VMS is committed to ensuring student and staff safety as we navigate the Covid pandemic. We are continuously monitoring the guidance offered by the CDC, California Department of Public Health, Community Care Licensing, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and most importantly, the joint guidance from the the Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) in partnership with the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE). As a school, we are required to follow the guidance from the ACPHD.
At this time, during the Omicron surge, we are opting for mitigation measures that are more stringent than the County in order to keep our students safe and our classrooms open. When a positive Covid case is identified, VMS participates in the Modified Quarantine program, also known as Test to Stay in School, whereby exposed students are tested twice weekly by VMS staff before school. If negative they stay in school; if positive they return home to isolate.
Questions or Illness? If you have a Covid-related question or have a child or household member with Covid symptoms, email the VMS Covid Team at CovidTeam@valleymontessorischool.com.
– Modified & Shortened Quarantine Guidance for Schools: What’s the difference and who qualifies?
– Travel Guidance: What are the VMS self-quarantine requirements for unvaccinated travelers?
Note: Staff Guidance per CalOSHA can be found on Staff Page.