COVID-19 Information 2021-2022

WEEKLY TESTING PLAN for January 10 through February 28, 2022  

Highland Hall will be requiring weekly testing during this 8-week period.  To support that, school staff will be administering rapid antigen testing for all students, pre-K through grade 12 as well as faculty and staff, Monday morning at the Treehouse.  Testing will happen intermittently during the morning.

Please note that Mondays will be regular school days following our regular schedule, with the exception of Monday, January 17, which is a holiday.  Testing will occur on Tuesday, January 18 that week.

If your student has not yet tested on campus, please sign up for testing:  https://my.primary.health/l/highland_hall_waldorf_school

Alternatively, you may submit a negative PCR test collected on Saturday or Sunday.  Please note, many labs are slow to produce results right now.  We recommend taking a test on Saturday morning to increase the likelihood that you have the results on Monday. Please submit student results here by Sunday at 5 pm in order to be exempt from Monday on-campus testing:  Covid Test Results form (Students) (jotform.com) 

Testing for ECC students under the age of 4 1/2

  • ECC students under the age of 4 1/2 need to be escorted by a Parent for on-campus testing. This testing is at 7:30 am on Monday mornings at the Treehouse.  Alternatively, you may submit a negative PCR test collected on Saturday or Sunday.  (See below for testing locations) 
  • If this is routine weekly testing, you may drop off your child after testing. You do not need to wait for the test results.
  • If this is testing due to symptoms, exposure or a positive test result, or after returning from an extended break, you will need to wait with your child until you have received a confirmed negative test result.  Please plan to bring something to occupy your child while you wait. This is not a time to play with friends. After receiving a negative test, please escort your child to the ECC to be welcomed by their teacher. 

 

Testing for ECC student older than age 4 ½ and all in Grades 1-12 

  • Teachers will be bringing their classes for testing, with priority given to our youngest students first.  Alternatively, you may submit a negative PCR test collected on Saturday or Sunday. (See below for testing locations) 
  • Parents who want to accompany their child for testing on campus must come for testing at 7:30 am on Monday at the Treehouse.   
  • Parents who prefer to have their child come for testing with their class must sign our consent form. 
  

Click here to sign up here to consent to having your student tested weekly without needing a parent. (Parents who already signed up to have their students tested in our voluntary weekly testing program do not need to sign up again) 

The COVID-19 testing sites on the LA County COVID-19 Testing website offer no-cost (free) testing.  Some examples of LA County testing sites near school: 

(1) Valley Urgent Care 9335 Reseda Blvd. #100, Northridge 1.17 miles away . Drive-up (by appointment) Walk-up (by appointment)  Make an appointment 

(2) Balboa Park OptumServe 5903 N. Balboa Blvd Van Nuys 4.4 miles away Drive-up only (by appointment) Make appointment 

(3) Mid Valley YMCA City of Los Angeles 6901 Lennox Ave. Van Nuys 4.97 miles away No appointment necessary - register in person Walk-up only Make appointment 

Additionally, the City of Los Angeles also offers free COVID-19 testing.

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) has also partnered with pharmacies and retail companies to accelerate testing for more Americans in communities across the country (HHS website)

Please visit these companies' websites to learn more about their efforts to provide timely and accessible COVID-19 testing or to schedule an appointment.

California

No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies:

Find a health center near you. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

For local testing information, visit the California health department's website.

 

We have an arrangement with UDL to provide free, drive-up testing, no appointment needed, for our community. This is a PCR, mouth swab test. 

  • Please note that they have had longer wait times and a slower turnaround time on lab results due to the current surge.
  • You must use the Highland Hall account #1003315 so that we can receive your results.  Generally, the school has been receiving results more quickly than individuals.  Please use the form below to expedite this at the lab.
     
    Drive-thru Hours
    Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
    Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
     
    Universal Diagnostic Laboratories
    6700 Valjean Ave
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
    (877) 883-8783
If you do not utilize our on-site testing or our account with UDL labs, you will need to inform us of your test results.
 
 
 
These forms are HIPAA compliant.
Testing days/times:
  • Mondays 7:30 am [Parents may accompany their students at this testing time]
  • Mondays 8:30-1:00 pm
  • Tuesdays:  2:30 - 4:00 pm [Parents may accompany their students at this testing time after dismissal]
  • Wednesdays 12:00-1:30 pm
  • Thursdays: 8:00 -9:30 am [Parents may accompany their students to these testing times]
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Highland Hall follows the guidelines of the CDC, which are also adopted by the State Department of Education.  Please refer here to those guidelines.  These guidelines do not apply for a family traveling in a car.
 
 
Highland Hall Waldorf School is actively monitoring information from our public health officials.  The following protocols govern Highland Hall's handling of the COVID pandemic: