• 2021-2022 Remain in School FAQs

     

    • Are student quarantines required?
      • Yes. Per MCDPH, and in accordance with the CDC and ADHS guidance, close contacts who are not fully vaccinated or have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days are to quarantine (stay) at home for up to 10 days.
      • If your child is identified as a close contact and you receive the MCDPH quarantine letter, DVUSD is required by law to not permit the student on campus during the duration of the quarantine period.
      • MCDPH allows for three exceptions to quarantine:
        • Fully vaccinated students are not subject to quarantine.
        • Students who have already tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of being identified as a close contact are not subject to quarantine.
        • When a student who tests positive for COVID-19 is wearing a mask during the infectious period, other students who were exposed and also wearing a mask consistently and correctly are not subject to quarantine. This means that the student who tested positive and the identified close contact would both need to have been wearing a mask.

     

    • What is early release from quarantine for students?
      • A student can be released early from quarantine on Day 8 or after only if the student receives a negative COVID-19 test result beginning on Day 6 of the quarantine or after. In order to do this, the student must be separated from the COVID-19 positive person, be symptom free since the last exposure, and the parent must provide proof of the negative test along with the date of the test. Visit www.dvusd.org/quarantine for a helpful visual resource to understand this early release provision.

     

    • Who do I send my proof of vaccination to at the school if my child is identified as a close contact?
      • Email the school nurse and include a picture of your child’s vaccination card.

     

    • Does DVUSD accept antibody tests?
      • No.  According to the CDC, antibody tests are not designed to detect an active infection of the virus and should not be used for diagnostic purposes.

     

    • Does DVUSD accept home COVID test results?
      • Yes. A picture of the result must be sent to the nurse. Parents should write the name of the student along with the date that the test was administered directly on the test so that this information can be viewed in the picture sent to the school.

     

    • My child is fully vaccinated. Does he/she still need to quarantine?
      • No. Per MCDPH and the CDC, fully vaccinated students are not subject to quarantine (unless the vaccinated student has symptoms). Parents should send the nurse an email with a picture of the student’s vaccination card.

     

    • How will my student continue learning if he/she has been quarantined?
      • Students who have been quarantined will use Canvas from home on their school technology device which is DVUSD’s learning management system.  This platform provides a central place for teachers to collect and deliver content. It also connects students to digital resources and materials and allows students the opportunity to virtually collaborate.

     

    • Where can I find resources about how to use Canvas?
      • Parents can find everything they need to know about Canvas by visiting https://www.dvusd.org/canvas. Here parents will find an introduction to Canvas, how to create an observer account accessing Canvas as a parent and many other resources to support your child with using Canvas.

     

    • Are masks required on school buses?
      • Students and staff must continue to wear face masks when on school buses due to a federal order by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

     

    Updated August 17, 2021