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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

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. 

School Reopening 20-21 Updates

October 5, 2020
Dear DCP Families, 
DCP is preparing for a return to in-person instruction for those families who wish to come in. We know a lot has changed since we last asked your opinion so we want to give you a chance to tell us what you think now. Please complete the following survey.  Please select the DCP school your child(ren) attend.  
Survey must be completed by: Tuesday, October 13th (Surveys have CLOSED) 

Thank you.  
Hola familias de DCP,
Como le mencionamos antes de las vacaciones de Otoño, DCP se está preparando para regresar a la instrucción en persona para aquellas familias que deseen venir. Sabemos que muchas cosas han cambiado desde la última vez que les pedimos su opinión, por lo que queremos darle la oportunidad de decirnos lo que piensa ahora. Complete esta encuesta antes del Viernes por la mañana, el 9 de Octubre, para que podamos satisfacer sus necesidades.
La encuesta debe completarse antes del martes 13 de octubre. (Las Encuestas se an CERRADO)
July 30, 2020
Dear DCP Families, 
Our students are starting school on Tuesday, August 11th doing 100% Distance Learning. Your student’s school needs your information to create a schedule for your child. We know you’ve been anxious for information to plan your schedule and it has been challenging with all the changing information related to school opening and closure. We are doing our best to get this out to you by next week, we appreciate your patience. In order to finalize the schedule for online learning and for when we are able to have students back on campus as soon as possible, we are asking you to please complete one more family survey. 
By completing this survey we will be able to complete your student’s schedule, assign students to their advisors and complete our planning for when we are able to have students on campus.  Please take 10 minutes to watch this short webinar explaining your instructional choices.  Once you have watched it, please fill out the survey.  
Survey must be completed by: Tuesday, August 4th. 

Thank you.  
Hola familias de DCP,
Nuestros estudiantes comienzan la escuela el martes 11 de agosto por 100% de aprendizaje a distancia. La escuela de su estudiante necesita su información para crear un horario para su hijo/a. Sabemos que ha estado ansioso por obtener información para planificar su horario y ha sido un reto con toda la información que cambia con relación a la apertura y cierre de la escuela. Estamos haciendo todo lo posible para comunicarle esto la próxima semana, le agradecemos su paciencia. Pero, para poder finalizar el horario de aprendizaje a distancia y para poder planear para cuando los estudiantes puedan venir a la escuela nuevamente, necesitamos que complete una encuesta más
Al completar esta encuesta podremos completar el horario de su estudiante, asignar estudiantes a sus asesores y completar nuestra planificación para cuando podamos tener estudiantes en la escuela. Tómese 10 minutos para ver este breve video que explica sus opciones de instrucciones. Una vez que lo haya visto, complete la encuesta.
La encuesta debe completarse antes del martes 4 de agosto.

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


Jennifer Andaluz

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Ruth Wamuyu Schriver

Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. P. Antonio Cuevas

Founding Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

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Assistant Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

Jordan Apgar

Principal, DCP El Primero High School

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Lori Hartmann

Assistant Principal, DCP El Primero High School

Leticia Villa-Gascon

Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

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Jose Zavala

Assistant Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

Terri Furton

Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

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Genevieve Lau

Vice Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

Resources for Families

Family Referral - Connection to Resources

Do you need help finding a specific resource not listed above? Someone from DCP staff can call you or email you with phone number/contact information if you need help connecting with a resource. 

Fill out the referral form and someone will get back to you in the next few days.

Messages from DCP's Executive Director

Letters from the Principals

Past Updates

Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

County of Santa Clara Public Health Department Update as of March 5, 2020: