News & Announcements

Extension of Santa Cruz County School Closure through June 5, 2020

The health and wellness of all students, families, teachers, and staff is the first and foremost priority of all Santa Cruz County Schools. All county Superintendents with the support of Public Health Officer, Dr. Gail Newel, have collectively decided to extend school closures through the end of the school year. We miss you all. See the attached letter for further information. Please accept a digital hand shake, high five or hug (or all three) as we continue to partner to support our students during this moment in time.
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Santa Cruz County School Closure Extended to May 5, 2020

All Santa Cruz County school Superintendents in mutual agreement with Santa Cruz County’s Public Health Officer feel it is appropriate and necessary to extend the period of school closures through May 5th, 2020 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible. The safety, health, and wellbeing of students, school personnel, and the community are the highest priorities of all
schools and districts. Please se the attached document for other important details and information.
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March 23 Community Letter: Distance Learning Underway

We are committed to maintaining our students’ educational needs in the forefront of our efforts. As you have questions, our teachers and I are available for check-ins and welcome feedback on how the work is going at home. Please see the attached letter for further information and availability of school library books.
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Update on Services Through School Closures, 3.20.20

School Districts and the County Office of Education continue to work together to provide our students and families with essential services throughout school closures due to COVID-19. Though our county’s school districts vary in size and resources, we are equally committed to the success and wellness of our students, and are sharing expertise and resources between districts whenever possible. Please see the attached letter for important information.
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Materials Pick Up Instructions

I hope that this email finds you well. As I previously shared, this week our teachers have been working hard to learn about and prepare for the shift from face-to-face learning to distance learning. Today (Friday), our teachers will be notifying parents/guardians whether materials pick up is necessary. Not every class will require materials pick up, so please check the email from your teacher before coming to school.
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Community Resources During School Closures

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) recognizes the impact school closures will have on families. Pease work with your child’s district regarding academic instruction practices as well as services to families receiving free and reduced lunch. We understand that many families will need to seek social services in our community amongst this public health crisis. This is a dynamic situation where information and circumstances can evolve quickly. Please see the attached article for further information.
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Community Update on Preparations for Distance Learning

During the week of March 13, our teachers took the proactive initiative to provide some learning activities for this week (March 16-20). As you are already aware, school will remain closed through April 10. This week, our teachers are engaged in learning, designing and developing distance learning for our students during the current school closure. Please see the attached letter for more information.
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All Santa Cruz County School Closure March 16-20

The safety and wellness of students, families, and school personnel are the highest priorities of all Santa Cruz County schools and districts. In advance of more COVID-19 cases that are anticipated to follow, School District Superintendents and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education have decided in concurrence with the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency to close all public Santa Cruz County schools for the week of March 16-20.
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