help prevent the spread of viruses.

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • If you need to cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue and throw the tissue away immediately. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

  • Students who have fevers and coughs or any other flu-like symptoms should stay home until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without medication

 

If you have traveled recently to Wuhan, China, or have been in close contact with a person with or suspected to have the Novel Coronavirus 2019 and are experiencing signs and symptoms similar to having the flu, please seek medical attention immediately.

For more information on the Novel Coronavirus 2019 visit:

 

The County of Riverside Emergency Management Department (EMD) has also established a public call center to support efforts with community information-sharing: (951) 358-5134. 





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