Classes canceled for Culver City schools week of Jan. 17 amid Omicron surge

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (KNX) — Amid the ongoing Omicron variant surge, Culver City Unified School District is closing schools all next week to 'recoup and recover.'

Schools will be closed from Jan. 19-21, following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and a planned pupil-free day on Tuesday — effectively giving students an entire nine days off.

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In a note sent to the CCUSD community, district officials said the closures affect all district programs, the Office of Child Development, K-12 schools and the Culver City Adult School

“The loss of these three instructional days will be made at a date to be determined later,” CCUSD said.

In order to return to school on Jan. 24, students are required to submit negative test results to their corresponding schools. Registration for the tests can be found here.

All who signed up for regular weekly testing will be able to attend a "drive-thru event" on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, district officials said, explaining that locations will be announced.

Students who did not register for weekly testing by Wednesday will be provided with a rapid test to take home on Friday, Jan. 14."

During the school closure, food services will continue via curbside pickup between 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. at all school sites.

Families will be able to pick up one free meal per student at one site, so they do not have to go to each of their children’s school to pick up a meal, the district said.

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