Welcome to the Savanna School District
Where Today's Learners Become Tomorrow's Leaders
Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year!
As a reminder, COVID-19 health requirements are set by state and county health officials, and school districts are required to follow the guidance in order to operate in-person instruction. To review the guidelines, click here: Updated California Department of Public Health guidance for K-12 schools.
We offer a free drive-up COVID-19 testing opportunity for children who have been asked to stay home from school due to symptoms between 10:30 and 11:00 am at our District Office on each day school is in session. In order to have your symptomatic child tested, you will need to complete the Jot Form found here. Please bring either a paper or electronic copy of your registration to the test site. If you have not completed the form prior to arriving at the test site, you will be asked to do so prior to testing. Parents will be provided with results of this COVID-19 test within 48 hours and given directions on when their child may return to school. If you receive a message that there is a positive result, please wait for a member of our Health Services Team to contact you. Our nurses are very thorough; it takes time to make each call and they want to provide clear, concise directions needed for each case.
If your child or someone living in the household tests positive for COVID-19 outside of our test site, it is important that you contact us immediately. We've set up a special Health Hotline which will go directly to our team of District and County nursing staff. Parents are encouraged to call 714-236-3820 with information regarding positive test results. A nurse will provide you with important information in order to help keep all students and staff safe.
We've implemented modified quarantine requirements for students that are exposed to COVID -19 as part of our Reopening Schools Plan as well as the California Department of Public Health Guidelines. The intent is to ensure that all students have access to full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible while keeping student and staff safety at the forefront of all we do.
Because students consistently wear masks at all times when indoors at school, guidelines state that students who are exposed to COVID-19 may quarantine at school.
While schools are no longer required to provide contact tracing for close contacts at school, we believe it is one of the best ways we have found to ensure that students are healthy while on campus. As we move forward, we will continue to provide contact tracing when a student on campus has tested positive for COVID-19. For those identified as a close contact with a signed consent for school-based testing on file for the 2021-22 school year, we will test using the COVID-19 PCR saliva testing to determine whether the student’s test is positive or negative for the presence of the COVID-19 virus. Parents will be notified that such testing occurred at school by email and text through our Blackboard Notification System and will be notified of results of the testing, usually within 24-48 hours (depending on the results being received from the lab) using the same notification system. Meanwhile, the student may remain at school in a modified quarantine.
If a parent does not wish to have his/her child tested at school or using this system, they will be called to pick their child up from school and either quarantine for 10 days or bring him/her through our daily drive-through testing at the Savanna School District Office.
The new CDPH guidance updates previous versions in a few important ways. These updates include the following:
We understand that the rules continue to change; please know that our team is doing everything possible to keep our students, staff, and community safe. We know the best place for children to learn is at school with the amazing teachers we have. Please help us help them as we continue to work together to keep everyone safe. We are deeply indebted to our school community for its ongoing support during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to provide updates on our website as further information is received from the state.
Click below to view video updates from Dr. Johnson. Click here for previous video updates.
We’re excited to welcome all our students back to campus for full-time, in-person instruction on Monday, August 9, 2021! --Dr. Johnson
Numbered for Success
What a special place Savanna School District is! Encompassing parts of the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress and Stanton, Savanna School District is an elementary school district with approximately 2400 students. These students attend one of our four schools: Cerritos, Hansen, Holder and Twila Reid Schools. We also serve about 250 preschoolers in state and privately-run preschools on our campuses.