See the latest updates on COVID-19 in each of our regions

COVID-19 Updates Bay Area 20-21

Bay Area COVID-19 School Updates

Current Status of Schools

Each campus will be working to bring back more students by early May, with  students who choose to do so remaining in distance learning. We are planning for in-person learning for the 21-22 school year.

The health and safety of our students and staff remain our top priority. As public schools, we work with regional, city, and district leaders to follow health, safety, and educational guidelines. We will continue to monitor local conditions and guidance and adjust our operations accordingly.

COVID-19 Parent Handbook & School Calendar

For more information on our health and safety protocols on campus, please see our COVID Parent Handbook in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Looking for what days students’ have holidays? Download the full family calendar here 2020-2021

Stay connected on your school’s private Facebook group:

All our schools will use their school’s private Facebook groups page to share important updates and instructional information.

  • Please be sure to create a Facebook account if you do not already have one and join your school’s Facebook group.
  • If you need support, please reach out to your school’s Office Manager.

How & Where to Get a Vaccinated in Your Community

Did you know that you can use your Rocketeer’s Chromebook to access vaccination websites? All county vaccine sign-up websites are available on your child’s device.

Santa Clara County

Sign up for appointments through your healthcare provider, at myturn.ca.gov, or through local pharmacies, or visit one of the locations below that do not require appointments. Please see the SCC COVID Vaccine site for more information.

Non-appointment options:

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church, 467 N. White Rd. San Jose, CA
    • When: Tuesday-Friday, 9:00AM-3:30PM. No appointment required!
    • Requirements: Residents age 65 and up can get vaccinated.
  • Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose, CA
    • When: Arrive on a Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday to pick up a wristband. This starts at 9:00am and goes while supplies last. Once you have a wristband, you can get a vaccination on a Tuesday/Thursday 10:30am-4:30pm or Wednesday 12pm-5pm.
    • Requirements: Ages 65+, workers, unpaid or paid caretakers, and workers in the following industries: education and childcare, food and agriculture, and emergency services.

Contra Costa County:

Click to request an appointment with the county or sign-up through myturn.ca.gov.To find vaccination opportunities in your community and see who is eligible, go to the Contra Costa vaccination website.

San Mateo County:

Sign up for appointments through your healthcare provider, at myturn.ca.gov, or through local pharmacies. Please see the SMC COVID Vaccine website for more information about who is currently eligible.

Have Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines?

We believe it’s important to equip every member of our community with the knowledge they need to make an informed decision. Rocketship recently had the privilege of hosting Rocketship Nashville board member and nationally-recognized medical expert, Dr. James Hildreth, for an hour-long webinar on the COVID-19 vaccines. Read the highlights and watch the webinar here. The Spanish version is available here.

Free Meals for Rocketeers

Each of our Rocketship campuses will distribute healthy and nutritious meals for students while the virtual learning program is in action. Any student, regardless of FRL status, can pick up meals at the following locations and times:

  • Rocketship Futuro Academy, 2351 Olivera Rd, Concord, CA 94520 –  Wednesdays and Fridays 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep, 70 S. Jackson Ave. San Jose, CA 95116 – Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30pm -5:30pm
  • Rocketship Mosaic Elementary, 950 Owsley Ave.San Jose, CA 95122 – Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00am – 1:00pm
  • Rocketship Redwood City Prep, 909 Roosevelt Ave, Redwood City, CA – Tuesdays and Thursdays  8:30am-10:30am.

Internet Access & Community Resources

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Call 1-855-846-8376 to get set up or click here for more details.

The health, safety, and security of all our families is of utmost importance at this time. For information on resources and social service supports available in your area:

Carecorps

Every Rocketship school has designated a CareCorps of at least four educators who are responsible for contacting every Rocketship family, every day. Their mission is to support our most vulnerable families who are experiencing the destabilizing impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. CareCorps sends a brief wellness survey to all families to ensure everyone feel safe at home and identifies any needs in the school community. The team then follows up with direct outreach to families who indicated they need support. The CareCorps then connects families with the services and resources they need. To connect with your regional CareCorps, contact your school’s office manager.

Back to School Safety Procedures

Curious what new safety procedures we have in place to keep your Rocketeer safe? The key changes we have made are:

    • -Health screenings for all staff and students
    • -Mandatory mask-wearing for staff and students
    • -Physically distanced desks
    • -Stable cohorts for students returning in small groups
    • -Hand sanitization stations throughout the school
      -New filters in campus HVAC systems and air purifiers where appropriate
    • -Signage throughout the campus to help keep our community safe

These are just some of the many updates we’ve made to keep our Rocketeer community safe and healthy when returning to school. For a complete list, please read your COVID Parent Handbook in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Learn more about what new procedures you can expect to see when we return to campus in this video.