News & Announcements

Fire Support

I am writing this message while some staff have received orders for evacuation from their homes because of fires that are spreading in our community. Many students, staff and families are spending time preparing to evacuate as a result of the fires in our immediate area.
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Santa Cruz County has been Removed From the State Monitoring List

Today we learned that on August 17th Santa Cruz County was removed from the California County COVID-19 Monitoring List. If Santa Cruz County is able to remain off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days, there is a possibility we could consider plans to transition to in-person instruction per California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance. However, there are a number of questions and barriers remain at this time before Santa Cruz County Schools could safely and effectively re-open.
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Distance Learning Plans Resume Tuesday, August 18

I hope you are all safe and comfortable. This weekend’s storm and the heat wave have combined to create power outages and fires in our school community and beyond. All of the staff at Bonny Doon School recognize the challenge this represents. Distance learning will resume tomorrow morning at the scheduled times for those students able to participate. For those families without power/internet, students will not be penalized for missing class meetings and work they were unable to complete due to the power and/or internet outage. We advise those families without internet access to continue reading, journal writing, practicing math facts and site words, low-impact PE, as well as any activities your teacher may have provided. We will provide an update tomorrow morning.
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August 4, 2020 Town Hall Recording and Slides

Please view the recording of last night's Town Hall Meeting. As we prepare to open on August 12 with distance learning only due to the pandemic, we will continue to make our plans available. We will continue to share information via email and our web page. To view the slides without narration: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10RUeFrM83UF37_Ld1HQ-PGx6VR4D6SO9/view?usp=sharing
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Welcome to the 20-21 School Year

We are excited for the first day of school, Wednesday, August 12. Like our families, we have been eager for the clarity about what the opening of school might look like, and with the clarity comes the excitement. Please see the attached letter with important information.
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Elementary School Waiver Information

While the waiver application process is being developed, waiver applications will not be available until our county’s testing capacity is robust enough to respond to confirmed COVID-19 cases if they arise in schools that have reopened with a waiver.
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July 21 Town Hall Recording

Please view the recording of last night's Town Hall Meeting. As we prepare to open on August 12 with distance learning only due to the pandemic, we will continue to make our plans available. We will continue to share information via email and our web page.
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All SC County Schools Required to Offer Distance Learning for Fall 2020-2021

Dear Families,
While we released our criteria for possible school closure on Wednesday of last week and our draft plan to reopen schools on Friday afternoon, we are sharing an important update. On Friday afternoon, the state released updated guidance for school reopening. Please see the attached joint communication from all SC County school districts announcing the required return to distance learning for the fall.
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Draft Reopening Plan

Attached is our draft school reopening plan. The reopening plan attempts to balance health, safety, academic programming, science, and resource allocations with the fact that a degree of uncertainty and concern will accompany any reopening efforts for schools.
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