2020-21 Central USD Return to School Plan

Welcome to Central Unified School District's School Re-Opening Page. Central Unified School District is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and the greater community. The school district closely monitors the guidance from both our local public health department (FCDPH) as well as the CDC in order to make informed decisions during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We are excited for students to return to school and we are committed to doing this safely. We are closely following health indicators monitored by the Fresno County Department of Health and will continue to do so as we welcome students back onto our campuses.
As you scroll down this page or click the links to the right, you will find information on our safety plans and practices. If you have questions please use the box on the top right and someone will reach out to you shortly.
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Our preschool and elementary schools are scheduled to re-open on a hybrid schedule beginning the week of April 12-16. Students in grades TK-2 will attend on-campus classes four days a week and continue with at-home instruction one day a week, while students in grades 3-6 will attend on-campus classes two days a week and have at-home instruction three days a week. The information sheet below provides the different learning options that Central Unified currently provides.
PLEASE NOTE: All middle school and high school students will continue with at-home distance learning for five days a week until further notice.



The safety of students and staff remains a high priority, so we have developed new protocols in an effort to provide the healthiest environment for all.
Please use the daily screening tool below to determine if your child has COVID-19 symptoms. 
If you believe that your child has been exposed to or has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please use the document, Exposure Guidelines for Parents to determine your course of action.



Please see below for a detailed look at the health and safety protocols to be followed on each Central Unified campus. There are strict disinfecting procedures that will be followed daily, as well as guidelines for students, staff, and family members while on Central Unified campuses.



Co-curricular activities remain an important part of students' education. Modifications have been made in alignment with the Fresno County Department of Health. All in-person, co-curricular activities, assemblies, rallies, field trips, and any school-wide gatherings related to the 2020-21 school year will be suspended until Fresno County deems them safe. Virtual assemblies, rallies, field trips, and other similar activities may take place. Mass gatherings of any kind are not permitted.



Central Unified will continue to provide free meals to students in our community. Lunches will be distributed on campus for those participating in hybrid learning, and at several different locations for those who are participating in Central Online Home School or distance learning. Please reference the information below for details.



Transportation to and from school for students participating in hybrid learning will be available and protocols are in place to protect your child from exposure to COVID-19. Please reference the information below to learn more about the plans in place. Click here for the current HYBRID LEARNING BUS SCHEDULE.