27 San Diego County elementary schools approved for in-person return

Posted at 3:31 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 20:01:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Twenty-seven local elementary schools have been approved by the state and county officials to reopen for in-person classes this fall.

At least 92 elementary schools in San Diego County have applied to reopen for class on campus as of Tuesday, according to the county. The waiver only applies to open schools serving K-6 students. (That list is viewable here.)

The 19 that have gained state approval:

Approved 8/19/2020

  • Calvary Christian Academy
  • Christ Lutheran School
  • Christian Unified School District East
  • Christian Unified School District South
  • Christian Unified School District West
  • City Tree Christian School
  • Francis Parker School
  • Gillispie School
  • La Jolla Country Day School
  • Ocean View Christian Academy
  • Ramona Lutheran Christian School
  • Rancho Santa Fe School District
  • Saint Patrick School
  • Santa Fe Christian School
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School
  • The Bishop's School
  • The Cambridge School
  • The Community School of San Diego
  • The Rock Academy

Approved 8/20/20

  • Chabad Hebrew Academy
  • Escondido Christian School
  • Faithful Ambassadors Bible Baptist Academy
  • San Diego French American School
  • San Diego Jewish Academy
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran School
  • St. Therese Academy
  • The Evans School

For a school to be approved, the county must review each applicant’s proposed safety plan. Those plans should include things like having personal protective equipment, sanitation, and social distancing or limits on groups.


San Diego County was removed for California's Monitoring List on Tuesday, beginning the 14-day countdown the county needs to stay off the list in order to reopen K-12 schools in-person.

On-campus classes could resume as soon as Sept. 1, depending on the school district.