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Shooting at a Texas Elementary School

Dear Families of Santa Cruz County,
Our hearts are broken as we learn of the loss of 18 children and a teacher in a devastating act of violence today at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. As educators and parents, we grieve with the families
of the victims and the Uvalde community. Please see the joint letter from all Santa Cruz County school districts.

Appreciating our Staff

This week, we are celebrating Staff Appreciation. At our April Board meeting, the BDUESD Board of Trustees passed a resolution recognizing the work we strive to accomplish with our students and community.

BDUESD Earns Prestigious District Recognition from the CA Department of Education

Earlier this school year, Bonny Doon Union Elementary School District was encouraged by our partners at the SC County Office of Education to apply for state recognition for our work during 2020-2021 distance learning. I am extremely proud and excited to announce that our district is selected by the state for recognition.

Governor Announces New Masking Guidance After March 11, 2022: Joint Communication from all SC County School Districts

With declining case rates and hospitalizations, today Governor Newsom announced that after 11:59 p.m. on March 11 masking indoors for schools and childcare facilities will transition from being required to being highly recommended. Until after March 11, schools of Santa Cruz
County will continue to require students and staff to mask while indoors. After this date, masks will remain “highly recommended” for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.

No matter our disagreements, teachers deserve to be treated with respect--Dr. Sabbah's Community Article

One of the first lessons we teach our children is to respect others – to treat each other as we would want to be treated even when we may disagree. Unfortunately, in recent weeks some in our community have fallen short of that mark. We’ve been dismayed to witness as teachers and staff in our county have been cursed at by parents while children are present over disagreements around COVID-19 mitigation policies.

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