COVID-19 and

TK to 6th Schools

in San Bernardino County

LAST UPDATED: March 2, 2021

TK – 6th School Waivers

To support a safe opening, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) will consider each community represented by schools requesting a waiver and exercise due caution in issuing approvals. DPH will approve waivers every 1-2 weeks as a way to fully consider the impacts before issuing additional approvals in a particular community.

The State will give consideration to waivers when a school’s respective community case rate is 14 daily cases or less per 100,000 residents.

February 19, 2021

San Bernardino County has met the State’s reopening criteria for elementary schools. Under the State’s new Consolidated Schools Guidance, additional elementary schools may reopen for in-person instruction after a county in Purple Tier status sustains an Adjusted Case Rate for COVID-19 that is below 25 cases per 100,000 for five consecutive days. As of Friday, February 19, San Bernardino County has recorded five days under 25 cases per 100,000. This means that more elementary schools could be set to reopen as soon as Monday, February 22.

In order for an elementary school to reopen for in-person instruction they must submit their COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP) and School Guidance Checklist to the local and State Departments of Public Health for review and approval. COVID-19 Safety Plans require schools to follow State guidelines for several safety criteria including: stable groups, face coverings, physical distancing, ventilation, healthy hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, screening for signs and symptoms, exposure and contact tracing, and reporting cases to the Public Health Department to ensure a safe reopening. The required CSP documents may be found at https://schools.covid19.ca.gov and schools/districts may submit their finished CSP and School Guidance Checklists to Heather Cockerill (for San Bernardino County Department of Public Health) at hcockerill@dph.sbcounty.gov and to k12csp@cdph.ca.gov (for California Department of Public Health) for the review/approval process

School Waiver Status

Below are waiver applications that have been received by DPH as well as each applications’ status. Applications are reviewed by Dr. Erin Gustafson, County Interim Health Officer and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

The table below will be updated Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

STATUS DESCRIPTION
APPROVED Has 14 daily cases or less per 100,000 residents. The school can resume in-class instruction according to their approved plan.
RESUBMITTED School was previously denied but daily cases reached 14 cases or less per 100,000 residents. DPH automatically resubmitted the waiver to CDPH for reconsideration on behalf of the school.
PENDING School waiver is being reviewed by DPH/CDPH.
DENIED Has over 14 daily cases per 100,000 residents. Once daily cases reaches 14 cases or less per 100,000 residents, DPH will automatically resubmit waiver to CDPH for reconsideration on behalf of the school. The school does not need to resubmit a waiver.
SCHOOL NAME
LOCATION/DISTRICT
STATUS
DATE
Pinon Hills ElementaryPinon Hills11/16/2020
Barstow Fine Arts AcademyBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Barstow STEM AcademyBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Cameron ElementaryBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Crestline ElementaryBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Henderson ElementaryBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Lenwood ElementaryBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Montara ElementaryBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Skyline ElementaryBarstow11/09/202011/09/2020
Alta Loma ElementaryAlta Loma10/26/202010/26/2020
Banyan ElementaryAlta Loma10/26/202010/26/2020
Carnelian ElementaryAlta Loma10/26/202010/26/2020
Deer Canyon ElementaryAlta LomaApproved10/26/2020
Floyd M. Stork ElementaryAlta LomaApproved10/26/2020
Hermosa ElementaryAlta LomaApproved10/26/2020
Jasper ElemetnaryAlta LomaApproved10/26/2020
Victoria Groves ElemetnaryAlta LomaApproved10/26/2020
Baker Valley Preschool and ElementaryBakerApproved10/26/2020
The Heights Christian SchoolChino HillsApproved10/26/2020
Fort Irwin Middle SchoolFort IrwinApproved10/26/2020
Lewis ElementaryFort IrwinApproved10/26/2020
Tiefort View ElementaryFort IrwinApproved10/26/2020
Newberry Springs ElementaryNewberry SpringsApproved10/26/2020
Yermo SchoolYermoApproved10/26/2020
Carmel ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Cottonwood ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Cypress School of the ArtsHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Desert View SchoolHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Eucalyptus ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Joshua Circle ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Juniper ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Kingston ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Krystal School of Science, Math and TechnologyHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Lime Street ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Maple Elementary HesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Mesa Grande ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Mesquite Trails ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Mission Crest ElementaryHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Topaz Preparatory AcademyHesperiaApproved10/19/2020
Stone Ridge AcademyUplandApproved10/19/2020
Hollyvale Innovation AcademyVictorvilleApproved10/19/2020
Desert Knolls ElementaryApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Lewis Center for Educational ResearchApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Mariana AcademyApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Phoenix AcademyApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Rancho Verde ElementaryApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Rio Vista School of Applied LearningApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Sandia AcademyApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Sitting Bull AcademyApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Sycamore Rocks ElementaryApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Vanguard PrepatoryApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Yucca Loma ElementaryApple ValleyApproved10/16/2020
Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural ArtsChino HillsApproved10/16/2020
Helendale Elementary SchoolHelendaleApproved10/16/2020
Norton Science and Language AcademySan BernardinoApproved10/16/2020
Chemehuevi Valley ElementaryNeedlesApproved10/07/2020
Vista Colorado ElementaryNeedlesApproved10/07/2020
Valley of Enchantment ElementaryCrestlineApproved10/05/2020
Lake Arrowhead ElementaryLake ArrowheadApproved10/05/2020
Charles Hoffman ElementaryRunning SpringsApproved10/05/2020
Trona Unified School DistrictTronaApproved10/05/2020
Riverside Preparatory SchoolOro GrandeApproved09/24/2020
Water of Life Christian SchoolFontanaApproved09/22/2020
Oro Grande Unified School DistrictOro GrandeApproved09/22/2020
Montessori AcademyRancho CucamongaApproved09/22/2020
iEmpire AcademySan BernardinoApproved09/22/2020
The RockSan BernardinoApproved09/22/2020
Baldy View ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Cabrillo ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Citrus ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of InnovationUplandApproved09/22/2020
Magnolia ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Pepper Tree ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Sierra Vista ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Sycamore ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Upland ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Valencia ElementaryUplandApproved09/22/2020
Victor Valley Seventh Day Adventist SchoolVictorvilleApproved09/22/2020
Montessori of RedlandsRedlandsApproved09/15/2020
Joshua Springs Christian SchoolYucca ValleyApproved09/15/2020
Big Bear Elementary (Bear Valley USD)Big Bear LakeApproved09/13/2020
North Shore Elementary (Bear Valley USD)Big Bear LakeApproved09/13/2020
Fallsvale School (Bear Valley USD)Forest FallsApproved09/13/2020
New Life Christian AcademyHesperiaApproved09/13/2020
Baldwin Lane Elementary (Bear Valley USD)SugarloafApproved09/13/2020
Victor Valley Christian SchoolVictorvilleApproved09/13/2020
Zion Lutheran SchoolVictorvilleApproved09/13/2020
Carden Arbor View SchoolUplandApproved09/06/2020
Wildwood Christian AcademyYucaipaApproved09/06/2020
Victory Baptist AcademyChinoApproved09/04/2020
Apple Valley Christian AcademyApple ValleyApproved09/03/2020
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Early Education CenterLake ArrowheadApproved09/03/2020
Mentone Seventh Day Adventist SchoolMentoneApproved09/03/2020
Ontario Christian SchoolOntarioApproved09/03/2020
San Antonio Christian SchoolOntarioApproved09/03/2020
Joshua Center Christian AcademyRancho CucamongaApproved09/03/2020
Inland Leaders Charter SchoolYucaipaApproved08/27/2020
Alta Loma Christian SchoolAlta LomaApproved08/26/2020
Lake Arrowhead Christian SchoolLake ArrowheadApproved08/26/2020
Needles Adventist Christian SchoolNeedlesApproved08/26/2020
Packinghouse Christian AcademyRedlandsApproved08/26/2020
Redlands AcademyRedlandsApproved08/26/2020
Redlands Christian SchoolRedlandsApproved08/26/2020
Loving Savior of the Hills Lutheran SchoolChino HillsApproved08/21/2020
Loma Linda AcademyLoma LindaApproved08/21/2020
United Christian AcademyRancho CucamongaApproved08/21/2020
Hope Christian SchoolRedlandsApproved08/21/2020
Valley Preparatory SchoolRedlandsApproved08/21/2020
Lucerne Valley Unified School DistrictLucerne ValleyApproved08/12/2020
St. Peter & St. Paul Catholic SchoolAlta LomaDenied12/04/2020
St. Margaret Mary SchoolChinoDenied12/04/2020
Resurrection AcademyFontanaDenied12/04/2020
St. Adelaide SchoolHighlandDenied12/04/2020
Our Lady of Lourdes SchoolMontclairDenied12/04/2020
St. George SchoolOntarioDenied12/04/2020
Empire Springs Charter SchoolRancho CucamongaDenied12/04/2020
Sacred Heart Parish SchoolRancho CucamongaDenied12/04/2020
Sacred Heart AcademyRedlandsDenied12/04/2020
St. Catherine of Siena SchoolRialtoDenied12/04/2020
Holy Rosary AcademySan BernardinoDenied12/04/2020
St. Joseph SchoolUplandDenied12/04/2020
Calimesa ElementaryYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Chapman Heights ElementaryYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Competitive Edge CharterYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Dunlap ElementaryYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Ridgeview ElementaryYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Valley ElementaryYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Wildwood ElementaryYucaipaDenied12/04/2020
Carleton P. Lightfoot ElementaryAlta LomaDenied11/24/2020
Caryn ElementaryAlta Loma Denied11/24/2020
Allegiance STEAM AcademyChinoDenied11/24/2020
Etiwanda Colony ElementaryEtiwandaDenied11/24/2020
Grapeland ElementaryEtiwandaDenied11/24/2020
John L. Golden ElementaryEtiwandaDenied11/24/2020
Perdew ElementaryEtiwandaDenied11/24/2020
Windrows ElementaryEtiwandaDenied11/24/2020
Cecilia L. Solorio ElementaryFontanaDenied11/24/2020
David W. Long ElementaryFontanaDenied11/24/2020
East Heritage ElementaryFontanaDenied11/24/2020
Falcon Ridge ElementaryFontanaDenied11/24/2020
West Heritage ElementaryFontanaDenied11/24/2020
Pathways to CollegeHesperiaDenied11/24/2020
Terra Vista ElementaryRancho CucamongaDenied11/24/2020
Our Lady of the Assumption SchoolSan BernardinoDenied11/24/2020
Baldy Mesa ElementaryPhelanDenied11/16/2020
Phelan ElementaryPhelanDenied11/16/2020
The Heritage SchoolPhelanDenied11/16/2020
Vista Verde ElementaryVictorvilleDenied11/16/2020
Wrightwood ElementaryWrightwoodDenied11/16/2020
Lighthouse Christian AcademyRialtoDenied11/09/2020

Elementary School Education Waivers

Below are approved waiver applications that have been received by DPH. Applications are reviewed by Dr. Erin Gustafson, County Interim Health Officer and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

STATUS DESCRIPTION
APPROVED Has 14 daily cases or less per 100,000 residents. The school can resume in-class instruction according to their approved plan.
RESUBMITTED School was previously denied but daily cases reached 14 cases or less per 100,000 residents. DPH automatically resubmitted the waiver to CDPH for reconsideration on behalf of the school.
PENDING School waiver is being reviewed by DPH/CDPH.
DENIED Has over 14 daily cases per 100,000 residents. Once daily cases reaches 14 cases or less per 100,000 residents, DPH will automatically resubmit waiver to CDPH for reconsideration on behalf of the school. The school does not need to resubmit a waiver.
SCHOOL NAME
LOCATION/DISTRICT
Pinon Hills ElementaryPinon Hills
Barstow Fine Arts AcademyBarstow
Barstow STEM AcademyBarstow
Cameron ElementaryBarstow
Crestline ElementaryBarstow
Henderson ElementaryBarstow
Lenwood ElementaryBarstow
Montara ElementaryBarstow
Skyline ElementaryBarstow
Alta Loma ElementaryAlta Loma
Banyan ElementaryAlta Loma
Carnelian ElementaryAlta Loma
Deer Canyon ElementaryAlta Loma
Floyd M. Stork ElementaryAlta Loma
Hermosa ElementaryAlta Loma
Jasper ElemetnaryAlta Loma
Victoria Groves ElemetnaryAlta Loma
Baker Valley Preschool and ElementaryBaker
The Heights Christian SchoolChino Hills
Fort Irwin Middle SchoolFort Irwin
Lewis ElementaryFort Irwin
Tiefort View ElementaryFort Irwin
Newberry Springs ElementaryNewberry Springs
Yermo SchoolYermo
Carmel ElementaryHesperia
Cottonwood ElementaryHesperia
Cypress School of the ArtsHesperia
Desert View SchoolHesperia
Eucalyptus ElementaryHesperia
Joshua Circle ElementaryHesperia
Juniper ElementaryHesperia
Kingston ElementaryHesperia
Krystal School of Science, Math and TechnologyHesperia
Lime Street ElementaryHesperia
Maple Elementary Hesperia
Mesa Grande ElementaryHesperia
Mesquite Trails ElementaryHesperia
Mission Crest ElementaryHesperia
Topaz Preparatory AcademyHesperia
Stone Ridge AcademyUpland
Hollyvale Innovation AcademyVictorville
Desert Knolls ElementaryApple Valley
Lewis Center for Educational ResearchApple Valley
Mariana AcademyApple Valley
Phoenix AcademyApple Valley
Rancho Verde ElementaryApple Valley
Rio Vista School of Applied LearningApple Valley
Sandia AcademyApple Valley
Sitting Bull AcademyApple Valley
Sycamore Rocks ElementaryApple Valley
Vanguard PrepatoryApple Valley
Yucca Loma ElementaryApple Valley
Sycamore Academy of Science and Cultural ArtsChino Hills
Helendale Elementary SchoolHelendale
Norton Science and Language AcademySan Bernardino
Chemehuevi Valley ElementaryNeedles
Vista Colorado ElementaryNeedles
Valley of Enchantment ElementaryCrestline
Lake Arrowhead ElementaryLake Arrowhead
Charles Hoffman ElementaryRunning Springs
Trona Unified School DistrictTrona
Riverside Preparatory SchoolOro Grande
Water of Life Christian SchoolFontana
Oro Grande Unified School DistrictOro Grande
Montessori AcademyRancho Cucamonga
iEmpire AcademySan Bernardino
The RockSan Bernardino
Baldy View ElementaryUpland
Cabrillo ElementaryUpland
Citrus ElementaryUpland
Foothill Knolls STEM Academy of InnovationUpland
Magnolia ElementaryUpland
Pepper Tree ElementaryUpland
Sierra Vista ElementaryUpland
Sycamore ElementaryUpland
Upland ElementaryUpland
Valencia ElementaryUpland
Victor Valley Seventh Day Adventist SchoolVictorville
Montessori of RedlandsRedlands
Joshua Springs Christian SchoolYucca Valley
Big Bear Elementary (Bear Valley USD)Big Bear Lake
North Shore Elementary (Bear Valley USD)Big Bear Lake
Fallsvale School (Bear Valley USD)Forest Falls
New Life Christian AcademyHesperia
Baldwin Lane Elementary (Bear Valley USD)Sugarloaf
Victor Valley Christian SchoolVictorville
Zion Lutheran SchoolVictorville
Carden Arbor View SchoolUpland
Wildwood Christian AcademyYucaipa
Victory Baptist AcademyChino
Apple Valley Christian AcademyApple Valley
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Early Education CenterLake Arrowhead
Mentone Seventh Day Adventist SchoolMentone
Ontario Christian SchoolOntario
San Antonio Christian SchoolOntario
Joshua Center Christian AcademyRancho Cucamonga
Inland Leaders Charter SchoolYucaipa
Alta Loma Christian SchoolAlta Loma
Lake Arrowhead Christian SchoolLake Arrowhead
Needles Adventist Christian SchoolNeedles
Packinghouse Christian AcademyRedlands
Redlands AcademyRedlands
Redlands Christian SchoolRedlands
Loving Savior of the Hills Lutheran SchoolChino Hills
Loma Linda AcademyLoma Linda
United Christian AcademyRancho Cucamonga
Hope Christian SchoolRedlands
Valley Preparatory SchoolRedlands
Lucerne Valley Unified School DistrictLucerne Valley