Encinitas Union, San Dieguito close all schools due to coronavirus

Oak Crest Middle, and all San Dieguito and Encinitas schools, will close on March 16.
(Karen Billing)

Presumptive positive COVID-19 case at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary


The San Dieguito Union High School District and Encinitas Union School District announced that they will be closing school for the entire district beginning March 16. Cardiff School has not yet made an announcement.

According to SDUHSD Superintendent Robert Haley, the decision was made in alignment with Los Angeles Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District, and local districts from around San Diego County.

“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our students, families, staff and community,” Haley said in a notice to families.

According to a letter sent home to families, Encinitas Union Superintendent Andree Grey said they anticipate reopening after spring break on April 13 pending no other health concerns.

“We are compiling resources and information and will be sending additional communication in the coming days,” Grey wrote.

Presumptive positive case at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary

On Sunday, March 15, San Diego County of Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) confirmed a presumptive positive COVID-19 case in an individual at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary. The individual is in home isolation and being monitored. Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) is following the direction of CDC, CDPH, and HHSA, including following procedures related to HIPAA and privacy standards. EUSD is notifying individuals who may have been exposed, and asking them to self-quarantine. --City of Encinitas news release