Coronavirus Information
Last Updated: December 10, 2020

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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.

Current Status 

As a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school, our situation is different for each division and within grade levels in the division. 

Pre-Kindergarten

Our Pre-K program falls under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Social Services Childcare Division and is not subject to the state’s school reopening criteria for K-12 schools which currently requires remote learning for our county. Therefore, we began in-person classes for Pre-K on September 1. 

K-5th grade

As of October 13,  Sacramento County maintained its Red Tier status for the required period of 14 days allowing all K-12 students in the county to resume in-person classes. On November 9, K-5 students resumed full day classes Monday through Thursday with an Friday early dismissal each week. 

Sacramento County moved back to the Purple Tier of the state’s color chart for reopening activities on November 10. However, this change in status does not require us to close school and we will continue to operate under our current schedules. Governor Gavin Newsom’s December 3 Regional Stay Home Order also does not impact our operations. However, we are prepared to respond appropriately with cohort and/or school closures, as directed by the County.

6th-12th grades

As of October 13,  Sacramento County maintained its Red Tier status for the required period of 14 days allowing all K-12 students in the county to resume in-person classes.

Middle school students returned to campus beginning Monday, October 19, and High School students on Tuesday, October 20.  Middle School is operating a hybrid schedule that allows two grade levels to attend in-person classes per day, while High School students are using an alternating A/B cohort schedule. 

Sacramento County moved back to the Purple Tier of the state’s color chart for reopening activities on November 10. However, this change in status does not require us to close school and we will continue to operate under our current schedules. Governor Gavin Newsom’s December 3 Regional Stay Home Order also does not impact our operations. However, we are prepared to respond appropriately with cohort and/or school closures, as directed by the County.

Health and Safety Modifications for In-Person Learning

Country Day has developed these COVID-19 policies and procedures that guide on-campus instruction across all three divisions.  We are confident that our new 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 to high-risk areas or participate in other high-risk activities such as 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

Coronavirus-Related Tuition Assistance for 2020-21

Country Day and its families have always supported one another in times of need. A spirit of generosity and a willingness to help have long been defining features of our community. As a result of the COVID-19 global health crisis, work in many sectors has slowed, and some Country Day families have experienced significant financial impacts. Some families have also expressed uncertainty about their ability to meet tuition obligations for the 2020-21 school year. We empathize with our families experiencing this difficulty, and we are ready to help. 

Learn more about Coronavirus-Related Tuition Assistance for 2020-21 here.

Admission for 2020-21

Country Day’s Admission Office is conducting business virtually including offering telephone or Zoom interview and virtual tours. We are accepting and processing applications for fall for select grades including Kindergarten, 4th grade, and our Middle School program. Learn more about Admissions here.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Director of Marketing and Communications Emily Allshouse,  eallshouse@saccds.org.