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 finally be able to reopen on April 19th for the last part of the 2020-2021 school year! (Assuming current positive trends in lower virus cases continue). 


Please review the community compact for in-person attendance. 

Here is what to expect: (en espanol or Arabic)

  • Starting April 12th there will be a new integrals schedule (Visual Arts and Get Empowered) for the remainder of the school year.

  • April 12th, 13th, and 14th will be only whole group instruction to allow teachers to begin making shifts in instruction plans

  • April 15th and April 16th (Thursday and Friday) will be only integrals (Visual Arts and Get Empowered) to allow NOCCS staff to set up the building for in-person instruction.

  • April 15th at 5 p.m., NOCCS will host a reopening logistics meeting for families to answer all questions about in-person attendance

  • Beginning April 19th, NOCCS will hold in-person instruction from 8:30 to noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Most students will attend two mornings a week. Extended Day Programming (EDP) is available from noon to 3 p.m. with limited capacity (priority for essential workers). 

  • Online instruction will shift to afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.


What you can do to prepare:

  • Make sure you have communicated with NOCCS your plan for your child. All families will need to let NOCCS know they plan to come for in-person instruction by April 13th or will be assumed to be continuing online. 

  • Schedule a COVD-19 test for your child. NOCCS students will need to submit a negative COVID-19 test for in-person instruction every two weeks, with the first negative test submitted to NOCCS prior to the first day of attendance. You can schedule a COVID-19 test for your child through your doctor or at one of these community resources.

  • Review the requirements for in-person instruction and when to keep your child home

Video of sample Phase Two morning welcome:


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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