UCP of the North Bay
Cypress School Update
October 9, 2020
Greetings Cypress Community,
We are pleased to announce we are moving forward with offering in-person instruction opportunities on campus for some students beginning next week. Each student participating will attend one day per week for three hours in stable cohorts of no more than 16 members. We are grateful to our staff, families, and district partners for the support in joining us in this endeavor and the teamwork involved exemplifies the collaborative spirit of this truly exceptional community.
We have spent a very busy week at Cypress, continuing to prepare both campuses and our vehicles to insure we are as ready as we can be to safely welcome our students and staff back.
Staff is reporting to campus in their assigned small groups to prepare the space and practice the new safety protocols we have put in place. I continue to be reminded how fortunate I am to be a member of this team of professionals. You all are amazing. We are excited to invite our students back and thank the districts and parents for putting your trust in us.
We will continue to support the group of students whose families have chosen to continue with distance learning for the time being. Even those that will return do so with the majority of their instruction remaining remote. The success of this new way of teaching and learning is incremental and not always linear in its trajectory. There are days when the lesson doesn’t go as planned or our students require a great deal of support to attend to a task. We appreciate the efforts of our families to make the best of this less than ideal situation.
The key to successful re-entry to in person instruction is heightened communication. Everyone in the Cypress community is inspired to support the transition and eventual expansion to more in person instruction. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Cypress or UCPNB Administration when you have questions or suggestions and we will respond as soon as possible.
Nate Yates, Director of Educational and Behavioral Services