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Find Your District: Your guide to school reopening plans on the Central Coast

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CENTRAL COAST, Calif. (KION) Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties are all on the state monitoring list, meaning schools are required to continue with distance learning until the county is off the monitoring list for 14 days, but every school and district has a different approach.

KION is still reaching out to schools and districts to gather more information about reopening plans, start dates and safety measures.

Scroll to the bottom to find resources for students and families.

Monterey County

Alisal Union

Schools- Alisal Community School, Bardin Elementary, Cesar E. Chavez Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary, Frank Paul Elementary, Fremont Elementary, Jesse G. Sanchez School, John E. Steinbeck Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Monte Bella Elementary, Oasis Charter Public School, Virginia Roca Barton

First day of school- Aug. 5

The district plans to begin the school year with distance learning. When health officials decide that it is safe, the school plans to gradually begin bringing students back to the classroom. Phase Two would be a hybrid model with only 25% of students in class at one time. Safety measures at that time will include more hand washing and sanitizing, temperature screenings, social distancing, limiting adult access to campus, PPE for students and staff and support provided by school counselors.

155 Bardin Road, Salinas, CA 93905 *** 831-753-5700

All Saints Day School

First day of school- Aug. 18

School officials say the current plan is to start the year with distance learning, but they said they are waiting for clarification from the state and county about applications for exemptions to see if it is something to consider. Officials said the preschool is exempt from the order and will begin in-person on Aug. 18. When the school reopens, officials plan to take advantage of the large campus and small class sizes to make sure everyone can physically distance and potentially use the outdoor space. The school has hired a nurse and is acquiring new technology to help with distance learning.

8060 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923 *** 831-624-9171

Anthem Christian School

First day of school- Aug. 17

Anthem school plans to continue distance learning through the start of the school year. Teachers are using Edmodo, Zoom and recorded videos in their lessons. The school office is still open. The school said it will continue with online learning until health orders are lifted.

345 E. Alvin Drive, Salinas, CA 93906 *** 831-449-0140

Big Sur Charter School

Phase 1 of Big Sur Charter School's reopening plan is to offer classes online only. It said it would implement these plans if local, state or federal guidelines and mandates require schools to close. State and local orders in Monterey County require schools to offer distance learning-only. Phase two would involve small, in-person learning classes. Students would not change classes, desks would be spaced apart and the school said it would limit sharing items among other precautions.

304 Foam Street, Monterey, CA 93940 *** 831-324-4573

Big Sur Unified/Pacific Valley School

First day of school for K-8: Sept. 8

First day of school for high school: Aug. 31

Big Sur Unified has applied for a waiver to offer in-person learning. Monterey County and state orders currently require schools to offer distance learning-only.

69325 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920 *** 805-927-4507

Bradley Union

First day of school- Aug. 25

Bradley Union officials said it will offer online-only classes if local, state or federal orders require it. State and Monterey County orders require distance learning only. The next step would be to offer small, in-person classes in groups that do not mix. That would happen when orders are modified. Staff members are expected to continue working on campus unless told otherwise, and there will be health screenings before they arrive. The campus is closed to visitors.

65600 Dixie Street, Bradley, CA 93426 *** 805-472-2310

Carmel Unified

Schools- Apple Pie Preschool, Captain Cooper Elementary, Carmelo Child Development Center, Carmel High, Carmel Middle, Carmel River Elementary, Carmel Valley High, Tularcitos Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 11

The Carmel Unified School District listed the Monterey County Office of Educations order requiring online-only learning as its COVID-19 plan. Carmel High School issued a plan for a remote learning model at the start of the school year and plans for an eventual transition to a hybrid model.

4380 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923 *** 831-624-1546

Chartwell School

Chartwell School said it would require online learning. Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered schools in counties on the state's monitoring list to continue with distance learning, and Monterey County is on the monitoring list. The next step would be to offer a regular school program with the potential for online learning options, but there would be no special events or athletic events.

2511 Numa Watson Road, Seaside, CA 93955 *** 831-394-3468

Chualar Union

First day of school- Aug. 10

The district said it will begin the school year with 100% distance learning.

24285 Lincoln Street, P.O. Box 188, Chualar, CA 93925 *** 831-679-2313

Gonzales Unified

Schools- La Gloria Elementary, Fairview Middle, Gonzales High

First day of school- Aug. 13

Gonzales Unified listed the Monterey County Office Of Education's distance learning order as its reopening update.

600 Elko Street, P.O. Box G, Gonzales, CA 93926 *** 831-675-0100

Graves Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 10

The Graves School district said it will require distance learning if local, state or federal orders are implemented. The Monterey County Office of Education issued an order after an announcement from Gov. Newsom requiring schools in counties on the state's monitoring list to continue with distance learning. If mandates change, the district said it will transition to small, in-person classes of 12-13 students. At that point, all students will be screened every day, desks will be spaced 6 feet apart and visitors will be limited.

15 McFadden Road, Salinas, CA 93908 *** 831-422-6392

Greenfield Union

Schools- Mary Chapa Academy, Arroyo Seco Academy, Cesar Chavez Elementary, Oak Ave Elementary, Vista Verde Middle

First day of school- Aug. 12

GUSD said it will implement a full distance learning model if it is instructed by the Monterey County Health Department to close schools. The Monterey County Office of Education is requiring all schools to continue with distance learning. When it gets approval, the district plans to move to a hybrid learning model with students remaining 6 feet apart and avoiding sharing objects.

493 El Camino Real, Greenfield, CA 93927 *** 831-674-2840

King City Union

Schools- Chalone Peaks Middle, Del Rey Elementary, Santa Lucia Elementary, King City Arts Magnet, King City Early Education Center

First day of school- Aug. 11

The district said it will start the school year with distance learning-only.

104 S. Vanderhurst Avenue, King City, CA 93930 *** 831-385-2940

Lagunita Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

Lagunita School said it will be requiring distance learning at the start of the school year, and the campus will remain closed.

975 San Juan Grade Road, Salinas, CA 93907 *** 831-449-2800

Madonna Del Sasso School

First day of school- Aug. 20

School officials announced that the school year will start with distance learning because the county is on the state's monitoring list.

20 Santa Teresa Way, Salinas, CA 93906 *** 831-424-7813

Mission Union Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 26

"We are taking our plan to reopen school to our board of trustees [Wednesday night]. As with other districts around us we are starting with online instructions then moving in other directions pending the state instructions," school officials said in a statement to KION when asked about reopening plans.

36825 Foothill Road, Soledad, CA 93960 *** 831-678-3524

Monterey Bay Christian School

First day of school- Sept. 8

Monterey Bay Christian School is offering three tracks to families- a homeschool partnership, independent studies and a hybrid cooperative. The homeschool partnership is for parents to act as the child's teacher using a curriculum provided by the school. The independent studies track is for faculty members to teach all subjects through distance learning. It is only available to students in 3rd grade or higher. The hybrid cooperative is the same as the independent studies track, but students are invited to participate weekly in one day of on-campus instruction, chapel, class projects, face-to-face teacher time and recess. There are optional field trips, team sports and clubs as well

TK-8 Campus: 1184 Hilby Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955 *** 831-899-2060

Preschool: 1160 Hilby Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955 *** 831-899-2060

Monterey Peninsula Unified

Schools- Del Rey Woods State Preschool, Marina Child Development Center, Seaside Child Development Center, Crumpton Elementary, Del Rey Woods Elementary, Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula, Foothill Elementary, Highland Elementary, La Mesa Elementary, Marina Vista Elementary, Marshall Elementary, Martin Luther King: School of the Arts, Monte Vista Elementary, Olson Elementary, Ord Terrace Elementary, Los Arboles Middle, Seaside Middle, Walter Colton Middle, Central Coast High School, Marina HS, Monterey HS, Seaside HS

First day of school- Aug. 5

MPUSD announced that it will begin the school year with a full distance learning model.

700 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93942 *** 831-645-1200

North Monterey County Unified

Schools- Castroville Elementary, Central Bay High School, Echo Valley Elementary, Elkhorn Elementary, NMC Center for Independent Study, North Monterey County Middle School, Prunedale Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

North Monterey County USD said it will begin the school year with distance learning, but its Center for Independent Study will offer in-person options that include small group instruction for students with disabilities or students experiencing homelessness.

8142 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039 *** 831-633-3343

Notre Dame High School

455 Palma Drive, Salinas, CA 93901 *** 831-751-1850

Pacific Grove Unified

Schools- Forest Grove Elementary, Robert Down Elementary, Pacific Grove Middle, PG Community High, Pacific Grove High School

First day of school- Aug. 12

PGUSD said it will begin with a distance learning model, but will offer limited in-person learning options for "identified students in small groups." The school said it will offer child care for the children of staff members at a reduced rate when they are required to work from sites. When it is safe, the district said it will move to a hybrid model. Students may have staggered start times and temperature checks.

435 Hillcrest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 *** 831-646-6553

Palma School

First day of school- Aug. 17

Palma will begin the school year with distance learning. The school plans to transition to a hybrid model when restrictions lessen.

919 Iverson Street, Salinas, CA 93901 *** 831-422-6391

Peninsula Adventist School

First day of school- Aug. 19

Peninsula Adventist School said it plans on opening full time from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

1025 Mescal Street, Seaside, CA 93955 *** 831-394-5578

Sacred Heart School

First day of school- Aug. 12

Sacred Heart School- 123 West Market Street, Salinas, CA 93901 *** 831-771-1310

Sacred Heart Preschool- 135 West Market Street, Salinas, CA 93901 *** 831-240-0889

Salinas City Elementary

Schools- Dias Boronda, Boronda Meadows, El Gabilan, Kammann, Laurel Wood, Lincoln, Loma Vista, Los Padres, Mission Park, Monterey Park, Natividad, Roosevelt, Sherwood, University Park

First day of school- Aug. 10

The district said it will be starting the school year with distance learning. Students can expect at least an hour of live interation with teachers, at least an hour of independent work and 30 minutes of movement. Parents can drop off and pick up materials at the school on a schedule made by the teacher. Lunch and breakfast will be provided to students, and parents can pick up meals at designated times. The district said it will provide a chromebook and headphones and hotspots as needed.

840 South Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901 *** 831-753-5600

Salinas Union High

Schools- Alisal High, Carr Lake Community Day, El Puente, El Sausal Middle, Everett Alvarez High, Harden Middle, La Paz Middle, Mount Toro High, North Salinas High, Rancho San Juan High, Salinas High, Washington Middle

First day of school- Aug. 5

SUHSD confirmed that it will begin the school year with distance learning in a social media post. Students can expect online live learning sessions for each class for 30 minutes. Parents, caregivers and students can find weekly schedules on the teachers' Google Classrooms. The school buildings will be closed and all visitors must have an appointment, wear a face covering and go through a health screening station.

431 W. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93901 *** 831-796-7000

San Antonio Union Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 13

The district listed the Monterey County Office Of Education's distance learning order as its reopening update.

67550 Lockwood-Jolon Road, P.O. Box 5000, Lockwood, CA 93932 *** 831-385-3051

San Ardo Union Elementary

First day of school- Sept. 2

San Ardo Union Elementary will start the school with distance learning.

62428 Center Street, San Ardo, CA 93450 *** 831-627-2078

San Carlos School

First day of school- Aug. 5

The school said on social media that it plans to start the year with distance learning, but staff and faculty are back on campus.

450 Church Street, Monterey, CA 93940 *** 831-375-1324

San Lucas Union Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 10

Because Monterey County is on the monitoring list, the school said it will likely continue distance learning in a social media post. It released a survey asking for community feedback as it makes reopening plans.

53675 San Benito Street, San Lucas, CA 93954 *** 831-382-4426

Santa Catalina School

First day of school- Aug. 24

Santa Catalina will begin the year with enhanced distance learning for both boarding and day students. School officials tell KION that they were exploring options for allowing PreK-8 students start the school year in-person, but Health Officer Dr. Moreno said schools in counties with a 14-day case rate more than two times the state threshold should not be considered for a waiver to reopen in-person. The school is finalizing plans as they prepare for boarding students to return. They would have the option to have a single room or roommate, and they will be grouped into residential cohorts.

1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 *** 831-655-9300

Santa Rita Union Elementary

Schools- Bolsa Knolls Middle School, Gavilan View Middle School, La Joya Elementary School, McKinnon Elementary School, New Republic Elementary School, Santa Rita Elementary School, Little Bear Creek Preschool

First day of school- Aug. 5

The district said it will begin the school year with distance learning and transition to a hybrid model when it is safe to do so.

57 Russel Road, Salinas, CA 93906 *** 831-443-7200

Soledad Unified

Main Street Middle School, Pinnacles High School, Soledad High School, San Vicente Elementary, Jack Franscioni Elementary, Frank Ledesma Elementary, Gabilan Elementary, Rose Ferrero Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

The district said it will begin the school year with distance learning. The superintendent wrote in a letter to parents and guardians that they will continue training staff, students and parents in distance learning. Students will be offered laptops and WiFi as needed, and meals will be provided at school sites.

1261 Metz Road, Soledad, CA 93960 *** 831-678-3950

South Monterey County Joint Union High

Schools- Greenfield High School, King City High School, Portola-Butler Continuation High School, Pinnacle Academy Charter

First day of school- Aug. 10

The district listed the Monterey County Office Of Education's distance learning order as its reopening update.

800 Broadway Street, King City, CA 93930 *** 831-385-0606

Spreckels Union Elementary

Schools- Buena Vista Middle, Spreckels Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 19

The district said it will continue with a distance learning model until conditions allow schools to transition to a hybrid model. Both teachers and students will work remotely. Only essential workers will work from job sites. The district said that if conditions allow, it will create pods for academically at-risk students to return for reduced hours. Staff would take temperatures and send home students who show COVID-19 symptoms. Pots will be kept to 10 students or fewer.

130 Railroad Avenue, Spreckels, CA 93962 *** 831-455-2550

Stevenson School

First day of school- Sept. 8 for lower and middle divisions, Sept. 10 for upper division.

The school said it plans to start the year with distance learning.

Pebble Beach Campus: 3152 Forest Lake Road, Pebble Beach, CA 93953 *** 831-625-8300

Carmel Campus: 24800 Dolores Street, Carmel, CA 93923 *** 831-574-4600

Trinity Christian High School

First day of school- Aug. 10

Trinity Christian High School will begin the school year with distance learning. When the county is off the monitoring list and able to reopen schools, school officials said in-person classes will begin immediately. School officials said they will livestream chapel, host chapel student groups, allow in-person sports teams, hold in-person class bonding events and hold the annual Thanksgiving feast.

680 Belden Street, Monterey, CA 93940 *** 831-656-9434

Washington Union

Schools- San Benancio Middle, Washington Union Elementary, Toro Park School

First day of school- Aug. 17

The district listed the Monterey County Office Of Education's distance learning order as its reopening update.

43 San Benancio Road, Salinas, CA 93908 *** 831-484-2166

York School

First day of school- Aug. 12

9501 York Road, Monterey, CA 93940 *** 831-372-7338


Santa Cruz County

Baymonte Christian School

831-438-0100

Bonny Doon Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

1492 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-427-2300

Gateway School

First day of school- Aug. 19

Gateway School released three possible scenarios for the start of the school year in May: On-campus learning, hybrid learning and distance learning. In the plan, the school said that if the Health Services Agency did not lift school closures, it would require distance learning. Since the plan was released, the county was placed on the state's monitoring list and announced that schools would not be reopening for in-person learning.

255 Swift Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-423-0341

Good Shepherd Catholic School

First day of school- Aug. 10

Good Shepherd said that it will continue with distance learning at the start of the school year according to state and local guidelines, but said it is also prepared for in-person learning.

2727 Mattison Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 *** 831-476-4000

Green Valley Christian School

First day of school- Aug. 20

Green Valley Christian said it anticipates that students will be returning to the classroom with modifications at the start of the school year. KION is reaching out to the school for more details.

376 South Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 *** 831-724-6505

Happy Valley Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

The school board announced that Happy Valley School will start the school year with a distance learning model and will bring students back to campus when it is safe to do so.

3125 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065 *** 831-429-1456

Holy Cross School

150 Emmet Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-423-4447

Kirby School

First day of school- Aug. 17

Kirby School officials said the school will start the year with distance learning, and that will remain in place until at least Oct. 16. By Oct. 9, officials said they will share whether the school will continue with distance learning for the rest of the semester. When the school transitions to a hybrid model, officials said they will require face coverings, conduct health checks, install Plexiglas barriers, install touch-free faucets, convert drinking fountains to water bottle filling stations, upgrade HVAC filters, use Thermal scanners to detect fevers, provide PPE, stagger desks, sterilize railings and door handles throughout the day and more.

425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-423-0658

Live Oak School District

Schools- Del Mar Elementary, Green Acres Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Ocean Alternative & Ocean Online, Shoreline Middle, Tierre Pacifica Charter

First day of school- Aug. 13

The district listed the Santa Cruz County Office Of Education's distance learning guidance as its reopening update.

984-1 Bostwick Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 *** 831-475-6333

Monterey Bay Academy

First day of school- Aug. 12

As of July 14, school officials said the school will hold on-campus learning for dorm, day and hybrid students. The decision was shared before the Santa Cruz County Office of Education said schools would be required to continue with distance learning, so KION is reaching out to the school for an update.

783 San Andreas Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

Monte Vista Christian

First day of school- Aug. 13

Monte Vista Christian said all students will be participating in remote learning, but the plans are subject to change based on county or state protocols. When Santa Cruz County is removed from the state's monitoring list, the school said it hopes to reopen for blended learning. While the school is closed, there will be no food service and dorms will be closed. When the school moves to a blended model, officials said students will practice social distancing and wear face coverings. The school will limit class sizes, only offer grab-and-go cafe options, consider home-stay options for boarding and provide mandatory health screenings.

2 School Way, Watsonville, CA 95076 *** 831-722-8178

Mountain Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

The district listed the Santa Cruz County Office Of Education's distance learning guidance as its COVID-19 update.

3042 Old San Jose Road, Soquel, CA 95073 *** 831-475-6812

Mount Madonna School

First day of school- Sept. 8

In Mount Madonna School's most recent update, school officials said schools would be opening in-person with expanded outdoor learning. The last update was issued before Santa Cruz County was placed on the state's monitoring list, so KION is reaching out to the school for an update.

491 Summit Road, Mount Madonna, CA 95076 *** 408-847-2717

Orchard School

School officials say the start date this year is still to be determined because they are still enrolling new students. The school's last COVID-19 precaution update was issued on March 12.

Pacific Collegiate School

First day of school- Aug. 12

Pacific Collegiate plans to begin the school year with distance learning. The school issued a technology survey to make sure students have the technology they need and said it is monitoring public health conditions to decide when it will be safe to bring students back for in-person learning.

3004 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-479-7785

Pacific Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 12

K-6 students will be starting the year with distance learning. There will be live online teaching five days per week, and some families will have the option to use a teacher-directed curriculum or a parent-directed curriculum based on the subject. Both onsite and distance learning options are available for preschool students. Each class will have a maximum of 12 students, and the school said they will meet outside as much as possible.

50 Ocean Street, Davenport, CA 95017 *** 831-425-7002

Pajaro Valley Unified

Schools- Alianza Charter, Diamond Technology Institute, Duncan Holbert School, Linscott Charter, New School, Pacific Coast Charter, Renaissance High School, Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, Amesti Elementary, Ann Soldo Elementary, Calabasas Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Hall District Elementary, H.A. Hyde Elementary, Landmark Elementary, MacQuiddy Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary, Mintie White Elementary, Ohlone Elementary, Radcliff Elementary, Rio Del Mar Elementary, Starlight Elementary, Valencia Elementary, Aptos High, Aptos Junior High, Cesar Chavez Middle, E.A. Hall Middle, Lakeview Middle, Pajaro Middle, Pajaro Valley High, Rolling Hills Middle, Watsonville High

First day of school- Aug. 17

The district said it will start the school year with distance learning. All students will have access to a Chromebook, and the district said it has provided academic and social/emotional support services.

294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076 *** 831-786-2100

Saint Lawrence Academy

First day of school- Aug. 31

6184 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018 *** 831-335-0328

Salesian Elementary & Junior High

First day of school- Aug. 10

The school said it will start the year with distance learning.

605 Enos Lane, Corralitos, CA 95076 *** 831-728-5518

San Lorenzo Valley Unified

Schools- Boulder Creek Elementary, San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, San Lorenzo Valley Middle, San Lorenzo Valley High, San Lorenzo Valley Charter

First day of school- Aug. 13

The school district said it will be starting the school year online, but said it will offer small group instruction on campus if it is allowed. The state is allowing elementary schools to submit a waiver to be approved for in-person learning.

325 Marion Avenue, Ben Lomond, CA 95005 *** 831-336-9672

Santa Cruz Children's School

First day of school- Sept. 2

The school said it will be starting the school year with distance learning, but it said it is exploring the possibility of applying for a waiver to hold in-person learning.

366 Gault Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 *** 831-429-8444

Santa Cruz City Schools

Schools- Bay View Elementary, DeLaveaga Elementary, Gault Elementary, Westlake Elementary, Branciforte Middle, Mission Hill Middle, Harbor High, Santa Cruz High, Soquel High, Branciforte Small Schools

First day of school- Aug. 12

The district said students will not return to the classroom for instruction 5 days a week until state and local health officials say it is safe to do so. High restrictions at the district includes groups of 12 students that would not mix with other groups. They would be required to practice social distancing and wear face coverings unless they are exempt. The district said staff and student temperatures will be taken before they enter campus, and large gatherings will not be allowed.

133 Mission Street Ste. 100, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-429-3410

Santa Cruz Montessori

First day of school- Sept. 1

2446 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 *** 831-476-1646

Santa Cruz Waldorf School

First day of school- Sept. 9

Santa Cruz Waldorf School officials said the school will continue with distance learning through the start of the school year. The school will continue to offer specialty classes, such as language and arts.

2190 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-425-0519

Scotts Valley Unified

Schools- Brook Knoll Elementary, Vine Hill Elementary, Scotts Valley Middle, Scotts Valley High

First day of school- Aug. 24

The district superintendent issued a letter saying that SVUSD will be starting the school year with distance learning.

4444 Scotts Valley Drive Ste. 5B, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 *** 831-438-1820

Soquel Union Elementary

Schools- New Brighton Middle, Soquel Elementary, Main Street Elementary, Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary, Opal Cliffs School

First day of school- Aug. 12

The district listed the Santa Cruz County Office Of Education's distance learning guidance as its COVID-19 update.

620 Monterey Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010 *** 831-464-5630

Spring Hill School

School officials said Spring Hill School will start the year entirely online. There will still be a variety of live classes, and teachers are expected to incorporate movement.

250 California Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 *** 831-427-2641

Tara Redwood School

First day of school- Sept. 8

Tara Redwood School officials said on their website that the school will reopen in September, but did not specify if it is reopening for distance learning or in-person. KION is reaching out for clarification.

Redwood campus: 5810 Prescott Road, Soquel, CA 95073 *** 831-462-9632

Village Campus: 4746 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95073 *** 831-475-0201

Twin Lakes Christian School

First day of school- Aug. 19

The school said it is applying for a waiver to offer in-person learning. The school would require social distancing, face coverings and temperature checks. The school said it is prepared to transition to distance learning.

2701 Cabrillo College Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 *** 831-465-3301

VMH Christian School

First day of school- Aug. 19

The school said it will follow state and county health and safety guidelines, but also said it will be holding classes on campus 5 days a week. There will be temperature checks, face covering requirements, social distancing requirements, open windows and distance learning alternatives.

427 Capitola Road Extension, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 *** 831-475-4762


San Benito County

Aromas-San Juan Unified

Schools- Aromas School, San Juan School, Anzar High School, Mi Escuelita Pre-K

First day of school- Aug. 13

The district shared a letter from the San Benito County Office of Education explaining that the county is on the state's monitoring list, and schools cannot reopen for in-person instruction until it is off the list for 14 days.

2300 San Juan Highway, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 *** 831-623-4500

Bitterwatter-Tully Union

First day of school- Aug. 12

45980 Airline Highway, State Highway 25, King City, CA 93930 *** 831-385-5339

Coalinga-Huron Unified

Schools- Cheney-Bishop, Dawson Elementary, Sunset Elementary, Huron Elementary, Coalinga Middle, Huron Middle, Coalinga High, alternative education

First day of school- Aug. 12

The district said schools will be closed until health officials say it is safe to reopen. The district will continue with distance learning through the start of the school year.

657 Sunset Street, Coalinga, CA 93210 *** 559-935-7500

Hollister Montessori School

2300 Southside Road, Hollister, CA 95023

Hollister School District

Schools- Accelerated Achievement Academy, Calaveras Elementary, Cerra Vista Elementary, Gabilan Hills Elementary, Hollister Dual Language Academy, Ladd Lane Elementary, Marguerite Maze Middle, Rise Academy School, R.O. Hardin Elementary, Rancho San Justo Middle, Sunnyslope Elementary

First day of school- Aug. 17

The district said it will begin the school year with distance learning only. The superintendent said that if conditions improve, it may consider transitioning to a hybrid model. That would involve students attending school two days a week and continuing with distance learning three days a week. When the students return, the district said it will implement daily temperature checks, hand washing stations, social distancing and required face coverings.

2690 Cienega Road, Hollister, CA 95023 *** 831-630-6300

Jefferson School District

221 Old Hernandez Road, Paicines, CA 95043 *** 831-389-4593

North County Joint

First day of school- Aug. 13

The district said it will begin the school year with online learning, but is hoping to switch to a hybrid model when the county is off the monitoring list.

500 Spring Grove Road, Hollister, CA 95023 *** 831-637-5574

Panoche School District

31441 Panoche Road, Paicines, CA 95043 *** 831-628-3438

Sacred Heart Parish School

670 College Street, Hollister, CA 95023 *** 831-637-4157

San Benito High

First day of school- Aug. 13

School officials said the year with begin with online learning only, but said it has safety measures in place for a hybrid model and in-person classes.

1220 Monterey Street, Hollister, CA 95032 *** 831-637-5831

Southside School District

First day of school- Aug. 13

4991 Southside Road, Hollister, CA 95023

Tres Pinos Union

First day of school- Aug. 12

5635 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, CA 95075 *** 831-637-0503

Willow Grove Union

11655 Airline Highway/P.O. Box 46, Paicines, CA 95043


Read industry guidance for schools here.

Read the state's school reopening framework here.

Learn more about getting internet access here.

Find resources for students in crisis or experiencing mental health issues here.

Learn more about finding childcare here.

Learn more about Monterey County food distribution here.

Get tips for structuring the day here.

Find food distribution in Santa Cruz County here.

Find Santa Cruz County home learning activities here.

Find San Benito County food distribution, homeless services and other resources here.

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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