Bear Valley Unified Schools CLOSE

Monday, MARCH 16 thru Friday, April 10, 2020 ‚Äč




March 13, 2020 Late Afternoon  

Dear Bear Valley Unified School District Families and Staff:

As you are aware many schools throughout California have recently closed due to Novel Coronavirus COVID 19 outbreaks in their communities. Although, we do not have current cases of Novel Coronavirus COVID 19 reported in San Bernardino County or in Bear Valley Unified, the health and safety of our students, staff and our surrounding community is a priority. After careful consideration, we have decided to close all of our schools to protect our students and community. 

Fortunately, we have six snow days that we have saved and five days of Spring Break during the next month. Using these snow days and Spring Break days and adding nine additional days off, we will close Bear Valley Unified Schools from Monday, March 16th through Friday, April 10, 2020. All schools in Bear Valley Unified School District, inclusive TK-12th grade and preschool will be closed for four (4) weeks. Unless the local authorities notify us to extend the school closures, schools will resume on Monday, April 13, 2020. 

During this period of ‘social distancing’  supplemental instructional materials and assignments will be posted online and if necessary, packets may be provided to those without online access. Your school site and teachers will contact you with the details. 

Since schools will be closed, please consider alternate care for your student or talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child.

Please discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places while school is dismissed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. 

Bear Valley Unified School District has remained in constant contact with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and local health officials about the most current developments. We are following guidance provided by the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health, and we will continue to share that information immediately with staff, families and students via email, text, phone, websites and social media.    

 >>Up-to-date information about Bear Valley Unified can be found at the website  app, and Facebook page.  More information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 can be found at SBCSS COVID-19 information.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time.  

Sincerely, Mary Suzuki Dr. Mary Suzuki

Superintendent of Schools  


About Children Keeping HEALTHY


Monday, March 9, 2020, the Bear Valley Unified Schools District issued a Letter to Parents, regarding the Novel Coronavirus concern.  

Dear Bear Valley Unified Parents and Guardians,

As with all health-related issues, our administrators have been working closely with San Bernardino County Public Health to ensure student and staff safety. 

As of March 9, there are no confirmed cases in San Bernardino County. The risk to San Bernardino County residents and the general public is still low, at this time. We can assure you that our staff is doing everything in their power to keep school sites disinfected and clean for all students and staff. It is our standard protocol to perform routine surface cleaning throughout our school sites and offices daily.

We are encouraging all students and staff to frequently wash their hands, to cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, and to stay home if they are sick.

We understand the Novel Coronavirus is a concern for many of our parents. We will continue to provide further updates from the CDC and San Bernardino Public Health as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your school principal.

Additional resources are available on our website. Thank you,

Lucinda Newton

Executive Director of Elementary Curriculum/Educational Services

Bear Valley Unified Schools