COVID-19 continues to affect CHS students UPDATED


Since returning from winter break, COVID-19 cases remain prevalent on campus amid the national spike in cases related to the Omicron variant. As of Jan. 24, there have been 17 active confirmed cases of students and staff, according to the LVUSD COVID Dashboard.

The CHS administration encourages COVID reporting during weekly messages sent to Calabasas families. However, unreported cases may contribute to absence rates. As of Monday, Jan. 24, 89 CHS students were not present on campus, falling to 48 absences on Tuesday.

During final exams week, the administration assures students that quarantining will not affect academic performance. 

“[COVID exposure] is considered an excused absence so that when [students] are off quarantine, they would come back, and we could schedule a make-up final,” said Dr. Fox, Assistant Principal of Safety, Facilities and Athletics. “For special circumstances such as this, we have the ability to extend [grading deadlines].”

CHS students can pick up two free COVID-19 rapid tests from the office prior to 3p.m. each day this week. Testing is also available at CHS on Wednesdays after school from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and at other LVUSD locations throughout the week. Appointments are available at