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COVID Information

Updated on 1/18/2022 @ 3:00 pm

Updated on 1/18/2022 @ 3:00 pm

As we continue to serve our students during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of information for our students and their families to understand and follow. The goal of this page is to support our community as they work with us to navigate the guidelines and requirements for students. Due to the dynamic nature of this pandemic guidance is continuously updated. We will do our best to keep this page updated as quickly as possible. 
Mask Mandate - Individuals in California are required to wear masks while indoors starting Wednesday, Dec. 15 regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate is in effect for all school activities including sporting events, dances, and meetings.

Your Student is Experiencing Symptoms or Tests Positive for COVID-19: If your student has symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID, have them stay home. For positive COVID cases, please email and include the following information:
      1. Student's Full Name
      2. Date Symptoms Began
      3. Date of Positive Test
      4. Type of Test (at-home or PCR/Lab-based)
      5. Extracurricular Activities (sports teams, dance, drama, music, clubs, etc.)
Quarantine for COVID Positive Students:
    • 1 - If a student or staff tests positive for COVID, the first step is to inform the school via email. Send your results to "". 
    • 2 - Develop a quarantine plan. Students and Staff will need to be off-campus for 5 to 10 days depending on each situation. 
      • a. 6th day for return --> fever-free, symptoms improving, negative test, commitment to wearing a mask indoors and outdoors and a completed attestation form
      • b. 11th day for return --> fever free and symptoms improving. No need for a negative test or the attestation form. 
      • Positive cases should not return before day 11 unless you have spoken to school personnel and returned the necessary documentation.
Access to Instruction - How do I keep up with my classes if I'm required to Quarantine?
If a student must quarantine, please know our teachers, districtwide, maintain their Google Classroom as the primary space to access curriculum, instruction, and assessments. Currently, we are not implementing a hybrid-concurrent instructional model, so there is no access to daily live instruction. If a student needs to access their teachers for questions, or additional support, they can schedule a live, virtual meeting, or attend the teachers' posted office hours. Please work with your students' teachers so they can stay on pace with the learning while in quarantine. 
Resources & Guidelines:
Students Who are Considered Close Contacts (updated 1/21/22)
Because of the increase in positive cases, San Diego County schools have moved to group contact tracing. This means that if there is a COVID+ case in a classroom, we are notifying the entire class. Consequently, you may receive several letters that your child was a close contact. If your child is identified as a close contact at school, please follow the directions outlined in the letter. Keep students home and test for COVID prior to returning to school if your child has one or more COVID symptoms. If your child tests positive for COVID, send an email to with his/her name, symptom onset date, test date, type of test (home or PCR) and if your student is involved and attended sports or clubs 2 days prior to the symptoms/test. Please note: If your student is a close contact at school and you test for COVID, you do not need to send us negative results.
Large Events
Due to recent updates from the CDPH, TPHS is limiting indoor gatherings to 500, including spectators and participants. Tickets are required for all indoor events, and will be made available prior to the event. For details, please visit our athletics webpage, or the webpage for the team/program holding the event. 
COVID Testing
When students are required to submit negative testing results, please follow the guidelines for what kinds of testing are acceptable. You can request a test through your health care provider, visit one of the SD County testing sites, use one of our SDUHSD testing locations or pick up a home test from the administration office:
Once you have a printout of the testing results, click the link below to access the form for digital submission of the student's COVID testing results. No results will be accepted at the school site.