Dear Laurence Parents,
I continue to feel grateful each day that our K-6 students are on campus in some capacity. At the same time, with a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases locally and across the country, and with a potential Stay at Home Order on the horizon, we are planning for all contingencies. Since there is a chance that your children will need to quickly pivot from in-person to remote learning and vice versa, our K-2 students will now take their iPads home each day, to ensure access to their school-issued device at any time.
Since my email last week, Los Angeles County, the State of California, and the CDC have all issued important advisories regarding travel, gatherings, and ways we can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our ability to keep our community healthy and our campus open is incumbent upon every member of our Laurence family remaining vigilant, and it is our expectation that all members of the Laurence family adhere to this crucial guidance:
- State and County guidelines, which state that any gatherings should be private, outdoors, and limited to people who are from no more than 2 other households..
- State and County guidelines, which state that anyone traveling out of state/country for non-essential travel should self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return home.
As a reminder, all students will be learning virtually during the week following Thanksgiving, November 30th - December 4th. Please do not use this time to extend any trips away, but instead use it to monitor symptoms and self-quarantine, as needed. Once we return to campus, do not send your children to school if they have any symptoms at all. If a student in a class goes home with symptoms, the entire cohort may also have to remain at home until it can be determined that the student does not have COVID-19.
If you have any questions reegarding adherence to the City, State, and CDC guidance, please contact Nurse Anna in our Health Office.
We are all in this together, and thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!