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Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414
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COVID-19 Updates & Guidelines

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August 31, 2021



Dear Parent/Guardian and Community,


As the Fullerton School District (FSD) responds to the current COVID situation, we want to ensure that student learning continues during a quarantine situation whether due to either a positive COVID case or a student being identified as a close contact. The District is committed to providing support for families with the necessary information for their child’s continued education. The following information provides the process that FSD will follow if a student is in a quarantine situation:

  • Parents will be contacted by an FSD Quarantine Program Specialist with information regarding the quarantine independent study contract. A parent signature is required on the independent study contract.
  • Upon notification, parents will be informed as to how the student will be receiving their work assignments during the quarantine period of time.
  • The student will be provided with a daily zoom or phone check-in for the duration of the quarantine along with learning materials.
  • After the end of the quarantine period, parents will receive a copy of the Assignment and Work Record that will include verification that student work was reviewed by an FSD teacher. 

If a student is placed on quarantine, the student may be able to continue learning in-person at school or return to school earlier than normal if the student is able to be COVID tested.  FSD offers COVID testing resources to students who are quarantined or there are resources provided through the Orange County Healthcare Agency by following link one or link two on their website.  If you have any questions or need assistance with COVID testing resources, please contact Laurie Bruneau at 714-447-7400 or laurie_bruneau@myfsd.org.

We are here to support our students and their families during this time in any way possible. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s academic progress during the quarantine period or questions regarding this program, please contact Dr. Erlinda Soltero-Ruiz at 714-447-2864 or erlinda_soltero_ruiz@myfsd.org.


Sincerely,


Fullerton School District

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August 31, 2021



Dear Parent/Guardian and Community,


As the Fullerton School District (FSD) responds to the current COVID situation, we want to ensure that student learning continues during a quarantine situation whether due to either a positive COVID case or a student being identified as a close contact. The District is committed to providing support for families with the necessary information for their child’s continued education. The following information provides the process that FSD will follow if a student is in a quarantine situation:

  • Parents will be contacted by a Quarantine Program Specialist with information regarding the quarantine independent study contract. Parent signature is required on the study contract.
  • Upon notification, parents will be informed as to how the student will be receiving their work assignments per subject area during the quarantine period of time. Each period/subject may vary. 
  • The student will be provided with a daily zoom or phone check-in for the duration of the quarantine along with learning materials.
  • After the end of the quarantine period, parents will receive a copy of the Assignment and Work Record that will include verification that student work was reviewed. 

If a student is placed on quarantine, the student may be able to continue learning in-person at school or return to school earlier than normal if the student is able to be COVID tested.  FSD offers COVID testing resources to students who are quarantined or there are resources provided through the Orange County Healthcare Agency by following link one or link two on their website.  If you have any questions or need assistance with COVID testing resources, please contact Laurie Bruneau at 714-447-7400 or laurie_bruneau@myfsd.org.

We are here to support our students and their families during this time in any way possible. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s academic progress during the quarantine period or questions regarding this program, please contact Dr. Erlinda Soltero-Ruiz at 714-447-2864 or erlinda_soltero_ruiz@myfsd.org.


Sincerely,


Fullerton School District

 
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August 12, 2021


Dear Fullerton School District (FSD) Parents and Community,


It’s hard to believe, but we will be starting the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, August 16, 2021.  We are very excited to start a new school year and look forward to being able to learn, grow, and thrive with our FSD students and families.


We want to share some more information on the COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.  COVID-19 Health and Safety regulations are determined by the state and county health officials, and schools/school districts are required to follow these in order to provide in-person instruction.


Listed below are some of the key components of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requirements you will see at your child’s school on Monday, August 16th:


  • Masks:  All students and adults will be required to wear masks when indoors (classrooms, school offices, MPRs, libraries, cafeterias, etc.) in any school setting, regardless of vaccination status.  Masks are optional outdoors for both students and adults.  
  • Physical Distancing is NO LONGER Required: When students and adults are indoors in a school facility and are properly wearing masks, no physical distancing is required.  With the universal indoor masking requirement, all students will be returning to in-person instruction in the classroom.
  • School Visitors:  All visitors to the school must check in at the front office.  Masks must be worn in the school office by all adults, regardless of vaccination status, as children may be present in the office.  Masks are optional outdoors for school visitors.
  • Daily Cleaning:  All classrooms and common areas used by staff and students will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected at least once daily.  Deep cleaning and disinfecting will be used in the event of a positive COVID-19 case or an outbreak.
  • Students Sharing Items:  Students will not be sharing their own personal desk items such as: pencils, crayons, scissors, erasers, glue, markers, etc.  Some items used for experiments or learning centers may be shared, but students will be required to wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water both before and after use of these items.
  • Daily Temperature Checks:  All students, staff, and campus visitors/volunteers will be required to have their temperature checked and to conduct a self-check for symptoms everyday prior to coming onto the campus.
  • Busses:  Students who ride the bus must properly wear a mask the entire time they are on the bus.
  • Classroom Volunteers:  All classroom volunteers will be required to complete an Attestation Form (Please see the Volunteer Handbook) indicating they are fully vaccinated.  Additionally, all classroom volunteers must have the appropriate fingerprint clearance prior to being permitted to volunteer in the classroom.  While in the classroom, all parent volunteers must properly wear a mask (covering the nose and mouth) at all times.  Unvaccinated volunteers will not be permitted to volunteer in the classrooms when students are or have the potential of being present.
  • School volunteers (not in the classroom):  School volunteers must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.  An exception applies if you are fully vaccinated and in an indoor setting with only adults present.  Masks are optional for any volunteer who is outdoors.
  • Contact Tracing:  If there is a positive COVID-19 case on any FSD school campus, designated FSD staff will conduct Contact Tracing in conjunction with the Orange County Healthcare Agency (OCHA).  Students or staff who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis will be isolated and any students or staff who are close contacts to a positive COVID case will be quarantined. Please report all suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases immediately!

You can anticipate more information to be coming to you right after the start of the school year from your school regarding Back to School Night, Parent Meetings, School Events, and Parent Organizations.  Please contact your school’s office or principal if you have any questions regarding this COVID-19 Health and Safety information. 


Thank you and we look forward to a great start to the 2021-2022 school year,


Dr. Robert Pletka

Superintendent

Fullerton School District

 


 

 

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July 22, 2021

 

Dear Fullerton School District (FSD) Parents and Community,

 

We hope that you are having a great summer break and enjoying time with your children, friends, and family. 

 

Last week the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated COVID-19 requirements for K-12 schools for the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year.  COVID-19 health regulations are determined by state and county health officials, and schools/school districts are required to follow these in order to provide in-person instruction.

 

FSD is reviewing the new CDPH regulations to determine how it will impact the 2021-2022 school year which begins with students returning to school on Monday, August 16, 2021.  Listed below are some of the key components of the CDPH’s updated regulations which all schools and school districts, including private and charter schools, will have to implement in order to provide in-person instruction:

 
  • California will continue to require masks to be worn by both students and adults in school settings when in the presence of students.  Regardless of vaccination status.  Masks are optional outdoors for students and adults in K-12 school settings.
  • Schools and school districts must develop and implement local protocols to enforce mask requirements.  Students who do not meet one of the mask exception criteria and who do not comply with the universal mask wearing guidance may be placed in an alternative learning setting.
  • Physical distancing is no longer required as a result of the universal masking requirements.  Without universal masking in place, physical distancing would limit the number of students in a classroom and not allow students to return to school everyday for the full school day.
  • Schools and school districts must continue to implement mitigation and layered prevention strategies like increased ventilation, hand washing, respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and/or getting COVID-19 tested, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and regular cleaning and disinfection. 
  • CDPH will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis and will determine if and when mask requirements can be updated.
 

This new information provides clarity on what is required for schools to reopen in California and helps FSD prepare for reopening on August 16, 2021.  The FSD team has been hard at work preparing for the 2021-2022 school year to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff, and families is at the forefront.

 

FSD will resume a traditional, full-time, on-campus learning model for the 2021-2022 school year while continuing to follow all guidance as set forth by CDPH and the Orange County Healthcare Agency (OCHA).  Students and families will also have access to alternate instructional programs in the fall including the Distance Learning program, or MyFSD Academy, the District’s homeschool program.

 

FSD appreciates your continued support and partnership as we review and implement the new CDPH guidance.  We also appreciate your understanding that the FSD School Board and District administration are not permitted to lessen or not implement the requirements all schools in California are under from the California Department of Public Health.  The CDPH has a “Contact Us” link for any questions you may have regarding this guidance which can be found at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/contact_us.aspx.

 

Please also see a recently released joint communication from the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County Public Health on mask requirements by clicking here.

 

Please be on the lookout for additional updates from FSD regarding the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Sincerely,

 

Robert Pletka, Ed. D.

Superintendent

 

Fullerton School District