Return to School Guidance
Dec. 29, 2021 - We hope everyone has been safely enjoying this Winter Holiday Break. MUSD Safety First measures will make for safe return to schools on Monday, January 3.
As the Omicron variant continues to impact communities across the country, please consider the three most important safeguards for your family and our school community. Click to expand.
Vaccination: If you or your child is eligible, please make an appointment today for 1st dose or 2nd dose (age 5+) or Booster (age 16+) at sccfreevax.org. (MUSD is working to bring another #MUSDfamily vaccination clinic in January 2022.)
Testing: We encourage everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to get tested. There is a free COVID Testing Site in Milpitas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 30 or check here for additional testing sites throughout our County. (MUSD will continue its COVID19 student and staff testing program upon return.)
Masking: Please make sure your child uses a well-fitted face covering to maximize protection. On December 15, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) enacted a state-wide indoor mask mandate that continues into 2022. (MUSD will enforce mask requirements at all schools and offices.)
For those who traveled during this Winter Break, please review the CDC travel guidelines that we will uphold at all MUSD schools:
All travelers arriving or returning to California from other states or countries should test within 3-5 days upon arrival. This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Unvaccinated travelers test 1–3 days before and 3–5 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days after travel. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
Fully vaccinated travelers should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and isolate if you develop symptoms.
Lastly, please make Safety First a priority in your New Year’s festivities as we look forward to safely welcoming everyone back to our campuses on Monday, January 3, 2022.
Office of the Superintendent
Holiday Travel Guidance
[Posted Dec. 1, 2021] We value the importance of family, especially during the holiday season, and understand that many of you may have travel plans during the Winter Break. Please review these updated CDC travel guidelines that we will be upholding at all of our MUSD schools. Click to expand.
Upon return from Out-of-State Domestic travel:
FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE: You do NOT need to get tested or self-quarantine if you are fully vaccinated. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
UNVACCINATED PEOPLE: Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
Upon return from International travel:
FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE: Get tested 3-5 days after travel. Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
UNVACCINATED PEOPLE: Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
For those staying local or within the state but planning to gather with family and friends outside of your immediate household, please review this Holiday Gathering Fact Sheet to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Office of the Superintendent
Student Illness at School
Student who become ill at school must see the Health Clerk at the Main Office. For students exhibiting these symptoms, parent will be contacted to pick up their student from the office immediately. If student is not able to be picked up, they will remain in our isolation area until picked up.
Health Screening Form for Sick Students
If your student's absence was called in as an illness, please fill out this Health Screening form on ParentSquare.
Video Instructions on how to access your ParentSquare account and fill out the Health Screening form.
MUSD Covid-19 Updates
For more information about MUSD Covid-19 Safety First protocols, Updated Positive Case summaries, and links to county and state resources, please visit: www.musd.org/covid-19-novel-coronavirus.html
MUSD Safety First Guideilnes
At MHS and across all of our MUSD schools, we must follow these Safety First guidelines:
Masks are required for all students and staff when indoors, including on school buses; Face shields with neck drapes will be used for those who need face covering accommodations per medical directives; Outdoors, for high school, masks are not required but are recommended along with social distancing, especially for non-vaccinated students and staff;
Wellness Self-check (2 questions to ask yourself; this is not the daily health screening) is to be done daily for all students and staff before coming on campus. If your child is feeling ill, please keep them at home, call the school office to report the absence and our staff will let you ask you to also complete the Health Screening form on ParentSquare;
All unvaccinated students and staff will be tested weekly using school-provided, at-home test kits that must be returned to an on-campus dropbox each week within 48 hours of being administered; Vaccinated individuals who are symptomatic will be tested as well; and
All parents/caregivers who bring their student to school must wait outside the perimeter of the school before and after school (exceptions made for students with special needs), and those in vehicles must adhere to pickup/drop-off rules. We are limiting campus visitors who, and if you have an appointment or must come onto campus, please perform a Wellness Self-check and check in at the Main Office.
In addition to these safety measures, we are ensuring air quality ventilation in all classrooms and office spaces; restrooms and common areas will be cleaned at least twice daily by custodial personnel; promoting frequent hand washing and/or hand sanitizing; following case reporting through the county’s Education portal, contact tracing, and modified quarantine parameters; posting Safety First reminders throughout our campus; and implementing all current CDPH directives and local County Public Health guidance for schools.
We encourage anyone eligible (ages 12+) to consider the vaccination, those who are not vaccinated have a 600% greater chance of infection than those who are. There are free vaccination events and sites throughout the Bay Area. Vaccination is the most effective means to deter all COVID cases including the variants.