COVID-19 / Campus Reopening Plan

COVID-19 protocols

Important considerations for a safe return to campus in January. Thank you for your partnership as we navigate this school year.

CURRENT STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

We were informed on December 17th by the San Mateo County Office of Education that due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases/hospitalizations and a decline in ICU capacity, San Mateo and 10 other Bay Area counties are under a mandatory Regional Stay-at-Home Order.

The regional stay-at-home order impacts many business sectors and activities in the county but does not impact the operation of schools that have previously reopened for in-person instruction, whose reopening plans were already submitted and reviewed 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)Read 12/17/20 press release.

 

Winter Break
New Travel/Activity Protocols

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

Mandatory COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, January 7th

  • For all students returning to campus in January. Please sign up (one testing slot per child) by Thursday, December 24th. Read more.

Starting in January

  • Face Masks Required: Gaiters will no longer be permitted as face coverings.
  • Adding Fridays: Lower school will have a minimum day of campus/hybrid learning on Fridays, and Middle school will have a full academic distance learning day on Fridays.
COVID Travel and Activity Risks

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

campus reopening 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).​​​​​​​

 

If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to us at communications@seacrestschool.org.

— Thank you. Stay Safe. —