August 30, 2021
Dear OVSD Parents,
When students return to in-person learning with traditional schedules on September 8, OVSD will be implementing multiple strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
OVSD will adhere to the guidance set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The CDPH advises that the surest path to safe and full in-person instruction for schools is a strong emphasis on the following: vaccination for all eligible individuals; universal masking in schools which eliminates minimum physical distancing and allows all students access to full in-person learning; more targeted quarantine practices which keep students in school; and adherence to a robust COVID-19 testing program as an additional safety layer.
New this year will be a modified quarantine for qualifying individuals. In addition, OVSD will provide free testing at schools for students that have been identified as a close contact of someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.
Below, please find links to OVSD's comprehensive COVID-19 Prevention Plan for 2021-2022 along with a Student Symptom Decision Tree.
Our entire staff is excited, energized and looking forward to welcoming all our students and families back on September 8th. We’re Back - Better Than Ever, and we are confident that together, we will continue the positive momentum we have generated and have a great school year!
Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent
Patricia Singer, President, Board of Trustees
General Coronavirus Information
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a respiratory virus. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. Older people and people with certain underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example, seem to be at greater risk of serious illness.
How can I help protect myself?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. However, the CDC recommends these proven steps to help stop the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Get vaccinated, if eligible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Use a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash immediately.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- FREE COVID19 Testing Flyer English
- FREE COVID19 Testing Flyer Spanish
- FREE COVID19 Testing Flyer Vietnamese
- Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Newsroom
- Orange County Health Care Agency
- FAQ about Coronavirus
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus
- California Department of Public Health
- Visit Your Pediatrician!
- Ocean View School District Community Resources
- Create a Family Plan
- Alternate Caregiver Form for Child
- Medical Consent Form for Child