Foothill Country Day School Health News and Updates
March 27, 2020
- Distance Learning In Place Until Sometime In May
Following all public health guidelines, we should prepare to continue with our distance learning program until sometime in May.
- Spring Break Will Be a Break From Distance Learning
We will keep March 30-April 3 as a break from distance learning. Our teachers will plan to re-engage our students in distance learning on Monday, April 6. We hope the week will afford our families some respite and we extend our deep appreciation to our many parents who are in health care, or deemed essential in other fields, for the sacrifices they are making right now for the benefit of others.
- Schedules Continue to Develop
We continue to make adjustments and are developing schedules for all grade levels that will include more frequent and longer interactions with teachers as well as provide predictability for students and families to plan their time while we are in distance learning mode.
- Campus Cleaning and Disinfecting
We have scheduled a combination of regular deep cleanings and disinfecting protocols while the campus is not being used. We recently acquired electrostatic sprayers and have been using them to disinfect all learning spaces and surfaces.
March 20, 2020As of now, Foothill is hoping for a return to in-person learning sometime in May.Two of Foothill's core functions--academics and administrative services--have switched to remote status to avoid interruption of our learning program and business operations. For this reason, and to support federal guidelines that discourage non-essential gatherings/trips, access to campus is suspended as most employees are working remotely.A reminder that if your child, you, or people in your surroundings have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you suspect that your child and/or you may have been affected by COVID-19, please contact your health care provider right away, and inform Mike Silva, Head of School as soon as possible. We will uphold your privacy rights, sharing only information deemed essential to community health, and any information Foothill is required to report to public health authorities.We are incredibly grateful to our teachers, support staff, and administrators, all of whom have shown great courage and dedication-while managing the myriad needs of their own families-to ensure your children stay connected to their learning. We value your input as we go through this together.We are determined to do our very best to keep your child connected within the new space of our learning community.
March 13, 2020
While there currently is no recommendation from the L.A. County Department of Health to close school, and there are no known COVID-19 cases in the Foothill community, the escalating concerns locally and worldwide have led to the decision to engage our distance learning protocols beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday April 3. Below is the general timeline for engaging our distance learning plan:
- Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17—faculty on campus to prepare for distance learning
- Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, March 27—distance learning for Seedling and Foothill students in effect
- Monday, March 30-Friday, April 3—Spring Break; no distance learning
- Monday, April 6—campus re-opens and a return to in-person learning
- If it is determined that campus should remained closed to students beyond April 6, we will contact you as early as possible and plan to continue distance learning
More information will follow from your child’s teachers about distance learning schedules. Where applicable, students are being encouraged to take all necessary books and materials home with them today. If your child is not in school, please email their teacher and we will have their books available for them in the Front Office.
We apologize for the disruption this may cause to your family—especially when most businesses remain open and your employers expect you at work-- but rapidly changing circumstances now make campus closure the socially responsible and practical step for the health of our students and our community.