March 17, 2020 Statement from South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) Superintendent Geoff Yantz
As we all readjust our lives to address the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) will continue to provide regular updates to our families about the changes taking place within our schools. We are facing unchartered territory, but we are not alone, as districts all around us are making changes and creating a new normal.
One big change that SPUSD faces is the need to be incredibly flexible in creating and implementing plans and programs that greatly affect our community and our students. All our teams have pulled together in the past few weeks to help manage this crisis, develop innovative strategies, and communicate with our families.
At SPUSD, we are extremely lucky because we are supported by a strong Board of Education as well as administrators and educators who are professional, smart, and continue to shine even when faced with the unknown. The teamwork and effort that our faculty and staff put forth every day keeps us focused on our goal: helping students reach their full potential despite the circumstances.
We strive to be nimble and patient, and to follow guidelines from the local public health departments and the California Department of Education. We appreciate our community’s support as we creatively problem-solve ways to further educate all of our students should the outbreak restrictions continue for an extended period of time.