July 21, 2020
Health and Safety Protocols for On-Campus Learning - 7/21
MEDICAL SUPPORT AND TRAINING
- Medical personnel will be on the campus to provide support, training, and care for members of the school community.
- An area of the campus has been reconfigured into a health center as a resource and for students feeling ill and waiting to be picked up by parents.
- Additional facility staff have been hired to accommodate cleaning needs of the campus.
- All drinking fountains will be closed. Water bottle filling stations will be open and cleaned every two hours.
- Every night, a deeper clean will be completed by members of the cleaning staff.
- Nontoxic fogging will take place every afternoon after dismissal.
- All shared spaces (door handles, outside tables, lockers, etc.) will be continuously cleaned throughout the day.
SCREENING AND TRACING
- Parents will be asked to sign an agreement with the School that they will monitor the health of their child, including temperature taking and maintaining safety protocols outside of school.
- Temperatures will be taken for all students, faculty, staff, and essential visitors before entry to campus. Parents will remain until students have been cleared to enter.
- Any member of the community who has traveled internationally, or has a member of their household travel internationally, will be asked to spend fourteen days at home in the United States (distance learning if necessary) before returning to campus.
- If a student has been on campus and later tests positive for COVID-19, the school administration will provide contact tracing to include interviews, check-ins, analysis of seat assignments and follow-up was needed with potentially infected persons.
- Face coverings are to be worn at all times with the exception of lunch and PE, and will be provided by the School if needed.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be in place inside of every classroom and common area.
- Plexiglass is being installed to promote safe spaces in classrooms, common, and administrative areas.
VENDORS AND VISITORS
- There will be no lunch deliveries on campus apart from an approved contactless delivery service, “choicelunch.” More information on this process will be forthcoming.
- Only essential personnel will be allowed on campus until further notice. This includes college rep visits, vendors, and parents or family members.
Facilities, Classrooms, and Transportation - 7/21
- All classrooms are being restructured to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
- Maximum occupancies will be posted in each classroom and common areas and adhered to throughout the day.
- Airflow in classrooms will be promoted by air conditioning and open doors and windows. Air conditioning filters have been replaced and upgraded and will be regularly maintained throughout the fall.
- Temporary outdoor classroom areas will be in place for use when feasible.
- Classrooms are being outfitted with the technology needed to facilitate effective distance learning, including cameras and microphones for faculty use.
RESTROOMS AND COMMON AREAS
- One way traffic patterns will be clearly marked by written and visual symbols and non-teaching staff will coordinate the management of students between classes.
- Bathrooms will be cleaned and cleaning supply levels checked throughout the day. Additional bathrooms will be added to the main campus area.
- Handwashing stations will be added at different locations throughout the campus.
- Our Board of Trustees Conference Room is being temporarily converted into a health and quarantine center for use by students feeling sick or waiting to leave campus.
BUSES AND VANS
- All buses and vans will utilize seating guidelines to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
- Drivers will be screened daily before beginning their routes.
ATTENDANCE AND CLOSURES
- There will be four staffed entrances to the campus where every faculty member and student will come through each morning. Temperature checks will occur at all entrance areas.
- Unless involved in an extracurricular activity with supervision, all students will leave campus at the end of the school day.
- In that social distancing, health screenings, and other restrictive measures would not be possible during inclement weather or times of low air quality, schooling must transition to online instruction for the day.
- After school tutoring and support, including the ACE program, will be done off-campus virtually.
Training and Events - 7/21
BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK:
- Faculty will devote any professional development time before the start of school to be trained in PPE guidelines, safety protocols, student support, and health and wellness awareness.
- We will be devoting the first two days of school to the full scope of COVID-19 procedures for students, including subject-specific procedures, PPE training, training for classroom cleaning, and accessing student support.
- A comprehensive system will be in place for reporting ongoing concerns in the environment and individuals not following protocols.
- A firm policy for online learning will be communicated at the start of the year that includes standards and expectations for both teachers and students addressing rigor, tardiness, and cyberbullying.
- All large group events that bring parents, children, and other members of the community to campus will be canceled, postponed, or held virtually until we can gather safely in groups.
- Morning Meeting and other large group events will be held virtually until we are able to congregate as a group.
Frequently Asked Questions
At which point will on-campus instruction move back to remote learning?
Will my student still be able to participate in clubs, extracurricular activities, and sports?
If we are on campus this year, how will the school respond if a member of the community tests positive?
What if a student or faculty member comes into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
How have counselors been trained to handle the new mental health challenges that may arise during these challenging times?
Will students, faculty, and staff be required to wear a face-covering on campus?
How will wellness checks/temperature checks be administered? Should I expect to drop off my child early so that he is not late to class?
What if someone develops symptoms on campus?
How will lunch and snacks be handled if we are on campus?
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Public Health Updates & Resources
Public Health continues to recommend that the public do the following to protect themselves and others from respiratory illnesses:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Limit close contact, like kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
- Facemasks are encouraged in all public settings in addition to social distancing precautions.
- Get a flu immunization if you have not done so this season.
Resources for Accurate Status Updates
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization
- Center for Disease Control's Workplace, School, and Home Guidance Document
- LA County residents can also call 2-1-1
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
- Proper Handwashing Chart
- How to Prepare Your Home/Family
- Taking Back Control: Managing Anxiety Amid Our Current Health Crisis (Added 3/23/20)
Click here to view the archived "Coronavirus Updates" page from 2019-2020