June 12, 2020
Dear Superintendents and Charter School Leaders,

Thank you for your time today. Included here are several items referenced during the superintendents and charter leaders meetings.

Local Reopening Guidance
Staff from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) have convened several meetings with local public health to understand how guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and California Department of Education will be applied locally.

We have shared the questions and concerns you have brought forward and are awaiting further detail. We anticipate releasing SDCOE’s guidance on reopening, which offers detailed technical assistance, next week.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
As was shared during the meeting, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and CDPH are working to support procurement and distribution of PPE to school districts and charter schools.

San Diego County will receive:
  • 1,088,294 cloth masks (two per child in grades K-12 and expanded learning programs)
  • 1,088,294 disposable masks (two per child in grades K-12 and expanded learning programs)
  • 109,563 cloth masks for all adult staff and teachers (two per adult)
  • 219,127 disposable masks for all adult staff and teachers (four per adult)
  • 99,132 disposable face shields (four per teacher)
  • 12,312 one-gallon jugs of hand sanitizer (12 jugs per school)

As well as:
  • One N95 mask per school nurse per 44 school days
  • Four thermometers per school and two thermometers per child care program

Our understanding is CalOES and CDPH will get the supplies to our office next week. SDCOE intends to position the supplies at our regional education centers for pickup by districts and charters.

We will be in touch next week when we have more information. In the meantime, you may be interested in reviewing the state’s PPE assumptions, shipping dimensions, and allocation by county .

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Guidance
This morning, CIF issued a framework for schools and districts to consider when designing standards for returning to physical activity/training in accordance with state and county requirements. These guidelines are meant to assist schools and school districts as they begin to return to on-campus physical activity/training but are not intended to supersede the state and county directives designed to ensure student health and safety.

Superintendent Video
Thank you to the many superintendents who participated in our video message to the community. View that video and others on the SDCOE YouTube channel.

Thank you for all you are doing to support our region’s children in these unprecedented times.


Dr. Paul Gothold
San Diego County Superintendent of Schools
phone: 858-292-3514