We are implementing safety measures issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in partnership with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (PHD).
We understand the benefit of volunteers supporting our programs and schools. Schools will permit visitors and volunteers who provide essential services and support to the school’s educational program.
Even students and adults who were feeling fine in the morning can become ill as the day goes on. Staff will be sent home immediately if they become symptomatic. Students will be isolated in a safe area to await immediate pick up by their parent/caregiver.
The instructions for managing individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or diagnosis in our 2022-23 plan still apply, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Regarding notification: "When the school is notified of a positive case, the school will send a general notification, via ParentSquare, to families of students who may have shared air space with an individual who is confirmed positive for COVID-19."
If a student must stay home due to quarantine, please check with your child's teacher about assignments that may be possible to do at home.
At-school COVID-19 testing has concluded. Please use your own at-home test or seek testing from your healthcare provider. Testing information is also available from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
If you are in need of at home tests, please let the office staff know as there may be some extra tests in the health office.
CDPH recommends that antigen tests be the primary option for detecting COVID-19 in schools, rather than PCR tests. Both the professional, on-site antigen tests as well as over-the-counter (OTC) at-home antigen tests have been effective in identifying persons who have infectious levels of all known variants of the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2).
As supplies are available, the school will provide an antigen test for each student.