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El Monte Union High School District to Continue Distance Learning Through June 3, 2021

Dear EMUHSD Family, 

With cases of COVID-19 keeping Los Angeles County and the cities of El Monte, South El Monte and Rosemead in Tier 1 (Purple/Widespread), El Monte Union High School District has decided to continue Distance Learning through June 3, 2021. 

The decision by the El Monte Union Board of Trustees reflects our commitment to the health and safety of our community. With that in mind, we also remain committed to meeting our community’s other needs while distance learning continues. 

Free meals, social/emotional support, mental health resources, tech support and tutoring are all crucial to the success of our students, and while we do have supports in place, it will be the continued goal of EMUHSD to refine, perfect and improve these services. 

L.A. County has reported an average of 5,641 new cases per day, a 54% decrease from two weeks ago. Over the same period, there have been 209 deaths per day, and while the number of hospitalizations is decreasing,Los Angeles Countyremains in the Purple/Widespread tier. More data about COVID-19 cases can be found on the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website. 

For now, no high schools in areas of L.A. County in Tier 1 may open for in-person instruction. New daily case rates would have to fall to a lower level of less than 7 a day per 100,000 residents to allow high schools to reopen, when the County reaches Tier 2 (Red/Substantial), all schools will have the opportunity to reopen. 

For more information regarding safety protocols for reopening transitional kindergarten through sixth grade, visit the State of California Safe Schools for All Information Hub. 

 EMUHSD recognizes the challenges that come with distance learning. Our plan for the spring semester includes: 

  • Reviewing our current distance learning schedule to address student needs 
  • Prioritizing in-school support services for student groups including:
    • Students with disabilities (IEPs)
    • English language learners
    • Other prioritized groups

Looking ahead, our District is also developing a plan for a robust summer school program, which will address learning loss and offer extra-curricular programs and support services for students and families. 

On behalf of the El Monte Union High School District Board of Trustees, thank you for your continued support, patience and partnership. We are truly in this together for our students, and we will continue to provide support however we can, to ensure that our scholars are healthy, well and continue receiving a rigorous and well-rounded education that prepares them for a bright future. 


Dr. Edward A. Zuniga



Posted 2/5/2021