Campus News and Updates

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As with the first publication of the Reopening Plan on July 24, 2020, the most current health information and reopening requirements are incorporated into this update. Kirby’s leadership team and COVID-19 Task Force have worked together with the County Office of Public Health and County Office of Education to assess and create the safest approach to moving towards our Hybrid Learning model.  

Our current plan meets the standards laid out in the California Public Health Services framework for school openings and incorporates recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Santa Cruz County Office of Education, and California Department of Education (CDE). 

We are committed to welcoming your children back to school safely and supportively. Check out our Updated Reopening Plan as a visual document.

Important dates:

July 24th          Campus Reopening Plan published
October 9th      Updated Reopening Plan published
October 15th    Phase 1: 6th Grade Students Begin Hybrid Learning
November 5th  Phase 2: 7th Grade Students Potentially Begin Hybrid Learning*
January 8th      Next Plan Update published

*This is the earliest possible date we could welcome back 7th grade students and is subject to change.

This page was last updated on October 12, 2020 at 11:00am.

Return to Campus Plan 2020-2021

Update: October 12, 2020

Please use this form to ask questions about plans for the coming year. We will address questions at the next Community Zoom meeting on July 31st*, hosted by Head of School Christy Hutton.

(*This meeting was moved from July 24th to provide our community with an opportunity to review our Return to Campus Update, available on July 24.)

Kirby faculty reinforce best practices to reduce the transmission of the virus in this video. The music, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon, is used for educational purposes.

About Coronavirus

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2020-2021 Major Dates

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