Soaring Over MDE

September 10, 2021

Parking and Crossing

In light of what happened in Lafayette, please be VERY aware of NOT parking in the crosswalk and the speed limit in a school zone is 25. However, we ask that you drive much slower than this, seeing as our students are younger and our streets are narrower.

Please do not leave your car unattended while waiting for your student to exit campus. I would also like to remind all that the driveway by room 1 needs to remain open. This is keeping a fire lane clear for any emergencies.

Coming onto campus

As a reminder, ALL visitors must check-in with the office. There should be no parents on campus (without a visitor's pass) during the hours of 8:00am-2:33pm.

If you need to sign up to be a volunteer:

An update has been made to the MDUSD volunteer policy allowing us to welcome back on-campus and in the classroom volunteers! We are thrilled to have you all back collaborating with our school team.

Starting September 1, 2021, all volunteers on campus will need to wear a mask (indoors and outdoors) as well as complete the volunteer requirements through our Human Resources Department In addition to completing the traditional steps to volunteer (TB test and fingerprinting), all volunteers will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

After you have complete the steps listed on the Human Resources volunteer section, volunteers will need to provide the school office with proof of being fully vaccinated. We are able to accept a vaccination card, picture of vaccination card, or COVID-19 Vaccine Record from You may email digital records directly to Mrs. Sanchez:

Due to the health and welfare of our staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be limiting the number of volunteers on any given day. Volunteer time will need to be prescheduled with the classroom teacher.

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A new COVID testing schedule will begin on Monday, September 13th. This schedule will allow the testing company to staff more nurses at fewer sites, minimize the disruptions of daily school activities on fewer sites, and address the new requirements of testing for high school athletes and others. As we find lines getting long, we will communicate with the testing company that will provide additional nurses. The MDUSD website will be updated on Friday of each week with the testing schedule for the following week.

The new protocols are as follows:

- testing is ONLY for MDUSD students/staff and athletes will have priority

- preregistration online is no longer required

- for the safety of those on our school campuses, staff/children with notable active symptoms (congestion, fever, vomiting) will be turned away and should be seen by your health provider or at one of the locations noted on the MDUSD website under "Other Testing Locations"

To accommodate parents, other family members, and the community, our partners at PMH Labs will roll out a Saturday walk and drive-up testing center on the Concord High School campus from 8 am to 2 pm beginning Saturday, September 18th. It will be fully staffed with nurses and parking attendants to speed up the process for those needing testing, including those who may be symptomatic with active symptoms.


College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Northgate High School: 3 - 6 pm

Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3 - 6 pm


College Park High School: 3:30 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School: 3 - 6 pm


Concord High School: 3 - 6 pm

Mt. Diablo High School

Willow Creek Center: 10 am - 5 pm

Ygnacio Valley High School: 3:30 - 6 pm


Riverview Middle School: 3 - 6 pm


Northgate High School: 3 - 5 pm


Concord High School - Testing offered by PMH Labs - 8 am - 2 pm

Mt. Diablo Elementary

Please remain in the pick-up and drop-off areas in which you have arranged with your child. We appreciate your willingness to keep our campus safe. If you need to come on campus at any time, please check-in at the office for a visitor's badge.