Our previous Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Summit:
A few highlights:
- At least 25% of unvaccinated staff and students will be tested for COVID each week.
- All classrooms will have an air purifier and all HVAC systems will be updated
- Right now, according to Summit’s COVID technical manual and in line with county health guidelines, everyone is required to wear a mask indoors (with specific medical exemptions). You may request masks, including N95s, from Summit.
- Visitors to campus will be limited, and remote alternatives to meetings will be pursued whenever possible.
- Summit will improve ventilation in areas where people eat and drink. We know every campus is different, but whenever possible, encourage your site leadership to have meals outside.
- If the public health guidelines in Contra Costa, San Mateo, or Santa Clara county are different, Summit will adhere to the guidelines that are most robust. This seemed especially important for Expeditions teachers, most of whom work in multiple counties.
- Unite Summit and Summit admin will meet regularly to communicate over COVID safety concerns
A few highlights:
- GLT reduced to 60 minutes, held between 10 and 12 AM Wednesday. We are pleased with Summit agreeing to move GLT on Wednesday to an earlier time during the day. We believe this will greatly increase the quality of life for teachers by reducing their work day length and empower site leaders to organize the schedule in the best way for their faculty.
- Reduction in projects and power focus areas. English, history, Science and Spanish teachers are expected to teach a reduced number of projects, with one PFA per project. Red Team will develop the details of implementing this.
- HCD becomes Student Support Block. This should be used for project/concept unit support for students who need support completing this work.
- Student cameras are not required. In order to strive to be a more equitable school system for all students, we have agreed on new camera norms. Students will no longer be required to turn on their cameras during any part of their day, although we hope they choose to turn on their cameras when it is safe and comfortable to do so to increase engagement. By no longer requiring cameras to be on, we are acknowledging the different socioeconomic realities of students at our schools.
- Teachers will receive a premium PearDeck subscription. This interactive teaching tool will improve classroom communication.