COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

 

As a Crestview Preparatory School community, our concern is always for the well-being of all our students and faculty. We have an obligation to ensure we are preparing and planning for any emergency that could create substantial impact to the health and safety of our community members and operations, including but not limited to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
 
Crestview is monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation carefully and taking proactive and prudent measures to try to ensure the health and safety of every member of our community in accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Los Angeles Health Department, the California State Health Department, and other health officials. Our decisions are based on facts, science, and medical information, as the health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our priority. Recommendations put forth by various government agencies may change based on new information regarding COVID-19.
 
This section will provide timely updates specific to the school’s response and planning efforts.
 
The progression of the protocols will be delineated in four tiers to address escalation of our response to a fast changing situation and can be viewed here.

Community Communications

How do I avoid COVID-19?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
 
What events have been canceled?
In response to the ever-changing nature of this virus, we have decided to limit or cancel all large community gatherings. These cancellations include:
 
20's Soiree 
Common Sense Parent Education Night
Debate Tournament
Third grade field trip to the Walt Disney Hall
Second Grade Field Trip to Cal Poly Pomona
Walk-A-Thon 
Parent Student Lunches
 
What precautions have been taken by the school?
Crestview is taking the following steps to ensure the health and
safety of our community:
  • Increasing cleaning schedule to ensure it is robust, and includes regular cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Providing wipes and hand sanitizers to classrooms for daily use.
  • Developing a continuity of operations (COOP) plan to allow for essential functions to continue if we were required to temporarily close.
  • Educating the community about hand-washing, covering sneezes or coughing, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Partnering with parents to keep students home if they are sick.
  • Implementing forms of social distancing (six feet apart) that may help prevent the spread of the virus, including a recommendation against shaking hands or high-fives in athletic events or in common greetings and implementing rainy day arrival. 
  • Rescheduling, as an additional precaution, large gatherings on campus, such as spring concerts, fundraisers.
  • Adjusting visitor policies and expanding virtual tour and virtual interview options.
  • Verifying each classroom is equipped with a cleaner for wiping down surfaces such as desks and tables between uses.
  • Identifying a ‘sick room’ to separate sick students and staff from others until they can go home.
  • Changes to the sick policy which include a fever free policy of 72 hours.
 
How will the school decide if it should close?
Crestview will make the determination to close according to recommendations from government agencies, average student attendance falling below 80%, limitations to cleaning and hygiene products, spread of COVID-19 within the Crestview Community, and/or local schools/school districts close.
 
How do I support my child/ren's virtual learning?
Details for how to best support your child as he or she transitions to virtual learning instruction can be found in our Virtual Learning Instruction Guide.


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