UPDATE TO THE CVUSD COMMUNITY REGARDING
AT-HOME SCREENINGS, FACE COVERING REQUIREMENTS & EXEMPTION APPLICATION
August 6, 2021
Dear CVUSD Parents and Guardians:
Administrators and staff are excited to welcome back our students for the 2021-2022 school year! As we prepare for our first day of school on August 9, 2021, we’d like to share important information regarding health screenings and masking guidelines, and how we can all work together to provide a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, and community.
In an effort to minimize COVID transmission, we are asking that parents screen their children at home each morning prior to arriving on campus. If a student is ill while at school and presents at least one COVID related symptom, regardless of vaccination status, the student will be separated from other students while waiting for a parent/guardian to arrive for pick up. To read the full letter on how to complete morning screenings, identify COVID related symptoms, and guidelines for returning to school after presenting at least one COVID related symptom, please visit the Health Services Department webpage at https://www.chino.k12.ca.us/Page/21678.
FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT FOR CALIFORNIA K-12 SCHOOLS
Per the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), face coverings are required for all K-12 students and adults while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional when outdoors. Students with a verified medical exemption are asked to submit an exemption request that will be processed and approved by school administration and the District’s health services team. If a student enters any indoor setting without a face covering, a face mask will be provided to them. For more information regarding face covering guidelines provided through CDPH, please visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/guidance-for-face-coverings.aspx.
FACE COVERING EXEMPTION
Parents and guardians are welcomed to complete the Face Mask Exemption Application for their student(s). The exemption application can be found on the Health Services webpage underneath the CVUSD Mask Exemption Application tab at https://www.chino.k12.ca.us/Page/48254. When completing an exemption application, please note:
- Exemptions are for both medical and health-related reasons such as severe asthma or other breathing difficulties, students with special educational or healthcare needs, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, and sensory concerns or tactile sensitivity. Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication may also be eligible.
- Only the following may provide an exemption: a physician (MD/DO), nurse practitioner (NP) or physician’s assistant (PA) for those with medical conditions or mental health conditions.
- Parents and guardians are responsible for submitting the completed application for Student Face Mask Exemption.
- Completed packets can be returned to the school front office.
- Questions may be directed to your site principal and/or school nurse.
- School nurses will review applications and related documentation for face mask exemptions and collaborate with site principals.
- The school administrator will schedule and hold an IEP amendment meeting or 504 meeting with the parent or guardian within two weeks of the request to consider the mask exemption application.
- The IEP team/504 team will determine appropriate accommodations for the student based on the medical documentation, parental input, and school staff recommendations.
- Student health information is confidential and protected.
Please contact your school nurse or the Health Services Department at (909) 628-1201, ext. 8918, should you have any questions.
We are extremely excited to begin our 2021-2022 school year with in-person instruction and look forward to an exciting year filled with student success stories, engaging instruction, and extraordinary memories. We appreciate your continued partnership that allows our students to thrive.
Chino Valley Unified School District