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Recent Communications from Prep

March 29, 2021

Dear Community Member,

First, we would like to thank our families for participating in our testing clinic today. We had a great turnout thanks to our families’ commitment to staying safe.

We’re writing with some last-minute reminders and to share an email that was sent to students earlier today. Please review the letter thoroughly, as not all of its contents are repeated in this message. We also encourage parents to use the resources listed in the student email and to reach out with questions or concerns.

Here is the schedule for Tuesday, March 30, Orientation Day 

Tomorrow is a day off for students learning from home. All students coming to campus should have their parents complete the Magnus Health screening and send them a screen capture of the GO page. Students should arrive with plenty of time to complete the Magnus check-in process.

  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. - Blue Group (gates open for arrival at 8:30 a.m.)
    • Grades 7-9 and 12 (with parking permit) enter and exit through Hampton Road.
    • Grades 10-12 enter and exit through Ahmanson Plaza.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Silver Group (gates open for arrival at 11:00 a.m.)
    • Grades 7-9 and 12 (with parking permit) enter and exit through Hampton Road.
    • Grades 10-12 enter and exit through Ahmanson Plaza.

Please refer to the letter to students for more information on the ACT exam happening tomorrow and for the schedule for the remainder of the week. Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5 are student holidays. Additional information to know:

  • Community Commitment. All parents, faculty, staff, and students will be asked to digitally sign the Community Commitment when they log in to onCampus tomorrow. Like the Honor Code it is based on, this document relies on honesty, kindness, generosity, and respect to encourage safe interactions, both on campus and off. Beginning tomorrow, the Magnus Health screening will also include a question about complying with the Community Commitment.
  • Safety Center. By tomorrow morning, all parents, faculty, staff, and students will also have access to COVID-19 Safety Information through onCampus. Look for a header on the Resources tab that says COVID-19 Safety Information. This resource includes links to the safety orientation information students will receive tomorrow in their on-campus orientation.
  • Attendance. Please note a revision to our attendance policy. Thanks to all who have asked about attendance. While students may stay home and learn online on days when they would be scheduled to come to campus, we generally do not encourage this unless there is a reason to do so, such as the need to quarantine due to travel, illness, or any symptoms of COVID-19. If students choose to learn from home at any time, please inform your teachers so they know what to expect and please email Students coming to school who have a first period free must sign in at the attendance office as usual, prior to moving to the designated free-period zones (Ahmanson Plaza and the designated area adjacent to the field).
  • PE attire. Students will not be able to change clothing for PE, so it might be wise for students to consider clothing and shoe options that are conducive to PE activities.
  • Traffic pattern and parking. Please click here to see the traffic and check-in map. Generally speaking, grades 7-9 and 12 (with parking permit) should arrive, check in, and exit through the Hampton Road gate. Graders 10-12 should arrive, check in, and exit through the Ahmanson Plaza Gate. More details about parking, pickup, and drop-off can be found in the On-Campus Safety Plan.
  • Registering for testing. Many families have already registered students for weekly testing through the school. If you have not done this, we ask that you complete this registration todayas testing on campus will begin Wednesday and registration must be completed. Visit this site today: If your child was successfully tested during our clinic today, your child is in the system and no further action is required by you.
  • Vaccines and travel. We are as delighted as our community that a wider number of people will be eligible for the vaccine as early as this week. Our travel and quarantine policy remains unchanged. Fully vaccinated students will still be required to undergo weekly testing on campus and fully vaccinated students will be asked to quarantine after travel. Please see this excellent resource from the CDC with recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals.
Below is a list of all the resources linked in this message and in the email to students:

Thank you for all you do for your children and all the ways you support Prep, particularly during these unprecedented times. We are so grateful you are part of our community.

Please feel free to direct your questions to anyone on the COVID-19 School Compliance Task Force or email


Jim Pickett
Head of School

The COVID-19 School Compliance Task Force includes:

Jim Pickett
Theresa King
Kim Kinder
Sarah Cooper
Vanessa Walker-Oakes
Nick Adams-Wright
Andres Alamillo