Messages from Interim Superintendent Dr. Mark Kelly

  • April 17, 2023

    Interim Superintendent’s Message: Spring Break Return to School Reminders for TK-12

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students,

    We look forward to our return to school on Monday, April 17, 2023 following our two-week spring break. I hope you and your family took some time to relax and rejuvenate in preparation for our final eight weeks of this school year.

    Many families have traveled and gathered during break and while cases in Los Angeles County are low, we want to keep our students and staff as healthy and safe as possible through continued diligence.

    Antigen test to return to school: strongly recommended
    We know that many families have a supply of Covid-19 tests at home provided by your school or office. We strongly encourage testing on Sunday evening or Monday morning to help minimize spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 virus. Prior to break, we did experience cases where multiple students in the same class or group did test positive. We would like to prevent cases as much as possible.

    If you have a positive result, or any illness, stay home, isolate and report to your school nurse or supervisor.

    Post-break antigen testing
    We are moving from our weekly antigen testing recommendation to providing as needed. Test kits will no longer be distributed weekly, but they will be available at school sites upon request. If your child is experiencing symptoms, he/she/they may ask for a test kit to take home. Available to staff as well.

    I look forward to seeing happy and engaged students and staff back on our campuses on Monday, April 17. We look forward to a successful close to the school year.

    Dr. Mark O. Kelly, Ed.D.
    Interim Superintendent