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Return to in-person learning.

The Santa Maria-Bonita School district is excited to return to 5 days a week, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. The first day of school for all students will be Thursday, August 12th. Bus schedules are available here.


Please note that as in the past, Thursdays will continue to be minimum days for students. The Santa Maria-Bonita School District will continue to work closely with the Santa Barbara County, Department of Public Health to ensure all required Covid-19 precautions are in place for the safety of both student and staff.

Here are some updates/changes to our current COVID Prevention Plan:

  1. All District facilities (schools, buildings) will require our SMBSD employees, students and visitors, to screen themselves, passively, at home, prior to arrival.
  2. Face coverings will be required by all SMBSD employees, students, and visitors, when inside any district school site and/or building, at all times unless one or more of the following exceptions (or other exceptions noted in the CPP) applies:
         Actively eating/drinking
  3. Volunteers and visitors are to be limited, while still allowing for parent communication, conferences, etc.
  4. There are NO stated physical distancing requirements at this time.