COVID-19 / Campus Reopening

COVID-19 protocols

Important considerations for safe campus operations. Thank you for your partnership as we navigate this school year and the uncertainties of the pandemic.

SCS COVID Travel Activity Risks Chart 3.1.21

Travel/Activity Protocols

  • Students that participate in any travel or activities deemed high or highest risk on our chart above over weekends or breaks must complete this form and will be required to quarantine for 10 days or 7 days with a negative test.

distance learning week & Mandatory COVID-19 Testing 

  • After School Breaks: Presidents' Week (February) and Spring Break (April)
  • For all students, faculty and staff returning to campus. 

Waiver approved

Successfully completed Trimester 1 with our JK-8 on-campus/hybrid learning model and distance learning alternatives for the families who need it.

On September 3rd, Sea Crest School’s application for a waiver to provide in-person instruction was approved by San Mateo County. As you know the waiver process and reopening plan were both highly detailed and required the school to demonstrate its ability to uphold the "Four Pillars" provided by the San Mateo County Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities Pandemic Recovery Framework for a safe return to campus.

The waiver approval means that we were able to transition to a hybrid model of learning in the lower school. We staggered the start dates for the different grade level divisions to allow for a safe and smooth transition for students.

Students who opted to learn on campus Monday-Thursday began on:

Thursday, Aug 20th- Students in JK
Wednesday, Sept 16th- Students in K-2nd grade
Tuesday, Sept 22nd- Students in 3rd-5th grade
Monday, Oct 19th- Students in 6th grade
Monday, Oct 26th- Students in 7th grade
Tuesday, Oct 27th- Students in 8th grade

General Planning Assumptions


highlights of the campus reopening/safety plan

Highlights of the reopening plan submitted and approved by the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), San Mateo County Health (SMCH) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), following the guidance of the Pandemic Recovery Framework (PRF).


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— Thank you. Stay Safe. —