Coronavirus Information for Schools and Families

Mendocino County education leaders are in close contact with the County Department of Health and Human Services to obtain the most current guidance and information related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Mendocino County Public Health Orders 

Click here for the latest Mendocino County Public Health information.

COUNTY COVID STATUS

Click here for the latest information on the risk level and what activities are open by counties.

     
District-Specific Information About On-Site and Distance Learning 

MENDOCINO COUNTY SCHOOLS

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Anderson Valley UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Fort Bragg UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Laytonville UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Leggett Valley UnifiedWebsite
Whale GulchWebsite
Manchester Union ElementaryFor more information call (707) 882-2374
Mendocino UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Point Arena,
Arena Union Elementary
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Point Arena,
High School
Website
Potter Valley UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Round Valley UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Ukiah UnifiedWebsiteFacebook
Willits UnifiedWebsiteFacebook

MENDOCINO COUNTY CHARTER SCHOOLS

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Accelerated Achievement Academy, UkiahWebsiteFacebook
Eel River, CoveloWebsite
La Vida, Ridgewood RanchWebsiteFacebook
Pacific Community, Point ArenaWebsiteFacebook
Redwood Academy, UkiahWebsiteFacebook
River Oak, UkiahWebsiteFacebook
Three Rivers, Fort BraggWebsiteFacebook
Tree of Life, UkiahWebsite
Willits Elementary CharterWebsiteFacebook
Willits Charter High SchoolWebsiteFacebook

MENDOCINO COUNTY PRIVATE SCHOOLS

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Deep Valley Christian School, Redwood ValleyWebsiteFacebook
Instilling Goodness Elementary & Developing Virtue Secondary Schools, TalmageWebsiteFacebook
Montessori del Mar, Fort BraggWebsiteFacebook
Saint Mary's of the Angels, UkiahWebsiteFacebook
Waldorf School of Mendocino, CalpellaWebsiteFacebook

 

MCOE Phased Reopening for Schools – July 20, 2020
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MCOE PHASED REOPENING FOR SCHOOLS infographic
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Stage 1 – Restricted Access to School Sites

DISTANCE LEARNING
     – Limited students on campus
     – School staff will be on campus
     – Instruction will occur virtually
     – No athletic competition or practice
     – Check with your local school district for specifics

Stage 2 – Schools Reopen with Modifications and Safety Protocols
HYBRID
     – Some students on campus at some times
     – School staff will be on campus
     – Safety protocols in place, including face coverings, physical distancing, smaller cohorts, frequent handwashing, and facility disinfecting
     – Instruction will occur both in-person and virtually
     – Check with your local school districts for specifics
Full distance learning remains available for students whose families request it.

Stage 3 – Schools Reopen with Modification and Safety Protocols
5-DAY-A-WEEK INSTRUCTION
     – Staff and students on campus
     – Safety protocols in place, including face coverings, physical distancing, smaller cohorts, frequent handwashing, and facility disinfecting
     – Instruction will occur in-person
     – Check with your local school district for specifics
Full distance learning remains available for students whose families request it.

Stage 4 – Schools Reopen Without Restrictions
RETURN TO TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION
   – Staff and students on campus Monday through Friday
   – No additional safety protocols in place


MCOE Back-to-School Guide 2020-2021
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If you are in need of Child Care for children up to age 12, please email Rural Communities Child Care at childcare@ncoinc.org or call (707) 263-4688 ext. 410 and provide your name, phone number where you can be reached, the days and hours of child care needed, and age of child(ren) needing care. 

Distance Learning Resource for Families (English) – Click here

Distance Learning Resource for Families (Spanish) – Click here

Distance Learning Support for Educators – Click here

Distance Learning Support for Professional Development – Click here

Distance Learning Resources for Early Childhood (for Families) – Click here

Distance Learning Resources for Early Childhood (Staff & Administrators) – Click here

          

What You Need to Know About COVID-19 

  • To watch the CDC’s Explainer Video, click here.
  • COVID-19 is a virus that causes respiratory illness. Symptoms most commonly include fever with cough or shortness of breath. (Some people have few or no symptoms.) 
  • The virus is spread through droplets (coughs and sneezes). After exposure, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days, or as long as 14 days. 
  • Most people with this infection will recover on their own. 
  • People most at risk are those older than 60 years and medically frail (e.g., those with heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and other immunocompromised people).

  
How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Schools

  • Encourage students and staff to stay at home when they are sick.
  • Those who have a fever at school should go home and stay home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication. 
  • Isolate sick students and staff from others until they can go home.
  • Facemasks should only be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
  • Promote hand hygiene among students and staff through education, scheduled time for handwashing, and availability of soap and water and/or hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Teach and encourage proper cough etiquette – cough or sneeze into a tissue, sleeve, or arm (not into your hands).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

      
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