Protest planned over closed schools — list of schools that will be allowed to open

Scroll to the end to see which schools have applied to waivers from the lockdown order.

Daily Post Staff Writer

Los Altos mom Jenny Fedorova is leading a protest against school closures. She said Thursday that parents of children from elementary school to high school should decide whether their kids learn remotely or in-person at school.

“My goal is not that they reopen blindly. The goal is to give the choice to all families,” she said.

Her rally to reopen schools will be held Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. in front of Mountain View City Hall.

Teachers have said they are worried COVID-19 will spread if schools are reopened. The Palo Alto teachers union sent a letter to the school board in July saying social distancing is not realistic in schools given classroom constraints.

“Staff members and students should not have to risk their physical and mental health in order to attend in-person classes when it is currently unsafe,” says the letter.

Santa Clara County Schools are currently closed under an order from Gov. Gavin Newsom because of high COVID rates in the county.

Elementary schools can apply for waivers through the county health department to reopen. Both the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School have applied for the waivers. But high school kids and middle schoolers like Fedorova’s son have to stay home for now.

Fedorova said she is worried about the impact the isolation will have on children’s mental and social well being. She said she doesn’t think schools are academically up to par with in-person learning.

“In parents groups, everyone is talking about tutors,” she said. “Everyone understands virtual school can’t be the same as real school.”
Fedorova said families with elderly or high-risk individuals should get to choose if they want to keep kids home.

She said she thinks teachers should also get to have a choice because some teachers, such as older ones, are at a higher risk than others.

San Mateo County

Schools granted waivers allowing them to reopen

Alto International School, 475 Pope St., Menlo Park
Arbor Bay School, 1017 Cedar St., San Carlos
Belmont Oaks Academy, 2200 Carlmont Drive, Belmont
The Burkard School, 2333 Palm Ave., San Mateo
Centennial Montessori School, 27 10th Ave., San Mateo
Connect Community Charter School, 635 Oakside Ave., Redwood City (At Fair Oaks Community School)
Hilldale School, 79 Florence St., Daly City
Holy Family School, 151 Buckingham Ave., Redwood City
Kids Connection Elementary, 1998 Beach Park Blvd., Foster City
Pacific Rim International School, 454 Peninsula Ave., San Mateo
The Primary School, 951 O’Connor St., East Palo Alto
Sea Crest School, 901 S Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay
Serendipity School, 2820 Ponce Ave., Belmont,
Stanbridge Academy, 515 E. Poplar Ave., San Mateo
Synapse School, 3375 Edison Way, Menlo Park
Up Academy, 151 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo
Wilkinson School, 750 Ave., Alhambra, El Granada
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School, 800 Foster City Blvd.

Santa Clara County

Schools granted waivers allowing them to reopen

Campbell Christian School, 1075 W Campbell Ave.
Campbell Union School District
Creekside School, 5629 Lean Ave., San Jose
Luther Burbank School District
Milpitas Christian School, 3435 Birchwood Lane
Moreland School District
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School, 1030 Astoria Drive, Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale Christian School, 445 S Mary Ave., Sunnyvale

Applications Received and Under Review

Charter Schools

Charter School of Morgan Hill

Public Schools

Los Altos School District

Private Schools

Achieve Kids
Action Day Primary Plus
Almaden Country Day School
Apostles Lutheran School
Athena Academy
Bowman School
Campbell Christian
Canyon Heights Academy
Challenger School Foundation
Corner Stone Learning Foundation
Crossroads Christian School
East Valley Christian School
Emerson School
Ester B. Clark School, Palo Alto
Ester B. Clark School, San Jose
Foothill SDA
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Grace Christian School
Heritage Academy
Hillbrook School
Hope Technology School
Imagination Lab School
Khan Lab School
Learning Springs Academy
Legacy Christian School
Living Wisdom School
Los Altos Christian Schools
Los Gatos Christian School
Mariposa Montesorri
Milpitas Christian School
Monarch Christian Schools
Monticello Academy
Mulberry School
Oakwood School
Orion Montessori Schools
Pacific Point
Pinewood School
RISE Academy
Sage Academy
San Jose Christian School
Sand Hill School
Santa Clara Christian School
Sierra School
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
St Paul Child Development Center
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Stephen Lutheran School
Startbright School
Stratford, Merryhill Schools
Sunnyvale Christian School
The Harker School
The Learning Company and Academy
Tru School
Valley Christian Schools
Ventana School
Waldorf Peninsula
Yavneh Day School
Yew Chung International School


  1. If “earlier” school reopening means face masks, distancing, daily temperature checks, and other restrictions, NO THANKS! I would rather continue distance learning or home schooling with freedom than have my kids sit with a face mask on all day. That’s insane.

  2. Rep Kevin Kiley filed suit against Gavin Newsom for violating the CA constitution and the Supreme Court took the case up directly, which is rare. Newsom’s lawyers last quietly inquired about a settlement but Kiley refused stating that he will not settle until Newsom admits he violated CA constitution and stops. Court date set in October. Support the lawsuit at Recall Gavin Newsom! He has failed on schools and on so many other issues!

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