Covid-19 Informational Site: Information will be updated weekly:
Information from the CDC:
- “Schools can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community… tailored to the needs of each community.”
- “Implementation should be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to each school community.”
- “CDC considerations are meant to supplement - not replace - any state, local health and safety regulations.”
- The CDC has not mandated nationwide standards for opening schools
Here’s what the CA State School Superintendent said:
- There is no state-wide plan yet.
- Focus group testing is underway.
- As a plan is developed, implementation will vary based on individual school communities.
- It appears these will only be guidelines, not “mandates.”
- GSLS is a private school, of course, so we have much more latitude than public schools.
Here is GSLS operational approach:
- Student safety is our top priority as well as frequent communication with parents.
- Student mental health is also important. This is the time where children learn and navigate social intelligence. That happens best when they are fact to face with their peers.
- We fully anticipate opening safely this fall including significant cleaning protocols.
- The Reopening Task Force will be working all summer to come up with the best plans for reopening with student safety and optimal learning environment as our focus.
- Plans will include further spacing in classrooms, utilizing outside space, breaks and lunches with little crossing of student traffic.
While these changes will keep our students within the anticipated guidelines, they will not dramatically degrade the school experience at GSLS. The rhythm of school, school socialization, and on-site education will be so good for our kids’ overall health and wellness, and we look forward to a wonderful and safe reunion.
Click on the links for other Frequently Asked Questions:
Marin Health Department: https://coronavirus.marinhhs.org/
Marin Recovery Link: MarinRecovers.com