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Covid-19 Testing and Vaccines

The Coronavirus has forced us to adapt to a new lifestyle and rethink new ways to interact.  On this page you will receive data and facts about the Coronavirus, upcoming testing at our school sites, and nutrition and food resources for you and your family.

Testing for COVID-19

  • Rapid Antigen Weekly Testing is available at each Value School location. 
  • COVID 19 results are available in 15 minutes.
  • Parents may receive results through Primary Health. 
  • PCR saliva tests are available.
  • Testing appointments vary by site.  
  • Parents must give consent for students to be tested on site. 
  • Staff has been trained by the California Department of Public Health.
 

Employee Vaccination Policy

On June 4, 2021, the Value Schools Board of Directors adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy for current employees and prospective employees who have conditional offers of employment from Value Schools. That policy, which has been fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year, can be found here.

On December 14, 2021, the LAUSD Board of Education voted to impose its later-adopted COVID-19 employee mandate on all LAUSD-authorized charter schools. LAUSD’s December 2021 board report can be found here. A summary of LAUSD's policy can be found at LAUSD’s COVID-19 page. 

 

Student Vaccination Policy

Value Schools continues to encourage families to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible under federal guidelines. We will continue to make vaccination opportunities available as resources permit, and will update parents regularly about those opportunities.

On December 14, 2021, the LAUSD Board of Education voted to require all LAUSD-authorized charter schools to follow the LAUSD policy on student vaccination. That policy currently requires that to be eligible for in-person instruction, students 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the 2022-2023 school year, unless they have an approved medical exemption or qualify for conditional admission. Read the December presentation to the LAUSD Board and the accompanying report.  

For more information, visit LAUSD’s COVID-19 page.

 

2022-2023 Fall COVID 19 Safety Protocols

During the month of August we engaged stakeholders via survey in regards to COVID 19 safety protocols and procedures.  The survey data and the Los Angeles County Post Surge Plan was used to adapt Value Schools COVID 19 policy.  You may view the updated policy below. Thank you for your most recent feedback to support next steps with Value Schools COVID 19 policy.
 
Review the COVID 19 FAQs page for answers to common questions.
 
The 22-23 Fall COVID 19 Safety Protocols goals are intended to prevent the spread of COVID and support all school sites. Based on August 2022 parent, student, faculty survey results and the Los Angeles County Post Surge Plan a colored criteria will continue to be implemented using low, medium, or high risk tiers.  Please note, official mandates by LADPH would override these procedures.

Low Risk

Less than 1% Positivity Rate

Less than 5 positive cases

Masking


  • Masks are optional  

Testing

  • Home testing is encouraged and scanned in primary health for students.  
  • Home testing is mandatory for students who are symptomatic prior to coming to school 
  • COVID testing at school is optional or by request   

Medium Risk

Between 1% to 3% Positivity Rate

Between 5 and 14 positives

Masking

 

  • Masks are required in-doors and at all times and everywhere for symptomatic or exposed students 

Testing

  • Weekly home testing is required and scanned for all students (regardless of vaccination status)
  • COVID testing at school is optional or by request

High Risk

Above 3% Positivity Rate

More than 14 positive cases

Masking

  • Masks are required indoors and outdoors 

Testing*

  • School testing is required for all regardless of vaccination status
Other Safety Precautions

  Screening 

  • Symptom Check - Temperature Check (Yellow/Red) 

Vaccines

  • Required for faculty and staff
  • Required for students per LAUSD Policy by  July  2023

Ventilation Cleaning & Sanitation

  • Required for all facilities  (green, yellow, or red) 
  • Air Purifiers
  • MERV 3 Filters

Regular hand washing & Sanitizer

  • Required for all faculty and students
 

*If LACDPH Positivity rate is 10% or higher, Value School sites will resume weekly COVID 19 Testing for non- vaccinated students. 

**Value School Sites will test all students regardless of vaccination status after every summer, winter, spring break. 

 

 

Stay Informed about COVID-19

Stay informed about COVID-19 related news and useful guidance by visiting the following trusted websites,