July 9, 2020
July 9, 2020

Plans for Reopening Campus

We hope that the summer months are providing you and your family with some time to relax and enjoy the sunshine. During this time, our Administrative Team, school directors, and Board of Trustees have continued planning for our students to return to campus this fall for in-person learning with diligence, thoughtfulness, and care for the well-being and safety of our students, families, faculty and staff.

The current rising trend of COVID-19 cases is concerning and we are monitoring guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Based on this week's Department briefing, we are preparing to move forward with plans to resume school this fall with all students on campus full time in accordance with the latest mandates and guidance. (See the full plan below.) Should the situation change, we will be ready with plans for remote learning. In order to complete the necessary campus upgrades to bring everyone back for in-person learning, we will be pushing back the start date of school by a week, with a potential for staggered start dates for different grade levels following Labor Day.

The social and emotional health of our students is paramount, and we believe that resuming school on campus this fall is in their best interest. At all times, our mission of educating the "Total Child" and the health and safety of our community remain at the forefront of our thinking.

We have been working closely with our medical task force and making plans in consultation with epidemiologists and infectious disease experts and in accordance with the current Los Angeles County and City requirements, American Academy of Pediatrics guidance, and CDC guidelines. As new county requirements for schools are still forthcoming and circumstances beyond our control may arise, we will update and revise these plans accordingly. We will keep you timely apprised of changes. 

Warmly,

Laurie

Laurie Wolke
Head of School


Please click on the image below to read the plan,
which includes important information about our upcoming July 22nd parent webinar with our medical task force and how you can submit your questions for the webinar.

Reopening Plan Cover - hyperlinked image