Rescue Union School District

Educating for the Future, Together

In collaboration and concurrence with all El Dorado County schools and the El Dorado County Office of Education, we will be closing all Rescue Union School District schools and suspending all extracurricular activities through April 12th, the end of our regularly scheduled Spring Break.
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March 23, 2020
Dear RUSD Families,
Today marks the beginning of the second week of school closure. We know you join us in hoping it ends soon. We want you to know that it is our goal to have students in school just as soon as it is safe to do so. However, while we are closed, we want to remind you that your children have the opportunity to complete the learning activities marked for week 2. Although it is optional and your child will not be penalized if they cannot complete the work, we highly recommend that your child do what they can to complete it so they remain on a schedule and remain focused on school.
We also want to give you information about our next steps for student learning opportunities:
  1. This week is week 2 of the original learning activity packets.
  2. Last week and this week principals are conducting virtual meetings with their teachers to create lesson schedules, lesson plans, and details about what their site’s learning delivery models will look like. Sites are also developing guidelines for how much work to create for students, as we do not want to over burden students or parents.
  3. This week teachers are creating lesson plans for delivery online (Zoom or Google Classroom) and also paper/pencil versions for those without access to internet.
  4. Last week and this week teachers are reaching out to each family to check on how things are going and to ask a series of questions related device and internet access.
  5. Although students are not required to complete any work provided, we strongly encourage students to complete it and teachers will assess the work and provide feedback.
  6. The week of March 30 – April 3 will be the first week we are expecting teachers to test their online delivery plans. Students will be invited to participate.
  7. Spring break is April 6-10.
  8. Should we still be closed after spring break, we will fully implement our distance learning and more specific, focused paper/pencil learning options beginning April 13.
We thank you for your patience. It cannot be easy to deal with your own jobs, family, childcare, and now working closely with your child as they do school work. Our hearts go out to you. We are here for you if you need suggestions or help. Please reach out to your site principal or teacher. You may also contact me at
Cheryl Olson, Superintendent
The Rescue Union School District Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to pick up meals for the children in their family during our school closures at three locations. To ensure the nutritional well-being of our students while at home or under other care, our district will be distributing FREE breakfast and lunch bagged meals every day, Monday-Friday during the school closure, starting Monday, March 16, for any child 18 years of age or younger to take home. No paperwork is required. This will be a drive up or walk up service, where we will hand you the meals for each child that is in your vehicle, or care. This is a pickup service only, and no meals will be consumed on site.
We will provide these free breakfast and lunch bagged meals at the following locations:
  • Pleasant Grove Middle School 2540 Green Valley Road - Look for the pop-up awning in the bus loop area Meals will be available between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.
  • Green Valley Elementary School outside the Office building at 2380 Bass Lake Road from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
  • Knolls at Green Valley Apartments, on the corner of Cambridge Road and Cimarron Road – we will have a vehicle with lunches available from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Families may walk or drive up to receive their meals at these locations and take the meals home to eat. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site and utilizing social distancing once meals have been distributed.