Dear Cypress Community,

Cypress staff are making preparations to offer limited, small group in-person opportunities.  We are excited and anxious to begin, and want to make sure we have accounted for everything. Our team has provided training to staff on the proper cleaning, distancing, hand washing and face covering protocols to support our students in a safe environment.  I am humbled by the dedication of the entire Cypress team.  

We will be starting with outings to outdoor environments and then begin to allow students interested to return to campus.  The majority of school time will continue to be provided through distance learning.  We are allowed to invite a maximum of 25% of our students on-site and cohorts need to be stable and prohibited from intermingling.  In the strictest interpretation of the state guidance released last week, cohorts will consist of no more than 2 staff meaning the maximum size based on our staffing ratios would be 4 students and some cohorts as few as 2 students.  This limitation in staffing changes our initial plan which kept the total members included in a cohort low but was made up of less students and more staff. 

We are reassigning our groups to address this change, which does limit exposure to fewer people, however we need to ensure students and staff have the behavior support to be safe as well.  We are also taking into account staff availability which may be limited since those with children must secure child care to participate.  This may be more detail than you need, but I would like to offer an explanation of the many limitations involved to put this into motion.  It is a complicated puzzle and we appreciate your patience while we work out all the kinks.  We will be sending more detailed information out soon to spell out the new procedures with health-screenings, temperature checks, face coverings and other information.    

Our first outings will include students currently participating in our ABA program.  Those that have expressed interest in adding that service will be included once we have approval from insurance or the regional center.  As we prepare for this holiday weekend, I want to implore everyone to celebrate safely.  The more diligently we refuse to allow this virus to spread, the sooner we can get to be together again.

Sincerely,

Nate Yates

Director of Educational and Behavioral Services

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Cypress School provides Autism and Behavioral Services for students with autism and
other developmental disabilities. We are encouraging applicants that are positive,
creative and artistic. We engage in physical and community based activities daily.
Preference is given to applicants with a BA and/or experience with students with
autism and similar disabilities. Benefits are available for full time employees.

We are hiring a full time Teacher Aide/Transportation Aide (7:30-3:30) immediately.
You get paid to commute in our vehicles! We pick up students in Marin, Sonoma,
Contra Costa and Alameda County areas, drive them to our school located in
Petaluma, work at the school with the students and then drive the students back
home daily in our school vans. We are a year round program with 230 days per year-
15 paid days off. Must have clear driving record, clean criminal record (fingerprint
clearance required), and must be 18 years and older.

Services that are provided by Teacher Aides include teaching functional academics,
independent living, communication, recreation/leisure, vocational work training and
sensory regulation skills. This job has been a stepping stone for current and previous
Cypress staff to careers in teaching, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy,
Counseling, Social Work and Adaptive Technology and Assistive Communication
.
Please visit our website to learn more. www.cypress-school.org or www.ucpnb.org
or check out Cypress Shorts on YouTube.

Please contact Deepak Timsina at dtimsina@ucpnb.org
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Cypress School provides Autism and Behavioral Services for students with autism and
other developmental disabilities. We are encouraging applicants that are positive,
creative and artistic. We engage in physical and community based activities daily.
Preference is given to applicants with a BA and/or experience with students with
autism and similar disabilities. Benefits are available for full time employees.

We are hiring a full time Teacher Aide/Afterschool Aide (9-5:30) This opportunity
combines two job Teacher Aide from 9-230pm and After School Aide from 230-
530pm. We are a year round program with 230 days per year- 15 paid days off. Must
have clear driving record, clean criminal record (fingerprint clearance required), and
must be 18 years and older.

Services that are provided by Teacher Aides/Afterschool Aides include teaching
functional academics, independent living, communication, recreation/leisure,
vocational work training and sensory regulation skills. This job has been a stepping
stone for Cypress staff to careers in teaching, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy,
Counseling, Social Work and Adaptive Technology and Assistive Communication.
Please visit our website to learn more. www.cypress-school.org or www.ucpnb.org
or check out Cypress Shorts on YouTube.
Please contact Deepak Timsina at dtimsina@ucpnb.org,
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