How to Stay Safe at New Heights Charter School



Please see our COVID-19 Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know (updated 11/8/21)

Recent guidance from the LA County Health Department for families to prepare for the upcoming holidays. Holiday Guidance | LA County Department of Public Health

Guidance for families for Halloween guidancehalloween.pdf (

ParentupdateModifiedQuarantine.pdf (

New Heights will host two Vaccine Clinics in collaboration with Lincoln Memorial Church in late Oct or early November. The clinics will be targeted to our 7th and 8th grade students. The clinic will also provide vaccines for parents and booster shots for interested staff. Here’s an incentive the County is offering for students: DPH_UCLA_Football_Ticket_Vaccine_Incentive_Flyer_2021.pdf 



LAC | DPH | Resources for Parents & Guardians

About the Covid Vaccine (Spanish)

New Heights Charter School's Teaching and Learning Model for 2020-21

New Heights Covid-19 School Guidance Checklist

New Heights Charter Covid-19 Plan

Parent Information Summary on How to Stay Safe at New Heights Charter School





Will a COVID-19 vaccination protect me from getting sick with COVID-19?

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Yes. COVID-19 vaccination works by teaching your immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19, and this protects you from getting sick with COVID-19.

Being protected from getting sick is important because even though many people with COVID-19 have only a mild illness, others may get a severe illness, have long-term health effects, or even die. There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you don’t have an increased risk of developing severe complications. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.



Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19?

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No. None of the authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines or COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

There are several different types of vaccines in development. All of them teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever. These symptoms are normal and are a sign that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity (protection against the virus that causes COVID-19) after vaccination. That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick. This is because the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.


vaccination may affect antibody testing results.

If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?

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Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection. CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.

At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity someone gains from having an infection, called natural immunity, varies from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long.

We won’t know how long immunity produced by vaccination lasts until we have more data on how well the vaccines work.

Both natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity are important aspects of COVID-19 that experts are trying to learn more about, and CDC will keep the public informed as new evidence becomes available.

School Health Documents: Covid-19

Parent Testing Notification ( Spanish )

New Heights Vaccine Policy (revised December 17, 2021)

Parent Update Modified Quarantine 

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health

Daily Home Screening for Students

Evaluación de inicio diaria para estudiantes 

Health and Safety Protocols

Health and Safety Protocols Summary

Community Mental Health Resources