Covid-19 Resources for the 2021-22 School Year
Ross Valley School District’s COVID-19 Mitigation Plan continues to focus on the health and safety of all students, staff and families. Our strategies have been developed and are revised in partnership with Marin County School Guidelines: Public Health Guided Site-Based Classroom Instruction to support a full return to in-person instruction for all students.
This webpage is intended to offer each community member a central location to access information and resources during this continually evolving time. This page (see below and to the left) will remain fluid and responsive to new information from local, regional, state, and federal agencies.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools & Site Safety Plans
Following Marin Health and Human Services (MHHS) Guidelines for Schools, each of our schools and our district office will continue to operate under a Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSPP) / COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP). Specific information regarding each school campus can be found in their site’s respective plan, originally developed, and revised as needed, by the site’s SSSPP Task Force (teachers, administrators, parents, staff), and reviewed/approved by Marin County Office of Education (MCOE).
COVID-19 Safety Plans
Each site’s COVID Safety Plan is being updated to meet the guidelines for the 2021 - 2022 school year and will be linked below shortly.
- Brookside School
- Hidden Valley School
- Manor School
- Wade Thomas School
- White Hill Middle School
- RVSD District Office
We will continue to follow guidance from our public health partners to ensure that our schools are safe for our students, staff, and families.
Daily Health Screening Reminder
Students and staff are to conduct a daily health screening self-assessment before leaving home and are to stay home when exhibiting the symptoms of any kind of illness, especially any of the symptoms listed below (even if the symptoms are believed to be caused by something other than illness):
- Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing
- Loss of smell or taste
- Fever of a 100.4° F or above
- Body ache
- Congestion / runny nose
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
Students who exhibit any symptoms of illness will need to be picked up from school, and the respective decision tree protocols as outlined below will be implemented.
We are working with MCOE, MHHS, and CDPH to provide onsite testing opportunities for symptomatic students and staff. All parents/guardians and staff have been informed how to get, administer, and report the results related to the pilot testing program.
MHHS is not currently requiring testing of asymptomatic students. For parents/guardians who wish to have their children tested regularly or if they have been exposed, visit MHHS COVID-19 testing resources.
For parents/guardians who use an antigen home test and would like to report your child's results to MHHS, please use this link https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/SelfTestReporting. Please note this is NOT for a test provided by an RVSD school site.
RVSD has complied with all Public Health Orders regarding vaccinations and vaccination status verification. All required reportable data has been posted on the District website by October 1, 2021, and will be updated as required by Marin County Public Health.
Non-essential visitors, including parent volunteers will be limited. Essential workers will be required to adhere to all health and safety guidelines. Any substitutes, contractors, visitors or volunteers working directly with students should be fully vaccinated. For more information about volunteering in our schools, click here.
Again this school year, RVSD will be following Marin Health and Human Services (MHHS) School Guidelines for school operations during the Covid pandemic. As of August 17, 2021, MHHS recommends the following quarantine guidelines following out-of-state travel:
Unvaccinated persons should get tested for COVID-19 with a viral test 5 days after domestic or international travel. They may attend school for in-person instruction if they are asymptomatic. They should quarantine from all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities with the community setting.
Vaccinated persons who travel out of the state/country should test for Covid 3-5 days after return and monitor for 14 days.
Exposure to COVID-19: If there is a known exposure to COVID-19, Ivaccinated and unvaccinated persons should be tested 3-5 days after exposure.
For testing resources in Marin County, visit the MHHS COVID-19 testing page.
Mitigation Strategies Continuum
As a community, we need to focus on three main strategies recommended by Marin Health and Human Services (MHHS): Good Hand Hygiene, Masking, Getting Vaccinated, and Staying Home when sick. The mitigation strategies we follow at school will depend upon where we are on the Marin County Schools Mitigation Strategies Continuum.
On an ongoing basis, MHHS will determine where we are on the Continuum as well as specific strategies, based on trends in transmission rates, verified vaccination rates, prevalence of new variants, and impacts on Marin County health care systems.
- September 10, 2021 COVID-19 Interim Guidance for K-12 School and Youth Performing Arts, Sports and Extracurricular Activities in Marin County
- September 1, 2021 COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year
- September 1, 2021 K-12 Schools Guidance 2021-2022 Questions & Answers
- August 23, 2021 CDPH Requirement for Universal Masking Indoors at K-12 Schools
- July 12, 2021 CDPH COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year
- July 12, 2021 CDPH K-12 school-based COVID-19 testing strategies for school year 2021-22
- July 9, 2021 CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
- July 20, 2021 What Parents Should Know About the Updated COVID-19 School Guidance
- June 22, 2021 Safely reopening California
- July 27, 2021 CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
- July 29, 2021 California Department of Public Health Vaccine Record Guidelines & Standards
- CDC K-12 Guidance on Disabilities or Other Health Care needs
- State of California Safe Schools For All Hub
- July 28, 2021 CDPH - Guidance of the the Use of Face Coverings
- June 15, 2021 CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting your Facility
- CDPH Indoor Air Quality
- June 30, 2021 CDPH Travel Guidance
- May 25, 2021 Marin County School Air Quality Activity Recommendations
- June 21, 20201 Cal/OSHA Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards - What Employers Need to Know About the June 18 Standards
- June 11, 2021 CDPH State Public Health Orders
- June 11, 2021 CDC How to Wear Masks
- CDC Symptoms of COVID-19
- California K-12 School Antigen Testing Program Playbook
- Marin County Schools Mitigation Strategies Continuum 2021-22 School Year
- Public Health References for Rethinking Schools Bibliography