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Hemet Unified School District has made the decision to close schools to students March 16, 2020 through June 19, 2020.

This closure is for precautionary measures, and currently there are no known cases of novel coronavirus in our district. These measures are to help slow the progression of the virus and protect our students, staff, and community.

This closure includes all extra-curricular activities, after school programs, and district-sponsored events during this time.

HUSD understands that school closure affects all families and is committed to addressing the needs of all our students.

Current information and resources will be provided through this page.

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Please explore the enrichment resources on our new site, hemetlearnstogether.org. This website will host online resources and enrichment packets for HUSD students and families.
If you do not have internet access, families can contact Charter Communication at (844) 488-8395 to receive free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days.

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During District closure, Monday, March 16 through Friday, May 29, Nutrition Services will provide meals free of charge to children 18 years of age and under. Meals will be served on Wednesdays at various school locations from 9:00AM-10:30AM (please see the list below). However, if families have students at any of these schools they can visit our other locations. It is a drive-thru/walk-up type of meal service. For those driving, HUSD asks that you stay in your car and bagged meals will be provided for each child present. If you have students at multiple schools, you only need to visit one location.  

 

Children need to be present to get their meals. However we will accommodate families that have children who are medically fragile or unable to reasonably transport due to disabilities. You will need to mention this with the HUSD employee assisting at the school sites. We are also serving individuals actively enrolled in our Special Education Adult Transition program.

 

Meal Distribution Locations

 

Bautista Creek Elementary

Cottonwood TK-8

Fruitvale Elementary

Hamilton TK-8

Hemet Elementary

Idyllwild School

Jacob Wiens Elementary

Ramona Elementary

Whittier Elementary

Winchester Elementary

Dartmouth Middle

Diamond Valley Middle

Hemet High

Tahquitz

West Valley 

 

*Updated 4/14/20

Hello HUSD Families, 

As you may be aware, Hemet Unified released a new website dedicated to educational resources for students. If you have not had the opportunity to view this website, please visit HemetLearnsTogether.org. In the upper right-hand corner there is a tab labeled SpEd/504. This tab will provide resources for our students with IEPs or who have 504 plans.  

Over Spring Break, Hemet Unified has been able to add additional resources to the website for our Special Education students in the following areas:

  • Speech and Language
  • Adaptive Communication and Assistive Technology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Visual Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment
  • Social-Emotional and Behavior 

 

If you do not have access to a device or the internet, families can pick up a printed packet with some of these resources at our meal distribution locations on Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

 

Students with Special Education Services and 504 Plans 
During the school closures from March 16, 2020 through June 19, 2020., no instructional services will be provided to any students. 
 
Below you will find a copy of procedural safeguards which details your rights under the special education laws and contains information regarding whom you may contact with any questions.
 
Once the campus is reopened for students, an individualized determination will be made for each student with an Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan as to whether the student requires compensatory education services. 

HUSD understands the closure of our schools may cause implications with family’s work, please use the link below to access California Labor and Workforce information. 
For other general questions, please visit: 
Riverside County University Health System- Public Health’s Coronavirus webpage.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for schools and school districts can be found at the California Department of Public Health webpage.
 
The following links provide updated information regarding the Novel Coronavirus.
 
 
 

Dear Hemet USD Community,

We are continuously grateful for the patience and support you have displayed, as we have responded and adjusted plans according to county and state guidance to this rapidly changing situation.

The current state of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 may cause anxiety, especially for our students and their families. This difficult time may heighten existing symptoms associated with mental health challenges.

In times where there is uncertainty and a rapidly changing situation, it is critical that as a community we pause academic focuses and concentrate on the physical and emotional health of students, staff, and their families

If you or an immediate family member need professional support in dealing with the anxieties, stress or added mental health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact your mental health provider or use CareSolace, our personalized mental health concierge services available, 24/7 for all Hemet Unified families. CareSolace may be reached at (888) 515-0595 or visit, www.caresolace.com/hemetfamilies.

Additionally, during the COVID-19 outbreak, the following resource may be accessed throughout California: CA Peer-Support Warm Line, 1-855-845-7415.

Finally, if you begin to feel like you are struggling, here are some key steps you may take as recommended by mental health professionals.

  1. Separate what is in your control from what is not. There are things you can do, and it’s helpful to focus on those. Stay healthy! Remember to take measures to maintain your physical wellness and remind others to maintain their health as well. Limit your consumption of news and social media.
  2. Do what helps you feel a sense of safety. This will be different for everyone, and it’s important not to compare yourself to others.
  3. Get outside in nature--even if you are avoiding crowds. When the sun is shining, the dose of vitamin D, fresh air and quality time with family is beneficial. Exercise also helps both your physical and mental health.
  4. Challenge yourself to stay in the present. Perhaps your worry is compounding—you are not only thinking about what is currently happening, but also projecting into the future. When you find yourself worrying about something that hasn’t happened, gently bring yourself back to the present moment. Notice the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensory experiences in your immediate moment and name them. This is one way to help stay grounded when things feel beyond your control.
  5. Stay connected and reach out if you need more support. Talk to trusted friends about what you are feeling. If you are feeling particularly anxious or if you are struggling with your mental health, it’s ok to reach out to a mental health professional for support. You don’t have to be alone with your worry and it can be comforting to share what you are experiencing with those trained to help.

We urge you to please take care of yourself and your family’s physical and mental health during this uncertainty.

Sincerely,

HUSD District Administration and Student Support Services