In just two short weeks school will be welcoming students back onto campus after a long time away for many of you. We have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing our students for full in-person instruction.
This time of year is normally so exciting for our students, families, and staff but we also realize that some may feel anxious about the potential risk. The district is committed to the health and wellness of our students, families, and staff and will continue to communicate about the measures we have in place for the safety of those on our school campus.
Below is an excerpt from the Berryessa Union School District's FAQ page regarding Health and Safety Protocols:
California has released guidance for K-12 schools for the 2021-2022 school year. This updated guidance helps schools prepare for safe in-person instruction. It applies CDC’s latest recommendations to the conditions in California. All adults and students in K-12 school settings must wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination and unless exempt.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) continues to assess conditions on an ongoing basis. CDPH will determine by November 1, 2021 whether to update mask requirements.
In addition, Cal/OSHA has also revised its emergency regulations for our employees in the workplace.
BUSD is reviewing the updated guidance and will update our district’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plans and communicate expectations and practices for the 2021-2022 school year soon.
We have learned a great deal regarding safety mitigation measures this past year. Per CDPH, “masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19 infections and to support full time in-person instruction in K-12 schools.” Increased access to vaccinations and COVID-19 testing availability for our community, especially youth, will also continue to support a safe return to school.