Back to School - Distance Learning - Oct2nd

Board of Trustees Approve Sweetwater District 2020-21 Re-Opening Plan

The 2020-2021 school year will look different from previous years for Sweetwater District students, families and staff, but the quality of teaching and learning remains the same. First in San Diego County to begin school with full-time distance learning on August 3rd through October 2nd, Sweetwater District Board of Trustees recently approved the districts re-opening plan.

The re-opening plan fully details the steps the district has taken to ensure every student has the ability to successfully learn from home. Students are scheduled to pick-up technology devices beginning this Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, July 31st.

The district has also developed online tools that will provide resources for district staff such as teachers, counselors, and parents in addition to providing trainings on student social and emotional needs.

The newest component to the distance learning shift is the districts Independent Study program, Launch Academy. The program is a blended learning approach designed for students and families who desire a flexible educational program. It is available to any 7th through 12th grade student whose desire is to primarily shift to online learning. In addition to online learning, Launch Academy will also eventually include Athletics, Visual and performing Arts, and STEAM.

Included in the plan, the graduating class of 2021 will not be required to fulfill 30 hours of community service due to current public health orders issued by the Governor of California.

For more information and to view the full draft of the districts re-opening plan, please visit