Last Updated: February 24, 2021
The health and safety of our students and community members is of the utmost importance to Country Day. It is important for each of us to take steps to protect those who are at the most risk of serious illness or death related to COVID-19.
Below is the current status of Country Day’s response to the coronavirus. Parents also may review additional information and resources on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources board in CavNET, our parent/student portal.
2020-21 School Year
- Pre-Kindergarten: In-person classes five days per week (since 9/1/20)
K-5th grade: In-person classes five days per
- Full days Monday through Thursdays with early dismissal on Fridays (since 11/9/20; half days with waiver prior)
Middle School (since 10/19/20)
- 6th grade: In-person classes Monday through Thursday, remote learning on Fridays
- 7th grade: In-person classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, remote learning on Tuesday and Thursdays
- 8th grades: In-person classes Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, remote learning Mondays and Wednesdays.
High School (since 10/20/20)
- 9th – 12th grades: Hybrid A/B cohort schedule; in-person classes two days per week and alternating Fridays.
2021-22 School Year
Current parents received an update on our plans during virtual Town Hall meetings held February 22-23.
While our 2021-22 plans have not yet been finalized, Country Day will prioritize the following objectives:
- Maintain a high level of safety on our campus
- Develop a plan to offer on-campus option five days/week for all grades
- Offer scaled version of our After-School Enrichment program for K-8th students
- Continue to support elective remote learners
As we continue to develop our plans, the following timeline will guide our efforts.
- Continue working with County/State health officials (Ongoing)
- Develop plans and protocols for Fall (February – April)
- Parent Survey (April)
- Adjust plans and provide updates (April-May)
- Announce plans for fall (June 15)
Health and Safety Modifications for In-Person Learning
Country Day is confident that our COVID-19 policies provide a strong plan to protect our families, faculty, and staff. The policies and procedures were crafted with the input of Sacramento County Health Department and Country Day parents in the medical field and adhere to health and safety guidance by the CDC, the state of California, and the county.
COVID-19 modifications include:
- Face coverings for everyone on campus
- Physical distancing for everyone on campus
- Health screening before entering campus for all employees, visitors, and students
- Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for employees and students on campus
- Required 14-day quarantine for those who travel or participate in gatherings
- Enhanced campus cleaning
- IQAir purifiers to every classroom on campus
- MERV 13 filters in all of our HVAC units
- Small Cohorts and Hybrid schedules
- Plexiglass barriers in common areas
- Hand sanitizer stations throughout campus
- Limiting campus visitors
- Staff training in contact tracing
Policies and Guidance
- COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
- COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
- CDC Guidance for Schools
- CDPH Guidance – January 14, 2021: COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year
- CDPH Guidance – February 16, 2021: K-12 Schools Reopening Framework and Guidance Q&A
- CDPH Guidance – February 19, 2021: Outdoor and Indoor Youth and Recreational Adult Sports
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