Dates at a Glance
- Friday 1/28—No School
- Wednesday 2/16 – Wednesday 2/23—Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:15 dismissal every day during conference week
- Monday 2/21—No School
COVID-19 Test Kits
The USPS is now providing free rapid covid tests mailed directly to your home. The website to order your tests can be found at: https://special.usps.com/testkits
“Free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests are available for order and shipment through the United States Postal Service®️. Each order will contain 4 tests. There is a limit of 1 order per residential address. Additional tests cannot be ordered regardless of the size of the household.”
Another Testing Resource: https://socoemergency.org/events/category/pop-up-testing/
• 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.
Stay home from school and contact your doctor and your school right away. See attached slides for isolation/quarantine protocol or check the Isolation & Quarantine Guidance for K-12 Schools
UNCLEAR TEST RESULTS? Retest with another home test or at a local testing site.
Updated Covid Guidelines
Because our students wear masks indoors and outdoors except when eating, the majority of our in-school exposures are mask-on-mask. Therefore, most students who have been exposed at school and are asymptomatic qualify for modified quarantine (see below). The following information explains what to do if your student is exposed at school.
Vaccinated Students OR those previously infected within last 90 days:
Quarantine is NOT recommended. Students without symptoms may remain in school and participate in all school activities. If symptoms develop, they should test and stay home.
Unvaccinated/Never Infected when both parties were wearing a mask, as required in K-12 indoor settings.
Modified quarantine as follows. They may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they:
i. Are asymptomatic;
ii. Continue to appropriately mask, as required;
iii. Undergo at least twice weekly testing during quarantine; and
iv. Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting.
Unvaccinated/Never Infected No Masks (students who were not wearing masks or for whom the infected individual was not wearing a mask during the exposure);
Standard quarantine (i.e., Quarantine can end after day 5 if symptoms are not present and a diagnostic specimen collected on day 5 or later tests negative. If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present, quarantine can end after day 10.
If you test positive for COVID-19, everyone, regardless of vaccination status must follow the CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine for the General Public.
Stay home for 5 days **If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house**Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
Sibling Enrollment / New Student Enrollment
It is time for siblings and new students to apply for enrollment for the 2022/23 school year. Siblings of current VCS students have priority over new students but must apply just the same. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 by September 2, 2022. Open enrollment will run from 1/24/22 through 2/4/22. Applications can be found; attached to this bulletin, in the office or the website.
VCS Board of Directors Opening
The VCS Board has a vacancy. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM. Serving on the board is a wonderful way to stay connected to the school and support its success. You must attend 3 board meetings before applying. Please see Rebecca or any of our current board members for more information.