Back to School: San Diego Unified Leaders and Teachers Union Announce 2020-21 Online Learning Plan


Designed with input from teachers, parents and students, the Online Learning Plan is designed to resemble Traditional Classroom instruction.

In a news release dated July 30, 2020, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) announced that San Diego Unified will open the school year August 31 with the new online education initiative for students that is as close as possible to a pre-COVID classroom experience, including:

  • A six-hour school day with customized learning experiences for each K-12 student
  • All students will have daily, live interaction with their teachers via video conferencing
  • Custom learning experiences will based on student needs and will include daily live, online instruction (up to three hours), independent learning (at least two hours), working with other students in small groups or participating in educator office hours (at least one hour)
  • All elementary students will receive instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts
  • Students will receive grades to measure their progress

The entire news release is available at

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