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2020-2021 School Year Plans

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The first day of school is August 26, 2020*. After much consideration of allowable options, the El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) will offer two educational options for students and families in the fall of 2020 that will meet the required social distancing and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) health order directives. Families wishing to choose Full Distance Learning were asked to opt in for the fall semester by July 30, 2020.

*Please note that as a result of Governor Newsom’s order on 7/17/20 the Hybrid Learning option will begin fully online and will gradually phase into the hybrid blended learning model as it is deemed safe to return to school.



Start of School Informational Emails:


Center Street School - 8/21/20


Richmond Street School Welcome Letter

Butterfly Bulletin - 8/24/20


El Segundo Middle School - 8/21/20

          Sample Live Lessons for Distance Learning Video

          Altitude Student Tutorial Video

          Altitude Parent Tutorial Video

           ESHS Update 8/20/20
Distance Learning Model Descriptions:

Hybrid Learning Option

Option 1: Hybrid Learning Grades TK-12 - Students attend school two days per week (either T/Th or W/Fri) and participate in remote instruction three days per week. This option allows for half of the students to attend school in person at a time to comply with social distancing and other health protocols. Standardized Learning platforms include Seesaw (Grades TK-2), Altitude Learning (Grades 3-8) or Schoology (Grades 9-12) have been added to enhance and streamline programs; teachers are receiving training on the new platforms this summer and parents will be given instructions and support in the fall. The three days of remote learning will include teacher check-ins daily. Following consultation with the reopening committee, elementary and secondary hybrid remote learning elements will be forthcoming. 

Seesaw (Grades TK-2)

Altitude Learning (Grades 3-8)

Schoology (Grades 9-12)


Full Distance Learning Option

Option 2: Full Distance Learning - Students participate in remote learning five days per week with no in-person contact with the teacher. 

For Distance Learning Grades TK-5, the curriculum will align with the units taught at Richmond and Center Street Schools and will include some form of daily video conferencing whether in whole group, small group, or individual check-ins. Teachers will meet with each grade level or group daily to promote a sense of community and incorporate social emotional learning activities. Standardized Learning platforms include Seesaw (Grades TK-2) or the Altitude Learning (Grades 3-5). Teachers are receiving additional training in this area.

For Distance Learning Grades 6-12, students will be assigned to an ESUSD teacher and use the Arizona State University Prep Digital (ASUPD) curriculum. Teachers are being trained in the curriculum and appropriate learning platform. More information can be found here.  ASUPD is a highly engaging and research-based online program that meets A-G requirements (which is important for high school students). Most work is online, but teachers will conduct daily check-ins with students and hold a weekly "live lesson" with students. Students would remain enrolled in their current school, either ESMS or ESHS, but receive education remotely. 

ASU Prep Digital - Grades 6-12

ASUPD ESMS Course List

ASUPD ESHS Course List

Get many of your questions answered via these video sessions with FAQs and descriptions of ESUSD's plans for the 2020-2021 school year.