Happy New Year! We hope everyone is having a good winter break and enjoying some important family time. With school resuming in only a few days, we wanted to reach out to communicate our plans and protocols for the reopening of school.
The current surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County is overwhelming. Two months ago, L.A. County experienced approximately 1,200 cases a day. Over the last week the county has averaged well over 13,000 new cases each day, which led the county to adjust the current stay at home order yesterday. These numbers are alarming and therefore, require everyone’s participation in keeping our community, the students, the faculty and staff safe in order to reopen.
We recognize that you made individual choices for your family over break, some of which may have increased your risk of exposure. Therefore, we want everyone to be aware of two important protocols for the reopening of school:
WE ASK ALL FAMILIES TO HONOR THIS ORDER AND NOT ATTEMPT TO RETURN YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK IF YOU TRAVELLED AND YOUR QUARANTINE PERIOD HAS NOT LAPSED. Please do not place all of us at unnecessary risk and likely cause us to close classes for the full quarantine period.
The upcoming January schedule remains as follows:
ECE and Kindergarten will return to in person learning on Wednesday, January 6th
1st – 5th Grade will learn virtually, on Zoom, for the entire week starting on Tuesday, January 5th through Friday January 8th. In-person learning will resume the week of January 11th, based on the current structure (ie: 1st and 2nd in person daily, 3rd grade Mon/Tues and 5th grade Wed/Thur).
With New Years Eve upon us, we are reminding our families to follow the current stay at home orders and make smart decisions about social distancing, masks, travel and to SIMPLY NOT GATHER WITH ANYONE outside of their homes. We need your help to keep school safe and open!
A few additional and important reminders and requests:
We recognize how challenging this is and we appreciate your help. It is our primary objective to provide in person learning for our students, but we need your help. This can only happen through our collective partnership and communal responsibility.
Happy New Year,