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COVID-19 Vaccines & Schools Town Halls

As we prepare for the anticipated expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to 5-11 year olds, we want to invite you to attend upcoming town halls, …

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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 …

Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser

Watsonville Fire is raising funds for the Katz Cancer Resource Center to help support local families who cannot afford cancer treatment or services by selling fire department pink shirts.

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Using Writing To Claim Your Space

My name is Marlize Velasco. I’m currently a freshman at Cabrillo majoring in political science. My ambition with a political science major is to  become a …

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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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Dashboard details COVID-19 testing results from Santa Cruz County schools

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education this week launched a dashboard summarizing COVID-19 testing results across schools countywide, in partnership with school districts, Inspire …

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We Need More Educators | COE Community Update

Dear community member, We face a shortage of educators in our community and across our state. More than 13,500 teachers retired across California at the …

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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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COE Wraps Third Year of Paid Summer Youth Employment Program

Ten local teens from disadvantaged backgrounds recently participated in paid summer internships with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (Santa Cruz COE) under its …

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Local Organizations Collaborate to Address Vaping Epidemic

SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA — Three local organizations are hosting an information session for parents and educators about the vaping epidemic affecting teens, and actions they …

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing for school community

Two outdoor, drive-through COVID-19 testing sites are now open to the entire school community.

These sites utilize PCR tests and are available for symptomatic and asymptomatic students, family members and school staff free of charge. Most test results are returned within 24-hours — comparatively, faster than many alternatives.

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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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