COVID-19 Health & Safety

  • OSD Health and safety policies (Policy 565 and Policy 566) are based on protocols proven to keep students and staff safe and in school with minimal disruptions (in-person to virtual), inlcuding:

    • Masking indoors for all teachers, staff and students (optional outdoors); and on buses (Federal regulations require masks for all riders on school transportation, including co-curricular events, regardless of age and vaccination status) - see CDC Guide to Masks;
    • Panther Pledge daily home health screening checklist;
    • Personal hygiene practices (handwashing, sanitizing, covering coughs/sneezes);
    • Physical distancing to the extent possible; 
    • Cleaning & sanitizing procedures;
    • Contact tracing & COVID testing procedures.

    A summary of our health and safety protocols can be found in our Back Together Plan / Plan de Regreso a la Escuela. Our policies are continually reviewed and updated based on the most recent health guidance.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I do if my student isn't feeling well?

  • What should I do if my student needs to quarantine?

  • What should I do if my student tests positive for COVID-19?

  • Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

  • What if my student has COVID-19 symptoms at school?

  • What should I do if there is a positive COVID-19 case in my household?

  • How will COVID-19 cases be communicated?

  • Can I get tested for COVID-19 through ORCHARDS?

  • How can I schedule a vaccine appointment?

  • What are the band instrument protocols?

  • How can I contact my school health office?

  • How does masking impact quarantine protocols?

  • What kind of mask should my student wear to school?

  • What is the latest health guidance for children and schools?