Re-opening Information

Currently we are in the process of planning for our reopening. We are planning on having all students begin on Distance Learning on August 20, 2020. This is due to the fact that we are currently on the state's monitoring list. Once we are off of the monitoring list for 14-days we may move into the next phase of re-opening which is our Hybrid Plan.

For those of you interested in Homeschool please see information below. You must fill out the Homeschool enrollment form by Friday, August 7.



Distance versu Homeschool.pdf

Full Reopening Plan

Approved SMJUSD Reopening Plan .pdf


  • A traditional plan with all students returning for full days

  • Pros- children are back at school full time which is great for learning, emotional well-being, and normalcy to family life

  • Cons- Socially distancing would be impossible, use of masks would be highly likely (exceptions for children with health concerns), higher risk for students and staff for infection.

  • A hybrid plan with students returning to school for half-days and completing distance learning the other half of the day

  • Pros- children are back at school most days (Wednesdays would be distance learning only for deep cleaning and teacher prep), Class groups would be very small (average 12 children) which allows for social distancing and only optional masks

  • Cons- schedule can be difficult for families (siblings will be place in same group, AM or PM)

  • A Distance Learning Plan with students learning from home

  • This plan will include Daily Live Instruction from teachers. All students will have access to a device and internet. We are currently awaiting new Chromebooks and Hotspots to ensure each child has access to a device. We are working with administration and teachers to make sure students have access to a strong learning platform.

The complete document has been submitted for review to the SLO County Department of Public Health for review and input. We have updated the plan to incorporate their suggestions for the health and safety of our staff and students.