Message from Clem Lee
ABLE’s target date for reopening is postponed until further notice. The surge in new cases, the severe shortage of ICU beds, and San Joaquin County’s continued ranking in the purple tier indicating continued widespread infection per the Governor’s blueprint have made reopening on schedule an impossibility.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 statistics in San Joaquin County, to confer with health and education officials, and to plan for a safe reopening; and we will make a formal announcement after winter break regarding ABLE’s reopening date.
January 8, 2021
Greetings, ABLE Families, and Happy 2021!
The new year did not bring us the conditions we wanted that would allow us to reopen with an in-person learning option as we would have liked.
But the presence now of a vaccine at least has brought hope for a return to normalcy – light at the end of the tunnel, if you will.
Notes for the New Year:
Meal kit pickup resumes on the regular schedule, the same schedule as before winter break.
Monday, January 18, is a national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School will not be in session and the campus will be completely closed. All operations resume as usual on Tuesday, January 19.
The second semester officially begins on Thursday, January 28. Student schedules for the second semester will not reflect an in-person learning option at that time. When we reopen with an in-person option, schedules will be changed as needed at that time. We prefer to postpone the challenges associated with changing schedules until we must do it.
Continue refer to our website for all things ABLE including updates to reopening plans.
If you have not done so, please respond to our survey regarding your family’s choice for in-person or distance learning once we can reopen.
The health and safety of our students, families, staff, and community remains ABLE’s paramount concern.
Please be healthy and safe.
Contact ABLE if we may be of any assistance whatsoever!
ABLE Charter Schools
ABLE continues to plan for the return to in-person instruction, but most changes are on hold
until we have a new target date for reopening.
under development/on hold Finalize changes to teaching assignments to accommodate the plan
and inform faculty.
under development/on hold Master schedule and student schedules are revised to reflect
January 8 The Superintendent will make a formal announcement
under development/on hold Make necessary adjustments to student and teacher schedules.
under development/on hold Determine the appropriate window for requiring all ABLE staff to
be tested for COVID-19 in readiness for in-person student contact and determine intervals for regular employee testing through the end of the school year.
under development/on hold Schedule a non-student contact day for teachers and administrators
to internalize the plan and prepare for implementation.
postponed indefinitely ABLE reopens pending state and county permission.