Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today a student vaccination mandate that would require COVID-19 vaccinations for both public and private California students once the vaccine is fully authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for each respective age group. The earliest the mandate would likely take effect is July 1, 2022 for children in grades 7-12.
Click below to read the fact sheet on the student COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on students, families, educators, and our schools. But with increased access to vaccinations for school staff and students 12 and older, it has paved the way for TCUSD to reopen for in-person learning. Families who are opting to remain in a digital learning environment may enroll in the TCUSD Virtual Academy as well.
The TCUSD staff is working hard to continue progressing forward and provide every student the opportunity to return to in-person learning full-time this fall. We are excited to open our school doors and welcome students and staff back into classrooms. We understand the needs of our families as students return to school and parents return to work, following more than a year of social distancing, quarantine and isolation due to the pandemic.
We understand the needs of our families as well as their concerns, and it is a priority to have safety systems in place that allow our families to feel comfortable sending their students to school this fall. As we start the 2021-2022 school year, schools and communities must address gaps that were exacerbated by the pandemic and build our education system back better than before. I believe in the community of TCUSD and all of its stakeholders to make that a reality.