COVID-19 Plans and Information

Our number one priority is student safety and the well-being of all our employees.  On this page you will find our current surveys, plan and protocols for both employees and students.  Please check back often to learn more.

Important Links

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all.  Information and stages of recovery are continually changing.  Here are links to reliable resources:
Parent Letter 7-22-2020
Noticias Para Padres de 7-22-2020
Return to School FAQ English
Return to School FAQ - Espanol
Instructional Model Descriptions
Descripciones del modelo de instrucción
Instructional Model Team Plan 7-21-2020
COVID-19 Written Operations Report (English)
COVID-19 Written Operations Report (Espanol)
ICOE Pathway to Reopening Our Schools Updated 7/23/2020
Imperial County Public Health Department
California Department of Public Health
Center for Disease Control
California Guidance on Reopening Schools
FFRCA Employee Rights
Quick Benefit Tips from DOL
Pandemic EBT
Summer Meal Program through 8/11/2020
July 9, 2020 Parent Letter
Carta a los padres del 9 de julio de 2020
Joining ZOOM Instructions

Imperial County Recovery Status:

The current order was amended to allow religious gatherings as part of Stage 2A Low Risk.
In Stage 2B, schools can operate with students on campus while taking all the required precautions:
  • wearing masks when on campus
  • maintaining a physical distance of 6-8 feet
  • washing hands and enhanced sanitizing
  • limiting the number of students on campus or in a classroom.

Fall 2020 Semester Plans

Currently, the District has surveyed parents about their preferences based on given conditions in the month of June, 2020.  Those results will be presented to the Board on June 23rd.   Early indications are that many families still want a full time Distance Learning program, that most families have internet access at home and students have devices to do their school work.
Here is the presentation with parent feedback:  6-23-2020 Board Presentation - Survey Data
A team of teachers, administrators and counselors are also currently exploring all options for the fall semester.  The group has met several times in  June, and they continue to update ideas based on different assumptions and potential conditions.  Both the ICOE and the California Department of Education provided additional guidance in early June.  Some of these learning models are also contingent on how the state will fund schools and what will be allowable.

Student Safety

As of mid-June, 2020, it is still not clear if and when students will return to campuses.  They will only be allowed to return when it is safe and all the precautions are in place.  This can begin when Imperial County is in Stage 2B.
Families and students will be required to conduct their own health screening at home each day.  Additional health screenings are not required by the local public health department.  However, thermometers will be available at schools for an additional screening as needed.
Employees will also conduct their own health screening.  Here is the employee health screening checklist which is similar to what the students will be required to do:    Employee Self Screening Form
Face masks will be required when people cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing in the classrooms, before school, during passing, after school and when riding a bus. 
We know that everyone needs to cover their cough and sneezes, and wash their hands often.
Schools and classrooms will have more hand-sanitizer, reminders to keep physical distancing and new procedures for activities on and off campus.

San Pasqual COVID-19 Response and Safety Plan

The San Pasqual Valley Unified School District in coordination with the Imperial County Office of Education has planned and prepared our workplace to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. We recognize our facilities were identified as essential businesses during the COVID-19 closure to the public and some of our employees had the need to work from our facilities. As we get ready to once again open our doors to the public, and more of our SPVUSD employees return to work in the office and operations, it is critical we put in place specific measures to ensure the safety of our community and our SPVUSD families. We are ready and committed to respond in flexible ways to the varying levels of the disease transmission in our community and refine our response plans as the situation changes.

SPVUSD has coordinated with local, state, and federal officials so that timely and accurate information guides our response. It is imperative to understand that our local conditions influence the decisions that our public health officials take regarding community-level strategies, and SPVUSD will continue to abide by guidance and restrictions set in place in the Imperial County Roadmap to Recovery, as well as the provisions listed in the worksite-specific protection plans.
Like all other employers, SPVUSD has considered how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in our workplace. Among our objectives as we reopen our facilities to the public are the following:

  • Maintain a healthy and productive work environment
  • Minimize transmission among employees
  • Provide the best services possible to our community in a safe manner

This plan also contains visitor and vendor guidelines. 

Office and Operations COVID - 19 Response Plan

Office and Operations COVID-19 Response Plan (Espanol)


Employee Safety

As of mid-June, 2020, Imperial County is in Stage 2, Low-risk employees may return to work.  These are our Maintenance, Mechanics, Info Tech and Custodian workers that can now return to regular daily work schedules.  All other staff deemed essential may also be required to report to work.
Employees that are reporting to work, must complete the Daily Self-Checklist as part of our health screening before coming to work.  We have established flow charts for employees who are positive, have been exposed to someone who is positive or who have symptoms.  Please read here for the flowcharts:  COVID 19 Decision Flow Charts.
Employees are to wear a face mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from other workers.  Employees are to cover their cough and sneezes and wash their hands regularly.
Offices, schools and classrooms will have more hand sanitizer, reminders to keep physical distancing and new procedure or activities on and off facilities.
We have developed a working draft  of our Office and Operations COVID19 Recovery Plan.  Click hear to read it.

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
  • Fever
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath.
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.  
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
San Pasqual Valley Unified School District is fully engaged in recovering from the impact of the pandemic and school closures.  We are working closely with the Imperial County Public Health Department and the Imperial County Office of Education.  They also have partners from across the state to help local schools recover and prepare to return to classes.

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