Safer at Schools Early Alert

UCSD's SASEA Study at Vista Academy

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UCSD's SASEA Study at Vista Academy - FREE COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the UCSD Werheim School of Public Health on the Safer at School Early Alert Pilot, also known as SASEA. The SASEA study seeks to develop an early alert monitoring system for COVID-19 using wastewater samples.

As part of the study, all students and staff will have access to free COVID-19 testing.

Only students whose parents provide consent will be included in the COVID-19 testing. The test is non-invasive and will be an added benefit for our students as we enter the cold and flu season. With your help, UCSD hopes to develop an anonymous, low-cost COVID-19 monitoring system that can be used at schools and child cares across San Diego County.

For more information, check out the attached flyer, short video, or attend the town hall meeting about the study! This video is great for kids to learn about research and the SASEA study at Vista Academy.

For additional questions, contact the researchers:

SASEA Informational Flyer

SASEA Informational Video - English

SASEA Information Video - Spanish

Opt-in Parent Consent Form

Please help us make this program effective by giving consent for your child to be tested for COVID-19. Students will only be tested if there is a positive waste water sample or COVID detected on a surface in the classroom. See the video below for an example of the non-invasive test.

Complete the parent consent form digitally:



If you need help filling out the consent form or need to use one of our computers, please reach out to our office staff.


Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join Us for a Town Hall Meeting for More Information

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In Person:

September 28, 5:30 PM

Bobier or Foothill Oak Elementary MPR

Virtual over Zoom:

September 30, 5:30 PM

English Link: UCSD.ZOOM.US/J/9076460083

Spanish Link: UCSD.ZOOM.US/J/86420908160

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