SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 1/16/22
TOPICS INCLUDED: MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY; UPDATED SPRING 2022 COVID POLICIES; PRINCIPAL KIM OFFICE HOURS; PERIODIC COVID TESTING
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. HOLIDAY
There is no school on Monday, January 17 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Looking for resources to honor Dr. King? Check out the following:
SPRING 2022 COVID POLICIES
A number of significant updates to LAUSD Spring 2022 Covid Policies were made on Friday, January 14.
Quarantine Guidelines for Household Close Contacts:
Individuals with a sibling or household member who tests positive must remain at home for a minimum of 10 days following the date of the household member’s positive test. These individuals are not eligible for modified quarantine, unless they are exempt from quarantine due to vaccination status or recent infection.
Household close contacts must stay at home for the duration of the positive household member’s isolation period. Close contacts then begin their official quarantine period (Day 1) on the date that the positive individual is cleared to return to school or work (Day 6, with a negative rapid antigen test result on Day 5, or Day 11, if the positive individual does not test or tests positive on Day 5). See diagram below.
Close contacts should test on or around Day 5 of their official quarantine period (Day 10 after the positive individual’s positive test date), to return to school or work on Day 6 with a negative result.
Positive household members must consistently wear an upgraded, surgical-style mask at home for a full 10 days following the date of their positive test, even if they are allowed to return to school or work on Day 6. If this condition cannot be met, the household close contact must delay the start of their official quarantine until Day 11 (11 days after the date of the positive test becomes Day 1 of quarantine).
Principal Kim Office Hours
Principal Kim will be holding office hours on Monday, January 17 at 8 PM to answer questions and support individual parents looking for guidance related to COVID protocols.
The Zoom link is: https://lausd.zoom.us/j/3239398337pwd=TDA3ejIwS2VSdysxNDZ3aFh6cGlOdz09.
PERIODIC COVID TESTING
Our COVID periodic testing this week will take place on Tuesday, January 18. If the testing company has rapid antigen tests available, close contacts scheduled to test today or tomorrow MAY be able to get an antigen test on Tuesday morning during AM drop-off. Students who tested positive and need an antigen test will NOT be able to test at our school. Students who fall in this category should test at one of the designated sites below, Monday to Friday, 7:15 AM to 4:30 PM. Sites are walk-in only (no appointments) and will be available starting Tuesday, January 18.
West Valley Occupational Center, 6200 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills 91367
Edison Middle School, 6500 Hooper Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Wilson High School, 4500 Multnomah St., Los Angeles 90032
Daniel Webster Middle School, 11330 Graham Pl., Los Angeles 90064
LD Central Office, 2328 St James Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Maclay Middle School Wellness Center, 12540 Pierce St., Pacoima 91331