News & Announcements

COVID Home Testing Kits Available to All Families & Staff

Dear Bonny Doon School Families,

I hope this message finds you and your family enjoying a happy and healthy winter break.
I am pleased to share that the state has provided us with at-home COVID 19 antigen testing kits to distribute to families and staff so that everyone can test before returning to school next week. Antigen tests are simple to administer and provide results in 15 minutes.

We encourage families to pick up a test either at our school on Saturday, January 1st from 10-12 (upper parking lot), or at an Inspire Testing drive-through location beginning Sunday, January 2nd . Testing will support our efforts to keep everyone healthy as we return to campus. Families who go to a drive-through location will be offered both the 15 minute antigen test and the 24 hour PCR test.

Please see the link below for more details and instructions.

Dec. 17 Community Update

Dear Bonny Doon School Partners,
As we head off to winter break, we'd like to share a bit of information. While our school staff continues the commitment to the health and safety of students, staff and community, we are all hearing of increased cases locally, nationally and internationally. The school team remains committed to transparency. If we have a COVID exposure, we will notify the school community as well as any close contacts. We have a resource page on our website for your reference. We are appreciative of our shared effort--students, staff and families--to keep students home (or staying home) when not feeling well.

Attached, you will find a joint letter from all Santa Cruz County school districts. Please take the time to read it as there is important information.

Vaccinations for Children 5 to 11 years old

On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under an emergency use authorization (EUA) for children ages 5 to 11 years old, followed by the CDC on November 2. It is anticipated that additional approvals by State authorities will be completed this week.

Join Communication from All SC County school districts: Sports & Extracurricular Activity Requirements

The schools of Santa Cruz County will be implementing the guidelines recently published by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Santa Cruz County Public Health (SCCPH).

In order to keep our schools open and students healthy, school districts have implemented a wide range of mitigation strategies to minimize risks at our schools, including ongoing testing for COVID-19. We recognize the importance of sports, athletics, music and other extracurricular ideas for students and are
hoping these requirements will allow students to participate fully and safely.

Tragedy at Aptos High School, Joint Communication

Dear Families of Santa Cruz County,
Today we are heartbroken. We grieve with the Aptos High School community following yesterday’s tragic loss of a 17-year-old student. Our hearts are with the student’s family, friends, the Aptos High School community, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD), and all of those impacted by this
unprecedented and devastating event.
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