Communicating with Staff During School Closure

  • To curb the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the State’s “Stay Home” and Los Angeles County “Safer at Home” public health orders, the Duarte Unified School District will adhere to all “social distancing” directives.  For this reason, the District Office will be closed to the public beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020.

    As essential service providers, district and school staff will continue to work remotely, except for identified employees needed to provide on-site support. All employees over 65 years of age and/or with underlying health conditions will only work remotely. Staff will not report to work on-site if feeling sick and will notify their supervisor. If you need to reach a member of our team, refer to the contact information below. For general information requests, please check our website at www.duarteusd.org, email communications@duarteusd.org or call (626) 599-5019. 

    Contacting Teachers, Principals and School Staff 

    Our teachers, principals, and school staff are committed to supporting your child’s learning. They will be working remotely and available during school hours to respond to student and parent questions. The best way to contact any staff member is through email. Click on the links below for our staff, school, and principal directories. 

    All Staff Directory 

    School Site Directory

    Principals and Support Staff Directory 

    Contacting District Department Staff

    Business Services:

    The Business Services Department will continue to process payroll, accounts payable, and develop budgets. Leave message via phone (626) 599-5025 or email to greyes@duarteusd.org

    Educational Services:

    The Educational Services Department will continue to support distance learning and student academic needs. Leave message via phone (626) 599-5011 or email to nHillman@duarteusd.org

    Facilities Services:

    The Facilities Department will continue to provide deep cleaning of school and district sites as needed and complete essential work orders. Leave a message via phone (626) 599-5053 or (626) 599-5040 or email to sarteaga@duarteusd.org.

    Food Services:

    The Food Services Department will continue to offer “Grab-n-Go” breakfast and lunch meals for all children 18 and under Monday-Friday from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at three campuses. Leave a message via phone (626) 599-5022.

    Health Services:

    The Health Services Department will continue to monitor the COVID-19 developments. Leave message via phone (626) 599-5222 or email to ldowd@duarteusd.org

    Personnel Services:

    The Personnel Services Department will only post job opportunities online and accept online applications. Employees can leave messages via phone (626) 599-5001 or email to rcrosby@duarteusd.org

    Student Services:

    The Student Services Department will continue providing enrollment, permit, and student support services through online submissions. Leave a message via email to idtpermit@duarteusd.org

    Special Education Services:

    The Special Education Department will continue to support students and families. Leave message via phone (626) 599-5006 or email to jruiz@duarteusd.org

    Technology Services:

    Parents and students needing technical assistance and/or account login information will be asked to email their school's technology team. These emails will be active by March 23, 2020.

    Andres Duarte Arts Academy: ADtechsupport@duarteusd.org

    Beardslee Academy: BDtechsupport@duarteusd.org 

    Maxwell Academy: MXtechsupport@duarteusd.org 

    Royal Oaks STEAM Academy: ROtechsupport@duarteusd.org 

    Valley View Academy: VVtechsupport@duarteusd.org 

    M.I.T. High School: MITtechsupport@duarteusd.org 

    Duarte High School: DHStechsupport@duarteusd.org

    DUSD Social Media Directory

    We have also put together a DUSD social media directory of all the official sites operated by our district, schools, and staff for your convenience that can be viewed here.

    Public Health Guidance and Trusted Sources

    We are working closely with our public authorities and health agencies to keep our community updated on all related developments. Find messages and resources on our dedicated COVID-19 webpage. Other trusted public health sources for information are listed below.

    LA County Department of Education

    https://www.lacoe.edu/Home/Health-and-Safety/Coronavirus-Resources

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

    California Department of Public Health

    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Fnovel-coronavirus-2019.html

    World Health Organization

    https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus