News & Announcements

Joint Communication from SC County School Districts: School Implicaons for New California Stay At Home Order

The order would prohibit private gatherings of any size, closes certain sector operaons except for critical infrastructure and retail, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing in all other sectors. However, this order does not impact or modify the state’s prior guidance on school reopening processes. Schools that are offering in-person services will be able to continue to provide them, but schools are not permitted to begin implementaon of hybrid instructional models while our county remains in the Widespread (purple) county risk level in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy monitoring system.

Gratitude for our Resilient Community: Joint Communication from SC County School Districts

We would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude for our community of students, parents, school personnel, and board members. Thank you for your flexibility, patience, and perseverance as we continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Our community’s ability to adapt, change, and support each other in times of crisis is truly remarkable.

Important Announcement About COVID-19

As you know, we have implemented multiple health and safety protocols including cleaning, face covering, and social-distancing measures during COVID-19. We are also committed to informing you of any potential health risks.

We therefore want to notify you that a person associated with our school has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Joint Communication from SC County School Districts: Santa Cruz County Moves to the Widespread (Purple) Tier, School Implications

Governor Newsom has announced that Santa Cruz County is one of many counties to move to the Widespread (Purple) Tier within the California Blueprint for a Safer Economy . This announcement immediately increases restrictions for a range of economic activities, including prohibiting schools from expanding to a hybrid schedule. Santa Cruz County
Districts and Charter Schools are now reviewing the impact of this announcement on our timelines for expansion of in-person instruction.

Conference Week Details & Important Information

Our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are approaching. Each year, these conferences provide an opportunity for parents/guardians and teachers to discuss student progress. Teachers will be sending out instructions for scheduling these meetings on Friday. Due to the pandemic and the fire, this year’s conferences will be necessarily different from prior years.

Town Hall Invitation, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.

Please join the County Superintendent of Schools,
all school district Superintendents, charter school leaders,
and authorities from our local department of public health
for a community Town Hall discussion about school plans
to expand in-person services on Monday, Nov 2 at 5 p.m. You may join the zoom webinar at https://santacruzcoe-org.zoom.us/85393550668
or stream the event live from our youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/santacruzcoe/live

Another Likely Public Safety Power Shutoff, Oct. 25-27

PG&E has once again announced a likely Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) for Sunday, Oct. 25, lasting until Tuesday, Oct. 27. Since the last announcement, we have taken steps to ensure the continuity of our instructional program. Class meetings and Monday's pick-up parade will continue as scheduled.

Likely Public Safety Power Shutoff, Oct. 14-16

Thursday is a school day, and attendance will be verified through student work completion for the day since student access to class meetings may be impacted.

There is no school Friday, October 16 as it is a scheduled Staff
Development Day.

Joint Communication from SC County School Districts: Increase in COVID-19 Cases COVID-19 and Testing Partnership with Stanford Medicine for Surveillance Testing

We have recently been notified by our local health authorities that COVID-19 cases are again on the rise in Santa Cruz County. We anticipate that we will move to a more restrictive Widespread (purple) level in the coming weeks under the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Our public schools continue to proceed carefully regarding all decisions regarding reopening for in-person instruction because we recognize these increases in transmission rates could put our students and staff at risk.
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