Update for Big Valley Schools

Big Valley Schools to remain closed until April 20, 2020



Lassen County Public Schools to Close



As many of you may already be aware, the Lassen County Superintendents and Charter School Administrators have been meeting and have made the difficult decision to close all schools, including charters, beginning Thursday, March 19, through Monday, April 13, 2020.  Educational leaders will continue to communicate daily, and each school district and charter school will notify their parent communities and will continue to communicate directly with families and staff with updates.


Since there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lassen County at this time, our decision to close on Thursday instead of immediately is to allow parents the opportunity to make arrangements for their individual needs.  We understand that some parents may opt to keep their children at home the next two days and respect those decisions.


“The Superintendents and Charter School Administrators did not take this decision lightly and recognize that this may cause a hardship for some families.  School leaders across the state and nation are faced with this very difficult decision,” stated Patty Gunderson, Lassen County Superintendent of Schools.


Please understand this situation is constantly evolving.  Please support and follow direction from school administrators regarding measures they are taking to keep all students and staff healthy and safe. 


We will continue to update our community as more information is available.


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