Our students are currently in distance learning.
Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) — like other school districts, organizations, and businesses — will gradually reopen for more in-person work, services, and instruction this school year. We are following strict state and local health department criteria while we work to ensure the safety of students, staff, and family members. Our chief goal is for students and staff to be in safe, COVID-free environments by establishing consistent on-site safety precautions that are regularly monitored, as well as relying on flexible arrangements like limited and small group in-person support and distance learning to supplement work we would normally do all in-person. We want our students, families, and staff to feel as comfortable as possible returning.
Thank you for your feedback on our reopening plans through our surveys, virtual town halls, committee meetings, board meetings, and focus groups. We received thousands of comments and questions which helped to strengthen our plan and provide the flexibility we will need as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Questions are also used to build out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of our website.
Events in December
- Town halls for families are planned for December 16 to brief families on the plan and allow an opportunity to hear what questions they have. The sessions will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend.
- Our Reopening FAQs and the Reopening Plan section of our website will be updated following the family information sessions.
- Reopening Plan (Español) (board approved July 29, 2020)
- Phase Two Reopening Plan (Español) (board approved December 14, 2020)
- COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan (Español)
- WATCH: Safety Plan Video
Following our Phase Two Reopening Plan, some students will gradually begin to return to campuses by invitation when Santa Clara County moves to the Orange Tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. When we transition, families who wish to keep their children in full distance learning will have that option.
Coordination with State and Local Health and Education Officials
California Department of Education
Stronger Together School Reopening Guidebook (June 2020)
California Public Health Department
COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California (July 17, 2020)
COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Elementary Education Waiver Process (August 3, 2020)
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year (Issued June 30, 2020; Revised September 21, 2020)
A Parent's Guide to the Reopening of K-12 Schools (September 21, 2020)