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Back to School Jan 3

Important Info for Families Returning to School Jan 3
Posted on 12/31/2021

As our country and our community enters a new and dangerous stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with case rates on the rise due to the Omicron variant, it is more important now than ever to take extra measures in precaution to protect ourselves.

San Diego Unified School District provided a kit of two COVID-19 rapid antigen tests for all students to self-test at home before returning to campus in January. Your student should have brought home an iHealth COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit from their school prior to the winter break.

Please have your student(s) use one of the district-provided at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen tests on Friday, Dec. 31, and the other on Monday, Jan. 3, before returning to school. Each student should be tested and use his or her own test. If you have questions about how to use these kits, more information is provided below.

IMPORTANT: Please upload your test results immediately here - no matter the test result. If you have not previously used Primary Health for your student, register here before uploading results.

Uploading your test results lets your school know to prepare for your student’s absence in the event of a positive test, meaning teachers can start to pull together lessons for your student immediately.





Please note that any student who has had a COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days should not use the test kit.  The test may be positive because of a prior infection. 


  • Students should take the first test on Friday, December 31 -- three days before their return to school. 
  •  Students should take the second test the morning of Monday, January 3 before coming to school.
  •  If the test is negative, your student feels well, and has no COVID-19 symptoms, they are cleared to return to school.
  •  If your child DOES have any COVID-19 symptoms and/or has HAD a known exposure to someone with COVID-19, please keep them home and call your school for next steps before their return.
  •  If either test is positive, keep your child home and contact your family doctor and school right away to follow any further instructions before returning to campus.

 Whether your results are positive or negative, please report the results at  https://my.primary.health/l/sdusd_testing.