Rumor Has It

  • Rumor Versus Fact - Uncovering the Real Story

    Heard a rumor? Want information? Ask Us!

    We all know how quickly rumors can spread and grow. Have you heard something about SCUSD and want to hear the facts straight from us? Submit your question through our Rumor Has It form. We'll post Q&As here.

    September 9, 2021

    Rumor: I heard that after our students are pool tested, it could take over a week for results to come back? Is this true?

    Truth: No, this is not true. It takes 24-48 hours for the pooled testing results to come back.

    September 8, 2021

    Rumour: Rummor has it that Santa Clara Vision 2035 social justice considers families of white students in the district responsible of white supremacy, slavery and other social injustices with the white boys students being mostly responsible and in lesser amount white girl students also being responsible? And is it true that all instruction material, pictures / books/ / references of white folks must all be replaced in the district with instruction/ materials / images / works created by POC (people of color) only?

    Truth: Santa Clara Unified School District Vision 2035 includes the core values of students first, empathy and respect, and equity and social justice. Within each of these core values is a commitment to providing safe and welcoming learning spaces for each and every child who attends our schools. We do not target any groups based on protected class or other reasons and work against issues of discrimination and harassment.

    September 7, 2021

    Rumor: I heard that children doing the pooled testing will have to swab while inside the classroom. Is this true? Best practice for testing is outdoors. I really hope this is not true.

    Truth: Yes, this is true. Students will be swabbing their noses inside the classroom. The test takes 4 seconds per nostril so students will not be without a mask for over 10seconds.

    August 27, 2021

    Rumor: This seems like it’s true. She [Superintendent Kemp] definitely doesn’t care about the well-being of our students or staff.” 

    Truth: This is absolutely not true. Superintendent Kemp, as well as other superintendents across the state, are implementing school openings to the best of their abilities following expert guidance from state and local public health officials.