On Wednesday, Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Eric Volta announced that take-home rapid COVID-19 tests will be made available on Saturday.
Volta said they chose Saturday due to more families being home ahead of return to school. he also reiterated they are committed to remaining open versus a return to distance learning due to the impact it has on students.
Here is a copy of the Letter:
Dear LUHSD families,
I would like to start by wishing you all a Happy New Year. As many of you have heard districts around the state have been given take-home rapid COVID-19 tests to be handed out at no cost to students. The Liberty Union High School District is no exception. In order to welcome our students back to school in the safest manner possible we will be distributing take home tests at each site on Saturday, January 8, from 9 am until 1 pm, or until the line ends. In order to keep as many students as possible in school, we ask that you administer the test to your student(s) prior to returning to classes on Monday, January 10.
The drive through pickup locations will be as follows:
- Freedom High School: In front of the Administration Building
- Heritage High School: In the drop-off loop by the rotunda (aka the juicer).
- Independence High School: the back parking lot.
- La Paloma High School: the bus drop-off loop in the front of the school.
- Liberty High School: the student parking lot on Oak St.
Each car will receive one (1) box per student ID shown. Each box contains two tests. We ask that you all wear your masks as you pick up your tests for the comfort and safety of our staff members that have volunteered to work this event.
Please read the testing instructions below prior to administering the tests:
Over the course of the first semester, we have witnessed the negative impact that distanced learning and limited activities had on many of our students. Thus, we are committed to remaining open. To that end, we will continue to follow all state health orders. In doing so, I am proud to report, that we did not have any confirmed COVID transmission in our classrooms.
We anticipate that the state will change the K-12 school orders regarding the length of isolation and quarantining soon in the school setting. However, they have not done so yet. We will continue to update you as we learn of any upcoming changes.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our schools safe and remaining patient as we continue to endure this difficult time.