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COVID-19 Response and Resources

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Please see guidance and documentation related to Valley Charter School's COVID-19 policies and procedures below.


Updated COVID-19 Guidelines/August 2022

Absence Protocols 
  • If you keep your child home for reasons not related to symptoms of COVID-19, please follow normal absence procedures.
  • If you keep your child home because of symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever of 100 degrees or greater, a new cough, congestion, sore throat, diarrhea or vomiting are the most common symptoms but cold symptoms also apply) then you will need to contact the school office. To return to school will require a negative antigen COVID test result.
  • As always, if your child has reasons for absence other than illness, please submit a note to the school office.
  • Students will NOT be placed into IS for absences that fall into this category.
COVID-19 Testing Resources outside of school
If your child needs to be PCR tested (e.g., because of exposure to a positive case or because he or she is experiencing symptoms) please visit this website for free testing resources provided by the LA County Department of Public Health: 
Antigen testing (including at home rapid kits) should be used to exit shortened (5 day) isolation. 


Independent Study Information

VCS is a classroom-based school and our model is best delivered through live, in-person instruction.  We also believe strongly  that students need daily interaction with their teachers and peers to thrive.  VCS will no longer be offering long-term  Independent Study (IS) as an alternative to in-person instruction because of COVID-19.  VCS will continue to offer IS for students in quarantine or isolation; this will follow a similar structure to the previous school year.

If your child has a household exposure or tested positive for COVID-19, please use these surveys to notify the school: 

General COVID-19 Testing Information & Schedule