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DELAC Meeting

Our next DELAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Topics include Summative ELPAC and Reclassification.

Changing Guidance regarding Testing, Notification, and Close Contacts

The California Department of Public Health has published revised guidance for K-12 school settings that address a change in contact tracing and recommended quarantine and isolation protocols. Click here to read the full message emailed to Moreland families on Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Testing at the District Office for Moreland Students

Testing is available at the District Office each morning (Monday through Friday) from 7:30am - 9:00am for Moreland students and staff only. Parents can best support our schools by making sure their children are registered for the rapid Antigen testing through Primary Health here. Schools will only be testing symptomatic students, as needed.

With this changing guidance, it is recommended that your child should be tested for COVID-19 once a week. To access weekly testing resources, you may visit the District Office during testing hours or go here to find a community testing site near you. Also, any FDA-approved over-the-counter (at-home) tests may also be used (take a picture of results with the child's name and date of test written on the test, and email the picture to the office, if positive). Free at-home tests can be requested here. Please notify your school of any positive Covid test and send the results to nursing@moreland.org.

To Do: Pre-Register for Rapid Antigen Covid Tests

The District will be moving away from PCR tests (through Color), unless an individual experiences a loss of taste or smell. Our district testing strategy will focus on the use of Antigen tests, which have the same specificity (likelihood of a negative test for those not infected with SARS CoV-2) for detecting SARS-CoV-2 as the PCR test and the results are much quicker. Moreland is strongly encouraging all families to pre-register for on-site rapid Covid testing, in case the need arises. This registration is valid for up to 6 months, and no appointment is ever needed for when you do need to test.

Rapid antigen testing is offered at the Moreland district office every school day from 7:30 am - 8:00 am. The BiNax NOW rapid antigen test is a self-nasal swab test that is conducted on-site and delivers results within one hour. Register using the following link: https://my.primary.health/l/moreland-sd

Extended Day Open Enrollment March 7-March 20.

Open Enrollment for the Moreland Extended Day Program for the 2022-23 school year is coming soon! Enrollment for Baker, Country Lane, EDS, Latimer, and Payne sites will begin at 9:00am March 7th and end on 4:00pm March 20th. TK-5th grade care is offered at these sites. In addition, 6th-8th grade care is provided at EDS and Latimer (serving both Latimer & MMS students).Spaces are limited and a lottery system will be used to place students in the Extended Day program. Families will be notified about their child’s enrollment status between March 21-25th. Students who are not placed in a program will be placed on a waitlist. Look for details coming soon on the district website

Join the Moreland Preschool!

Are you looking for a preschool program for your child? Moreland School District has its very own play-based preschool open to three and four-year-old children in the community. Registration for the 2022-2023 school year opens Tuesday, February 1, 2022. To find out more information visit us at morelandpreschool.moreland.org or contact Sophia Brown at sbrown@moreland.org at 408-874-2945. Tours are available! To register online, please click here!

COVID Testing Update (English and Spanish)

Moreland School District provides free COVID-19 testing in an effort to prevent a potential outbreak of COVID-19. Since September of this year, we have offered lab-based PCR testing in partnership with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), COLOR, and Valencia laboratories. We are pleased to announce that Moreland will offer rapid antigen testing at the district offices starting December 13, 2021. Here are some important facts for you to know about antigen versus PCR testing.

What is the difference between rapid antigen and PCR testing?
A PCR test is a self-swab nasal test that is collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. This test is the most sensitive form of testing. The results are delivered within 24-72 hours after collection.
A rapid antigen test is a self-swab nasal test that is collected and analysed on site within 15-30 minutes. This test is not as sensitive as a PCR but is as accurate in detecting a current COVID-19 infection.

Which test should I receive?
Anyone can get a PCR test.
Anyone can get an antigen test; however, if you have a loss of taste or smell, you must get a confirmatory PCR test and you must wait for the PCR results before returning to school.

Where can I get a test?
PCR tests are available at the district office from 7:30-8:00am on school days. They are also available at school sites.
Rapid antigen testing is only available at the district office from 7:30am-8:00am on school days starting December 13, 2021.

How do I register for a test offered in Moreland?
To receive a PCR test, you must register through COLOR/ Valencia labs. This registration and consent is valid for six months. Please ask your Moreland school site for the registration link if you have not registered already. This test can be administered at a Moreland school or the district office.
To receive an antigen test offered by Moreland starting on December 13, 2021, please register at this link: https://my.primary.health/l/moreland-sd

Other testing sites can be found at www.sccfreetest.org, the Santa Clara Fairgrounds, Monroe Middle School, Dartmouth Middle School, Union Middle School, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and your child's pediatrician.

What Do I Need to Do to Return to School?
On October 29, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated their COVID testing guidance. Moreland can now accept a rapid antigen test for symptomatic students and asymptomatic students. The only exception being that if an individual has loss of taste or smell, they must have a confirmatory PCR test to be allowed back at school. We still do not accept over-the-counter or at-home tests.

As always, even if students test negative for COVID, they should continue to stay home when ill and return when they have been fever free for 24 hours and symptoms have improved.


Actualización de Pruebas de COVID
El Distrito Escolar Moreland ofrece pruebas de COVID-19 gratuitas en un esfuerzo por prevenir un posible brote de COVID-19. Desde septiembre de este año, hemos ofrecido pruebas de PCR en laboratorio en asociación con el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH), COLOR y los laboratorios de Valencia. Es un placer anunciar que Moreland ofrecerá pruebas rápidas de antígenos en las oficinas del distrito a partir del 13 de diciembre de 2021. A continuación, presentamos algunos datos importantes que debe conocer sobre las pruebas de antígenos y de PCR.

¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la prueba rápida de antígeno y la PCR?
Una prueba de PCR es una prueba nasal con hisopo que se obtiene y se envía a un laboratorio para su análisis. Esta prueba es la forma de prueba más sensible. Los resultados se entregan dentro de las 24 a 72 horas posteriores a la recolección.
Una prueba rápida de antígenos es una prueba nasal con hisopo que se recolecta y analiza en el lugar dentro de los 15 a 30 minutos. Esta prueba no es tan sensible como una PCR, pero es tan precisa para detectar una infección actual por COVID-19.

¿Qué prueba debo hacerme?
Cualquier persona puede hacerse una prueba de PCR.
Cualquier persona puede hacerse una prueba de antígeno; sin embargo, si pierde el gusto o el olfato, debe hacerse una prueba confirmatoria de PCR y debe esperar los resultados de la PCR antes de regresar a la escuela.

¿Dónde puedo hacerme una prueba?
Las pruebas de PCR están disponibles en la oficina del distrito de 7:30-8:00 am los días escolares. También están disponibles en las escuelas.
La prueba rápida de antígenos solo está disponible en la oficina del distrito de 7:30 a. M. A 8:00 a. M. Los días escolares a partir del 13 de diciembre de 2021.

¿Cómo me registro para una prueba ofrecida en Moreland?
Para recibir una prueba de PCR, debe registrarse a través de los laboratorios COLOR/ Valencia. Este registro y consentimiento es válido por seis meses. Si aún no se ha registrado, solicite el enlace de registro en su escuela de Moreland. Esta prueba se puede administrar en una escuela de Moreland o en la oficina del distrito.
Para recibir una prueba de antígeno ofrecida por Moreland a partir del 13 de diciembre de 2021, Por favor regístrese en este enlace: https://my.primary.health/l/moreland-sd

Otros lugares de pruebas se pueden encontrar en www.sccfreetest.org, Santa Clara Fairgrounds, Monroe Middle School, Dartmouth Middle School, Union Middle School, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid y el pediatra de su hijo(a).

¿Qué debo hacer para regresar a la escuela?
El 29 de octubre de 2021, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) actualizó su guía de pruebas de COVID. Moreland ahora puede aceptar una prueba rápida de antígenos para estudiantes sintomáticos y estudiantes asintomáticos. La única excepción es que si una persona pierde el gusto o el olfato, debe someterse a una prueba de PCR confirmatoria para poder regresar a la escuela. Todavía no aceptamos pruebas de venta libre o en casa.


Como siempre, incluso si los estudiantes dan negativo en la prueba de COVID, deben continuar quedándose en casa cuando estén enfermos y regresar cuando ya no tengan fiebre durante 24 horas y los síntomas hayan mejorado.
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