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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.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination available at Value Schools

Are you back to school ready? Get your COVID-19 Vaccination at Value Schools! Walk up availability!

Who: All students 5 years and older and their families are encouraged to take this opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccination. 

Date 

Location 

Space

Friday, April 1, 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Central City Value High School
221 N. Westmoreland, LA, CA 90004 (Students and Staff only)

Outdoor

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Everest Value School 
668 South Catalina St., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Outdoor 

 

 

COVID-19 Dashboard 2021-2022

All of our schools make every effort to identify COVID-positive students and staff before they enter a school building, and to maintain strict mitigation standards to reduce spread of communicable diseases within the school.

Thanks to rigorous enforcement of our safety plans, we are not aware of any student who has acquired COVID-19 in connection with any classroom or school-related activity. From August 2021 to December 2021, we administered 19,761 tests. Only sixteen of those tests yielded positive results, for a positivity rate well under 1%.

As the omicron variant took hold in Los Angeles County, our test positivity rate increased along with that of the community we serve. During the first week of January, we tested 100% of our students and staff, resulting in an 8.7% positivity rate. Individual school rates may be seen in the table below.

Subject to additional public health guidance, we intend to test vaccinated and unvaccinated students and staff regularly until the test positivity rate is lower than 3%.

COVID-19 Testing and Positivity Rates

 

August - December, 2021

January 2022

# of Tests

% Positive

# of Tests

% Positive

Central City Value High

5672

0.1%

855

6.1%

University Prep Value High

2487

0.1%

718

9.1%

Downtown Value School

7260

0.0%

1427

8.5%

Everest Value School

4342

0.1%

760

11.8%

All Value Schools

19761

0.1%

3760

8.7%

 
 

Stay Informed about COVID-19

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