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Central Union High School District

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Safety Video: Classroom Safety Measures

Safety Video: Classroom Safety Measures

Safety Video : Things you can see.

Safety Video : Things you can see.

Safety Video: Things you can't see.

Safety Video: Things you can't see.

Important Links

The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all.  Information and stages of recovery are continually changing.  Here are links to reliable resources:

Printable Flyers

What is the Coronavirus   English
What is the Coronavirus   Spanish
How to prevent the spread of respiratory illness   English
How to prevent the spread of respiratory illness   Spanish

Presentations to the Board related to COVID-19


COVID19 Recovery Plan

Phases of REcovery

Phases of REcovery

Phase 1:   Distance Learning Only
Phase 2:   Distance Learning and limited in-person hands-on activities 
Phase 3:   Distance Learning and voluntary in-person learning for all students and subjects  
Phase 4:   In-person learning for all student and subjects. Current Status
Students and Staff must wear a face covering when indoors at school.  Face coverings are optional when outdoors.  This applys to all individuals regardless of vaccination status.  Latest requirements from the California Department of Health: Click Here
Protocols when someone has COVID Symptoms, A postive Test or are Exposed

Protocols when someone has COVID Symptoms, A postive Test or are Exposed

"COVID 19 is here forever," Dr. Edwards, ECRMC CEO.  
We will likely deal with the illness and infection for months and years to come.  Just like other diseases, it take many years to fully understand and treat diseases.  While this unfolds, we will often have students and staff that are ill. 
The Imperial County Office of Education and the Imperial County Public Health Department have created a new document called the Decision Tree.  It guides us through what to do if we are feeling ill, test positive for COIVD or are exposed to a positive case.
Vaccine Mandate for Students Ages 12-17

Vaccine Mandate for Students Ages 12-17

The Central Union High School District is aware of Governor Newsom’s announcement on October 1, 2021 regarding the vaccination mandate for students ages 12-17 once approved by the FDA.  The mandate for students to be vaccinated could come as early as January 1, 2022.

Safe Return to In Person Instruction, COVID 19 Safety Plan

The District has developed our Safe Return to In-Person Instruction-COVID Safety Plan with the required documentation.  These documents have been shared with employee labor groups on March 17, 2021 and parent groups in consultation meetings the week of March 22, 2021.  A Community survey was conducted in June 2021 and is linked here. As new guidance, requirements, or improvements are made, these documents will be revised.
For the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction for August 2021, and update to our plans was required by State Law.  Many elements of the current COVID-19  Safety Plans remain in effect.
These documents were first uploaded on March 22, 2021 for the reopening of school on April 12, 2021
Previous and Supporting Plans:
Daily Health Self Check- Frontline Health Portal

Daily Health Self Check- Frontline Health Portal

Beginning April 12, we request all students and staff to use the Front Line Health Portal app to do your daily symptom check. 
  1. Download the Front Line Health Portal app from your iTunes or Android store
  2. Students activate their account with their email address
  3. Each day, students and staff complete the health check and submit
  4. Save the daily badge as a photo. 
  5. Show that photo at the entrance gates to speed the screening process up.
Here are the links to create the account:
Front Line Health Portal

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

The District's LCA Plan is below:
Community Meetings were August 11th and 25th in English and Spanish.
The links below are the slides and our YouTube Channel to see recorded meetings.
Visit our YouTube Channel to see the recorded meetings and other content.

The new State required Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan will be developed by the district with stakeholder input at various meetings.  A public hearing will be conducted in September at the Board meeting and the plan approved by the Governing Board at a separate Board meeting no later than Sep 30th.  Our public hearing is Sep 15th and plan approval is Sep 29th.

A "Think Tank" of teachers, administrators and counselors have explored all options for the fall semester and developed plans for various scenarios.  The group has met many times since early May through this month.   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.  We will begin school with Distance Learning for All.  When conditions allow, we will have students return in small numbers.  As we progress in our recovery, we will eventually return to all students at school.  

Daily Live Interaction

The State is requiring schools to provide "Daily Live Interaction."  This has many formats that include, but are not limited to video conferences, phone, and interactive message boards.  Teachers will provide regular instruction and account for student participation for both attendance and grading purposes.  Students are expected to participate in the daily live instruction as if they were attending schools in-person.

  • All students now have a District provided Google Gmail account; they are necessary to access the Google Classrooms. 
  • The District will support teachers use of Google Classroom and Google Meet as the primary platform for learning. 
    • For parents and students that need help with these tools, click here
    • Any students needing a Chromebook or Myfi internet connection to BorderLink may contact their school to check one out.
  • We will have a regular daily schedule each school day.
    • Advisory Period is suspended for the year, but the time is distributed into the class periods
    • Video Conference calls will follow the daily schedule.  
    • A portion of the classes will be live (synchronous) each day.  Some of the classwork will be done independently (asynchronous).
  • All Mondays will follow a minimum day schedule and will be Distance Learning Days for all students throughout the year or until all students are back on campus.  Click here for the new School Year Calendar.
  • Counselors, Administrators and other staff will support students that are struggling or need help.
  • Tutoring Services will be available online.

This routine of daily live interaction is critical to establish a pattern of learning.  This pattern will also transfer over to the blended model of learning where distance learning continues, but a group of students (about 25% per day up tp 50%  per day depending on our phase of reopening) attend classes on campus following the same schedule they have online.  This continuity of learning will help to establish the regular patterns of learning and growth.

Health and Well-Being
Mental health is important to all of us.  In these uncertian times, it is easy to feel anxious and worried.  This can lead to depresion also make us physically ill.  If you need help, see the links below for help.

Student Safety

Students have new Gmail address.  Click here to learn how to access them
Families and students must do 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.
Do the daily health screenining with the Frontline Health Portal (See above)
Face masks are required of students and adults indoors in schools 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.

Employee Safety

All school employees are deemed essential and may be required to report to work.  Many duties can be done remotely, however some must be done in person.

All employees that are reporting to work, must complete the Daily Health Self Check useing the Frontline Health Portal app before coming to work.
Employees must wear a face mask when indoors in classrooms with students.  
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 our COVID Safety Plan.  As informaton and guidance is updated, the plan will be revised. It is found above. 


The CIF San Diego Section announced a return to regular seasons beginning with Fall Sports in 2021.  Student Athletese must wear a mask for indoor sports as long as it does not present a chocking hazard.  Coaches and athletes are to conduct self-health checks daily.  If they have any symptoms, they are not to report to practice until the symptoms are resolved. 

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.
Central Union High 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.
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.