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Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year
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, as possible by strict state and local health department criteria, all while working 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 staggered or alternating scheduling 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 the draft version of our District Reopening Plan through our survey and virtual town halls on July 14 for staff, students, families, and community. We received thousands of comments and questions, which were reviewed by our 50-person Superintendent’s Advisory Committee composed of students, families, staff, and community members. The committee used your questions and input to finalize our District Reopening Plan and build out a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of our website which, together, provide clear details and answers to inquiries.
We look forward to providing a robust and high-quality learning experience for each student in our district and we thank you for your partnership in building a solid plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
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 (June 30, 2020)
*Dates subject to change as we continue our planning