Merced County Office of Education

Ready To Return

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Why is it important to return?

Schools provide more than just academics to children and adolescents. In addition to reading, writing and math, students learn social and emotional skills, get exercise, and have access to mental health and other support services. For many children and adolescents, schools are safe, stimulating, and enriching places to be while parents or guardians are working. For many families, schools are where kids get healthy meals, access to the internet, and other vital services. ​​​

Local Schools​​

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Attendance Matters​​

Resources to help students increase school attendace

Health & Wellness​​

The well-being of our
​students is always a priority

​ ​We are "Ready to Return"

It's safe for our students to return to school, for adults to return to work or explore a new career and for all of us to return back to our lives the way they were before the health crisis.



California Department of Public Health

​July 12, 2021: ​COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year ​

California Vaccination Progress Data

​An overview of vaccine administration​

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Local student athletes "Take the Shot"

Getting vaccinated is safe, free and will help our communities get back to normal. Together, let’s get to immunity and keep our schools open next fall.​