Back to School 2020-21 graphic

While this school year will no doubt look different, we are making every effort to bring our students and families a true Laurence School experience, including during remote learning. 

From morning meetings to time with specialists, a reimagined Buddy Program to virtual field trips, and small-group learning to engaging enrichment experiences, our goal is for your children to thrive. We will also continue to emphasize social and emotional development, and our Character Education Program, while finding new ways for children to have unique and meaningful social interactions with classmates.

Once we are able to return to campus for in-person learning, we will be ready to pivot, moving forward with bring our students back and continuing a hybrid remote program for parents who choose that option.

The Back-to-School Plan for 2020-21
This plan was created by our Teaching & Learning, Educational Technology, and Operations Task Forces, in consultation with our Medical Task Force. The plan is divided into three sections:

  1. Health, Hygiene & Risk Mitigation
  2. Academics, Enrichment & Student Experience
  3. FAQs

Our plans are in compliance with current Los Angeles County and City requirements, American Academy of Pediatrics guidance, and CDC guidelinesWe will regularly update this page as the school year progresses.

In addition to the Back to School Plan: 2020-21 outlined below, the following protocols are also available for your review:

COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist (CDPH)  COVID-19 Prevention Program (OSHA and CDPH)  Back-to-School Plan Campus Reopening Plan LACDPH Reopening Protocols Employee Return to Work Protocols Exposure Management SchoolPass Tutorials (Wellness Check)

Updated: March 31, 2021

Section 1: Health, Hygiene & Risk Mitigation

Campus Access & Health Screenings

Masks & Physical Distancing

Hand Washing, Sanitizing & Hygiene

Food Services

Bus Transportation

Campus Facilities

The School has taken great measures to not only mitigate the risk of illness, but also to create a physical campus that promotes the health and safety of our entire Laurence community.


COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots

Feeling Sick & Health Office Protocols

Exposures: On-Campus Protocols, Testing, and Returning School

Travel Guidelines

Class, School Closure and Preparing for Interruptions

Social/Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Section 2: Academics, Enrichment & Student Experience

Learning Options for Families

Getting Prepared for the Start of School and Starting Remotely

Re-affirming the Home-School Partnership

1:1 Device Program

Electives, Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, and School Events

Section 3: FAQs