COVID-19 & School Instruction Information
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 please contact KSD school nurse, Laurel Yrun at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
The Marin County Public Health continues to enforce the Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan for the 2022-2023 school year, this is the same plan that was implemented at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year. The KSD will continue to reference Marin County’s Public Health’s Isolation, Quarantine, and Travel Guidance for TK-12 Schools to address COVID exposure.
Please see below information regarding updated COVID School Policy and Guidance as of 10/7/22:
The CDC COVID-19 Community Level is Low (case rates and hospitalizations).MCPH recommends persons to wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.
On 10/4/22, Isolation and Quarantine guidance was updated with the following recommendations for students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19:
- Isolation can end and students may return to school on day 6 if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND symptoms are resolving.
- Students with resolving symptoms are not advised to test again and should wear a mask from day 6-10.
- A negative test should not be required to return to school/care unless the child/student is unable to mask until day 11 due to age or developmental/medical concerns.
- A negative test should be required in order to participate in sports for which masking is not recommended (water polo, swimming, wrestling, competitive cheer) on days 6-10.
- Staff must show a negative test from day 6-10 in order to return to work and remain masked until day 11 per CalOSHA regulations. (See Table 1 for more information about requirements for staff).
Language from our travel guidance has been updated to align with CDC guidance. MCPH is still recommending that all students and staff test 5 days after returning home from travel.
COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools was updated to reflect extension of the COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through December 31, 2022, through passage of Assembly Bill 152.
CDPH released MPX guidance for child care facilities and schools. MPX transmission among the general public and children remains low and to date, CDPH has not received any reports of MPX spread in these settings. The guidance notes that schools and child care facilities should follow their everyday operational guidance to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases and contact their local health department in the event of any concern for MPX exposure.
Public Health Guidance
- Rethinking Schools Website - School Community Updates from Marin Public Health and the Office of Education
- Marin County Schools Quarantine & Isolation Guidance – - Document subject to change
- Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan - English and Spanish
- Marin Public Health School Status Dashboard
- How to Help Kids Navigate the New Era of No-Mask School - Wall Street Journal, March 4, 2022
Public Health Resources
California State Information
- Safe Schools For All Hub - consolidates key resources and information related to COVID-19 and schools. New resources will be added to the Hub on a routine basis.
Resources for Families
Social Emotional Support
The Bacich and Kent counselors have created documents to support the emotional needs of students and families during the closure:
In partnership with Governor Newsom, Parents Anonymous® Inc. recently launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline and Online Parents Anonymous® Support Groups in response to the Coronavirus to provide free trauma-informed, evidenced-based emotional support to Parents, Children and Youth in any language via calls, text, live chat, and email.
- The California Parents & Youth Helpline operates 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8: p.m.
- Parents can Join a Weekly Online Support Group NOW through the website: caparentyouthhelpline.org. In this confidential setting, Parents address their underlying emotions and build resiliency to strengthen their family.