Covid-19 Prevention Protocols
The well-being of our students, staff, and faculty is very important to us. We strive to make our campus safe and functional for students to return.
Mrs. Okazaki will continue to send regular school updates to parents via email, text, and by phone. Please be sure the school has your most up-to-date contact information to ensure that you receive these important messages. We also need updated release contacts specifying who is authorized to pick up your child in case he or she becomes sick while at school. Please keep this information up to date in PowerSchool.
Schools can reopen in Los Angeles County by following the Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools put out by the LA County Department of Public Health. Click here to visit the LACDPH website. The rules and recommendations create many layers of protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and allow for safe return to full, in-person schooling.
Stay Home If You Or Your Child Is Sick
- Students and adults experiencing any of these symptoms should NOT attend school:
- Fever (must remain fever-free for 24 hours) or Chills
- New loss of taste or smell
- New cough (may include difficulty breathing)
- Diarrhea/vomiting/abdominal pain
- New onset of severe headache
- If you or your child has had contact with a person known to be infected with COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
- If you are living with OR in close contact with anyone, such as a family member, who is experiencing symptoms or has been asked to quarantine, or has been confirmed as positive for COVID-19
IF IN DOUBT, PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME.
Please expand each section below for additional details on Edison's Covid-19 Prevention Protocols.
- Each campus follows guidelines developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation of school campuses.
- Common touch surfaces will be cleaned regularly (e.g. countertops, door handles, restrooms, student desks, student chairs, etc.).
- Hand sanitizer is available at all gate entrances and in every classroom.
- Expectation of students and staff to wash/sanitize hands regularly
- Visible signage around campus to promote healthy hygiene practices and reminders to stay home when ill
- Water refilling stations have been installed at all campuses.
- Students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors are required to wear a face covering indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
- It is strongly recommended that children wear a mask on playgrounds and in other outdoor spaces where they gather if distancing is not possible or practical.
- Disposable masks will be on-hand for students if needed.
- For the best protection, make sure you and your child have a well-fitting mask. Click here for more information on how to properly fit a mask.
- Students and staff are required to complete a daily health screening before coming to work or school.
- Parents will complete the TUSD Student Health online screening tool, https://c19.tusd.org, for their child(ren) before arriving at school. Click here to access the online screening tool.
- Parents will need to show staff their green date-stamped screen during drop-off in order for the student(s) to be allowed on campus.
- Parents need to complete a separate screening questionnaire for each child entering school grounds.
- Paper copies will be available for those who need it. Click here to download a printable version of the form.
- Parents and visitors will not be permitted on campus at this time unless it has been pre-approved and all necessary documentation has been submitted.
- Students will be dropped off at a gate. There are 3 gates: the Main front gate, NHS parking lot valet gate, and the Back gate located at the back of the school on 184th place.
- Parents will not be permitted to walk students to and from the classroom.
- Parents/Students must show the “Green” health screener for their child (upper grade students can show a picture of the screener that was completed by a parent/guardian).
- If no, Smart Phone, then a paper version must be completed daily. Please request copies in the office or download a printable version here.
- Please keep your social distance from others outdoors while waiting for your child to enter the campus.
Pick-Up Procedures have been modified to reduce the number of students exiting the school at the main gate at the same time.
- Grade levels are assigned an exit gate, except for students going to the back gate, the YMCA, or the Parks & Rec after-school programs.
- All students must be picked up on time. If a parent is late, the student will be waiting at the front office.
- Click here to view the updated bell schedule and pick-up gates by grade level.
Classrooms are set up to accommodate and promote physical distancing and safety routines:
- Distancing indoors is not required at this time, but 3 feet student to student social distancing is recommended and will be maintained in our classrooms.
- Classroom furniture has been removed or reconfigured to allow for maximum space for up to 27 students.
- Single desks have been purchased to accommodate spacing and 27 students.
- Windows and doors will remain open to promote optimal ventilation.
- Classrooms with HVAC have proper filtration.
- Classes without HVAC have two air purifiers in each room.
- Students will be required to wash their hands or use sanitizer before and after playground/break time.
- Students will eat socially distanced in the cafeteria and outside the cafeteria with their classmates for 15 minutes. There will be no mixing of classrooms.
- Students will keep their masks on in the cafeteria when they are not eating or drinking, and will remain 3 feet apart while in line and sitting.
- Students will remain with their grade-level peers during recess and lunch break.
- The playground will be divided into areas and grade-levels will play in designated areas based on a rotating schedule.
Physical distancing will limit the spread of the virus. Schools will follow these strategies to help maintain social distancing as much as possible:
- Keep at least 3 feet apart, as possible.
- Schools will restrict visitors, including parents and volunteers to those who have been pre-screened and completed required verification. Regular volunteers require proof of vaccination.
- Non-essential furniture has been removed from classrooms to allow for maximum space
- Routes are designated for entry and exit in order to prevent crowding by both students and parents.
- Only 3 students will be permitted in the restroom at a time.
- Students will be reminded to keep masks on and remain socially distanced while in the bathroom.
- All bathrooms will be cleaned regularly and disinfected once a day.
VOLUNTEERS AND GUESTS MUST EITHER:
- Provide proof of full vaccination status to be allowed on site, OR
- Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, with the date of the test being no older than 72 hours from the date/time of each event, OR
- For Ongoing Volunteers: Take part in the weekly TUSD PCR testing program.
Volunteers are considered people who volunteer on a regular or weekly basis.
A guest is defined as an individual who assists students, schools and teachers on a non-regular basis. A guest participates on an occasional or infrequent basis.
A visitor is defined as an individual who, with District authorization, attends a student performance, special event, festival, open house, back-to-school event, sports event, athletic competition, etc.
- Close Contact is an individual who was within 6 feet of the infected person for over 15 minutes within a 24-hour period.
- Exposure is when you come into close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19.
- Home Isolation is required when a person is infected or sick with COVID-19 and should stay away from people who are not infected. A person who is in isolation is to stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others.
- Home Quarantine is required for anyone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 and needs to stay away from others.
(Page updated 8/24/2021)