Greetings to all,
SLVUSD in partnership with the schools in Santa Cruz County have worked together since March 2020 to prepare for the reopening of schools. As conditions with COVID19 change and develop, districts have adjusted to meet guidelines established by the state. Increased cases of COVID have continued to disrupt the planning and implementation of school reopening.
Currently, school staff are being vaccinated or will be scheduled to be vaccinated in preparation for in-person classes. Returning to in-person classes will proceed in phases as school staff are adequately immunized. Specific dates for reopening each grade level will be determined based on completion of state guidelines, and the vaccination and immunization timeline for staff. 
The SLVUSD district administration and SLV Teachers Association and SEIU continue to work together to prepare for schools and classrooms to reopen. Districts in Santa Cruz County are predicted to begin reopening in mid March and early April.  Preschool, kindergarten, and special education groups will most likely be the first started, and will be followed by other elementary grade levels. Middle and high schools will follow as health conditions allow, but will continue to offer as many in-person services as possible. More detailed information and specific dates will be provided as soon as they are available.
Thank you for your patience and support for staff and students.
Dr. Laurie Bruton,  
SLVUSD Superintendent
Source: Vickie Bergquist, Exec. Asst. to Superintendent