Welcome back to the spring semester! As we embark on our journey into 2021, I wish you and your families a Happy New Year and hope that you enjoy it in good health. This month, Guild members will be joining with colleagues virtually at all our campuses to honor Black History Month and to welcome the Lunar New Year.

The Guild has been engaged in efforts to develop acceptable standards for returning to campus. Our mantra continues to be: Testing, Tracing, Appropriate PPE, Ventilation and Vaccinations – prerequisites for in-person teaching. Although guidelines keep changing daily, we are monitoring the County Department of Health Services’ website to know when it’s our turn to get vaccinations so that we can move forward with discussions with the District about returning to classrooms – but only when it’s safe to do so.