Welcome SSD Families!
(Updated August 30, 2021)
New Layers of Safety
Sunnyvale School District is in the process of augmenting our layers of safety for the benefit of our students and staff. The purpose of all these efforts is clear: To keep students and staff safe and to keep classrooms and schools open for in-person instruction.
1. We will begin to offer after-school weekly COVID testing for all students after Labor Day. At this point, this testing is optional. Parents will be receiving a PermissionClick student testing waiver that will need to be completed in order for their students to be tested on-site. At this time this is only for students who do not have symptoms.
2. We will be installing HEPA Air Cleaners in all classrooms. It will take a few weeks for these devices to arrive and to be deployed. These units provide an additional layer of safety in our classrooms above the levels recommended by CDPH and CDC. In addition to providing another level of safety against COVID and other airborne viruses, they also will help clean classroom air on smoky days.
3. We will change our outdoor masking expectation for students from "highly recommended" to "required" to align with guidance from the County and their quarantine protocols. This change will go into effect on September 8th. New County quarantine protocols allow students to stay in school while participating in modified quarantine when they are a “close contact” with a COVID positive individual only if they were masked.