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School Reopening Resources
Below you will find resources and other information on our reopening planning for Fall 2020. Please check back frequently as we will be adding new information and providing updates.
(Accepted through August 17, 2020)
Reports & Presentations
Updates are posted in this section frequently.
Guidelines for Learning and Safe Schools from Governor Newsom
On July 17, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued his plan for learning and safe schools reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. Under his plan, counties on the state’s Monitoring List would not be allowed to offer in-person instruction until they have been off the Monitoring List for 14 consecutive days. Santa Clara County is one of the counties on the Monitoring List.
Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs from the California Department of Public Health
On July 17, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued its COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-based Programs, to be implemented only with county health officer approval following their review of local epidemiological data.
Guidance for Reopening Schools for 2020-2021 from Santa Clara County Public Health
On June 30, 2020, Santa Clara County Public Health released “COVID-19 PREPARED: Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year” as guidance for districts in planning for fall reopening.
Guidance from the California Department of Education (CDE)The CDE released its “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools” on June 8, 2020. The guidance was created through the statewide reopening schools task force, along with technical assistance and advice from many health and safety organizations including the Centers for Disease Control, California Department of Public Health, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
FALL 2020 REOPENING
- Full distance learning, ensuring instructional and academic equivalence with a traditional in-person education experience
- Blended model combining distance learning with in-school experiences
- Return to campus for in-person instruction, adhering to all restrictions and directives in place at the time
REOPENING TASK FORCE
- What worked well in our Spring 2020 experiences for students and staff?
- What needs improvement?
- How do we measure the impact of our work?
- Curriculum, instruction, and assessment
- Student support and training
- Teacher support and training
- Counseling and therapeutic services
- Health and safety
- Adult and alternative education
- Special education
- Administrative support