Clarifications for Student Learning in QuarantineThe information on this web page was developed to help clarify student learning during quarantine and issued on September 10, 2021.
In many areas of the state, the surge of COVID-19 infections linked to the Delta variant has caused disruptions to the start of the school year. While schools continue to be open for in-person instruction, a significant number of students have been subject to quarantine due to exposure or infection. School staff have also been impacted by community spread. This has made maintaining instructional continuity more important than ever; quarantine days should not be missed instructional days.
To support instructional continuity for students in quarantine, a package of statutory amendments intended to clarify and strengthen student learning during quarantine were recently enacted through Assembly Bill (AB) 167 (Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021). AB 167 was approved by the Governor on September 23, 2021. A comprehensive summary update related to Independent Study can be found on the California Department of Education What’s New in Independent Study web page.
Below are links to more information developed to help clarify student learning during quarantine.
Any updates on these topics will be included below as they are available.
- Quarantine Update (Issued 10-Sep-2021)
- Independent Study for 2021–22 (Updated 16-Sep-2021)
- Did You Know: At a Glance: Independent Study, Quarantines, and Staff Shortages (Updated 13-Sep-2021)
Below is a link to a series of frequently asked questions on the Form J-13A requirements as they relate to losses of attendance due to quarantine and COVID-19 school closures.
- Guidance with regard to the Request for Allowance of Attendance Due to Emergency Conditions, Form J-13A requirements and all submissions for the 2021–22 fiscal year.