Dates at a Glance
Thursday 1/13—PA Meeting 8:45 AM
Monday 1/17—MLK DAY—No School
Wednesday 1/19—Board Meeting 6:00 PM
Friday 1/28—No School
COVID-19 Antigen Test Kits
Your child will be sent home TODAY with one box of at-home COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests (1 box = 2 tests). This test box should be in their back pack.
Plan your test days
• If you get sick with symptoms like cough and fever, stay home and use your tests to see if it is COVID-19.
• If you’re around anyone who has COVID-19, stay home and use your tests a few days later.
Share your test results
• If you are very sick: call 911, visit an emergency room, or call your doctor.
• Please report your test results on Primary.Health. Use https://my.primary.health/l/caschools This website is secure and HIPAA compliant, and will share you results with your local Department of Public Health. If you are positive, please communicate this with the school ASAP.
Understand your test results
• If you feel well and have no COVID-19 symptoms, RETURN TO SCHOOL!
• If you have SYMPTOMS or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, please call your school before you return – even if the test is negative. More testing may be needed.
POSITIVE TEST? Stay home from school and contact your doctor and your school right away. Isolate for 10 days.
UNCLEAR TEST RESULTS? Retest with another home test or at a local testing site.
ANY SYMPTOMS? KNOWN EXPOSURE? If you HAVE ANY COVID-19 symptoms and/or you know you were exposed, CALL YOUR SCHOOL before you return.
COVID-19 Update—Please check our website regularly for updated COVID-19 information
Guidelines for K-12 students are currently under review at the state level and could change again soon. Once I have the new guidelines from CDPH and Sonoma County’s health department, I will gee that messaging out to you ASAP.
Here are the latest guidelines, with links, from the California Department of Public Health:
Isolation for students (i.e., when a student has been infected with the virus, even if they don’t have symptoms): As has always been the case, CDPH K-12 Schools guidance (in Section 10) recommends that individuals follow the general CDPH guidance regarding isolation. Thus, per the now-updated general CDPH guidance, for “Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms…Isolation can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a diagnostic specimen collected on day 5 or later tests negative.” See the general guidance for more.
Quarantine for students (i.e., when a student might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not be infected): Thecurrent CDPH K-12 guidance regarding modified and standard quarantines remains unchanged at this time. That said, we are actively reviewing new CDC guidance (issued yesterday, Jan 4, 2021) and hope to provide updates soon.
I know this is a lot to take in…please don’t hesitate to call the office if you need clarification and guidance.
The teachers and staff would like to express our gratitude to the VCS Board for your commitment to supporting our school and for the generous holiday gift. Thank you!