Thomas Paine Returns to all Distance Learning on Tuesday, December 1st

Given the changes in local COVID-19 rates and concerns in the community, GGUSD has established criteria for schools to remain open. The criteria was established to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and ensure everyone’s continued health and safety. Thomas Paine Elementary School did not meet the criteria, and will return to all distance learning, beginning Tuesday, December 1st.


The criteria for schools to remain open are:

1) In-person learning enrollment remains stable and selected by the majority of students (i.e. does not have increasing number of families requesting changes to distance learning- making hybrid untenable);
2) COVID-19 rates remain lower on average than purple within state guidelines; and
3) Positive cases at school remain low within OC HCA guidelines.

Students will remain in current teacher rosters and will be expected to log into ZOOM from home on 12/1/2020 for full time instruction.  Teachers will reach out to students and parents on 11/30 with log-in instructions.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. The school office will remain open, Monday - Friday; from 7:30 - 4:00.

Please contact us if you need any assistance!