San Leandro USD

Tradition and Innovation

Back to School 2021-22 Questions & Answers

Our guide to a safe, supportive, and loving return to school!


Health & Safety Protocols

YES. Masks are required indoors AND outdoors for all students and staff at TK-12 campuses, except when eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. Schools will provide masks to any student or staff who does not have one. Persons exempted from wearing a face-covering due to a medical condition must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge.

NO. Social distancing requirements were lifted statewide on June 15.  

NO. Classroom limits will be aligned with state guidelines and labor contracts. 

NO. At this time, the District will not require proof of vaccination for students. 

YES. Per Governor Newsom’s state mandate, all SLUSD staff, including substitute teachers, remote workers, contractors, and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated, or provide weekly COVID test results.

SLUSD has developed a cleaning schedule for all school sites. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned regularly.

Campuses will follow guidelines developed by the CDPH for cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation of school sites and office spaces as practicable. 

  • Bathrooms will be cleaned and stocked with soap.
  • Disinfecting wipes will be provided in classrooms.

YES. There are hand sanitizer stations in classrooms, cafeterias and in common areas throughout each campus.

YES. However, school sites will be limiting visitors to campuses; visitors will be allowed on campus by appointment only and should call the office before arriving in person at a school site. 

Yes. SLUSD will follow CDPH and Cal/OSHA requirements to assist employees and students in obtaining COVID-19 screening tests. 

Students who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who may have been exposed to an infected individual will be referred to a healthcare provider and will be required to abide by ACPHD quarantine/isolation protocols prior to returning to school.

YES. All students will be able to participate in Physical Education and Recess.

YES. All club activities are allowed. Masking protocols will need to be followed.

YES. In-person meetings as well as meetings with families will be allowed by appointment. Masking protocols will need to be followed.

YES. All special events will be allowed at campuses with mask requirements in effect until further notice. 

YES. The District is in compliance with all ventilation requirements established by the Alameda County Health Department.

YES. All competitive sports as well as practices will be allowed. Masking requirements and any league requirements established will be followed.

YES. All programs will be allowed with specific masking requirements required.

YES. All parents/guardians should complete the daily health screener in ParentSquare prior to students arriving at school. 

SLUSD is aligned with Alameda County Public Health and the Alameda County Office of Education with quarantine protocols, which start with a 10 day quarantine period, with potential modifications. Please see the following information from those agencies for more specific details:



Students with a positive COVID-19 test who are symptomatic need to be isolated for at least 10 days from symptom onset and at least 24 hours from fever resolution and all other symptoms have improved. 

SLUSD is aligned with Alameda County Public Health and the Alameda County Office of Education with isolation and quarantine protocols. Please see the following information from those agencies for more specific details:

SLUSD is currently finalizing agreements with our staff and student testing service. Until then, here are two nearby resources for FREE COVID-19 Testing:

Optum Serve Mobile MegaBus Testing
Bay Fair BART Station
15242 Hesperian Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94578
Every Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Register for testing at Bay Fair BART Station
Appointments and walk-ups accepted

San Leandro Marina Community Center
15301 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94579
Tuesday – Saturday, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Register here or call (888) 634-1123 (English & Spanish)

Please check ACPHD website for testing in nearby towns:

Continue to stay safe & remain healthy!


All students will be attending school full-time. Please check your school’s calendar, websites, and ParentSquare communications for exact daily schedules. 

Please check the bell schedule at your students’ schools for actual start and end times, and keep in mind that elementary school students will be on an early release schedule on August 23 to September 3.

YES. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided to ALL students during the 2021-2022 school year. Supper is also available for all secondary students for 30 minutes after the last bell. Meals will be served inside the cafeteria at all school sites.  Independent Study students can pick up to-go meals at no cost for the 2021-22 school year. Drive-up service with breakfast and lunch boxes at John Muir Middle School will be available each morning (prior to regular drop off). The address is 1444 Williams St, San Leandro, CA 94577.

YES. SLUSD partners with the Boys & Girls Club to provide high-quality expanded learning programming for grades K-8.  ASES programs are available at: Garfield, Jefferson, McKinley, Monroe, Washington, Wilson, Bancroft and John Muir

YES. District transportation services will resume for qualified Special Education students. Additionally, transportation for student athletes to student sporting events will resume. Free transit passes are available to middle and high school students at the following link: Face coverings are required on all district and public transportation

YES. Students and families who are not able to return to in-person instruction due to specific health concerns are welcome to enroll in the SLUSD Independent Study Program. More information is available here.