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We have been working diligently since the last academic year on how we can safely return students for on-campus instruction, support, and activities. As we did this, we were and are subject to constantly changing guidance and changing public health orders. To ensure student and staff safety, we developed a Safe Reopening Plan and have continuously updated it as we learned of new information or requirements. Our plans are extensive and cover and meet or exceed all of the requirements we have been given. We have shared our planning with the UC San Diego Return to Learn leads and also with Rady Children’s Hospital. Additionally, our planning has been shared with our Expanded Reopening Committee. Please see our Safe Reopening Page for more information. 
We originally recommended a goal of expanding our access to campus for one day a week of in-class instruction for students beginning in the month of November. In order to provide a safe, stable, and sustainable return to campus, and in consideration of maintaining the integrity of our instructional model, we are moving that date to the week of January 4, 2021, for the remainder of Quarter 2. These three weeks will provide opportunities for teachers to prepare students for the end of the first semester. 
video resources

video resources

Q and A with:
Dr. John S. Bradley, Rady Children’s Hospital / UCSD 
Dr. Alice Pong, Rady Children’s Hospital 
Chris Abe R.N., CIC, HEM, Vice President, Operations, Rady Children’s Hospital
6:50: Introduction and Data
14:25: Balancing Values
16:15: Transmission of the Virus
17:15: Mitigation Measures
19:20: 6 ft Rule
19:55: Symptom Decision Tree
22:40: Lessons Learned
25:00: End
34:00-38:00: Doctor Panel Q and A (Distancing and Masks)
44:30-47:25: Doctor Panel Q and A (Symptoms)
52:00-58:00: Doctor Q and A (Treatment of Covid-19)
covid-19 school guidance & info

covid-19 school guidance & info

Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources

Coping & Managing Stress

Feelings of stress, anxiety, or other depression-like symptoms are common reactions during and after the uncertainty of any natural or human-caused incident. Limiting exposure to media and creating a routine with opportunities for varied activities and breaks from "screen time" has been shown to assist people with coping. Here is an example of a suggested daily home schedule during school closure.
Talk with your family about how they are feeling and follow guidance to reduce the effects of stress on your physical and emotional health.
  • Free non-emergency emotional support is available to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging operating 24/7 through California Peer-Run Warm Line, toll-free service and and can be reached at 1-855-845-7415; Web Chat:
If there is acute distress,
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517) Disaster Distress Helpline Website:  
  • 911 if emergency
  • For confidential non-emergency requests for school counseling supports, please contact your child's school site directly. 
  • For further mental health supports, SDUHSD partners with CareSolace, a no cost online resource with a live 24X7 concierge line (888) 515-0595 meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services. To use Care Solace, individuals answer 10 basic questions to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and no insurance. The system also filters by age, gender, zip code and special request. Care Solace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All of the information that is entered on their platform is completely confidential and stored securely. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting CareSolace.



Prevention of COVID-19

Prevention: How to Stay Healthy and Prevent the Spread of Virus
Please follow these approaches to protect yourself from the virus (CDPH, 2020):
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.  Review Handwashing: A Family Activity
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay away from other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • Additional Cleaning of Surfaces - Clean daily with an added emphasis on all high-touch surfaces (door handles, phones, etc.). 
Stay Home if you are Sick - As part of preventative measures recommended by the county and state public health departments, stay home if you are sick, especially if it includes a fever and/or coughing. Be sure to:
  • Remain at home until your fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
  • Seek immediate medical care by calling your physician if symptoms become more severe, such as with a high fever or if you have difficulty breathing. 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, coughing, and/or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your healthcare provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken. CDC Resources for Home