Opening Schools- Response to COVID-19 News & Updates FAQ Resources & Presentations
Updated for the 2022-23 school year.
Safety and learning guide decisions for bringing students back to the classroom as pandemic conditions change. Risk assessment includes available resources for following public health orders. See our FAQ page for more.COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) Safe Reopening (ESSER) Plan 2021-22 District-level Opening Plan July 2020 edition Edición de 2020 julio See Our Presentations on YouTube
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). CUSD is implementing multiple layers of mitigations to reduce the risk of COVID-19 at school. Please refer to the Mitigation Strategies section in our 2022-23 Response to COVID-19 Plan.
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.
Visitors are strongly recommended to wear a mask at all times while indoors.
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.
Please refer to our 2022-23 COIVD-19 Response, sections relating to managing individuals with COVID-19 symptoms or diagnosis.
If a student must stay home to quarantine, take-home or downloadable assignments will be provided for the student to complete until the student is able to return to class.
At-school COVID-19 testing has concluded. Please use your own at-home test or seek testing from your health care provider. Testing information is also available from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
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.
Parents may verify and report the negative COVID test to the school office staff.