Dear Galt Community Members,

The Galt Joint Union High School District is very excited to welcome students back onto our campuses starting March 18 in a hybrid model and, hopefully, we will be able to bring students back four days a week, after Spring Break. To make sure that we are successful in these efforts, we need your help.

Our greatest concern with reopening is the increased likelihood for COVID outbreaks among staff and students. If the number of cases or exposures is too large, we may have to shut down classes or schools for a period of time. To avoid this, we must minimize positive cases in our schools.

I know we are all exhausted by the restrictions and mandates placed upon us over the past year, and the nice weather and the upcoming break seems like a great opportunity to get out and spend time with our friends and family. However, to get our students safely back on campus and keep them there, we all need to do what we can to prevent the spread of the virus and return our schools and communities to some semblance of “normal”.

Therefore, I am asking the community members of Galt to please continue to adhere to the following guidance to reduce the risk of COVID transmission during the upcoming weeks (including Spring Break):

• Avoid large gatherings

• Wear a mask when around others

• Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times

• Wash or sanitize hands frequently

• If you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, stay home

• Avoid travel outside of California

• Get vaccinated

I have been proud to work in the Galt community over the past 15 years, because we have always made the youth of this community a priority and pulled together to do what is best for them. I know that we will do it again.

For more information about our plan to reopen our schools, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/n94c7tdh.

Sean Duncan

Interim Superintendent

Galt Joint Union High School District