News & Announcements

Class Placement & First Day of School Announcements

We are so excited to see your students tomorrow morning. Our teachers and support team have been working hard in the days and months leading up to tomorrow.  This year, students will be in single-grade classrooms.  Please use the list below for the grade-levels and classrooms:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Summerrill, Room 14 (upper campus)
1st Grade: Ms. Sessa, Room 15 (upper campus) 
2nd Grade: Mrs. Weaver & Ms. Arp, Room 13 
3rd Grade: Mrs. Carrington, Room 12
4th Grade: Ms. Grillo, Room 4
5th Grade: Ms. Speers, Room 1
6th Grade: Ms. Smith, Room 2

Family Welcome Letter 2022-2023

Welcome to the new school year! We are excited for the first day of school, Wednesday, August 10. The teachers have been working hard and are ready to provide a fun and challenging year for your children, and we are excited to begin the year. We have many new students and families joining us this year, and we’ll probably enroll more before the first day of school!
Please see the full letter

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.

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.

Updated Outdoor Masking Policy

Thank you to the roughly 80% of our families who responded to our survey regarding our outdoor masking policy. Ninety percent of survey respondents support changing the outdoor masking policy to optional and
encouraged.
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