Preschool-12 Dual Language Education in
Two Locations in the Bay Area

School Operations under Covid

School Year 2022-2023

GISSV COVID Guidelines and Recommendations
Updated March 13, 2023

GISSV adjusted its COVID protocol in accordance with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) guidelines and recommendations. Some of our previous requirements are now recommendations for both campuses in Mountain View and San Francisco.

  • Testing: We transition from conducting full testing to only testing individuals who are symptomatic or considered close contacts, except for returns after a long school break when many families have traveled. We continue asking for tests when a student or staff member is symptomatic or a close contact, but we will not have any other asymptomatic testing events this school year.

  • Masking: We no longer require masks for students who are asymptomatic close contacts, but masks remain strongly recommended. We continue sending out exposure notices so that you will be informed about your child’s potential exposure and make an educated decision on whether your child should be wearing a mask. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask at school may continue to do so.
  • Isolation: We continue to require an isolation period for students and staff who tested positive. Please inform immediately if you test positive for COVID-19.

GISSV encourages all members of our school community to be updated on COVID-19 vaccinations. As you might have heard, the booster for the current variant is now available for the general population. 

We are aware that there are families among our community that are at higher-risk because of COVID-19. We will ask for everyone’s consideration to make sure that everyone feels safe. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns (, and we will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability. 

GISSV will of course fulfill all county, state, and federal requirements. If those change because of higher transmission rates, if we experience a higher caseload on campus, or if the guidelines change, we will evaluate our approach and keep you updated. 

Decision Tree - Public Health Guidance
Updated November 17, 2022

We will continue to follow the Decision Tree from the Santa Clara County for both campuses*  - unless major differences in community spread occur.

Please Note: We have received revised testing guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): 

If your child tested positive within the last 30 days are exempt from testing. The CDC has shortened the time from 90 days to 30 days for which infected persons do not need to test. 

Let's all do our part in keeping the GISSV school community safe.

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