NOCCS COVID-19 Response

Like every other school in the United States, and the world, NOCCS has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the NOCCS community has come together to support one another throughout. Everyone will have a COVID story years from now; NOCCS community members will have each other as part of that story. 

NOCCS will set a tentative date for in-person instruction when Alameda County moves the county infection rate to Tier Two (Substantial) and will only reopen under phase two (50% conditions) once Alameda in in Tier Three (Moderate). 

Phase two in-person learning will be from 8:30 to noon on designated days. Extended Day Programming will be available noon to 3 p.m. with limited capacity. 


 Reopening Highlights:


  • New HVAC system install in summer 2020 that will be blowing in fresh air to every room

  • Exhaust fans installed in every classroom

  • Air purifier in every classroom

Health Procedures-

  • All people in buildings will wear appropriate face masks

  • Social Distance (6ft) observed

  • All people entering building will submit to temperate check

Cleaning Protocols-

  • All people entering building will wash hands

  • Restrooms sanitized after each use

  • All rooms sanitized daily


  • NOCCS staff tested for COVID-19 bimonthly or have received vaccination

  • NOCCS staff agreed to reopening plan on 2/10/2021

  • NOCCS staff have access to additional leave if needed to care for self or family impacted by COVID-19


  • Outside instruction when practical

  • Four separate entrance/exits based on learning pods (kinder, 1st, 2nd/3rd, and 4th/5th

  • No contact delivery and pick up of materials, food, and waste

  • All integrals (arts) and special education services remain virtual until return to normal attendance (Tier One)


  • Students tested for COVID-19 bimonthly or have received vaccination (with option for family testing proxy by special arrangement)

  • 50% attendance in either Arctos or Rufus groups during phase two (Tier Three)

  • Must wear appropriate face mask at all times

  • Family member must be available for pick up if student experiences flu/cold symptoms of any kind.

Further details are available in this COVID-19 response document. NOCCS has worked continuously on tailoring information from the CDC, Alameda County Public Health Department and the California Department of Education in authoring our own reopening plan.

NOCCS is also closely monitoring the amazing work of our authorizing district, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), around COVID-19 response.

Here are additional sites of interest around responding to COVID-19:

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