Superintendent's Message

  • Superintendent Carol Hansen, Ed.D. 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. 

    2021-2022 COVID-19 Prevention Plan

    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