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Superintendent's Message

Dear South Bay Community,
 
Welcome back! We are excited to see our students on Monday, July 25 for the first day of the 2022-23 school year. I hope you had a wonderful and restful Summer Break. The South Bay team was busy over the summer hosting Intersession and Extended School Year classes. We have also done a lot of work setting goals for the year and making plans to ensure the health of our students, families, and staff. In preparation for the safe return of students to our campuses, please refer to the health guidance below:
 
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks are strongly recommended for all students in all settings.
Students testing positive and those identified as Close Contacts, should work with our Special Education department on next steps as required by the COVID-19 Decision Trees for K-12 Schools.
All students should test prior to returning to school. At-home tests may be picked up at all school sites beginning on Thursday, July 21. In addition, tests can be ordered here for delivery by the USPS. 
Once the school year begins, in-person COVID testing will be available at all schools.
Schools will monitor requests for visitor access to campuses and will make decisions based on current health guidelines.
While we are currently planning to host campus events (e.g., Back to School Night), we ask for your flexibility as plans may change based on updated health guidance. 
  
We will continue all other mitigation strategies, including but not limited to the following:
 
Ensuring indoor air quality through the use of air scrubbers in work spaces.
Providing Personal Protective Equipment (masks, antibacterial gel, gloves, etc.).
Using water bottle filling stations.
Encouraging frequent hand washing.
Providing additional staff to ensure clean and healthy work areas.
 
We are looking forward to a great school year!
 
José Espinoza
Superintendent