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Mental Health Awareness

Dear community members, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an important occasion to reflect on the wellness of our educational community and share resources. We …

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Moving Forward From the Masking Mandate

Dear community member, Today represents a major milestone for our schools, as the statewide masking mandate is set to expire at midnight. When students and …

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Masking to Shift to Strong Recommendation After March 11

Dear community members, As many of you know, the statewide mandate requiring masking in schools is ending after March 11 as COVID-19 cases continue to …

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Hoax Threats, Winter Break Safety Tips & Clinic Schedule

Dear Santa Cruz County families, We are aware of messages trending nationwide on social media that encourage students to call in false threats to schools …

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Update on guidance for indoor sports and extracurricular activities

Dear Parents, Educators and Athletics Directors, Please be advised of recent updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regarding masking requirements for indoor …

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Cautious optimism & Our COVID-19 Response

READ LETTER / LEE EN ESPAÑOL Dear Families of Santa Cruz County, Our cautious optimism continues to build. COVID-19 case rates in schools are trending …

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COVID-19 mitigation strategies, dashboards, preparing for additional vaccinations

READ LETTER / LEE EN ESPAÑOL Dear Families of Santa Cruz County, COVID-19 transmission numbers are continuing to trend downward in our community. However, as …

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Sports and Extracurricular Activity Requirements

READ LETTER / LEE EN ESPAÑOL Dear Families of Santa Cruz County, The schools of Santa Cruz County will be implementing the guidelines recently published …

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COVID-19 response updates, testing FAQ

READ FULL LETTER AND FAQ Dear Families of Santa Cruz County, Thank you for your resilience and unwavering dedication to the success of our students …

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Tragedy at Aptos High School

Today we are heartbroken. We grieve with the Aptos High School community following yesterday’s tragic loss of a 17-year-old student. Our hearts are with the student’s family, friends, the Aptos High School community, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), and all of those impacted by this unprecedented and devastating event.

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Superintendent’s Update – August 2021

A new school year is upon us, and it is with excitement that we welcome students back to classrooms across the schools of Santa Cruz …

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Staff vaccination verification, expanded testing system

Santa Cruz County’s superintendents jointly released a letter to families today summarizing expanded surveillance testing efforts and a new statewide vaccination verification policy for all …

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