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Safe Steps for safe schools

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.

Collect Your Sample Steps

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

California has become the first State to mandate student COVID-19 vaccines

  • California has added COVID-19 to list of other vaccinations required for school (e.g. measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Students age 12+ will be required to be vaccinated for in-person learning beginning July 1, 2022.
  • We anticipate students ages 5-11 will be required to be vaccinated for in-person learning beginning January 1, 2023.
Get Vaccinated

COVID-19 Vaccines are Safe; Find A Vaccination Site

  • COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested for children of all ages, with a more stringent requirements than adults.
  • The Pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine is 1/3 the strength of an adult dose and in testing, children 5-11 experience the same mostly minor side effects.
  • Visit myturn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255 to schedule an appointment at a vaccination site near you.
Get Vaccinated

Vaccine Record Collection

  • KIPP SoCal will be collecting immunization records for all eligible students, currently ages 12+ without medical exemption for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.
  • Families can submit vaccination records through 1) 'Vaccination verification form' on Parent Square, 2) Send vaccine card or digital record via email to School Business Operations Manager, 3) Bring vaccine card or digital record to School's front desk.
Get Vaccinated

Acceptable Forms of Vaccine Record

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (DHHS or WHO).
  • A photo or screenshot of the Vaccination Record card.
  • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider.
  • A digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type (Healthvana card from LA County does not qualify).
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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