Q. Are temperature checks still required?
A. No, daily onsite temperature checks are no longer being conducted.
Q. Why aren’t temperature checks still being conducted as a first line of protection?
A. Temperature checks remain one way to identify illness, but are not recommended at school in CDPH K-12 school guidance. Parents are encouraged to conduct a daily symptom check (including checking for a temperature) before sending their child to school and to keep their child home if a fever is present of 100.0 or higher.
Q. Is social distancing still being implemented?
A. In their July 12 updated guidance for California K-12 schools, the CDC removed its physical distancing requirements while still recommending implementation of layered health and safety mitigation measures like those described on this website.
Q. Are parents, visitors or volunteers allowed on campus? Can parents walk students to or pick-up students from class?
A. Clovis Unified is continuing to take steps to reduce the amount of traffic on campuses. Parents may walk students to and pick-up from class, and will be asked to stop at the door of the classroom or building for schools that have interior hallways. We ask parents to practice social distancing as much as possible. Specific details and requirements for visitors are available from your child's school site.
Q. What are the restrictions on volunteering in my child’s classroom? Do I have to be vaccinated?
A. Volunteers are allowed on campuses this year in a limited capacity provided the current health and safety guidelines are followed. As of August 11, 2021, the CDPH released a new order requiring public, private and charter schools to verify employees' COVID-19 vaccine status, and require weekly COVID-19 testing for any unvaccinated or partially vaccinated employees. This order applies to all school employees, and also applies to volunteers. Specific details, requirements and processes for volunteers will be available from your child’s school site.Q. How does lunch-time work?
A. Clovis Unified has received a waiver that allows all students to continue to receive no-cost breakfast and lunch at school during the 2021-22 school year. Students use their school cafeteria for meals and meal schedules are based on physical distancing requirements. Intermediate and high school students must have their ID card to receive a no-cost breakfast or lunch. A la carte items may be available for purchase at secondary schools. Visit Parent Connection
to add funds to your student's account.
Q. Can my child bring their own lunch box to school or does it need to be in disposable bag?
A. Yes, children may bring their own lunch box.Q. Are the same symptom rules in place for quarantine and contact tracing requirements?
A. Quarantine and contact tracing guidance has been updated as greater access to vaccination has become available. Visit the Health & Quarantine Guidelines page
for more information.Q. Is rapid COVID testing available through the district?
A. Rapid COVID testing for all students is not available through the district, but school sites can provide a list of testing sites for families to access.Q. Is there still a Care Room?
A. Schools continue to have a separate space for students who present with COVID symptom(s) while on campus so they can be cared for while waiting for parents to pick them up.Q. What happens if we have another spike in cases? Since schools will not be doing any distance learning is there a plan in place for a new government shut down of schools?
A. In recent announcements, CDPH has emphasized the importance of in-person learning. Improving COVID vaccination rates and treatments for the virus help protect against future shutdowns, but there is no certain guarantee against future requirements for schools. As a result, Clovis Unified will remain prepared to use an online instructional model currently in place in case a classroom or school must close due to positive COVID cases during the current school year.
Q. Are vaccines required for students or staff to return in-person?
A. Voluntary vaccinations are available for students 12 years of age and older and reduce the risks of COVID infection and illness. There are no current requirements to require vaccination for students. We continue to closely watch the state-level dialogue on the topic and will keep the community informed if such a requirement becomes part of California’s school vaccination requirements. As of August 11, 2021, the CDPH released a new order requiring public, private and charter schools to verify employees' COVID-19 vaccine status, and require weekly COVID-19 testing for any unvaccinated or partially vaccinated employees or school volunteers.
Q. Can students be assigned classes based on their and/or their parents’ vaccination status? Can parents request their child be placed in a vaccinated teacher’s class?
A. No. Currently, there is no plan to accommodate requests based on vaccination status.
Q. What are the safety protocols for bus riders?
A. Clovis Unified buses operates home-to-school routes for all students qualifying for district transportation. On the bus, students can expect enhanced ventilation and sanitizing, required face coverings, and reduced numbers of riders per bus.
Q. Are devices available to use/required daily? Do those devices need to be shared?
A. Schools have devices available for student use as was the case prior to COVID. When supplies or devices need to be shared among students, hand washing is enforced as well as cleaning of shared supplies. Students may also bring their own device to school when it is needed for classroom instruction.
Q. Are desks sanitized between class periods for students who attend intermediate or high schools?
A. Teachers have access to cleaning supplies for high touch surfaces within their classroom. In addition, high touch surfaces on the campus are cleaned 3 times per day. Campus wide disinfection using electrostatic sprayers happens daily.
Q. Is the school library open on a pre-COVID schedule?
A. The library is open for our students as in previous years. All masking and safety guidance for students and staff apply.
Q. I have questions about the COVID-19 Dashboard. Where can I get more information?
A. Please see the FAQs at the bottom of the COVID-19 Dashboard page