Check out the new Safety & Facility Readiness Dashboard!
Check out the new Safety & Facility Readiness Dashboard!
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COVID UPDATE
 February 25, 2021
Dear OUSD Community,
Below you will find some updates about the work we are doing in response to COVID such as the launch of our new and updated Safety and Facility Dashboard (with site-by-site information), the TK-K Mandatory Student Preferences Form, and upcoming Vaccine and School Safety sessions. 
As always, please visit www.ousd.org/reopening2021 for more information about how we’re working toward safely returning to in-person learning and support. 
Safety & Facility Readiness Dashboard
The new Safety & Facility Readiness Dashboard allows you to check on the status of the safety and facility readiness of each school site (including Early Childhood and Young Adult). The Dashboard also shows the overall readiness for the entire district. School Safety Leads - along with the site principal and custodial staff - have been doing safety walk-throughs to double check the dashboard’s accuracy. The date of the last walk-through is underneath the school name. We hope this will be a useful tool for you to monitor the status of OUSD’s school sites as we prepare to invite more students to our campuses.
TK-5 Mandatory Student Preferences Form
Last week we sent out the TK-5 Mandatory Student Preferences Form for Distance Learning vs. In Person Support (Spring 2021). Due on March 2, this form is for TK-5 families to share their readiness to return for in-person learning. This information will be used to create site specific plans for in-person learning. Thank you to everybody who has already turned in this two question survey! Click here for more information.
Vaccines & Safety in School: Family Sessions
On Thurs. Feb. 25 from 5:00-6:30, medical doctors from the UCSF Pediatric Advisory Task Force (convened by the UCSF Center for Child and Community Health) will address questions about vaccines and the latest science behind safe school reopening. Co-hosted by Youth Uprising, this particular session is focused on African-American families, but all are welcome. Click here for the links for joining as well as additional upcoming sessions.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Staff COVID Testing
OUSD’s Staff COVID Testing program is available to all on-site employees and contractors. Eligible staff and contractors may sign up here. OUSD is following the new state recommendation for COVID testing cadence according to Alameda County’s colored tier outlined here. Alameda County has recently moved to the (regular) Purple tier and has moved to asymptomatic staff COVID testing every 2 weeks.
Athletic Conditioning Opening
Athletic conditioning is open for secondary students (not limited to athletes). More than 404 students have expressed interest. Click here for more details (locations, eligibility, and how to sign up). Click here for our press release and here for a Channel 5 News Story on conditioning opening.
Pallets and pallets of PPE
Watch the short video above to see the work we're doing to bring together the safety supplies needed for returning to in-person instruction. 

Safety Video

The video above shows some of the work we have been doing to make sure our schools are safe and aligned to the most up-to-date health guidance both for the people who are already working there, and for the future when we are allowed to open additional spaces. The video is available in six languages at www.ousd.org/reopening2021videos.
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