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Covina-Valley Unified School District Provides Free, At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits to Students
COVINA and Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent – In accordance with the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and revised health protocols outlined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent and Covina-Valley Unified School District provided District students with more than 6,000 free, at-home COVID-19 testing kits during drive-thru distribution events on Jan. 6 and 7.
Covina-Valley Unified worked with the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) to receive and distribute the tests, which are being provided to school districts by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Over the course of the distributions, District students and families gathered at the Covina-Valley Unified School District Field to obtain their testing kits containing two COVID-19 tests and instructions on how to administer them.
“At Covina-Valley Unified, our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families,”
said Jonathan Blackmore, Covina-Valley Unified’s Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.
“We appreciate our community’s support as we review and implement the new health orders while minimizing the disruption of student learning.”
Covina-Valley Unified’s distribution of at-home tests is part of a statewide effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and bolsters the District’s ongoing efforts to support the health and safety of the District community.
In addition to the at-home tests, Covina-Valley Unified continues to offer COVID-19 resources to students, staff, and the community. For more information on the District’s COVID-19 resources and protocols, please visit https://www.c-vusd.org/.
For more than a century, Covina-Valley Unified School District has served the communities of Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, and Irwindale. Covina-Valley schools provide the personalized service and caring culture of a small school district, where teachers and administrators know their students by name.
Under Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent, graduates earn in excess of $1 million in scholarships. Due to the high academic standing of Covina-Valley students, more than half of all graduates meet or exceed the admission requirements for the California State and University of California systems.
C-VUSD provides a strong basic education underscoring reading, writing, language arts, math, science, social science, and technology which is aligned with the California Department of Education standards. Moreover, each campus offers leadership, curricular, and athletics/sports opportunities. A broad array of support services is available to children, adults, and families.
An extensive arts program begins in elementary school, providing students with a well-rounded education. Our athletic teams garner California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championships and are consistently ranked among the best in the region.
Each school enjoys high parent participation – active PTA and booster organizations. Community residents and local businesses serve as classroom volunteers, providing in-kind prizes to motivate and recognize student achievement and to underwrite important school events.
Dr Elizabeth Eminhizer Superintendent
On June 15, 2020, the Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Elizabeth Eminhizer to serve as the Superintendent of the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Previously, Dr. Eminhizer served C-VUSD as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services since July of 2014. Dr. Eminhizer has worked in public education for over 25 years. Prior to becoming the Assistant Superintendent, she served as the Senior Director of Educational Services, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Covina-Valley Unified School District. Before joining C-VUSD, Dr. Eminhizer served as a middle school principal for three years, an elementary school principal for six years, and a middle school assistant principal for two years.