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This guide will help you understand what the SPUSD Independent Study Distance Learning Program will look like for you and your children, and how they can be successful in this different learning environment.


  • Beginning on Monday, April 6, teachers will provide ISDLP instructions on a weekly basis.
  • Expect the first message from teachers to be communicated to you/your students by 10 a.m. on Monday, April 6. This message (either via email, Google Classroom, Seesaw or Class Dojo) will contain information about what students should work on remotely over the course of the week. 
  • Students in grades 3-12 should check their SPUSD student email account for updates from their teachers on accessing a digital classroom.
  • Parents of students in grades K-2 will receive an email from teachers about accessing the digital classroom.  
  • Every Monday, by 10 a.m., teachers will communicate the week’s learning objectives, assignments, and information. The purpose of the assignments provided will be to help your child’s academic progress during the school closure. Assignments will be due back to the teachers each Friday.
  • Teachers and counselors will provide two hours of digital office hours DAILY in which they will be available for student support.  Teachers and counselors will communicate how they can be reached during their office hours, e.g. by phone, by email. If you contact your teacher or school staff outside of office hours, then you should expect a response within 48 hours. 
  • Special education teachers and service providers will continue to collaborate with general education teachers and communicate with families about services.
  • Please direct any concerns about assignments, course content, delivery of instruction, or the learning environment to your child’s teacher.


  • This infographic outlines the ISDLP.
  • These guidelines for netiquette during this ISDLP are very important for all families to review with their children. Please be aware that recording of teachers and students during the ISDLP is prohibited by law. 
  • This webpage contains resources for parents, including information about social emotional support services for students in need.


  • All of the devices that you currently own and use to access the internet will work with the ISDLP.  To purchase a new device, please review our recommendations here.
  • SPUSD created a tech support call-in line that will go live on April 6. The call-in hours are 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the phone number is 805-285-2526.
  • SPUSD also will offer tech support via email that will go live on April 6. Use the email address listed below depending upon your student’s school:


  • Please wait to contact teachers until you receive instructions from them. Like in-person schooling, teachers of students in grades TK-2 will primarily be communicating with parents, and teachers of students in grades 3-12 will primarily be communicating with students.   
  • Student illness/absence: please contact your teacher if your child is sick so we can take appropriate actions to continue to support his/her learning.
  • Students are expected to regularly connect with each teacher and complete the educational activities provided by the teacher.  These educational activities will be evaluated by the teachers, and the expectation is that students remain fully engaged in order to fulfill California’s compulsory education requirements.