The following letter was sent to all WCCUSD families from Dr. Hurst.
Dear WCCUSD community:
We believe vaccination is part of a comprehensive strategy in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, along with following safety guidelines and conducting weekly testing. Recently, WCCUSD’s Board of Education approved a series of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for students, staff, volunteers, community partners, contractors and vendors who work on school campuses.
To assist families and staff in meeting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for our District and the state, we are asking families to upload their student’s vaccination documentation status through a secure online portal. Families will be able to add this information in a few easy steps. For your convenience, we have provided an online tutorial to show you how to navigate the platform (see links at end of this message). In the event a family cannot upload into the portal, they may submit a paper copy of the vaccination card to the school site.
Click here to begin the process of uploading your student’s health record.
As a reminder, eligible WCCUSD students aged 12 and above and staff have until November 15 to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The second shot should be taken no later than December 15 in order to meet the full vaccination deadline of January 3, 2022. To assist staff, students and families in getting the COVID-19 vaccine, WCCUSD is co-hosting a number of vaccine clinics in conjunction with the Contra Costa County Health Services.
Parents who believe their student may have a medical condition which would prevent the student from being safely vaccinated must work with their medical provider to obtain a Medical Exemption through the CAIR-ME system. Click here for more information.
Students aged 12 and above who are not fully vaccinated by January 3, 2022 will submit to weekly COVID-19 testing at their school site between January 3 and the end of the first semester (January 14, 2022). Any WCCUSD student who is not fully vaccinated or who does not have a qualified and approved exemption by January 3, 2022 may not attend in person instruction for the spring semester 2022 and must register in the Vista Virtual Academy. Click here for more information.
For students with qualified and approved exemptions, the school site will schedule an interactive meeting to discuss safety protocols and develop individualized accommodations.
If your student will not be vaccinated and does not have a qualified and approved exemption, please complete this form.
We know that you have many questions and concerns and we appreciate your patience and feedback to help us keep students and staff safe. In an effort to provide transparency and improve communication, the District created a FAQ page to answer your questions, and you can also email us your specific vaccination questions here.