PSUSD COVID - 19 Information
Keeping PSUSD families informed, connected, safe & learning!
Dear PSUSD Families,
"Over the last school year, PSUSD has followed California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Riverside County Public Health (RCPH) guidance and mandates to allow for full in-person instruction in the safest way possible. At no point in time have we created different guidance than our county and state. Earlier this week, Governor Newsom announced that with declining case rates and hospitalizations across the west, California, Oregon and Washington are moving together to update their masking guidance. After 11:59 p.m. on March 11, California, Oregon and Washington will adopt new indoor mask policies and move from mask requirements to mask recommendations in schools. In California, as of March 1, masks are no longer required for unvaccinated individuals, but will be strongly recommended for all individuals in most indoor settings. CDPH will be updating K-12 Schools Guidance to reflect that after 11:59 p.m. on March 11, 2022, students and staff members in K-12 settings will be strongly recommended, not required to mask while indoors. Please note that this change to statewide guidelines does not take effect until after 11:59 p.m. on March 11, 2022, effectively, Saturday, March 12. Masking is still required by all while indoors on school grounds until that date. " (Please read full article below or at www.psusd.us) - Mike Swize, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Palm Springs Unified School District students age 5 and older, as well as their families, will be offered at numerous dates, times, and locations throughout the winter and spring.
P-EBT is a federal program that provides food benefits for families w/children under 6 who also have CalFresh Food benefits between or school-age children who were eligible for free/reduced price school meals during the 2020–21 school year.
The purpose of this data is to provide our PSUSD families and staff with a summary of campus COVID-19 cases. An active case indicates that a student or staff member participating in on-campus instruction has tested positive for COVID-19 infection.
We know that every family has different needs at this time and the Family Center wants to know what we can do to help. Despite the distance, we are here for you and want to continue providing support and resources.
Information regarding mental health tips and services for students during this difficult time.
See here for contact information and schedules for local agencies providing food, health care and financial support.
The tools that teachers will be using will vary by classroom and school sites so please find out from your child's teacher about what technology tools your child should be utilizing for instruction.
This handy "Website Cheat Sheet" would be great to print and have handy for all questions related to COVID 19 and PSUSD/community resources.
SEL Resources during COVID-19 (CASEL)
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Common Sense Media)
Reducing Student Anxiety During Difficult Times (Common Sense Education)
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
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