Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff:
The Board of Education has approved changes to the Injury and Illness Prevention Program, the COVID-19 Prevention Plan, and District Guidance to Staff, Students, Parents/Guardians, and the community regarding COVID-19. Below are the changes that were approved and take effect on Monday, August 30:
- The Chula Vista Elementary School District will mandate properly positioned and correctly fitted masks to be worn at all campuses, including District offices, at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Adults may only remove masks when actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn if anyone is around, students or staff, vaccinated or not. This includes parents/guardians who may be walking their students onto campus or anytime they are on school grounds. Students may only remove their masks to play at recess, during PE, and while they eat, all of which should happen outdoors, weather permitting. Masks are required in hallways while traveling to and from the playground and lunch area and while students gather outside the gate at arrival prior to entering.
- The Chula Vista Elementary School District will form a District-level Safety Committee, with representation from certificated, classified, and non-represented employees, as well as parents, to advise on the creation and implementation of COVID-19 safety measures, and to oversee site-level committees. All school sites will create a Site Safety Committee, with representation from certificated, classified, and non-represented employees, as well as parents, to address site-specific safety concerns and help implement District safety measures.
- The Chula Vista Elementary School District will publish a weekly COVID-19 update with simple, bulleted information, including current District case numbers (including the last reporting date for those numbers) as well as any changes made in COVID-19 guidelines that week. It will be sent directly to stakeholders including, but not limited to, staff and parents/guardians via email and School Messenger and published on the District website in an easily accessible location.