As of 3:30 PM on April 3, 2020

Dear Staff, Students, and Community:
North Orange County ROP is following the guidance of Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, to close schools for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. The safety of our students and staff is and will always be our number one priority, and this guidance from state officials is necessary. The ROP will deliver instruction via distance learning for our high school pathway courses, regional courses and adult programs for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We are working with our regulatory agencies to determine how to deliver clinical internships and will keep our students updated as we receive guidelines.


Over the past few weeks, I have been incredibly proud of our staff and teachers who have responded to this crisis by transitioning to distance learning and a remote work environment, however, I cannot image the impact this has had on our students. Springtime on high school campuses means that the year is winding down, seniors are preparing for their next journey in life, juniors are excited to become seniors, spring sports teams are entering playoffs, Career Technical Student Organizations(CTSOs) are preparing for State and International Leadership conferences, students are studying for certification exams and AP testing. Students are excited for extracurricular events, their prom, student recognitions; all of which are changed because of social distancing.


I can’t help but reflect on this time and how the class of 2020 across the country will forever be changed by COVID-19. I know the class of 2020 and all students are hopeful that there will be goodness out of the darkness. As we finish the 2019-2020 school year, let us remember these words: grace, empathy, collegiality and hope. We will give our students, staff, and community grace during this time. Let us be courteous to one another and spread goodwill. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. We will continue to be mindful of our students who will be finishing the school year without participating in celebratory events, work-based learning opportunities, and extracurricular activities. Empathize with students when they need it, this is a difficult time for them. Collegiality is the companionship and cooperation between colleagues who share responsibility. We are in this together and need to rely on one other to get through. Reach out to a colleague who may need your assistance; take the time to help one another navigate this situation; most importantly, be student-centered. Lastly, hope. Hope is grounds for believing that something good may happen. I believe we will persevere and come through this stronger because of our students and staff. Our students are innovative and compassionate. Our staff is professional, dedicated, and caring. As our students finish the 2019-2020 school year through distance learning, offer them grace, be empathetic and collegial, and give them hope.


All NOCROP staff members will continue to work remotely during their normal duty hours. Keep in mind that there may be essential functions or services which may require an employee to work part or all of their duty day on site. The North Orange County ROP team will continue to share new updates surrounding school and office closures through emails, text messages, our website, social media, and/or phone calls.
Thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Stay safe and be well,

Terri


As of 9:30 am on March 26, 2020

North Orange County ROP Education Center offices will be closed to the public through Friday, April 3. For adult registration or general questions, please call 714-502-5800.


As of 4:30 pm on March 23, 2020

We continue to work with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA), the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), Orange County K-12 school districts and ROCPs regarding COVID-19. Beginning Monday, March 30 through April 17, instruction will continue through distance learning (on-line) our Adult Career Education Programs. Please see memo 3/23/20 Adult Instructors and Students (PDF).


As of 7:30 am on March 16, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, the North Orange County ROP Education Center offices will be closed to the public Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.  However, as this situation is rapidly changing, we will keep you informed.  For adult registration or general questions, please call 714-502-5800.


As of 6:00 pm on March 13, 2020

North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (NOCROP) Staff, Students, and Community:

Out of an abundance of caution, NOCROP has taken action to temporarily close all regional classes, adult classes, ROP-operated preschools, and participation in Community Classroom (CC) work-based learning, clinical rotations, and internships/externships. For detailed information on the program for which you are inquiring, please click on the appropriate link below:

3/12/2020 Students, Staff, and Community
3/13/2020 Adult Instructors and Students
3/13/2020 Community Classroom Instructors and Students
3/13/2020 Nurse Assistant Training Program Instructors and Students
3/13/2020 Regional Course Instructors and Students
3/13/2020 Upcoming Adult Courses
3/13/2020 Vocational Nursing Instructors and Students

We plan to resume classes according to the districts we serve.  If you are inquiring about information for one of our five partner districts, click below:

Anaheim Union High School District
Brea Olinda Unified School District
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
Los Alamitos Unified School District
Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District

During this time, NOCROP will work with our partner districts to monitor circumstances around coronavirus (COVID-19).  The situation is rapidly shifting, and we are committed to keeping you informed about our actions and any changes.  Please check this website frequently as it will be updated when new information is provided.

 

Sincerely,

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Dr. Terri Giamarino

 

Additional Resources:
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA)
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)