Following recent approval by the FDA and CDC, the Western States Scientific
Safety Review Workgroup also recommends either the Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster to be given 2 months after the primary series or the last booster dose. The Moderna bivalent vaccine is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 18 years of age and older and the Pfizer bivalent booster is authorized for use as a single booster dose in individuals 12 years of age and older. The bivalent vaccines provide superior, up to date, protection against the original strain of SARS-CoV-2 and the current circulating omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5.
What You Need to Know about Monkeypox if You are a Teen or Young Adult.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Today represents a major milestone for our schools, as the statewide masking mandate is set to expire at midnight. When students and staff return to school on Monday, March 14 – as well as
during any school events this weekend – masking will be strongly recommended, but no longer required. Please read the attached letter with important information.
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.
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.