The Safely On Campus (SOC) guidelines detailed here are based on current health requirements, state licensing, accreditation standards, best practices for small schools, and government orders and may change as new information becomes available.

We are committed to working in partnership with you to support the vibrant growth of our students. These are sensitive matters, and we ask everyone to approach changes in Oak Grove’s mitigation efforts with sensitivity. 

Updated September 2022

Sick Policy

A school is a unique environment where students, teachers, and staff are in close contact on a regular basis, and illness can spread quickly. To ensure the health and safety of all persons on campus, please do not bring your child to school if they are exhibiting symptoms of illness. Symptoms of illness include fever, lethargy, pale skin, green nasal mucus, headache, and/or complaints of discomfort, including being tired. If a student develops symptoms while at school, they will be sent to the Infirmary, to determine if a call should be made to the parent for pick-up.

After illness has passed (i.e. no fever for at least 24 hours) and students are exhibiting no symptoms, they may return to school. If a student feels well and has only residual symptoms – occasional coughing, sneezing, clear runny nose – they may return to school if they wear a mask while indoors until they are symptom-free. 

We ask all students returning to school after illness to provide a negative antigen test or molecular test (PCR, LAMP, NAAT) for SARS-CoV-2. 

If your student is exhibiting symptoms related to seasonal allergies or asthma, we ask you to provide a note from your healthcare provider. Notes from healthcare providers are valid for 90 days.


The attendance policy in all grades is designed to encourage students to stay home should they have any symptoms associated with illness.


Per the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K–12 Schools to Support Safe In-Person Learning, 2022–2023 School Year, masks will not be required while indoors at school, but are strongly recommended.

An acceptable face covering is a clean, properly fitting face mask that covers the nose and mouth. We ask that face coverings do not include words or images which could be disruptive, scary, or controversial. Patterns are fine. If you need a mask while on campus, please come to the Main House Front Office or High School Office. Disposable masks are available.

Fresh Air 

To ensure fresh airflow, all indoor classrooms and offices keep open doors and windows, even when HVAC is running. Air filters are cleaned and replaced frequently.

Travel for All Families and Staff

CDPH Travel Guidelines

Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine following domestic or international travel but should take a viral test three to five days after travel.

Unvaccinated travelers (including children under five) should take a viral COVID-19 test three to five days after travel. Even if you test negative, self-quarantine for a full five days after travel.



In order to keep the teachers and students safe on campus, Oak Grove School follows the guidance of California Public Health Department, Community Care Licencing, Cal/OSHA, and Ventura County Public Health.


Measures outlined on CDPH’s  COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K–12 Schools to Support Safe In-Person Learning, 2022–2023 School Year will be followed when a student, teacher, or staff member has symptoms, is in contact with someone infected, or is diagnosed with COVID-19.


Please contact your child’s Program Director to report a positive case. 

Positive for COVID-19

For anyone testing positive, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for at least five days
  • Isolation can end after five days if the person is symptom-free on Day Five or later
  • If unable to test or choosing not to test, and the person is symptom-free, isolation may end after Day Ten
  • If fever (99.5 or higher) is present, isolation should continue beyond Day Five

Known Exposure to Someone with COVID-19

Asymptomatic exposed students, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status or location of exposure, can continue to take part in all aspects of schooling, including sports and extracurricular activities, unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that exposed students wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others for at least 10 days following the date of last exposure, if not already doing so. 

  • Test several times over a 10 day period
  • Per CDPH masking guidance, it is strongly recommended that persons wear a well-fitting mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings
  • If testing positive, follow the isolation recommendations below
  • If symptoms develop, test and stay home

Quarantine requirements for employees who are exposed to COVID-19

  • Exposed employees must test within three to five days after their last close contact. Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested unless symptoms develop.
  • Employees must wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days after exposure.
  • If an exposed employee develops symptoms, they must be excluded pending the results of a test.
  • If an exposed employee who develops symptoms is unable to test or choosing not to test, they must be excluded until 10 days after the date of symptom onset.
  • If an exposed employee tests positive for COVID-19, they must follow the isolation requirements above in Table 1.
  • Employees are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted.

Moving to Remote

Although our objective is to be on campus together, we will toggle onto remote learning when we are unable to provide a learning environment on campus that is safe for our students. Possible reasons to move to remote learning:

  • A significant percentage of teachers absent
  • A significant percentage of students absent 
  • Stay-at-Home orders issued by the government.