Coronavirus Updates

  • Santa Clara Unified School District schools will be closed from March 16 to June 3.

    The public health crisis created by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is not something any of us could reasonably have expected to happen, and we’re in uncharted waters as we work to prevent the spread of the illness. We have been following the guidance of public health experts on how we can keep students, staff, family members, and community safe in the midst of a growing health crisis. Thank you for your patience as we all adapt to this new and changing reality. We promise to let you know as soon as there are any updates.

    Closed School Sites Include

    • All elementary, middle, and high schools
    • Educational Options Campus, including Adult Education
    • Family Resource Center
    • Infant, Toddler, and Preschools
    • After school programs

    Teaching and Learning

    Santa Clara Unified serves a high-needs population, and our schools provide a social safety net for our children. The closing of any school has real consequences beyond the loss of instructional time. This is not an easy decision and not one we take lightly. We have been preparing for a possible closure and want you to know our plan.

    • Beginning Monday, March 16, students and families can visit our Optional Learning Opportunities webpages for educational enrichment. While our special education centers will also close, students and families will continue to have access to services from the regional centers they currently rely on.
    • The week of March 16, teachers will be working on compacting their educational plans for the remainder of the school year to ensure all students receive essential learning this school year.  
    • The week of March 23, we will be launching distance learning. We know that distance learning is critical to maintain student academic progress. We thank our staff who are working with deliberate speed to put all the pieces of our distance learning program in place. Visit our Distance Learning webpages for more information.

    FREE Meal Service

    We have plans in place to ensure students who rely on our schools for breakfast and lunch continue to receive that service. Our Nutrition Services department will be providing FREE "grab and go" meal service at seven school sites for families to pick up five days worth of breakfasts and lunches for each child 18 years of age and under, or developmentally disabled adults. This service will be open to all families in the district from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Mondays during the closure. This program will be solely for the pick-up of meals and meals may not be consumed on site. Families can access free meals from any of the locations listed below. 

    Schools Offering Meals

    • Mayne Elementary
    • Montague Elementary
    • Don Callejon School
    • Buchser Middle 
    • Peterson Middle
    • Cabrillo Middle
    • Wilcox High