In light of recent state and county developments and announcements (Governor Newsom, State Superintendent Thurmond, and OC/LAC Superintendents) regarding school programs, and to remain in alignment with the announcements of the majority of our contracting LEA's (school districts), HBIC's school program (The Cleta Harder Developmental School) will remain a CLOSED CAMPUS - Distance Learning program through to the end of the calendared (regular) school year of JUNE 19th.
Please be aware of the following:
(Distance) Learning Continues
Spring Break (4/13-17) Remains - There will be NO LEARNING during this break
Memorial Day (5/25) Remains - There will be NO LEARNING on this day
HBIC's Adult Day Program (ADP), previously scheduled to return on APRIL 19, will now remain a CLOSED CAMPUS until the end of April (APRIL 30). This date is subject to change.
These decisions are not made lightly, and take into consideration ALL ASPECTS of programs; however, our top priority is the health & safety of our students, clients, staff, and families.
***THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
We strongly encourage families to remain updated on their local school districts, regional centers, and community services for additional information and needed resources. If anyone needs help finding this information, please reach out to your Teacher, Program Supervisor, or Program Director for guidance.
Again, we are very aware of the undue stresses this puts on our families, staff, and constituents. Please remind yourselves, this is for the absolute HEALTH & SAFETY of all of our families and communities.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS!
From the Director...
Like many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our communities. For HBIC, that means understanding how it affects our employees, our students, and our clients, and then making the necessary adjustments to our daily operations. The information and guidance we are following comes directly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Orange County Department of Education. We are monitoring each of these institutions daily.
The health and well-being of our staff and program participants is our top priority. While additional precautionary measures are being taken, the following actions must be followed and adhered to by everyone for protection against the virus:
WASH HANDS WITH SOAP & WATER
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Do not touch eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
If you are sick, STAY HOME
If your child is sick, KEEP THEM HOME
Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow; wash hands afterwards
Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
HBIC will be strictly enforcing our ILLNESS & INJURIES policy as outlined in the Parent/Guardian Handbook. If your child is sick or presents symptoms, be prepared for them to NOT ATTEND PROGRAM. If they present symptoms after arriving to program, you will be contacted and expected to pick your child up immediately. We understand that this can be an inconvenience, but again, the health & safety of all our staff, students, and clients is our primary concern.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. As we receive pertinent information, we will share it with you.
Jason E. Cecil, MA