Good Shepherd Lutheran School is following the guidance, and adhering to the regulations set forth by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health and Department of Social Services. Our state licensed early childhood education center (Preschool and Kindergarten) is serving small cohorts of up to 12 students from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Parents and children 2 years of age and older must wear a face covering that covers both nose and mouth. All students are required to wear face coverings at all times except while eating, drinking, napping or engaging in solitary strenuous outdoor activities. All classrooms and restrooms are equipped with handwashing stations, and are limited to one person at a time. The designated sign in station for each cohort is located outside the classroom door, equipped with hand sanitizer, and each child must have their temperature taken prior to entering the classroom. Pens for sign in are not to be shared and are in clearly labeled jars "sanitized" and "used." All persons must remain at least 6 feet apart from others that do not live in the same household. For the safety of our students, families and staff, no one may enter the facility if they have symptoms of COVID-19, or have come in contact with anyone suspected of having COVID-19, within the previous 14 days.
Elementary and Middle School students have been learning remotely since March 13, 2020. As of September 21, 2020 we will serve 10% of our highest risk elementary learners (one cohort) from 8:30 am to 2:45 pm on campus. As of November 16, 2020 we will serve 25% of our highest risk elementary learners (two cohorts) on campus. The second cohort will attend 8:45 - 3:15 pm. A designated staff member will be stationed in the parking lot to screen arriving students for COVID-19 symptoms and assure safe entry onto campus. Each student will go directly to the classroom where they will have separate desks equipped with a plexiglass shield. In order to avoid mixing cohorts we are not offering extracurricular activities, or before or after school childcare at this time.
A copy of the Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools: Appenxdix T1 is located by the entrance to the front office, and by the CDC sign in station. Visits to the school by individuals other than staff and students are avoided whenever feasible. Visitors are by appointment only and enter through the Garvanza Street entrance to the front office, located in the church. For safety and contact tracing purposes, all visitors are required to include a phone number and email address in the visitor's log. All persons over the age of 2 who enter the campus property must wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth, and remain 6 feet apart from anyone not living in the same household. Hand sanitizer is located in the front office, classrooms and the CDC sign in area. Adults may only use the restroom located in the church and must notify the principal or staff, so it can be sanitized after use.
Any staff, student or parent who becomes infected or exposed to COVID-19 is required to contact the school principal at (323) 255-2786 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for following the guidance and regulations to keep us safe, while we continue to serve God's children.