Yearbook Senior Tribute Deadline Extended to February 3

March 6, 2020

There is still time to purchase a senior tribute for the 2020 yearbook, as the deadline has been extended to February 3. Click here to access the instructions that allow you to purchase and design a tribute for your senior entirely online.

Incoming 9th Grade Parent Information Night

February 24, 2020

San Benito High School will be offering two separate opportunities for parents to attend an informational parent night for those who have an incoming 9th grade student in the Fall of 2020. On Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12, school counselors will cover graduation requirements (A-G vs CTE), course offerings and discuss the course selection process for incoming 9th graders, also known as pre-scheduling. The same information will be offered on both nights. Please attend only one night. If you have any questions please call (831) 637-5831, ext. 110.

Health precautions urged during flu season

February 3, 2020

In the wake of San Benito County Public Health Services’ Feb. 2 announcement confirming cases of the Novel Coronavirus in a 57-year-old husband and wife in San Benito County, San Benito High School Nurse Tess Smith and local health officials remind students and families that there are no additional precautions to be taken at this time beyond simply good hand washing, covering your mouth, and asking others to to so if coughing or sneezing.

It is recommended that people call their doctor if they are running a high fever. County health officials note that anyone with respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, sore throat, or fever, should stay home, practice proper cough etiquette and hand hygiene, and limit their contact with other people, a statement from the county noted.

The symptoms of the Coronavirus are very similar to the flu, including high fever, cough, congestion and/or shortness of breath. Older adults and those with underlying health issues are at increased risk for a serious case. Flu activity continues to remain high this season, so it is recommended to get a flu shot to protect yourself and others.

The locals confirmed to have contracted the Coronavirus are husband and wife and both 57 years old. The husband had recently traveled from Wuhan, China. They were provided guidance on home isolation and on Sunday were admitted to a hospital outside of San Benito County for further care.

The recommended guidelines at this time:

  • If you have not been to China or been in close contact with someone who has been to China and is sick, your risk to contract the Coronavirus is very low.

CDC guidance indicates that people who have casual contact with a case (in the same grocery store or movie theater) are a minimal risk of developing the infection.

If you have recently been to China and feel sick:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others
  • Contact your doctor’s office or local emergency room and tell them about your recent travels and symptoms.

The San Benito Public Health Services is working with Bay Area health officials and health care providers to monitor the situation closely. This is an ongoing situation and updated information will be provided as it becomes available.