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Update from the Superintendent - March 19th
Posted 3/19/21

To the Scotts Valley Community,
 

We are fielding a lot of questions and clarifications regarding hybrid re-opening schedules and the new CDC guidance on social distancing for schools.
In the last 48 hours, both the middle school and the high school held Town Hall meetings to review their hybrid schedules, implementation of these schedules, and required safety protocols.

The letter from the County Superintendents today provides information and clarification on timelines and parameters for schools. Additionally, we are trying to address and clarify the guidelines and requirements for high school sports. Please keep in mind that public schools in California need to adhere to the California Department of Public Health Guidance which is also linked in the document.

I completely acknowledge and understand the confusion as guidance from one entity differs from another, as well as ongoing changes and updates throughout the year from both CDPH and CDC, the Center for Disease Control.

We will continue to work with our teachers and staff in preparation for CDPH potentially changing their guidance to align with the CDC.

Also of importance is the letter from the County Superintendents (pg. 5) which emphasizes that the Santa Cruz County school community stands in solidarity against violence, intimidation, and racism towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and all communities of color.  We will not condone racial hate, discrimination, or violence in our schools or in our community.   

Thank you for your partnership as we continue to progress forward.

Sincerely,

Tanya Krause, Superintendent