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COVID-19 FAQs and Resources

As the pandemic situation evolves, we know that families have many questions. Below is some basic information. Please feel free to contact your teacher, principal, or district staff with additional questions. We will continue to update this resource as information becomes available.
 

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The Top Resources For Parents

COVID-19 Symptoms: This year, families will be required to screen their children for COVID symptoms daily using this symptoms list established by the Centers for Disease Control. A child with symptoms must stay home and should be tested for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. Rapid testing is available at all of our schools.
 
Flowcharts: These flowcharts from the Alameda County Office of Education are translatable in several languages and can be a quick help.
 
Requirements for Returning to School
This document describes isolation and quarantine requirements for students. Please refer to it first to answer questions about what is necessary before a student can exit isolation or any type of quarantine.
 
 
COVID-19 Pooled Testing for Students

As part of our multifaceted safety plan, free COVID-19 testing will be offered this year to all students at their school site, every week. All testing will be done outdoors. Your informed consent is required prior to testing. All are encouraged to take advantage of this program which will help us identify and manage cases and avoid outbreaks. Testing is not recommended for students who are fully vaccinated. For more information about Ginkgo Pooled Testing, please visit this link, which can be translated into many languages by using the box at the upper right. The following link, also translatable, is specifically about Ginkgo Pooled Testing consent. 

Marin Consent Link and Code:
Parent/Guardian Consent for a Minor for Pooled COVID-19 Testing  — Code: ALBANY-MARIN

Cornell Consent Link and Code:
Parent/Guardian Consent for a Minor for Pooled COVID-19 Testing  — Code: ALBANY-CORNELL

Ocean View Consent Link and Code:
Parent/Guardian Consent for a Minor for Pooled COVID-19 Testing  — Code: ALBANY-OCEAN

AMS Consent Link and Code:
Parent/Guardian Consent for a Minor for Pooled COVID-19 Testing  — Code: ALBANY-MIDDLE

AHS/Macgregor Consent Links and Code:
Parent/Guardian Consent for a Minor for Pooled COVID-19 Testing  — Code for both AHS and Mac is ALBANY-AHS

Adult Student (18 and Over) Consent for Pooled COVID-19 Testing — Code for both AHS and Mac is ALBANY-AHS
 
 

What is the guidance on traveling?

What resources are available for my student’s well-being?

  • Counselors and mental health specialists are actively reaching out to students.
    • Elementary Mental Health support providers are actively reaching out to students.  Parents may email their child’s teacher to request a referral for mental health support.  
    • AMS: Counselors can be emailed directly and AMS Mental Health support is available via email on Monday,Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
    • AHS: Counselors can be emailed directly and AHS Mental Health support will be available via email Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm 
    • MacGregor: Mental Health support is available via email on Monday,Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm  

Is the district providing food for students? Are there other food resources available?

Will the school board continue meeting?

  • The school board will continue to meet virtually, using Zoom technology. Those meetings are open to the public. Dates and agendas are on the AUSD website.

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School is reopening in Albany with full-day, five-days-a-week schedules beginning August 17, 2021.