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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

Masking in School

Masking in School

Beginning March 14, 2022, masks will no longer be required indoors in school. Masks will be strongly recommended.
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
Latest requirements from the California Department of Health: Click Here
iHealth At-home Covid tests

iHealth At-home Covid tests

In March, CUHSD received at-home COVID tests for students from the State of California.  The will be distributed to students and staff beginning April 11, 2022 for use prior to returning to school after Spring Break.  Each box contains 2 test kits.  If you have a positive test, we recommend a follow up PCR test at the COVID Clinic at school or your health care provider.  Then, follow the steps of the COVID Decision Tree.
The Federal Government is providing free COVID at-home tests available and are delivered by way of the US Post Office.  
CareStart COVID -19 Instructional Video on YouTube

CareStart COVID -19 Instructional Video on YouTube

COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Dashboard

The purpose of this data is to provide our Central Union Union School District families and staff with a transparent summary of only on-site active COVID-19 cases. An active case indicates that a student or staff member participating in on-site activities has tested positive for an active COVID-19 infection.   Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-site activity and are required to quarantine according to the protocol established by the California Public Health Department. Once the case is cleared to return, the case will be removed from active status and the dashboard will be updated.
The data below represents the number of number of positive confirmed cases, reported in the last 10 days, who were on campus among district students and staff by school campus.  Please note, the dashboard is not updated on weekends, non-school days, during summer school, and holidays.  In the event of a confirmed positive case, school communities are notified by their principal or district staff.
School or Location Active Student Cases Active Staff Cases Portion of Population in Percentage
Central Union Adult School & Mt. Signal Virtual Academy 0 0 0
Central Union High School 0 2 0.0009
Desert Oasis & Phoenix Rising high schools 0 0 0
Southwest High School 0 1 0.0004
District Office, IT, Maintenance & Transportation N/A 0 0
Updated June 1, 2022
On Campus COVID tests provided by  Tests includes students, staff and family members of students and staff not at our schools.
Week Total number of tests in the District at the COVID Clinics Total number of Positive Cases from these tests
 Jan 3-7  1442  162
 Jan 10-14  2173  318
 Jan 18-21  1735  329
 Jan 24-28  1391  228
 Jan 31-Feb 4  1164  179
 Feb 7-11  720  60
 Feb 14-18  452  26
 Feb 21-25  328  7
 Feb 28-Mar4  225  1
 Mar 7- Mar 11
 404  4
 Mar 14-Mar 18  361  0
 Mar 21-25  391  0
 Mar 28- Apr 1  340  5
 Apr 4-8  288  1
 Apr 11-15  237  0
 Apr 18-22  16  0
 Apr 25-29  309  25
 May 2-6  179  9
 May 9-13  165  10
 May 16-20  228  17

No-out of pocket cost COVID-19 Testing for Students, Employees and Immediate Family

COVID Clinic Inc. established testing clinics at Central Union, Desert Oasis and Southwest High Schools for drop in and required testing for students and staff, AND, the family members of students and staff.  Results are given to the individual and school district for the purpose of contact tracing.  Testing has no out of pocket cost, but there is a registration, consent process, and insurance questionare to complete..  A PCR test is required and a rapid antigen test is optional.

All students, faculty, staff, and contractors:

  1. Visit Click register for first test with Covid Clinic
  2. Indicate if you are a parent/guardian, student, or staff.  ONLY SELECT STUDENT IF YOU ARE 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.  If you are parent of students who are under 18 select parent/guardian.  If you are both a parent AND staff, please select staff
  3. Complete all the other required information, sign, and click register. 
  4. If you need to register dependents, check your email for a one-time passcode, return to, and click "returning user".  After you log in with the one time passcode you can scroll down and click add dependents.
Now you are all set! Your information is safely secured so you can quickly and easily get a no out of pocket cost  to studnet or employee test when you need one.

Now, anytime you need a test:

  1. Just visit 
  2. Click "Returning User"
  3. Request a one-time passcode. (You need this every time you request a test)
  4. Log in, click Place Order to request a test, mark any symptoms (if applicable) and save.
  5. Visit the on-site testing kiosk and get tested!  No appointment is required.
  6. An email will follow with the test results.

Times and Locations

Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the following locations:
  • Central Union High School, near the girls locker room
  • Desert Oasis High School, in the parking lot near the front gate (Monday-Friday 10 AM to  3:00 PM)
  • Southwest High School, near Tech 2 in the storage yard
For all other questions, please contact or call (877) 219-8378
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

Assembly Bill 871 that would require students to be vaccinated for COVID19 has been pulled from the legislative process for this year.  This means that for the 22-23 school year, students will not have to show proof of vaccination.  There is still the potential that it may come back for the 23-24 school year.  We continue to monitor the situation.

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:

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.  Weekly testing is currently requiered or indoor sports.  Other teams may also be asekd to test if they are traveling in school vans to events.  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.  Plese contact the school athletic director if you have any questions.

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.