COVID-19 - Making Waves Academy Student & Family Updates

August 2022 Updates

The 2022-23 school year is about to begin!  Welcome new Wave-Maker families and welcome back returning families.

  • The first day of school for 5th and 9th graders ONLY is Wednesday, August 10th.
  • The first day of school for ALL STUDENTS is Thursday, August 11th.
  • All students are expected to be present and in uniform on the first day of school.

Effective March 11th, California transitioned its statewide universal indoor masking requirement in K-12 school settings to a strong recommendation and schools are to maintain or establish masking requirements for K-12 settings in their respective jurisdictions. Read below to learn more about the on-campus safety guidelines applicable to staff and students, effective Monday, August 1st, 2022.


  • Staff and students are required to mask indoors and outdoors until further noticewe will revisit this requirement in early September after reviewing case data.

  • MWA will continue to allow for unmasked supervised outdoor athletic activities, including Health & Wellness. Physical distancing (at least 3-feet) is encouraged. This does not apply to activities such as recess, breaks, and lunch.

  • Staff and students will be allowed to wear one of the following mask types: cloth, surgical, or KN-95. This means that all mask types, except face shields, are acceptable for students and staff.

  • The Operations team will supply surgical and KN-95 masks upon request.


Students and staff will be provided with an over-the-counter (OTC) antigen test kit to complete at home before returning to campus.

In accordance with local and state guidance we are shifting away from large-scale, PCR surveillance testing and towards self-administered antigen testing. All students and staff must complete an over-the-counter (OTC) antigen test:

  • after long breaks (Summer, November Break, December Break, etc)
  • when symptomatic 
  • when identified as close contact


The infectious period begins two days before the onset of symptoms. If the case did not have symptoms, the infectious period is considered two days prior to the testing date. Students who were on campus two days prior to testing positive, are designated as “Positive On Campus”. A student designated as an on-campus case does not directly imply that the student contracted COVID-19 on campus. This is in alignment with the guidance by our local county health department. 

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