South San Francisco, CA April 15, 2021 Submitted by Peter Feng, SSFUSD PIO
Parents with students in transitional kindergarten (TK) through fifth grade at South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD) will have the option to bring their children back to campus for in-person instruction and academic support from April 19 through May 28.
“This is a crucial time for our district,” said SSFUSD Superintendent Dr. Shawnterra Moore, “We are aware of the new coronavirus variants, and we are committed to ensuring the health and welfare of our students and staff, which is why we’ve engaged in a process of meticulous planning that includes the use of new technologies to keep everyone safe.”
The technology in question is the so-called Arc UV-C machine, which can eliminate 99.9% of viruses and pathogens like the coronavirus from the air and physical surfaces in as little as seven minutes.
“The school board authorized the purchase of 30 of these devices from a company called R-Zero in mid-March,” said SSFUSD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Ted O. “Our custodial and facilities staff are excited to put them to use.”
SSFUSD Superintendent Shawnterra Moore and district leaders; SSFUSD School Board Members John Baker, Patricia Murray, Daina Lujan, Chialin Hsieh, and Mina Richardson; SSFUSD principals and staff.
SSFUSD April 19 reopening
SSFUSD will deploy a stable of 30, hi-tech cleaning machines that harness the power of ultraviolet C (UV-C) rays to disinfect and sanitize schools in the run up to its April 19 reopening.
Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 8:30 AM
398 B Street
South San Francisco, CA
**The hours to go back to school make it a complicated decision for our family. My husband and I both work and don’t have a way of taking our child to school.