The reopening of La Jolla Country Day School will be evaluated on a week-by-week basis. We continue to consult with local and national experts. When it is safe for students and faculty to return to campus, LJCDS will be ready to open campus as soon as possible.
Our decision to reopen will be based on advice from the medical community. There is still much to learn. The testing for COVID-19 is being rolled out throughout the country. This will be critical in providing information about the extent of the outbreak throughout the country and in San Diego in particular. That is the evidence that will help guide this decision. The safety and well-being of our students continue to be our uppermost concern.
Can our children go outside?
We have been given lots of advice on this. Yes, you can go outside. Though our lives will be very much curtailed over the coming weeks, fresh air is good. Run around, ride a bike, walk the dog, but remember to maintain a safe distance from others. You should limit your time outside due to the possibility of being around other people. Please do not allow or encourage get-togethers with other children beyond the virtual meet-ups.
If our child left something essential to their learning at school, can we come by to pick it up?
Yes, please coordinate your visit with Mark Marcus, assistant head of school for operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
.Will I receive a refund for enrichment and transportation?
The information on possible refunds will be forthcoming regarding refunds for club sports, aftercare (extended day), afterschool programs, international trips, transportation and other support activities. We appreciate your patience during this period of unprecedented change.
What will happen to all our culminating end-of-the-year events like promotion and commencement?
Should we not return to school in May, our academic team is researching various platforms that can accommodate virtual event celebrations. More information will be forthcoming.How will the school manage testing and finals?
May we reach out to teachers and staff with questions during spring break?
Yes. Many of our administrators and our staff are available and delighted to connect with you, virtually. Please understand that during spring break, there may be a delay in our teachers’ responses. This is an opportunity for faculty to revitalize and restore themselves as we return to e-learning on April 6. We appreciate your patience.
Our academic team is researching various platforms that can accommodate online testing. More information will be forthcoming.
Will there be a new schedule for remote learning?
As a result of the feedback from our E-Learning Day on March 17, 2020, the academic team has developed a new schedule to offer a balance between synchronous and asynchronous learning. You will receive communication with our new schedules and learning expectations on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
The survey for E-Learning Practice Day is great but how will you collect feedback during long-term virtual learning?
For as long as e-learning occurs, we will be soliciting weekly feedback from parents, students and faculty. Your feedback is very important to us and will help guide our e-learning plan.
Many people have myriad reactions to what we are experiencing as a nation and around the world. It is important that we support one another’s reactions in a way that is both compassionate and thoughtful.
Our next communication to families will be on Thursday, April 2, 2020, where families will receive the e-learning plan for after spring break. We will not be publishing a communication on Tuesday, March 31. I hope that you and your family find sources of joy over spring break. Thank you for the resilience, empathy and support you continue to demonstrate for our community.