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DCP Update Center: COVID-19 & Safe Return to In-Person Instruction 

DCP continues taking steps to protect the health and safety of our school communities, as well as honoring our students’ need to learn. On this page you will find specific steps we have taken and are taking as part of our response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concern as well as resources and updates for family. 

We continue to work with CDPH in order to have a safe community. DCP has adopted the CDPH Testing Framework for k-12 Schools for the 2022-23 School Year.

School Updates 2021-22


May 23, 2022
Dear DCP Families,

We want to update you on masking at DCP. Following up on our last communication sent on April 25th regarding masking, DCP noted that we would review our COVID cases within the 4 DCP sites and the county guidelines to decide whether or not to continue to require masking indoors. We noted the increase in COVID-19 cases in our school and community. Effective tomorrow Tuesday, May 24th, masks INDOORS and OUTDOORS will be required at our DCP schools for both students and staff as per updated CDC guidelines. Please keep in mind that we will continue to monitor case levels and adjust our health and safety protocols if anything changes. 

To be clear, masks are REQUIRED indoors and outdoors at our DCP schools.

Please continue to do your part to maintain a safe and healthy environment by getting fully vaccinated, staying home if feeling sick, and testing often. We thank you for your continued support and understanding as we take every step to preserve the health and safety of our students and staff. 

23 de Mayo de 2022
Estimadas familias de DCP,

Queremos ponerlos al día sobre el uso de máscaras en DCP. Según nuestra última comunicación enviada el 25 de abril con respecto al uso de máscaras, DCP señaló que revisaríamos nuestros casos de COVID dentro de los 4 planteles de DCP y las directrices del condado para decidir si continuar o no requiriendo el uso de máscaras en el interior de los planteles. La disminución que señalamos en nuestra última comunicación en los casos de COVID-19 en nuestras escuelas y comunidad ha continuado a incrementar. A partir de mañana Martes 24 de mayo, se requiere el uso de máscaras en INTERIORES y EXTERIORES en nuestras escuelas de DCP, tanto para los estudiantes como para el personal, según las directrices actualizadas del CDC. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que continuamos monitoreando los niveles de casos y ajustaremos nuestros protocolos de salud y seguridad si algo cambia. 

Para ser claros, el uso de máscaras es REQUERIDO en interiores y exteriores en nuestras escuelas de DCP.

Por favor, continúe haciendo su parte para mantener un ambiente seguro y saludable vacunándose completamente, quedándose en casa si se siente enfermo, y haciéndose pruebas con frecuencia. Les agradecemos su continuo apoyo y comprensión mientras tomamos cada paso para preservar la salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal.

Free COVID-19 Testing at DCP 
You can get a free rapid test at any of our schools front office for your convenience
Weekly Schedule
DCP El Primero High School
Location: 1st Floor Media Center
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
DCP El Camino Middle School
Location: Middle School Media Center (2nd Floor)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Alum Rock Middle School
Location: The Quad- enter through the front

Monday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday: 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Alum Rock High School
Location: Outside K9

Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COVID-19 Testing Pre-Registration Links

DCP is partnering with Inspire Diagnostics to offer all students and staff convenient COVID-19 testing with NO out-of-pocket costs. Visit the the Inspire Diagnostics website to pre-register for your specific school and location.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing

Stay COVID-19 Safe!

DCP Community: Let's keep our students and staff safe and in school! Below are some tips and resources so that we can each do our part to keep our community safe and continue in-person learning. Get the most up to date recommendations and resources from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.

Face masks must be worn at all times while on campus and should cover nose and mouth.

If your child is sick or has ANY cold or flu like, KEEP THEM HOME. 

If you are able, get vaccinated!

Resources for Families

Update May 11, 2020: Childcare Providers for Essential Workers 

The Santa Clara County Office of Education released a list of Childcare providers available for Essential Workers in our County.  Visit the links below to see who is considered an essential worker, how to find childcare, how to know if the facility is safe, and how to qualify for financial assistance. 

SCCOE Comprehensive Resource Directory

SCCOE Childcare Information for Families


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Pete Settelmayer

Chief Executive Officer

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Ruth Wamuyu Schriver

Chief Operating Officer

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Linda Diaz-Sepulveda

Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

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Katrena Andrist-Pope

Assistant Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

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Jordan Apgar

Principal, DCP El Primero High School

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Lori Hartmann

Assistant Principal, DCP El Primero High School

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Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

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Daisy Alicante

Assistant Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

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Joyce Davis

Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

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Assistant Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

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