Important Updates

This page will be used for important messages and policy updates.  It will also be used for updates for our parents, students, staff, and community in the event of an emergency situation.

Emergency Information

FAQs (3/25/20)
For High School Seniors & Parents (3/25/20)
Preguntas Frecuentes para Estudiantes de Último Año y Sus Padres (3/25/20)
Frequently Asked Questions (3/20/20)
Preguntas Frecuentes para Estudiantes y Familias (3/20/20)

Coronavirus Update - School Closure Update (3/26/20 - 11:35 AM)

Stanislaus County Office of Education Announces Extended School Closures

Dear Patterson School District Staff, Students, and Families,

Many areas in California, including Stanislaus County, are experiencing an expanding outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). When public schools closed on March 19, there were only two known cases and 19 pending test results.  Today, there are 12 positive cases. To prevent even more spread of COVID-19, the Stanislaus County Office of Education, in collaboration the Stanislaus Public Health Department, is announcing that school closures will extend at least through May 1, 2020. Patterson Unified School District along with all school districts in Stanislaus County will be following this new legal directive from our public health officer.   

 School administrators across Stanislaus County appreciate the proactive illness prevention steps that our families and staff have taken. We encourage you to continue washing hands for 20 seconds, coughing or sneezing into your sleeve and staying at home if possible.  If you need to go out, please practice “Social Distancing” by remaining at least 6 feet away from others.

Currently, the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Service is providing daily updates on the StanEmergency Facebook page.  A video message or live video airs every day at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s update features a question and answer session. 

 Parent resources are available from our district website and on the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s website at

 It is critical that learning continues for all students during school closures.  We cannot let students who have worked so hard lose progress while away from the classroom setting.

We recognize the significant impact extending school closure will have on our entire community, students, families, and staff. This is unprecedented. We acknowledge the anxiety this may cause our students, especially our high schools seniors who are focused on graduation. We also recognize the burden this will place on our staff and working families.

This is a challenging time for our community and we are committed to working with you in the best interest of our students and staff.


Philip M. Alfano, Ed.D


Important School Closure Update (3-26-20) [Engl]
Important School Closure Update (3-26-20) [Span]

Coronavirus Update - School Closure Update (3/26/20 - 10:00 AM)

Stanislaus County Public Health just announced that all schools in Stanislaus County will need to remain closed at least through May 1, 2020. We will be sending out additional information later today. As a reminder to students and parents: Please continue to monitor our district website daily for updates. Also, please check your email daily. If your email or telephone numbers need to be updated, please do so in Aeries. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this unprecedented event. We will continue to do everything we can to provide the best services for our students under the circumstances. 

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