Dear Pioneer Parents and Guardians,
With the health and safety of our students' and staff remaining a top top priority in our District and in an effort to prevent unnecessary quarantine of students, we have recently partnered with the California Department of Public Health to offer a free voluntary rapid COVID-19 testing program. We are adding this process in an effort to keep students in school by facilitating the testing requirement of a modified quarantine should a student be a close contact. This sheet contains information to help you understand the benefits of this testing program. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.
The test that will be used is the Abbott BinaxNOW is a rapid antigen test designed to test for the SARS CoV-2 virus with results available in 15-30 minutes.
The benefits of taking this test:
Should you choose to register your child, they will only be tested if they show symptoms and/or are a close contact. This will aid in the decision to quarantine or not. The antigen test is not as sensitive as a PCR test. Because of the lower sensitivity of antigen tests, more frequent testing is recommended. Although this test was designed to test symptomatic people, it can be a good tool for screening individuals without symptoms.
If a participant tests positive, they are likely infected with the SARS CoV-2 virus and you will be contacted immediately by the school to pick up your child. A confirmatory PCR test may likely be needed and you should contact your child’s medical provider and follow the CDC quarantine guidelines. The school will work with you and the local health department to determine the best course of action for your child to return to school safely.
Basic information about the program:
This testing is through Primary Health and will begin in January. When registering, please enter parent contact information and email so that you receive the test results. To register your student, you may do so in one of the following ways (use “student registration” option when registering your child):
Click this link - https://my.primary.health/l/pioneerunion for registration and consent forms. You only need to register once, and it will take no longer than 5 minutes. Please do not register each child more than once.
Thank you for helping us stay safe, prevent outbreaks, and keep students in school!
Notice of Pioneer Governing Board Trustee Area Analysis and Redistricting
School districts that use trustee areas to elect members of the school board are required to review
the population in each trustee area after the release of the Census data every ten years. With the
release of the 2020 Census data, the District is now required to determine if the populations are
balanced between each trustee area.
A district that currently utilizes trustee areas, is required to re-evaluate compliance with election laws and California Ed Code 5019.5 when the 2020 U.S. Census data becomes available. Current analysis shows that Pioneer Union Elementary School District must redraw current Governing Board Trustee Areas to achieve balance between each area.
To access the Trustee Area Analysis, click HERE
To view various trustee area maps, click HERE
Should you have any comments about the redistricting of the trustee areas, please send them to Fawn Lemons at firstname.lastname@example.org