We miss our community and truly look forward to seeing everyone in September! While we recognize that education and physical interaction of young minds is essential, the health and safety of our great community has taken precedence. In light of Governor Newsom’s recent news about in-person instruction in our county, we are adhering to this mandate while both preparing for on-campus learning and persuing the waiver option for elementary schools to reopen in-person and in accordance with the strictest public health guidelines. We agree that “learning is non-negotiable” as Governor Newsom maintains.
Distance Learning begins Thursday, September 3, 2020. Schoolwide Virtual Town Halls kickoff Thursday, August 6. Be sure to check your inboxes to join us for an interactive exchange about our robust, connected, and engaging virtual learning program.
This page is dedicated to providing you with current and historical resources on our plans for delivering our innovative education for a full day of programming, five days a week. These plans have taken into consideration the health and safety guidelines issued by the CDC, California Department of Education, and NAIS coupled with the expertise of our Covid-19 Task Force, Steering Committee, Head of School, and Senior Administration. We realize that although seemingly confirmed, these plans are based upon the information we know up to date and can evolve and pivot as safety demands.
Moving Forward: A Safety Guide
COVID-19 Advisory Taskforce
Maria Arellano, EdD, Associate Head of School, Seven Arrows Elementary
Neil Desai, PhD Neil Desai, PhD, CEO, Aadi Bioscience Inc.
Amy Eldon, Trustee, Steering Committee
Elizabeth Fielder-Marashi, MD. Attending ER physician, Kaiser
Steven Henning, Board Chair, Steering Committee
Ashley Hunter Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA, American Academy of Pediatrics
Sara Kaviar, Director of Innovation & Learning, Seven Arrows Elementary
Dalit Krivoy, founding member of NOCOVID coalition
Daniel Krivoy, MD, Clinical Instructor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Darren Nakasuji, Dean of Students, Seven Arrows Elementary
Margarita Pagliai, Head of School & Founder, Seven Arrows Elementary
Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Pediatric Research, UCLA
Angela Vassallo, Epidemiologist Consultant, CEO, The Safe Set & Chief Clinical Advisor, COVID SMART
Check back for real-time updates in the event we have to resume the distance learning model.
We will require each child to wear a mask while indoors during the school day.
There will be scheduled masks breaks for students to safely remove their masks outside, in addition to maskless periods during snack, lunch, and PE.
Note that all outdoor maskless breaks will be 10 feet apart.
Parents will need to submit their instruction preferences on the family instruction preference form that will be sent Monday, August 3, 2020.
Face masks will be required for all students in accordance with current state and county regulations. We will require each child to wear a mask while indoors during the school day.
Social distancing measures (6 feet apart, no contact) will also be taken to prevent the spread of disease within our community.
Individual desks will minimize contact during the school day for all children.
Additional handwashing stations have been added.
Temperature checks will be administered daily for all faculty and staff.
As much as possible, we will be utilizing the outdoor classroom model for instruction.
Foodsharing will be prohibited.
Field trips and larger gatherings will also move to the virtual space until further notice.
Protective plexiglass will be installed in heavy interaction spaces.
A strict limit on non-essential campus visitors including parents will be in place.
Classrooms are being modified to promote the cohort model and limit exposure to other cohorts/grades. A private egress to the outdoors in every grade has been installed.
All air filters have been upgraded to prevent spread via our ducting.
All public bathrooms will have UV disinfectant lights and be equipped with contactless hand washing and soap dispensers.
In-person singing and wind instrument usage will be prohibited.
Implementation of more frequent sanitizing measures and the hiring of additional cleaning personnel.
Please click below for our Containment, Response, and Control Plan.