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COVID-19 Health and Safety 

Since the pandemic’s impact was first felt within our community, Yavneh families have shown great strength, resilience and support for one another. This widespread demonstration of care for friends and neighbors will continue to serve us well as students and teachers return to campus in person for the 2021-22 school year!  

At Yavneh, we closely monitor all national, state and local health guidelines in an effort to keep our community safe and thriving throughout the pandemic. Members of our faculty and administrative team attend weekly meetings hosted by Santa Clara County public health officials. In addition, Yavneh has a Health and Safety Advisory Panel made up of health care professionals, educators, parents and community members that advise us on health and safety issues affecting our community. 

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community, we reaffirm our commitment to providing an exceptional education based on academic purpose, collaborative learning, Jewish values, and a deep commitment to humanity. Our dedication to educating our students is matched only by our commitment to keeping them safe. 

COVID-19 Testing

We will be using Global Virus Pass, GVP, as our COVID-19 testing service. The collection dates for drop off COVID-19 testing at Yavneh will be: 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/27, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, and 6/7.
If parents would prefer, they can email the results of a PCR test to [email protected].

DIRECTIONS:

CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT (one time process – use browser only)

  • Click CREATE ACCOUNT and then click “Join”
  • Confirm account via email and Log in.
  • click join (create profile, enter info, add insurance*)
  • add family with “my circle”, add insurance*
  • click home button
  • click my schedule
  • click by facility
  • click pcr test (self collection)
  • schedule appointment by date (ignore the time, doesn’t matter 10:30-10:31=8:00am-10:30am drop off)
  • Once your account is created you can take the step to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT by clicking on the link below (See steps below)

MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

  • click my schedule
  • click by facility
  • click pcr test (self collection)
  • schedule appointment for the morning of drop-off date
  • drop-off between 8:00 am – 10:30 am on specified date

DAY OF TESTING

  • Drop off sample in the contactless drop-off box in front of the building by 10:30 am. 
  • The patient will provide the completed, self-administered test and write the patient’s name and DOB on the collection tube. 
  • If anyone arrives at the test site without a prior appointment scheduled, a QR code will be provided that the patient can scan and be brought directly to the scheduling page to order their test for that day onsite.

ACCESSING RESULTS

  • Results will be available within 48 hours in your GVP account.
Travel Restrictions
  • We will follow CDC recommendations for international travel – a 7 day quarantine is required for those who aren’t vaccinated with testing 3-5 days after returning to the United States.
  • Work will be provided for students who are in quarantine due to travel during school vacations. In addition, teachers will offer daily check-ins on Zoom.
Masks
  • Masks will continue to be worn both inside and outside by everyone on school grounds.
Testing
  • We will continue to require PCR testing every two weeks and will increase the testing to weekly for our Yavneh athletes traveling to games.
Vaccines
  • We will continue to mandate that all staff and faculty be fully vaccinated.
  • We will follow the State mandate of requiring vaccines for students once the child vaccines are approved for full usage.
  • We have offered our campus as a site for child vaccines.
Visitors
  • Prospective students will be allowed to shadow after showing a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of the shadow date.
  • Parents will continue to be invited to outdoor activities/events; masks are required.
  • Prospective parents will be allowed inside for tours after showing vaccination cards and a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the tour. They can view the classrooms from the classroom doorway. Non-vaccinated parents will be able to have virtual tours and/or can come to campus after-school after showing a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the tour.
  • Parents whose children are celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be able to come to the Torah service with proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test. We will also Zoom the ceremony so that other family members can watch.
  • Adult-only events can occur indoors with proof of vaccination and masks.
  • Adult-only events can occur outdoors with proof of vaccinations and may include food.

Public Health Resources for Families

Yavneh’s health and safety guidelines directly reflect the guidance from our federal, state and county governments. We will continue to assess the guidelines on an ongoing basis to ensure the health and safety of our students and faculty. 

Communication and Questions

We will communicate with families regularly about any updates or changes to our health and safety protocols. 

If you have any questions about the safety practices at Yavneh or you have a particular question regarding your child, we encourage you to reach out to us via email at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

2021/2022 FAQs

Highlights of Yavneh’s COVID 19 Health and Safety Program

Below are some of the highlights of our healthy and safety program. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

COVID-19 Prepared School

Visitor Information