COVID-19 Information

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The 2021-2022 school year begins Tuesday, August 25. EUSD returns to a full-day, five-day schedule for this school year. The start and end times for all EUSD schools can be found here.

The Escondido Union School District continues to prioritize the safety and health of our students and employees as we resume full-time, on campus learning this year. Following are key components of the districtwide health and safety plan.

COVID-19 Dashboard: All confirmed COVID-19 cases related to Escondido Union School District campuses and offices will be posted to a dashboard. The dashboard separately counts individuals – students or staff members – with a confirmed positive test who attended during an infectious state. Community-related cases of those who have not come onto campus within close contact of other students and staff are counted separately. Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset until the time the patient is isolated; or two days before test specimen collection for asymptomatic patients.

Once the district learns of an individual who has tested positive at a school site or office, these steps are followed:

• Isolate individuals if present and advise of any required self-quarantine.
• Consult with local health officials.
• Clean and treat any affected areas.
• Contact trace within EUSD to determine close contacts.
• Immediately notify anyone within EUSD determined to have had close contact and advise of any required self-quarantine.
• Notify anyone who may have been in proximity, such as in the classroom, school, or office.
• Follow any additional recommendations from the San Diego County public health officials.

COVID-19 Dashboard: 2021-2022

Last update: 2:49 p.m. September 17, 2021
Dashboard will be updated regularly.

August 2021          
School  Number of Students with a Positive Test who Attended During Infectious State Number of Staff with a Positive Test who Attended During Infectious State Number of Students Eligible for Modified Quarantine Number of Students on Home Quarantine Number of Quarantined Staff
TOTAL  37 10 315 87 9
Bernardo 2 10
Central 3 5 15 3
Conway 3 1 32
Farr Avenue 1 4
Felicita
Glen View 2 12
Juniper
Lincoln 2 11 14
Limitless
LR Green 3 9 14
Miller 1 4 2
North Broadway 3 2 22 2
Oak Hill 1 1 4
Orange Glen 2 38
Pioneer 3 9 9 1
Reidy Creek 2 5 5
Rock Springs 2 13 1 3
Rose 1 25
Bear Valley 3 43 12
Del Dios 1 13
Hidden Valley 1 7
Mission 1 9
Quantum
Rincon 4 1 44 11
Maintenance
and Operations
1
District Office

COVID-19 Dashboard: 2020-2021

Cumulative since September 28, 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 549 152 1,370 339
Bernardo 13 2 22 3
Central 10 4 18 7
Conway 24 9 97 15
Farr Avenue 34 11 116 23
Felicita 11 5 44 7
Glen View 26 4 43 10
Juniper 40 10 102 26
Lincoln 14 3 40 6
L.R. Green 16 5 51 11
Miller 14 2 21 3
North Broadway 14 1
Oak Hill 23 8 42 11
Orange Glen 29 5 48 9
Pioneer 31 12 113 24
Reidy Creek 15 7 57 14
Rock Springs 25 9 78 17
Rose 33 9 50 12
Bear Valley 25 5 72 26
Del Dios 22 6 140 36
Hidden Valley 25 5 25 14
Mission 33 8 125 28
Quantum 11 4 54 15
Rincon 29 3 13 6
Maintenance
and Operations
23 16 19
District Office 10
October 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 31 13 88 19
Bernardo
Central
Conway 2 1 11 1
Farr Avenue
Felicita
Glen View 1
Juniper 3 1 11 3
Lincoln
L.R. Green
Miller 1 1 11 2
North Broadway 1
Oak Hill 3 1
Orange Glen 4 2 12 2
Pioneer
Reidy Creek 1 1 8 1
Rock Springs 1 1 10 2
Rose
Bear Valley
Del Dios 2
Hidden Valley 3 1
Mission 4 3 25 8
Quantum
Rincon 2
Maintenance
and Operations
3 1
November 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 77 41 374 95
Bernardo
Central
Conway 4 2 22 2
Farr Avenue 4 2 14 3
Felicita 5 4 33 6
Glen View 5 3 32 6
Juniper 10 5 56 11
Lincoln
L.R. Green 3 2 40 3
Miller 2
North Broadway 1
Oak Hill 5 3 32 4
Orange Glen 1
Pioneer 6 3 32 6
Reidy Creek 2 1 17 5
Rock Springs 4 3 27 13
Rose 3 1 9 2
Bear Valley 2 2 15 11
Del Dios 2 1 12 7
Hidden Valley 4 2 18 10
Mission 6 2 15 6
Quantum
Rincon 3 1
Maintenance
and Operations
4 4
District Office 1
December 2020        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 155 36 344 106
Bernardo 4 1 12 1
Central 4 1
Conway 8 2 12 3
Farr Avenue 7 3 50 13
Felicita 5 1 11 1
Glen View 6
Juniper 7 1 5
Lincoln 6 3 40 6
L.R. Green 4 3 11 8
Miller 7 1 10 1
North Broadway 5 1
Oak Hill 8 3 10 7
Orange Glen 9 3 36 7
Pioneer 12 3 20 12
Reidy Creek 5 1 4
Rock Springs 5
Rose 9
Bear Valley 8 2 37 8
Del Dios 7 1 9 8
Hidden Valley 4
Mission 8 1 53 4
Quantum 3 1 20 6
Rincon 6 1 13 6
Maintenance
and Operations
4 3 6
District Office 4
January 2021        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 172 10 21
Bernardo 7
Central 1 1 5
Conway 4 1 2
Farr Avenue 11
Felicita
Glen View 9
Juniper 14
Lincoln 5
L.R. Green 3
Miller 4
North Broadway 6
Oak Hill 6
Orange Glen 11
Pioneer 7
Reidy Creek 3
Rock Springs 7 1
Rose 13 1 3
Bear Valley 9
Del Dios 4
Hidden Valley 11 1 2
Mission 9
Quantum 4
Rincon 12
Maintenance
and Operations
7 5 9
District Office 5
February 2021        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 74 40 348 75
Bernardo 1 1 10 2
Central 2 2 18 2
Conway 4 2 29 4
Farr Avenue 7 4 44 5
Felicita
Glen View
Juniper 4 1 10 3
Lincoln 1
L.R. Green 3
Miller
North Broadway 1
Oak Hill 1
Orange Glen 3
Pioneer 5 4 37 5
Reidy Creek 3 3 22 4
Rock Springs 5 2 20 1
Rose 7 7 41 7
Bear Valley 5 1 20 7
Del Dios 4 2 31 12
Hidden Valley 2
Mission 3 2 32 10
Quantum 4 3 34 9
Rincon 6 1
Maintenance
and Operations
3 3 4
District Office
March 2021        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 14 10 266 47
Bernardo 1
Central 1
Conway 1 1 22 3
Farr Avenue 2 1 8 2
Felicita
Glen View 1 1 11 4
Juniper 2 2 25 4
Lincoln
L.R. Green
Miller
North Broadway
Oak Hill
Orange Glen
Pioneer 2 2 25 3
Reidy Creek
Rock Springs
Rose
Bear Valley
Del Dios 2 2 88 9
Hidden Valley 1 1 87 22
Mission 1
Quantum
Rincon
Maintenance
and Operations
District Office

 

April 2021        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 16 4 31 2
Bernardo
Central 2
Conway
Farr Avenue 2 1
Felicita 2
Glen View 1
Juniper
Lincoln
L.R. Green
Miller
North Broadway
Oak Hill
Orange Glen
Pioneer
Reidy Creek 1 1 10
Rock Springs 2 2 21 2
Rose 1
Bear Valley 1
Del Dios 1
Hidden Valley
Mission 2
Quantum
Rincon
Maintenance
and Operations
1
District Office
May 2021        
School  Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test Number of hybrid model individuals with a confirmed positive test who attended during infectious state Number of quarantined students Number of quarantined staff members
Total 5 3 51
Bernardo
Central
Conway
Farr Avenue
Felicita
Glen View
Juniper 2 2 43
Lincoln
L.R. Green 1
Miller
North Broadway 1 1 8
Oak Hill
Orange Glen
Pioneer
Reidy Creek
Rock Springs
Rose
Bear Valley
Del Dios
Hidden Valley
Mission
Quantum
Rincon 1
Maintenance
and Operations
District Office
August 2021          
School  Number of Students with a Positive Test who attended during Infectious State Number of Staff with a Positive Test who attended during Infectious State Number of Students Eligible for Modified Quarantine Number of Students Home Quarantined Number of Quarantined Staff
TOTAL  13 4 118 32 8
Bernardo 2 10
Central 2 5 8 3
Conway
Farr Avenue
Felicita
Glen View 1 7
Juniper
Lincoln
Limitless
LR Green
Miller 1 4 2
North Broadway
Oak Hill 1
Orange Glen 1 18
Pioneer 2 5 9
Reidy Creek 1 2 3
Rock Springs 1 1 3
Rose 1 25
Bear Valley 1 22
Del Dios
Hidden Valley
Mission
Quantum
Rincon 3 24 7
M&O
District Office

Health and Safety

EUSD will continue to follow the California Department of Public Health and the San Diego County Office of Education’s COVID-19 K-12 Guidance for Schools.

Face coverings

All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors at all EUSD sites. The State of California has issued the following requirements:

• All K-12 students are required to mask indoors.
• Adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students.
• Masks are optional outdoors for all in K-12 school settings.
• Consistent with guidance from the 2020-21 school year, schools must develop and implement local protocols to enforce the mask requirements.

EUSD is required to enforce this K-12 mask mandate, as we would with any law, regulation, or policy. Our direction on this issue is completely aligned with our guiding principle of ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance recommending universal masking indoors in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. The state’s guidance was issued based on a multi-layered mitigation approach recognizing that physical distancing is not possible in many California school facilities. The CDPH guidance states that “masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19 infections and to support full-time in-person instruction.”

Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.  People with any of the following symptoms may have COVID-19:

• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update symptoms as it learns more about the virus.

Health screening

Families and employees will be expected to screen for COVID symptoms at home before arrival at school each day. Health screenings and temperature checks will no longer take place on campus.

Physical distancing

There are no physical distancing requirements at this time, although students are encouraged to maintain personal space while on campus. Students will be placed in reduced class sizes, and stable groups during indoor and outside activities when practicable.

Cleaning

Cleaning of school facilities will take place daily, with additional disinfection measures taking place immediately upon notification of a case of COVID-19 on campus.

Hygiene

Hand sanitizer continues to be available in all classrooms and work areas. Staff members will continue to promote safe hygiene practices with students, including proper handwashing, avoiding contact with one’s eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering coughs and sneezes appropriately.

Air quality

HEPA air filtration systems are in place in all classrooms.

Quarantine and Testing

Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

All current isolation and quarantine requirements related to the display of symptoms, close contacts, and COVID-positive individuals will be in place and required notifications will continue to be distributed. Contact tracing within EUSD will be conducted to determine close contacts.

Students with symptoms: If a student has symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms unless they are tested for COVID-19 and test negative on a molecular or PCR test, regardless of vaccination status. With a negative test, students may return to school after being fever-free with significantly reduced symptoms for 24 hours.

Students with close contact with an individual with COVID-19: If a student has proof of being fully vaccinated, the student does not have to quarantine if they have had close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 and are symptom free, and may continue attending in-person learning.

School close contact: If an unvaccinated student has close contact with an individual with COVID-19 at school, there are two types of quarantine.

  • Modified Quarantine: If the student who has been identified as a close contact and the individual who is infected with COVID-19 were wearing face coverings at all times during their at-school close contact, the student is eligible for a modified quarantine. The student may remain attending in-person learning with evidence of twice-weekly negative testing (antigen, molecular, or PCR) during the 10-day modified quarantine period. The student also must quarantine from all other extracurricular activities for 10 days from the date of the last close contact. If the student is not tested, they will need to home quarantine for 10 days from the date of the last close contact, and may return to in-person learning on day 11.
  • Home Quarantine: If the student who has been identified as a close contact and the individual who is infected with COVID-19 were not wearing face coverings at all times, including outside, during their at school close contact, the student must quarantine at home for 10 days from the date of the last close contact, regardless of testing negative or being symptom-free, and may return to in-person learning on day 11.

Community close contact: If an unvaccinated student has close contact with an individual with COVID-19 outside of school, there are two types of quarantine.

  • Non-household member close contact: If a student has had close contact with an individual with COVID-19 outside of school, and the contact is not ongoing, your student must home quarantine for 10 days from the date of the last close contact, and may return to in-person learning on day 11.
  • Household member close contact: If a student has had close contact with an individual with COVID-19 outside of school, and the contact lives within the household and is ongoing, the student must quarantine at home through the infected household member’s 10-day isolation period, and then begin a home quarantine for 10 days from the date of the last close contact, and may return to in-person learning on day 21 from the infected individual’s original symptom onset or positive-test collection date.

COVID Testing

EUSD will offer on-campus COVID-19 testing for those students who have been in close contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 or for those students who become symptomatic for COVID-19 while on its campuses. The goals for the EUSD COVID-19 Testing Program are to reduce the number of days that students are unable to attend in-person instruction because of isolation or quarantine, and to make testing more accessible to families when close contact or symptoms take place in the school setting. Participation in the EUSD COVID-19 Testing Program is voluntary and requires parental consent. To pre-register your student(s) for the program, please visit this website and click Student Registration. Families also can access registration via the Primary Health button located on your student’s iPad home screen. A separate registration and consent form is required for each student participating in the program. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Nutrition

School meals will be available at no cost to all students for the 2021-2022 school year. A fresh, hot lunch will be served on campus daily. Breakfast and supper meals will be available to take home daily. There is no meal benefit application needed for this nutrition service.

For community members age 18 and younger, distribution of no-cost to-go meals will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday and Thursday curbside at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1400 W. Ninth Ave. Multiple meals will be included in the distributions, which will continue through the school year.

Learning and Instruction

Independent Study Option

Assembly Bill 130, which was approved in summer 2021, requires local education agencies to offer an independent study option, for the 2021-2022 school year only, to students whose health or whose families’ health would be put at risk by in-person instruction. More information regarding the EUSD independent study option for the 2021-2022 school year can be found here.

Temporary Independent Study Program

Students who are required to isolate for 10 days as a result of testing positive for COVID-19, or students who are required to quarantine at home for three days or more as a result of close contact with an individual with COVID-19, will be eligible for the EUSD Temporary Independent Study Program. Students who meet the eligibility for the EUSD Temporary Independent Study Program as the result of requirements to isolate or quarantine will receive a high-quality instructional program that will include structured instructional activities, one-hour Zoom sessions, and available office hours with a temporary independent study teacher. Enrollment in the program requires the student and a parent or guardian to sign a Temporary Independent Study contract that will be based on the time period the student is unable to attend in-person instruction because of isolation or quarantine.

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