July 17th Covid-19 Update
Dear Trinity Families,
As an update to my communication earlier this week, I want to assure you that we closely followed Governor Newsom’s remarks earlier today about school reopening guidelines.
Specifically, the Governor directed that California schools that are on the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 County “watch list” for more than 14 days open via distance learning. This is a change from earlier guidance, which gave school districts autonomy in choosing to re-open. San Mateo County is not currently on a “watch list,” although that could change. It’s also important to note that the mandate for distance learning as a result of the “watch list” applies to both private and public schools.
- For now, our plans to reopen on August 19th remain unchanged. As always, I want to underscore that the health and safety of our families, faculty, and staff is paramount and that we will continue to closely follow public health guidance.
- We will continue to prepare to return to school with stringent hygiene protocols in place, and do all of the work necessary to ensure that we are protecting everyone in our community, including our students and faculty.
- As I outlined earlier, we plan to send a “Phase II Reopening FAQ” home from July 24 to July 27, which will help answer your reopening questions with more specificity.
- In parallel, we will prepare distance learning plans for families that may wish to start school via distance learning, and in the event that we should need to close.
- We will survey families to better understand who is interested in distance learning between July 28-July 30th.
As always, I am here to answer any questions that you may have.