Health & Safety Measures FAQs
- During Distance & Hybrid Learning, we have intensified all sanitization protocols and our janitorial staff will be disinfecting restrooms and all high touch surfaces daily.
- Each school will have a team member who is trained to ensure daily health & sanitization compliance.
- During Hybrid Learning, twice weekly we will employ electrostatic disinfectant sprayers inside every classroom on the nights in-between the cohort switch.
We have invested heavily to modify and upgrade our ventilation, HVAC and filtration systems across all schools to MERV 13 standards to maximize air circulation and best combat the spread of virus droplets in the air.
- Hand-washing stations, touchless hand sanitizing stations & cleaning mats at the entrance area for all schools.
- Plexiglass partitions installed in front office area and between student hand-washing sinks.
- Lock boxes installed outside front offices at each school to reduce person-to-person interaction when families are dropping off paperwork Touchless hand soap dispensers and touchless towel dispensers installed in all bathrooms.
- Each classroom will be equipped with touchless hand sanitizing stations and a ‘Cleaning Supply’ kit with disinfecting wipes, spray disinfectant, disposable towels, tissues, additional face coverings.
Each of our schools has the capacity to safely support up to 50% of our students at any given time. To ensure we’re within the margins of safety, we’ve created 3 cohorts of students.
Cohort A will attend school in-person two days of the week (ex. Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Cohort B will attend school in-person the other two days of the week (ex. Thursdays and Fridays). And Cohort C will be 100% virtual. Students within Cohort A and Cohort B will be assigned to one classroom and homeroom teacher
Students within each classroom cohort will physically stay and learn together during the entire school day with the same students and teachers to minimize interaction with the larger group of students & staff.
- We will employ an extended and/or staggered arrival and dismissal schedule for students.
- Provide designated routes for entry and exits at each school.
- Install physical distance markings at entry/exit and crosswalk points in the ground to facilitate physical distancing.
- To ensure our school community’s health is being monitored on a daily basis, all students and staff will undergo a brief health screening and a no-touch thermometer temperature check upon arrival to school.
- There will be consistent assigned seating arrangements for all students.
- In line with guidance from the California Department of Public Health, we are exploring multiple ways to reconfigure our classrooms to practice as much physical distancing as possible.
- While in school, where students traditionally transition between classes, we will stagger hallway transitions and restroom use to help maintain physical distancing guidelines.
- Outdoor and indoor large gathering events, assemblies, dances, field trips and other activities that require close contact are not permitted at this time.
- To provide meals safely to students, we are altering traditional breakfast and lunch procedures to allow for physical distancing. Students will also be provided with take-home meals for days they are not in school during the week.
- We will provide individualized school supplies in the classroom for each student to minimize sharing of frequently used supplies.
- We have replaced high touch fixtures with touchless devices (soap and towel dispensers, foot pedal door openers, and touchless hand sanitizers) to minimize shared contact.
- All students will be provided with a dedicated Chromebook for use at school and at home, along with a carrying case for carrying the same device to and from school.
In line with the Department of Public Health Guidance, all students,staff, and visitors will be required to wear a protective face covering at all times while on school campus. We will provide an adequate supply of reusable face coverings for both students and staff. If a student or team member arrives without a face covering or with a face covering that does not fit correctly, a disposable mask will be provided for use in school that day.
We will also provide additional PPE for front office staff and clear face shields for teachers to wear in addition to face coverings
We will provide an adequate supply of reusable face coverings for both students and staff. If a student or team member arrives without a face covering or with a face covering that does not fit correctly, a disposable mask will be provided for use in school that day.
We will also provide additional PPE for front office staff and clear face shields for teachers to wear in addition to face coverings
In line with LA County Department of Public Health guidance, we have established protocols for suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst team members and students.
In the event a student begins to exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day, each school will have a safe and private space for the student to rest in while waiting to be picked up by their parent/guardian.
To constantly remind and encourage healthy habits, we have placed educational signage throughout our school buildings regarding regular hand washing, maintaining 6 feet of physical distance, staying home when sick, and more.
Distance Learning FAQs
First and foremost, the safety and well-being of our KIPP SoCal team & family continues to be our highest priority. We are currently monitoring state and local public health communication and aligning with local government and district guidelines to best determine when we can safely welcome students back.
Neither San Diego nor Los Angeles County have yet achieved local reopening criteria for schools. Given where both San Diego and Los Angeles counties are on the statewide framework, we can now say that we will NOT be returning to in-person learning by October 1st.
All KIPP SoCal Public Schools buildings are closed to students, except for meal pick-up, until further notice. We are currently preparing each school for the return of students to the building by updating our health and safety protocols, cleaning procedures, and operational procedures. We will not physically open our school buildings to students until we are issued clearance by health officials and we're prepared to implement all protocols necessary to ensure the safety of our students and team members.
We encourage all families to continue to practice social distancing, wear face coverings when required, and follow all health guidelines from the State of California and County of Los Angeles while our students remain at home for Distance Learning.
Once the 2020-2021 school year begins, our meal program will revert back to the regular National School Lunch and Breakfast program and during distance learning, will operate as follows:
- Beginning on 8/18 for LA Schools, 8/20 for KIPP Compton Community School, and 9/1 for KIPP Adelante, families may pick up meals for their student(s) every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am-1:00pm.
- On Tuesdays, students will receive two breakfast meals and two lunch meals; on Thursdays, students will receive three breakfast meals and three lunch meals.
- All meals must be picked up and consumed off-site. Families may pick up meals on behalf of their student(s), the student(s) does NOT need to be present to receive meals.
- Federal law has changed and we are now able to provide healthy meals (breakfast, lunch, and supper) to any child under the age of 18, not just those who are enrolled at a KIPP SoCal school.
- Families no longer need to bring proof of enrollment when picking up meals
- Families can visit any KIPP SoCal school to pick up meals for all of their children. Below is a list of KIPP SoCal locations in LA County where families may pick up meals.
- ALL meals are FREE for ALL children!
- Meals are for pick up only. Parents/guardians may pick up meals on behalf of their child(ren), the child(ren) does NOT need to be present to receive meals.
- Meals will be ‘Grab & Go’ style and served cold, but some items will come with at-home heating instructions. We will be able to provide substitutions for approved meal accommodations. Please contact your school’s office with any additional questions.
Please be on the lookout for specific information from your student’s school in the coming weeks regarding meal pick up instructions and check in at kippsocal.org for meal site specifics.
In consideration of all that we have learned from the spring, we will be deeply student and community centered in our approach to Distance Learning. Although there may be slight differences across KIPP SoCal school communities, the educational experience for all KIPPsters will be centered around the following foundational components:
- Relationship Building.
- Live Interactive Learning.
- Flexible Independent Learning.
- Student & Family Support Services.
- Accountability & Progress.
- Consistent Schedule.
Yes, each student will be provided with an assigned KIPP SoCal chromebook to use for the entire year. We will also provide portable hotspots for families without reliable internet access. Please feel free to reach out to our Family Support hotline at 888-407-1029 with any technical support needed or visit kippsocal.org for ‘how-to’ tech videos.
Though we know that there is no substitute for in-person interaction and learning, we are committed to continuing to foster a sense of belonging and connection, grounded in restorative practices and relationship development. These practices will include daily morning meetings, advisory groups, bi-weekly teacher/student check-ins, daily open office hours with teachers, and school community ‘virtual’ events & celebrations.
There are several ways we will continue to engage and communicate with our families during Distance Learning as well. We hope to have all families participate in Virtual Home Visits at the beginning of the school year, we will continue to engage our families in parent and guardian surveys to assess the family and student school experience, and will continue to communicate weekly news & updates through ParentSquare and kippsocal.org.
KIPP SoCal will be administering ongoing surveys to gauge student, parent, and staff sentiments.
Yes, please reach out to our Family Support Hotline at 888-407-2019 with any technical or support questions or needs you might have. Support is available in Spanish.
Some concrete ways parents/guardians can help their children stay engaged and connected to their teachers and school is to 1) make sure they read all communications that are sent home from teachers 2) try their best to make sure the children are available for the one-on-one check-ins their teachers schedule with them 3) help make sure their children are prepared for their distance learning lessons (supplies, charged computer, quiet space when possible) 4) check on their children to make sure they are completing their assignments on time 5) make sure to communicate with the teacher if they have any questions or concerns or suggestions to make the learning experience better, either via phone, text, or e-mail. 6) make sure their children are getting enough sleep, daily exercise, and take breaks when they need them, especially breaks that involve them not looking at screens. All of these greatly improve students’ attention span!
- Create a dedicated space in your home where your student can engage in Distance Learning.
- KIPP will provide each student the necessary technology to engage in Distance Learning. Your school will provide the necessary information to pick up your technology.
- If you have trouble accessing any programs or need tech support please call your child’s teacher or the KIPP SoCal Family Hotline: (888) 407-2019.
- Keep track of your child’s KIPP SoCal email, password.
- For live lessons, ensure that your child (and any siblings visible) wears age appropriate clothing including shirts and bottoms or dresses. Any siblings or other household members who will be visible should also be dressed appropriately.
- Review the weekly overview that is sent by your student/s teacher. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s teacher/s as soon as possible.
- Ensure that your student/s log into live lessons 5 minutes prior to the start of live lessons.
- Make sure your student/s completes and turns in all required assignments each week.
- Your child may be invited to participate in intervention or small groups during the week. Please communicate with your teacher/s if you have questions about accessing this additional support.
- If you or your student/s needs further support, we encourage you or your student to attend Office Hours or reach out to their teachers directly!
- Teachers are here to partner with your family to discuss your student/s progress.
Each school will be sharing out a consistent daily schedule that will include blocks of time for Live Lessons, suggestions for Independent Work Time, Breaks for Play & Meal Time, and Office Hours/Teacher-Student Check-ins or Intervention Groups. We will try our best to keep a consistent schedule for your child in order for families to be able to balance the challenges of learning from home, making improvements to our program as needed.
Your school will share details of your child’s grade-level specific schedule before the first day of school. If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s schedule, please reach out to your schools’ administrator as soon as possible.
Live online lessons will focus on grade level learning priorities, small groups for certain strategic lessons, provide opportunities for class discussion, and for teachers to give students real-time feedback and help during the lesson. Your child will have access to live online lessons each day of the week, with the majority of live online lessons happening Tuesday-Friday. Each school will set their own live online lesson times, but any part of the day that is not ‘live’, is ‘flexible’ for families to structure in whatever way works best for them.
Some examples of asynchronous learning include, but are not limited to: teacher-delivered instruction via recorded video for Science lessons, Social Studies lessons, Calm Classroom, PE, Electives, Read-alouds, English Language Development; independent & guided reading, and online instructional platform assignments.
Your school will inform you if there are specific learning materials (such as workbooks) that may need to be picked up at the school site. Please look out for information from your school and please follow all safety guidelines when picking up student materials.
KIPP SoCal recommended online adaptive programs best for distance learning:
- ELA (K-4) iReady ELA or Lexia
- ELA (5-8) iReady ELA or Actively Learn
- Math (K-2) iReady or ST Math
- Math (3-8) iReady
- Reading Accountability: (K-2) Raz Kids
- Reading Accountability: (3-8) Accelerated Reader
- Typing: (K-2) Typing Club or Free Typing Program
- Typing: (3-8) Free Typing Program
The KIPP SoCal After School program will continue virtually through google classroom. The program will feature art, dance, fitness, yoga, science, music and more enrichments for our KIPPsters. If your school has a KIPP SoCal After School program, and your KIPPster receives a spot in the program, you will be contacted by your school-based After School team to give you program information, hours, and offerings. If admitted, you will need to participate in a mandatory virtual orientation. Accepted students will participate on their scheduled tutoring sessions (1 or 2) and 1 enrichment session per week. If you have questions, please reach out to your school-based ASP Coordinator. For KIPPsters that did not receive a spot in the After School Program, pre-recorded enrichment tutorials will be available in the After School Program google classrooms listed on your child’s school page on kippsocal.org.
After School Staff is reaching out to guardians to schedule students for tutoring support whenever they have an adult present in the household. If students cannot attend a session and a parent or guardian is able to communicate with an After School staff, it will be counted as excused. Students can use the ASP google classrooms pre-recorded tutorial videos to engage in extracurricular activities. Programs will be arranging supply pick-up once a month where students will receive different resources to continue learning at home, students can use the supplies.
Guardians will have the information to their student’s Google Classroom. Guardians will receive the information to add their child to After School Program regional classrooms and have access to enrichment activities. Guardians will be able to pick-up enrichment materials at their school site with an appt.
Students will not have traditional “homework” during Distance Learning. Instead, students will be expected to complete all tasks and assignments in a timely manner as outlined by your child’s teacher. Similar to in-person learning, students will be held accountable for attendance in Distance Learning and assigned tasks and assessments. If your child has challenges completing tasks and assignments independently or in a timely manner, please reach out to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.
Students will receive a Report Card for each quarter of the School Year. Depending on the structure of our instructional program (Distance Learning, Hybrid Learning, Full In-person Learning), report cards may contain different components. Currently, there is no guidance from the Department of Education on grading during Distance Learning. Our schools are working collaboratively to ensure grading during Distance Learning is equitable, demonstrates student mastery of State standards, and reflects student engagement.
Parents/Guardians will receive at least 2 Distance Learning Progress Reports during each quarter. The Progress Report will contain the measures of student engagement in both Live and Independent learning activities and the measures of academic progress in classes and content areas.
In a distance learning environment, students will take KIPP SoCal assessment online from their home learning environment. KIPP SoCal assessments may include:
- Illuminate Assessments
- NWEA MAP Testing
- iReady assessments
- STEP, STAR, TC Reading Assessments
The state will issue guidance for administering state mandated assessments that are in alignment with the public health guidelines that are in place as the testing window approaches.
ELPAC 20-21 Initial Assessment: Fall 2020
Students who are attending public school in California for the first time and who indicate that their child’s primary or home language is not English in the Registration process are required to take the Initial ELPAC assessment in order to determine whether the child is an English Learner or Fluent in English. We are waiting for guidance from the California Department of Education on how and when to safely test students on the ELPAC in the current distance learning environment. We will update families of students who are eligible for the 19-20 ELPAC Make Up Assessment at the beginning of the 20-21 school year.
ELPAC 19-20 Summative “Make Up” Assessment: Fall 2020
English Learners who were unable to take the summative ELPAC in Spring 2020 due to school closures may have an opportunity to take the assessment in Fall 2020 for reclassification purposes. We are waiting for guidance from the California Department of Education as it relates to ELPAC testing in the current distance learning environment. We will update families of students who are eligible for the 19-20 ELPAC Make Up Assessment at the beginning of the 20-21 school year.
SBAC: Spring 2021
We will update families with guidance provided by the state as we approach the testing window in Spring 2021.
CA Physical Fitness Test: Spring 20201
We will update families with guidance provided by the state as we approach the testing window in Spring 2021.
ELPAC 20-21 Summative Assessment: Spring 2021
We will update families with guidance provided by the state as we approach the testing window in Spring 2021.
We will continue to update our Attendance Policies and Procedures during the Distance Learning utilizing guidance from the California Department of Education and other State authorities such as the Governor’s office.
Attendance will be taken daily in two ways:
- Teachers will take attendance during all live classes (synchronous instruction).
- School staff will review student assignments and time spent on programs to mark attendance for independent work expectations each day (asynchronous instruction).
Students who do not engage in at least 30 minutes of distance learning in a school day (either synchronous or asynchronous) will be marked absent. Parents/Guardians should inform the school of the reason for a child’s absence by calling or email the school’s Registrar to share the date and reason for the absence. If the Registrar is not contacted, the parent will automatically receive a message from ParentSquare on the day following an absence. Upon receiving the message, parents should send a reply in ParentSquare with a note or comment indicating the reason for the absence.
Unfortunately, given the circumstances of the COVID- 19 pandemic in California, all Field Trips and End of Year (EOY) Field Lessons for the 20-21 school year are cancelled.
KIPP SoCal Public Schools Schools will comply with all federal, state, and judicial mandates for English Learners. The school is dedicated to providing these students with a high quality education and transitioning them into English Proficiency through the use of the school’s services and teaching methods. All students who are identified as English Learners will take the English Language Proficiency Assessments for CA (ELPAC) annually. The school also recognizes the importance of valuing students’ native languages, and reinforces an appreciation for the cultures, customs, and languages of all its students through the school’s curriculum, enrichment programs, celebrations and rituals.
Students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) will continue to have access to instructional content with accommodations and modifications with the focus on accessibility during this time of distance instruction. It is important to emphasize that federal disability law allows for flexibility in determining how to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities. The determination of how FAPE is to be provided may need to be different in this time of unprecedented national emergency. Per U.S. Department of Education guidelines, FAPE may be provided consistent with the need to protect the health and safety of students with disabilities and those individuals providing special education and related services to students. Where appropriate, special education and related services will be provided through distance instruction that may include, but is not limited to virtual lessons, online sessions or telephonic consultations. IEP meetings will continue in a virtual setting. The CDE has stated it will take the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 into consideration for purposes of LEA timeline compliance and monitoring. “LEAs should do their best in adhering to IDEA requirements, including federally mandated timelines, to the maximum extent possible. ” KIPP SoCal Public Schools is doing its due diligence in completing evaluations and adhering to timelines to the best extent possible and will be commencing special education evaluations by alternative means (i.e records review) or by offering in-person appointments at the school sites only when it is deemed safe and necessary to do so.
KIPP SoCal will continue to follow the guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education and California Department of Education as they release new information. If you have questions about your student’s IEP, please contact your school.
Our School Counselors continue to be available to support our students and families during these trying times. Some of the ways we will support our families during distance learning include:
- Sending an optional Needs Assessment survey to all families to help us identify resources for you and/or your child (e.g. therapy services, hygiene items, school supplies)
- All students will receive social emotional lessons to help them cope with strong feelings and stress, strengthen social skills, and build responsible decision-making.
- All schools are partnered with a community mental health agency should you be interested in therapy for your child.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to a teacher, School Leader, or office on how to set-up an appointment with your school’s counselor!
KIPP Through College High School Placement & Transition (HSP&T) Counselors will work closely with your family as you explore high school options, apply to recommended high schools, and transition into high school. HSP&T Counselors are available throughout the school day via phone, email, and Google Meet to assist families. Throughout the year, HSP&T Counselors will provide High School Readiness lessons for 7th and 8th grade students via Google Classroom and virtual high school exploration opportunities for 8th grade families. To access High School Placement & Transition resources, visit: https://sites.google.com/kippsocal.org/hsptfamilyresources/home.
Clever is our one-stop shop to access all of the Standards-Based Instructional platforms that your child will be working with daily. In order to log on to Clever, you’ll need to authenticate Clever with your KIPP SoCal email (@stu.kippsocal.org). Visit our 'how-to' log onto Clever videos in English and Spanish.
View our 'how-to' log onto Chromebook with your email in both English and Spanish.
Google Classroom is a platform from which your child can access our online learning management system. Students are added to Google Classroom by their teachers, teachers and students can then collaborate online, watch live sessions, access recorded sessions, our Virtual After-School program, upload assignments and more.
View our 'how-to' log into Google Classroom in both English and Spanish.
Although the standards-based instructional platforms, such as Lexia or ST Math, can be accessed through Safari or Chrome browsers on a computer, if using an iPhone or iPad they are more stable and function better if they are run from their application, downloaded from the App Store. Learn more about which apps are recommended for download and how you can log onto our recommended online learning platforms iReady & ST Math.
Learn about our meal distribution program, in both LA and San Diego.
That you can eliminate risk.
CDC guidance on how Covid spreads. The key point is that it is person to person, with less emphasis on surface to person. The latter does happen, but it is not the dominant mode of transmission.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
The CDC list has been simplified. Relative or independent risk is a moving target, but there are some early, but reasonable studies emerging:
- Out of 5700 hospitalized NYC patients in multiple centers, hypertension, obesity and diabetes were the most common comorbidities.
- Age and male sex are independently associated with high risk.
- There are conflicting reports about asthma as a risk factor.
- Lifetime history of exposure to air pollution is a risk factor.
Information on the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) (guidance for parents)
The headline here is that the number of cases are extremely small, in comparison to a variety of other conditions that don’t get the same attention. This is no consolation to a parent or child who has severe MIS-C, however, it is important to put into context for worried parents.
Do the same things you would do to prevent getting or spreading the common flu. These include:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- People who have been sick should be fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medications) before returning to school or work.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Limit close contact, like high-fiving, hugging, kissing and sharing cups or utensils, with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hands).
- Get a flu shot to prevent influenza if you have not done so this season.
No, there is no evidence that children are more susceptible. In fact, most confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported from China have occurred in adults. Limited reports of children with COVID-19 in China have described cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. These limited reports suggest that children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented mild symptoms, and though severe complications have been reported, they appear to be uncommon. Children should engage in usual preventive actions to avoid infection, including cleaning hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer, avoiding people who are sick, and staying up to date on vaccinations, including influenza vaccine.
On March 27, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders provided guidance for those who have been exposed (defined as 'within 6 feet for more than 10 minutes') to someone who has tested positive to quarantine themselves for 14 days from exposure.
If you have had close contact with someone who is confirmed to have, or being evaluated for, COVID-19 infection, or you live or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread, you should:
- Monitor your health starting from the day you first had close contact with the person and continue for 14 days after you last had close contact with the person. Watch for these signs and symptoms:
- Fever of 100.4°F/38°C or higher—Take your temperature twice a day.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
- Other early symptoms to watch for are chills, body aches, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, and runny nose.
- If you develop any of these symptoms, stay home and call your healthcare provider right away. Tell them about recent travel or contact. Your healthcare provider will determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19. Follow instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
- If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 211 for assistance finding support near you.
- On March 27, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health orders were issued to ensure that those who test or presumed to be positive for COVID-19 are required to self isolate for a 7 day period and 3 days of being symptom free.
- People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate themselves at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
- Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home as much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Wash your hands often
- Avoid sharing personal household items
- Clean all “high touch” surfaces everyday
- Monitor your symptoms—seek prompt medical attention if your illness worsens. Call your health care in advance of seeking medical care and following their instructions.
- Discontinuing home isolation—Patients with confirmed COVID-19 should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments.
The CDC has up-to-date information on what to do if you are sick with COVID-19.
It is extremely important to avoid unnecessary travel as much as possible. We urge you to weigh the risks and potential consequences for yourself and others. Further, as new outbreaks occur and government travel restrictions shift, be aware that, if you choose to travel [domestic or international], you may encounter difficulties in returning home. Please consider:
- The government has declared a National Emergency which may further limit travel within the country and abroad.
- If COVID-19 is spreading at your destination, but not where you live, you may be at higher risk of exposure if you travel there.
- If you get sick with COVID-19 upon your return from travel, your household contacts may be at risk of infection.
- Consider the risk of passing COVID-19 to others, particularly if you will be in close contact with people who are at higher risk.
- Please check the CDC Travel Guidance regularly to stay up-to-date on current recommendations and restrictions.
Yes. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
Social distancing is a practice recommended by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of contagious diseases. It requires the creation of physical space between individuals who may spread certain infectious diseases. The key is to minimize the number of gatherings as much as possible and to achieve space between individuals when events or activities cannot be modified, postponed, or canceled.
Yes. Following guidance from other local Districts, the California Department of Public Health, and County Departments of Public Health, all local field trips have been cancelled. All overnight and out-of-state end of year field trips are also cancelled.
KIPP SoCal has created a Distance Learning Plan to ensure learning is happening at home. Visit our Distance Learning Center for resources.
In line with guidance from local Districts, the California Department of Public Health, and County Departments of Public Health, we will implement the following measures in our schools, and until further notice is provided:
- Based on guidance from local and state agencies, we have made the difficult decision that all KIPP SoCal Public Schools across Los Angeles, Compton, and San Diego will remain physically closed for the remainder of the school year. While our facilities will be closed, teaching and learning will continue.
- Our school year will continue through Distance Learning.
- KIPP SoCal Public Schools will follow the directives and the present 'Stay-at-Home' order from California Governor Gavin Newsom.
- All physical gatherings are postponed or cancelled through the end of the school year.
- All school field trips to public places where there is exposure to crowds are cancelled. Overnight, out-of-state, and end of year trips are also cancelled.
- Athletic events and competitions are cancelled.
- All use of school facilities by outside organizations is cancelled.
- Any student, staff, or visitor who is experiencing virus-like symptoms OR has travelled to Europe or Asia in the past 14 days will not be allowed on school campuses or in administrative offices.
- Students, staff, and family members will be encouraged to avoid exchanging hugs and high fives.
If the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health or the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency confirms a case of COVID-19 in our community, KIPP SoCal will be notified and will work closely with them to identify next steps.
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