COVID-19 Updates

Bethany School and Preschool is deeply committed to the health and safety of our students, families and staff.  Our school is in continual communication with our partnering health care agencies, including the Long Beach Health and Human Services Department, the City of Long Beach and other local, regional, state and federal agencies.

Our Current Programs

Due to Covid-19, we are currently operating as a extended childcare facility. We also offer a distance learning program as well as an education program designed to support at-risk and high-need students. 

Opportunity
Program

providing additional support for at-risk & high-need students

Distance Learning Program

providing at home learning with support from grade level teachers

Extended
Childcare

providing childcare for school-aged children

Six Simple Steps

In an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, we implemented Bethany’s Six Simple Steps for Our Healthy School Community.

Strengthen the stay home/send home standards.

  • Fever greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Severe and persistent cough, congestion, and/or runny nose
  • Breathing that sounds or looks different than normal
  • Perfect Attendance Award will be suspended for the fall semester

Increase the sanitization of the facilities.

  • Training of all staff in proper sanitization techniques
  • All student and staff areas sanitized on an ongoing basis
  • Use of electrostatic sprayers after each school day
  • Use of CDC approved disinfectants and cleaners

Screen for symptoms prior to school entry.

  • Staff will screen themselves daily prior to leaving home
  • Parents/guardians will screen students daily prior to leaving home
  • Anyone exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19 will remain at home
  • Student temperatures may be taken prior to class entry

Promote proper hand hygiene.

  • Hand sanitizer and soap will be made available across the campus
  • All students and staff will sanitize their hands twice daily in addition to the common times of hand sanitation

Utilize a Health and Wellness Room for ill students.

  • Students who develop symptoms at school will be sent home
  • A room is available in the office so that ill students can rest in isolation until pickup
  • The ill student will wear an issued surgical mask until off campus
  • All staff working with the ill student will wear appropriate PPE

Encourage social distancing and cloth face coverings.

  • Split larger classes where feasible
  • Use larger rooms where feasible
  • Maximize student space in classrooms where feasible
  • Limit sharing of materials and communal storage
  • Modify schedules to minimize traffic and student contact
  • Practical use cloth face coverings
Important Links

Find our important documents in the links below.

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