• New Guidelines for Isolation and Quarantine: Endemic Phase of "Living with COVID"

     

    As of April 6, 2022 MPCSD is paring back their extensive COVID documents on the COVID Dashboard and keeping the information that is specifically in place because of COVID. You will notice that the One Pagers have been trimmed down. The pages families are most in need of, "Isolation, Quarantine & Group Tracing Guidelines" and "Returning to School" have been modified to follow the CDPH's new guidelines that took effect in schools beginning April 6. Now, when determining the response to COVID exposure, there is no distinction between vaccinated and non-vaccinated students and whether a student was exposed to COVID at school or outside of school. We hope you will continue to find our COVID resources helpful and if you have a specific question that is not addressed on the COVID Dashboard, please email info@mpcsd.org.

     

    Enrollment In Pool Testing
    MPCSD partners with Concentric to do weekly pool testing of our students. It's a simple, convenient way to help our campuses stay COVID-free, and results detected through testing have and will prevent spread. See this parent information sheet and this video for more details. To begin testing for a school week, please enroll by Sunday night.

    To opt in, please register and provide digital consents. You will need to do this on TWO platforms, one for pooled testing and one for reflex (PCR) testing. Each will take only a few minutes to complete. Please follow the steps below:


    Step 1: Registration/Consent with Concentric by Ginkgo (Pooled Testing, weekly for all students in the program)
     

    1. First, click here (https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/minor-consent). 
    2. For “School or Organization Access Code,” use the code, MENLO-HILL
    3. Follow the prompts to enter your child’s information
    4. Agree to the Consent Form, and you’re done with Step 1!

     

    Step 2: Registration/Consent with Primary.Health (Reflex Testing, as needed when a pooled result comes back positive)

    1. First, click here (https://my.primary.health/r/menlopark?registration_type=student). 
    2. Follow the prompts to enter your child’s information. Enter the questions as they pertain to your child. You will have a chance to consent on their behalf at the end of the process.
    3. For “Location,” select Hillview
    4. ELC parents should select Laurel Lower Campus or Oak Knoll, as appropriate
    5. Ignore the “before you go” button on the confirmation page

     

    Note: If you need to provide consent for more than one child, please re-start by clicking the links again and completing the entire process for each child on both platforms.

     

    Confirm Student Vaccination
    If you have not yet submitted your student's vaccination card, please take a minute to confirm your child's vaccination status as it will help assist with: contact tracing, quarantining management, and data analysis for the Board, community and SMC Health Department. To confirm:

     

    1. Send an email to vaccine@mpcsd.org for each child in your family who is vaccinated
    2. Email subject should be the student's LAST NAME, FIRST NAME
    3. Attach a photo/screenshot of the vaccination card to the email and send.