I trust you were able to have a safe Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones. Nothing compares to the intimacy and comfort of family during turbulent times.
I want to bring to your attention that effective Friday, November 27th the Los Angeles County Health Department reported 387,793 positive cases in LA County. Due to the increased COVID-19 numbers, LA Public Health Director, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, partnered with LA County and announced a 3 week stay at home order effective this Monday from November 30th through December 20th. The order requests people stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings with people you do not live with, and that you wear a mask when not at home or around others outside of the home. Below is how the order effects schools K-12;
All schools and day camps remain open adhering to re-opening protocols. K-12 Schools and Day Camps with an outbreak (3 cases or more over 14 days) should close for 14 days.
To date Bethany School has had zero positive case rates of COVID-19 on campus since the beginning of the school year. Praise God! Parents, thank you for doing your part. Please continue screening your child at home prior to arriving to school, keep your child home when ill, and/ or testing your child when their health seems questionable. We must all remain vigilant so that Bethany School can remain open. All students K-8th grade must arrive to school wearing a mask. It is not mandatory per the State of California Child Licensing Division for Preschool/Pre-K to wear a mask, but it is highly suggested.
Below are updated symptoms to look for when screening your child for COVID-19 prior to arriving on campus;
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Nausea or Vomiting
New loss of taste or smell
Please keep your child at home and call the school office if your child begins exhibiting the aforementioned symptoms. Always use discretion and contact your child’s pediatrician with any questions.
Lastly, Bethany School adheres to the K-12 guidelines and reopening protocols. These guidelines allow Bethany School to be open and includes services for the following classification of students;
•High needs students
•Students with IEP’s
•Students enrolled in speech therapy
•Bethany’s distance learners
•Extended daycare for school age students.
With God’s grace, we will continue to be successful in providing a safe environment while bringing quality comprehensive education to every student, Preschool through 8th grade.
As always, thank you for making Bethany your child’s school of choice. Please pray for our campus.
Pray for our students.
Pray for our staff.
Mrs. Tonia Z. Hill, M.A.