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.
News & Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
County Superintendents and Dr. Newel and are in agreement about the need to extend school closures in line with the Shelter in Place order. We have collectively decided to extend school closures through April 10, 2020.
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.
Mr. Heffner, our Superintendent/Principal, is in constant and focused high level involvement with the County Office of Education to ensure our families, staff and community of BDUESD have access to the most updated health and safety information and guidelines on this health concern.
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There is a lot of communication regarding Coronavirus, and we want to be sure to share the attached press release from Santa Cruz County noting that the county declares a health emergency to address the outbreak of COVID-19. This release outlines coordination of local responses to COVID-19; the declaration allows the County to manage community resources and access funding to fight the virus.