- Current Covid Safety Plan
- Current Pathways SSSPP Marin 8.25.21
- Original Pathways School-Wide Covid Safety Plan (spring 2021)
- Covid Safety Plan/IIPP Addendum
- Safe Return to In-Person Instruction 6.7.21
- Back-to-School Screening Checklist
- ESPAÑOL:Regreso a la escuela: Herramienta de examen de la COVID-19
- Family Handbook: 2021 version under review
- School Guidance Scenarios
- Quarantine Guidelines Decision Tree Visual
- Protocolo para la cuarentena de los alumnos
- Testing Fact Sheet
Pathways is a public school, and therefore governed by health orders from California Department of Public Health and Cal-Osha as it relates to our employees. We are so excited to have students back on campus, but we must remain vigilant about everyone’s safety. A robust Covid-19 testing program is one of the critical elements in keeping everyone safe and schools are now required to have a Covid-19 testing program along with universal mask wearing. Pathways has gone through the process and training for BiNax Now Rapid Antigen tests and their associated PCR test.
Here is how our Covid-19 testing program will operate:
WHO: All students and staff at Pathways can participate in this testing program.
WHEN: Testing will be used under a variety of circumstances.
- Symptomatic: Individuals who have symptoms must get tested and remain away from school/work until cleared (see document below for quarantine guidelines). This test must be the more accurate PCR which can take 2-3 days for results.
- Response testing for close contacts: A student or staff member is exposed to another individual who tests positive for Covid AND they are determined to a close contact (spent 15 minutes within less than 6 feet of the person in a 24 hour period) then they must also be tested before returning to work/school. For this circumstance, the rapid antigen test can be used.
- Screening: This testing is conducted on the general community who have no symptoms or known exposure. Screening testing helps to catch asymptomatic cases and better understand community spread. Screening testing will be required weekly for unvaccinated staff and available to all staff and students twice a week.
WHERE: Each learning center will announce their testing days and time which will be held at least twice a week. All students with signed consent forms are welcome to test at any scheduled time.
HOW: To be eligible, parents must complete and sign the consent form for their child(ren). This data will be stored in the Primary Health database which is a secure HIPAA certified database used in conjunction with the BiNAx tests. All positive tests are automatically reported to the county health department as required by law. To get started, please pre-register for testing by clicking on the link below. All questions included in registration are required for California State public health reporting. Please note this program is free for all participants.
WHAT: The BiNax Tests is a rapid antigen test which gives us results in 15 minutes. Participants will self swab each nostrils for 15 seconds by placing the tip only of the swab into their nose (this is NOT the deep sinus test). A Pathways staff member will insert the swab into an antigen card and read and record the results. Results are confidential and shared in a private manner with families.
Please pre-register for testing by clicking this link: SIGN UP HERE.
Or, you can register from your smartphone or tablet with the QR Code below:
You only need to register once, and each time you test it will take no longer than 15 minutes.
All questions included in registration are required for California State public health reporting. Please note this program is free for all participants.
If you need assistance with registration or have questions about the CA Rapid Antigen Testing Program, you can contact a Primary Health call center representative Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm PST at 650-275-5419.