SCHOOL UPDATES - WEEK OF 1/23/22
TOPICS INCLUDED: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL; UPDATED SPRING 2022 COVID POLICIES; FREE AT HOME COVID TESTS; PERIODIC COVID TESTING; SPIRIT DAY AND PTA REFLECTION AWARDS DAY RESCHEDULED
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD TESTS POSITIVE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
Did your child test positive over the weekend or before our weekly testing at school? If so, it is critical that you inform the school, your teacher, and upload the positive test result to Daily Pass. If uploading a photo of a self-test result, please upload one photo only and ensure it includes the test result with your child's full legal name, date of birth and test date, handwritten on the test or a separate piece of paper. Please see the attached instructions or check https://www.thirdstreetschool.com/back-to-better on how to upload an external test.
UPDATES SPRING 2022 COVID POLICIES
New updates have been made to LAUSD's Spring 2022 Covid Policies. These policies will go into effect on Monday, January 21.
Temporary Suspension of Quarantine Protocols for Asymptomatic Individuals at TK-12 Schools: Asymptomatic TK-12 students will not need to be identified as Close Contacts if exposed to a positive case in a school setting, and will not be subject to modified or at home quarantine protocols. These students will be allowed to remain in school. Quarantine at home applies only to non-TK-12 students, symptomatic close contacts, and those with household exposure who are not fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. This guidance from LACDPH does not apply to Early Education students, including preschool, ETK, and PALS students.
Surgical-Grade Mask Requirement for Students: Beginning the week of January 24th, and until further notice, students are required to wear well-fitting, non-cloth masks of multiple layers with a nose wire. This protocol also applies to Early Education students, including preschool, ETK, and PALS students.
Quarantine Guidelines for Household Close Contacts with Continuous Exposure: Students with a sibling or household member who tests positive must quarantine
at home, unless they are asymptomatic and:
1. Fully vaccinated, and/or
2. Recently recovered from a positive COVID-19 test in the past 90 days
Household close contacts with continuous exposure to a household positive must remain at home for a minimum of 10 days following the date of the household member’s positive test. They 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 the positive individual is cleared to return to school or work (Day 6, with a negative rapid antigen test result taken on Day 5, or Day 11, if the positive individual does not test or tests positive on Day 5). Close contacts should test on 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.
FREE AT HOME COVID TESTS
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free, ship in 7-12 days, and can be ordered at https://www.covidtests.gov/.
PERIODIC COVID TESTING
Our COVID periodic testing this week will take place on Friday, January 28. 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
SPIRIT DAY AND PTA REFLECTION AWARDS DAY RESCHEDULED
The Spirit Day and PTA Reflections Awards Day scheduled for Friday, January 28 has been rescheduled to Friday, February 4.
Beginning February, all Spirt Days will be held on the first Friday of every month.