Ross Valley Charter's Covid-19 Mitigation Plan and Information for the 2021-22 School Year

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If your child tests POSITIVE, notify us at school immediately at info@rossvalleycharter.org or 415-534-6970 and contact your healthcare provider. Our office will walk you through the latest quarantine guidelines should your child test positive for COVID-19.

Please see the Rethinking Schools Marin site for more information. 

Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider and the Marin County Health and Human Services Quarantine and Isolation guide:

COVID-19 Guidance At Home Quarantine & Isolation Safety

COVID-19 Testing Resources

For testing resources in Marin County, visit the MHHS COVID-19 testing page.

Please contact the office if you need an at-home antigen test.

 

Travel Guidelines

If you traveled out of California, please see Marin Public Health guidelines here. 

Staying Safe at School

At Ross Valley Charter, the health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. We are working hard to ensure that in-person classroom learning is safe and follows State and Federal public health orders. We are grateful for the commitment to health and safety we have seen from our whole community.

Our strategies have been developed and are revised in partnership with the Marin County Office of Education.

This webpage is intended to offer our community a central location to access information during this continually evolving time.  The information on this page will remain fluid and responsive to new information from local, regional, state, and federal agencies.

Current Guidelines Overview

  • The most important guideline is to stay home if there has been exposure or symptoms.
  • All students and staff must remain masked indoors and outdoors.
  • Students will be asked to wash their hands throughout the day (after meals, sneezing or coughing, after playtime, etc).
  • Students may remove their masks during meals or to take a "mask break" in a safe location.
  • All staff will either be vaccinated or agree to weekly testing.

Our main sources for guidelines are below:

Marin County Schools Covid-19 Resources Page: https://sites.google.com/marinschools.org/mcoerethinkingschools/home

Marin Health and Human Services Covid-19 Resources: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/schools

Stay home If You Are Sick

Students and staff who are ill are expected to stay home. Students who exhibit any symptoms of illness will need to be picked up from school. We will continue to follow MHHS protocols for positive cases, exposure, and quarantine.

Home Exposures

Please contact the office if your child has had an exposure to COVID-19 outside of school.

Practice Hand Hygiene

Frequent hand hygiene is one of the most important preventative practices to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and will be encouraged at school. Time for hand hygiene will be scheduled throughout the day including before eating and before returning to the classrooms after out-of-class activities.

Wear a Mask

Face coverings are required by the Marin Department of Public health based on our placement on the Mitigation Strategy Continuum. Staff, students, and any school visitors will be asked to follow latest guidelines.

When required, masks will be available for students if needed.

Face coverings shall not be required for students or staff if there is a medical or behavioral reason for not wearing a face covering, as verified in writing from a medical professional, member of the school IEP team, or the school counselor.

Visitors/Volunteers

Non-essential visitors and volunteers will be limited. Please call the office ahead of time if you want to volunteer or visit the campus!

The MHHS Health and Safety Continuum

The the specific guidelines we follow at school will depend upon where we are on the Marin County Schools Mitigation Strategies Continuum.

On an ongoing basis, MHHS will determine where we are on the Continuum as well as specific strategies, based on trends in transmission rates, verified vaccination rates, prevalence of new variants, and impacts on Marin County health care systems.

The RVC School Site-Specific Protection Plan

Our Site-Specific Protection Plan / Covid Safety Plan gives a detailed description of how RVC meets the requirements for State and local health orders. It will be updated as Federal, State, and County requirements change.

Download this PDF by clicking the down arrow on the PDF viewer.

RVC SSSPP.CSP_Template_01.20.22 Update

Vaccination Rates

Student Vaccination Rate: As of this time, Marin County Public Schools are not collecting COVID-19 vaccination information from students

Staff Vaccination Rate: 93.94%