Health and Safety

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is of paramount importance. When on-campus learning for the 2020-2021 school year begins, it will look much different than previous years due to new health and safety measures. This plan to reopen schools is based on current guidance from public health officials and state agencies. This plan will be updated as we strive to continually implement the most current recommended best practices. For a comprehensive guide, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our district team has been sourcing and installing personal protective equipment for our students, staff, and campuses. We are utilizing state and federal grants to purchase $650,000 of protective and cleaning equipment in an effort to create a safe environment for staff to return to school. 

Supply Purchases

  • Hand sanitizing stations and additional hand washing stations.

  • Plexiglass shields for all educator workstations and front office desks. 

  • Face shields and face coverings for all staff. 

  • Contactless thermometers and thermal scanners for temperature readings before campus entry.

  • Signage throughout school campuses reinforces the face covering requirements.

  • Electrostatic cleaners for regular use in disinfecting our learning and office spaces.

 

Supplies & Protective  Equipment

Returning To Campus

Safety on Campus

  • Students will be divided into morning (A) and afternoon (B) cohorts. 

  • Masks are required.

  • Six feet of spacing is maintained through markings, furniture spacing.

  • Shared items are minimized. 

  • Rooms are sanitized between cohorts of students.

  • Six feet of spacing between desks. 

  • Each elementary cohort will have their own, individual "Break Bags" with play equipment.  Equipment will be sanitized after use.

  • No parent volunteers will be allowed on campus at any time in order to minimize contacts.

  • Can find detailed plan submitted to LA County Department of Public Health at LVUSD.org and on each school’s website.
     

 
 

Daily Home and On-Campus Screening/Illness on Campus
  • Complete COVID-19 Health Screening daily prior to coming to campus. The link is located on www.ParentSquare.com.
  • If any symptoms are present or your family has been exposed to COVID-19, it is very important that you stay home. Notify the school attendance office if your student is unable to attend school due to illness or exposure to COVID-19
  • Thermal scanners will evaluate student temperatures as each student enters the campus. Students who are identified with a high surface temperature will be asked to receive an active screening, where staff will then take a more precise reading using a temporal thermometer.

  • Students with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home.

  • Students with symptoms of illness on campus will be awaiting parent pickup in an isolated area, away from non-ill students. Prompt pickup is necessary to limit exposure to both students and staff. We ask that when picking up an ill child, parents wait in the car at the curb outside the office.  ll the school office once you arrive at the curb.
 
Grab-N-Go Meals
  • Grab-N-Go lunch will be provided for all students during the transition periods.
  • If students are in line to pick up food, tape or other markings will be used to ensure a 6-foot distance between students.
  • The District will ensure food operations have been redesigned, where possible, to achieve physical distancing.
  • Free “Grab-n-Go” breakfast and lunch are available every school day at each secondary site from 11:00-12:30.  

  • Additional Early-Bird pickups are available at our middle schools: 7:00-8:00 am.

Daily Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • All classroom spaces are disinfected in-between cohorts.

  • All restroom, common spaces and workspaces are cleaned and disinfected daily.

  • Electro static cleaners will be regularly used to cleaan our learning and office spaces.

  • All high-frequency "touch points" on campus are cleaned multiple times per day.

  • Water fountains have been shut off and the use of individual water bottles is encouraged.

  • All cleaning products will be stored in a restricted access space.

  • Health offices will be disinfected twice a day.

 

Air Ventilation

  • All units have been cleaned and received standard maintenance.

  • Air ventilation systems use a combination of fresh and recirculated air and the units will run for two hours prior to the start of school, and two hours after school.

  • Our HVAC systems will utilize UV-C lights to optimize air purification. 

  • All classrooms with functioning windows have the option to open windows depending on weather and air quality conditions.
     

Las Virgenes Unified School District

4111 Las Virgenes Road

Calabasas, CA 91302