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COVID Health & Safety Info

stay safe with masks and stay home when sick
 
The following information has been provided by Campbell Union High School District and relates to measures CUHSD schools are taking to keep their families and staff safe while learning in person for the school year 2021-22. 
 
On this page, you will find the following information:
  • Back to School Message from Campbell Union High School District on July 27, 2021
  • COVID19 On-Site Student Testing - Starting Thursday, August 19, 2021
  • CUHSD COVID19 Athletics, Extracurriculars and Events Guide 2021-2022, as of 8/18/21
Should you have any questions about COVID19 measures at Del Mar High School, please contact Principal Lopez at llopez@cuhsd.org.
 
Thank you for your continued support and helping our students and staff stay safe while on campus!
 
Return to School Message from Campbell Union High School District
 
(Excerpt below is printed with permission from Campbell Union High District, as posted on ParentSquare, July 27, 2021.  Click on blue text to learn more about certain guidance and measures. To learn more about the CUHSD COVID19 Safety Plan, please visit the District's webpage, at: www.cuhsd.org/apps/pages/covid19safetyplan.  Should you have any concerns, please contact the CUHSD Coordinator of Community Engagement and Communications, Sergio Diaz-Luna, at sdiazluna@cuhsd.org.)
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Dear CUHSD Students and Families,
 
We are looking forward to welcoming staff and students back to our campuses soon in just a couple of weeks!
 
As you may know, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently released their Public Health Guidance for K-12 schools for the 2021-2022 school year. (The CDPH K-12 Guidance information is available at: www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx). As we prepare for the start of the school year and a return to full-day, in-person instruction, we are writing to share a few highlights of the CDPH safety measures that will apply in all CUHSD schools this school year to keep staff and students safe.
 
The foundational principle of the statewide guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction. Adhering to this principle, we will follow the measures outlined below to ensure student and staff safety.
 
• Masks:
◦ Masks are required indoors when individuals are sharing indoor spaces.  
◦ Masks are optional outdoors. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people. 
◦ Masks are required on school transportation. (The CDC Order is available at: www.cdc.gov/quarantine/masks/mask-travel-guidance.html).

• Distancing: 
◦ Physical distancing is not required if other mitigation strategies, like wearing a mask, are met; however, physical distancing is encouraged where possible 
◦ Maximize physical distancing while eating, especially indoors. It is recommended to eat outdoors when possible.
◦ Staff may determine if they want to continue using plastic barriers in their work areas. 
 
• Hygiene and Cleaning: 
◦ We will continue to promote hand washing and hand sanitizer will be readily available when hand washing is not possible.
◦ We will continue to follow state and CDC guidance for cleaning and sanitizing of all facilities and will disinfect any space that has had a sick person or someone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 24 hours. (CDC Guidance is available at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html).

• Ventilation:
◦ We will continue to implement the ventilation measures outlined on our website, at: www.cuhsd.org/apps/pages/ventilationmeasures.

• Health Screening: 
◦ We will no longer collect and monitor health screenings on a daily basis. 
◦ Parents are responsible for monitoring the symptoms of their students on a daily basis and keeping students home and contacting the school immediately if students have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19.

• COVID Testing: 
◦ Routine, ongoing screening testing for individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be offered by CUHSD. 
◦ More information on testing will be provided as the school year approaches. 
 
• COVID Vaccines: 
CUHSD is committed to keeping our campuses and communities safe, while also providing access to in-person instruction for all students. Along with CDPH, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination for all who are eligible. Learn more about the vaccine at covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/#Vaccination-for-children, and schedule an appointment at myturn.ca.gov/.
 
For the full K-12 schools guidance for 2021-2022, visit the CDPH page or the CDC page. Rates of community transmission and other factors may result in changes to state or county protocols. CUHSD will adapt to any changes in guidance or requirements, and communicate those as soon as possible.
 
COVID-19 ON-SITE STUDENT TESTING
 
Campbell Union High School District’s COVID-19 testing program with the California Department of Health’s Valencia Branch Lab and Color begins on August 19th. We will test every Thursday at Del Mar High School between 2:30pm and 4:00pm, in the hallway between rooms 63-49.
 
While we encourage all unvaccinated students to get tested every week, any student, regardless of vaccination status, is welcome to get tested too. Testing is not required, but highly encouraged to keep our school community safe.
 
If you would like your child to participate in testing, you’ll need to register them prior to the testing date. A parent or guardian must register any minor under 18 years old. You’ll give a one-time consent and HIPAA authorization to share their results with the school and district. All questions included in registration are required for California state public health reporting. You’ll be asked for insurance information, but please note this program is free.
 
To register your minor for testing, please visit: home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=43694014331955.
 
For more information on testing with Color, including self-swab testing and receiving results, head to the Color COVID-19 FAQs, at: support.color.com/en/collections/2244079-covid-19-testing
 
Thank you for your participation to keep our Del Mar community safe and healthy.
 
Larry Lopez
Principal 
 
 
CUHSD COVID-19 ATHLETICS, EXTRACURRICULARS & EVENTS GUIDE 2021_2022