Here’s a List of San Diego County School Closures Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Most of the closures will begin on Monday with the majority of classes scheduled to return in April

The San Diego Unified School District headquarters.
Ashley Matthews

All school districts in San Diego County have announced closures in wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic after following guidance by local health officials.

“This morning in consultation from our colleagues from around the county and the state we made the difficult decision to close all schools starting on March 16,” SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten said.

San Diego Unified School District, the largest in the county, announced in a joint statement with Los Angeles Unified School District that officials made the decision in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

It was announced Friday that eight school locations were chosen within the city to give out free prepared meals for students, Gary Patel, director of food and nutrition services for San Diego Unified said. To see a full list and more detailed information, click here.

San Diego Unified said they are accessing learning resources that don't rely on online services for students.

“There are ways that we can deliver content and support to kids to do learning activities. Our teachers have come up with really creative ideas of ways to give access to learning opportunities to them," Marten said.

Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 and are planned to reopen. SDSU is posting updates online regarding the closure.

Here is a list of all the San Diego County public schools closed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic:

  • Alpine Union School District (through April 13)
  • Bonsall Unified School District (through April 13)
  • Borrego Springs Unified School District (through March 27)
  • Cajon Valley Union School District (through April 20)
  • Cardiff School District (through March 27)
  • Carlsbad Unified School District
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District (through April 3, indefinitely)
  • Coronado Unified School District (through April 3)
  • Dehesa School District (through April 17)
  • Encinitas Union School District (through April 10, indefinitely)
  • Escondido Union Elementary School District (through April 13)
  • Escondido Union High School District (through April 13)
  • Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (through April 10)
  • Fallbrook Union High School District (through April 10)
  • Grossmont Union High School District (through April 10)
  • Jamul-Dulzura Union School District (through April 20)
  • Julian Union Elementary School District (through April 3)
  • Julian Union High School District (through April 3)
  • Juvenile Court and Community Schools (through April 3)
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District (through April 10)
  • Lakeside Union School District (through April 17)
  • Lemon Grove School District (through April 17)
  • Mountain Empire Unified School District (through April 13)
  • National School District (through April 3)
  • Oceanside Unified School District (through April 10)
  • Poway Unified School District (through April 3)
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District
  • Ramona Unified School District
  • San Diego Unified School District (through April 6)
  • San Dieguito Union High School District (through March 27)
  • San Marcos Unified School District
  • San Pasqual Union School District (through April 13)
  • San Ysidro School District (through April 6 for staff/ April 7 for students)
  • Santee School District (through April 10)
  • Solana Beach School District
  • South Bay Union School District (through April 3)
  • Sweetwater Union High School District (through April 3)
  • Vallecitos School District (through April 14)
  • Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
  • Vista Unified School District (through April 16)
  • Warner Unified School District (through March 27)

Confirmed charter school closures:

  • Albert Einstein Academies (through April 13)
  • Americas Finest Charter School 
  • Calvary Christian Academy (through April 3)
  • Escondido Charter High School (through April 13)
  • Gompers Preparatory Academy (through April 6)
  • Greater San Diego Academy (through April 20)
  • Guajome Schools (through April 3)
  • Hawking STEAM Charter Schools 
  • Heritage K-8 Charter School (through April 13)
  • Kidinnu Academy (through April 17)
  • KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy (through April 3)
  • MAAC Community Charter School (through April 3)
  • National University Academy - Dual Language Institute 
  • North County Trade Tech High School (through April 6)
  • River Valley Charter School (through April 17)
  • San Diego Global Visions Academy (through April 6)
  • The Preuss School UC San Diego (through April 6)
  • Urban Discovery Schools (through April 6)

Confirmed Private School Closures:

  • La Jolla Country Day
  • Del Mar Pines Elementary School
  • San Diego French American School
  • San Diego Jewish Academy
  • Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy

Catholic School Closures:

The Diocese of San Diego closed all of its Catholic schools including preschools beginning March 16. Click here for more details.

For a list of colleges and universities that have made changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, click here.

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