Lompoc, Calif. - The Lompoc Unified School District is offering creative ways to support students as they face distance learning.
The District wants to make sure they are helping students both academically and with their social-emotional health.
For students who cannot attend classes during the day, or may need extra help, the district has hired two bilingual teachers to provide one-on-one or small group assistance.
They are also asking for parent input on how to best structure Saturday School. A survey link was sent to families and posted on social media. Saturday School will be an opportunity for students to have one-on-one or small group help.
To provide for social-emotional health, the district has hired an additional counselor and psychologist to assist students.
For the staff, yoga classes are being offered.
Trevor McDonald, the Lompoc Unified School District Superintendent, said that during the pandemic, student well-being, as well as safety, is critical.
“In-person learning is what is ideal for students and their academic achievement," McDonald said. "However, when having to balance student academic achievement and student safety, safety has to be the priority."
Lompoc is currently in the state's "purple" tier for reopening.