Coronavirus Updates

  • Starting Monday, March 16, all Santa Clara County schools will be closed in order to assess how to safely reopen to in-person learning under the evolving Santa Clara County Public Health Department orders and guidelines. At this time, all Bay Area schools will be closed beginning March 16 through the end of the school year. 

     

    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. The public health crisis created by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and we are working together to ensure that our students can continue to learn despite our campuses being closed. 

     

    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.

     

    Teaching and Learning

    Beginning on March 18 we launched a temporary flexible learning option for our students across all grade levels. This temporary resource allowed our teachers time to plan and gather the necessary materials to provide learning more specific to your child’s grade level needs.

     

    As such, you should be hearing directly from your child’s teacher via email or other communication tools already used by your school site by Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Once you hear from your teacher directly, there is no need to utilize the flexible learning document sent out last week. 

     

    The District strongly encourages all families to have their child(ren) participate in the assigned lessons and classroom activities. Instruction will be for the purpose of moving students’ learning forward and although feedback will be provided, the assignments will not be graded. Regularly scheduled assessments, including State Testing (CAASPP), and ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessment for California) will not be administered during this time. If you need devices and Internet access please email covid19concerns@sesd.org or call 408-522-8200 ext. 1107.

     

    We know that flexible learning is critical to maintain academic and social-emotional progress. We thank our staff for their commitment and dedication to coordinate this flexible learning program. 

     

    FREE Meal Service

    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 five school sites for families to pick up a combination of breakfast and lunch for each child 18 years of age and under. This service will be open to all families in the district Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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

    • Bishop
    • Lakewood
    • San Miguel
    • Vargas
    • Columbia Middle