Special Messages from Our Superintendent
We will post in this section a variety of important messages from our Superintendent to OVSD families and to the community at large.
An Important Message from Dr. Carol Hansen
September 1, 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