Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Paso Robles School District continues to follow guidelines provided by the California Department of Public Health (CHDP).  California recently updated the framework to support school communities in continuing full-time, in-person instruction for the 2022/23 school year.

School will begin on August 18, 2022, with similar COVID-19 protocols as June 2022.  Students may return to the school setting with or without facial coverings based on parental choice.  There is currently no student requirement for COVID -19 vaccination.

School site health professionals will continue to monitor students for symptoms of illness.  Students who exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 (without documentation of an underlying condition) will be excluded from the school setting per CHDP guidelines. Students will be sent home with a rapid antigen test kit and directions on how to administer the test at home. Testing remains a key mitigation layer to detect and curb the transmission of COVID-19 in school settings. 

We are entering the next phase with COVID-19, which may include future surges and new variants. California’s approach to this next phase is based on the lessons of the last two years.  The following acronym SMARTER outlines the mitigation strategies currently in place: shots, masks, awareness, readiness, testing, education, and Rx (treatments).

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District will provide prompt notification to students and families regarding exposure to infectious diseases, including COVID-19.  The intent is to allow for rapid testing, early treatment, and prevention of further spread. 


Ashley Aiello, RN

Coordinator of Health Services