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Safe Steps for Safe Schools

We all play a role in keeping our schools safe and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Please follow these important safe steps to help support the health & safety of our communities. 

Get Tested
Per the CDC, screening testing can help promptly identify and isolate cases, quarantine those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated, and identify clusters to reduce the risk to in-person education.
 
Regular testing helps us identify asymptomatic and presymptomatic cases, when a student or team member might be infected with COVID-19, but not feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by identifying and isolating potentially infected individuals asap. 
 
Sign Up Your Child for Regular COVID-19 Testing.
Please click on your school's link below to sign up today!
  • You only need to register once per student; Testing will take place regularly.
  • This program is for students without symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19. Students with symptoms/exposure to COVID-19 will be instructed to stay home.
  • Test results received within 48-72 hrs via email or text message. Results will be shared with select school/district administrators. 
  • If you receive a positive test result, your child should isolate for 10 days. Our school administration will follow up with support, resources, and tracing protocols advised by public health officials.

How To Take the Test

Your child will self-administer an easy Covid-19 Test using a shallow nasal swab in the front of the nostril, under the supervision of a staff member. Please see easy instructions in the flyer!

We are partnering with the Valencia Branch Laboratory (VBL), a public health laboratory managed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Color software interface for processing test results. For more instructions on how to swab using the self-administered test, click here.

Self-Swabbing for Students

Your child will self-administer an easy Covid-19 Test using a shallow nasal swab in the front of the nostril, under the supervision of a staff member. Please watch video for a quick overview!

We are partnering with the Valencia Branch Laboratory (VBL), a public health laboratory managed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Color software interface for processing test results.

Mask Up

Make Sure Your Child Wears a Properly Fitted Mask Daily

  • KIPP SoCal students (and staff) are now required to wear a disposable 3 ply medical mask at all times (indoors & outdoors).
  • Medical masks also contain a layer of melt blown fabric, which is more effective than cloth masks’ woven or knit fabric at capturing potentially virus-containing particles.
  • Medical masks include an adjustable metal nose wire to help the mask fit more snugly.
  • Masks should cover both mouth & nose and fit snugly against your student’s face.
  • If a student arrives to school without a face covering, or with a face covering that doesn’t fit properly, a disposable mask will be provided for use in school that day.
  • Students will be sent home if they refuse to properly wear their face covering at any time during the school day. 
Get Vaccinated

Vaccination is the Leading Public Health Strategy to End the Pandemic

  • Vaccines Are Safe: All approved COVID-19 vaccines have met the Food & Drug Administration’s rigorous standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing.
  • Vaccines Protect You: COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19.
  • Vaccines Protect Others: Fully vaccinated individuals are much less likely to contract and transmit COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
Get Vaccinated

Find A Vaccination Site

Everyone 12 and older is eligible to be vaccinated! Visit myturn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255

Stay Home If Sick

Stay Home If Sick or Exposed

Keep your child home and seek medical care and testing if they’re feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

Tested positive for COVID-19 in past 10 days or has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever 100.4 degrees or higher
  • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath
  • New onset of cough
  • New onset of severe headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea or vomiting.

Known Exposure:

  • Close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 OR
  • Close contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 10 days
  • Note: Close contact = Within 6 ft of a suspected or confirmed infected individual for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period
Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Stay updated with the latest announcements and information on Parent Square.

  • Make sure your contact info is accurate and up to date.
  • Program the school’s phone number into your cell phone.
  • Reach out to your school administrator if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Stay Connected

KIPP SoCal COVID-19 FAQs

With the ever-changing state, county, district mandates and guidance, please feel free to visit our FAQs for the latest information on protocols and policies at KIPP SoCal Public Schools.

VIEW FAQs

Stay Connected

COVID-19 Family Hotline

888-407-2019

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