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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 soon as possible and following 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 our District Reopening Plan through our survey and virtual town halls in July 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 plan and build out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of our website which, together, provide clear details and answers to inquiries.

    In October, our Board of Trustees also approved our District COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan (WATCH: Safety Plan Video), the first step in seeking board approval to move to Phase Two of our reopening plan, which sets the timeline and actions to begin to return students to our campuses. As a reminder, when we transition, families who wish to keep their children in full distance learning will have that option.

    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.

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Important Dates and Checkpoints*

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  • *Dates subject to change as we continue our planning