Reopening Updates & COVID-19 Information
The Coronavirus has forced us to adapt to a new lifestyle and rethink new ways to interact. Here, get updates on school reopening plans, as well information on Coronavirus Compliance Teams.
Reopening Updates and Vaccination Requirements
COVID-19 Safety Plans
School Safety Plans
Click on each school name below to retrieve the school's plan.
Downtown Value COVID-19 Safety Plan
Everest Value COVID-19 Safety Plan
Central City Value COVID-19 Safety Plan
University Prep Value COVID-19 Safety Plan
Exposure Management Plan - Value Schools
Covid-19 Testing and Vaccines
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
*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
- The New York Times is providing free access to important news and guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak to help readers better understand the pandemic.
- Read the facts about COVID-19 on the CDC's website.
- Watch a video about COVID-19 created by the World Health Organization.
- Stay up to date on COVID-19 metrics specific to the County of Los Angeles, provided by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department.
- minor changes were made to the policy.
- Policies regarding masking and some testing policies remained the same.
- The chart below uses arrows and the color yellow to identify areas that are the same.
|Low RiskLess than 1% Positivity RateLess than 5 positive cases||Masking||
|Medium RiskBetween 1% to 3% Positivity RateBetween 5 and 14 positives||Medium Risk||
|High RiskAbove 3% Positivity RateMore than 14 positive cases||High Risk||
- Some positivity rates and testing policies changed
- Areas identified in white in the above chart are different from the 2021-22 school year.
- The network wants to ensure we continue to support and honor stakeholder feedback, while revisiting and honoring the current COVID19 climate and the operational needs of the schools.
- Any policies mandated by the district or the county will supersede the network policies.
- Any policies recommended by the district or the county will be taken into consideration and used for possible changes in the future.
- The policy may be revised or changed if recommended by the COVID19 working group.
- Additional surveys may occur throughout the year to determine if the policy needs adaptation.
- The network is responsible for establishing a policy that can support all schools, and establishes the minimum standards and expectations. Schools may go over and beyond with their COVID19 policy. Each school community must decide if they prefer additional measures and/or supports that go beyond the network policy. School communities cannot create a policy that is below the minimums established by the network.