Responding to COVID-19
Flintridge Prep COVID-19 Campus Safety Plan
|School vaccination rates as of 11/30/21|
|Cases of COVID-19 Traceable to Campus (Updated 5/23/22)*|
*Following county, state, and CDC guidelines, the school must inform families and employees if they were in close contact with an individual who was infectious with COVID-19 when on campus. This information is confirmed through lab testing and contact tracing. Community members who were not on campus when infectious are not included in our tally.
We are committed to keeping our community informed, and this web page is the main hub for important communications. Whenever we have a major update, we will also send it via to our community via email. An archive of previous communications will be posted here. Please note: The school’s plans are subject to change based on the guidelines from the LA County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health. We are obliged to follow the guidelines that are most restrictive.
Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has revised its guidelines for isolation (for those who test positive for COVID-19) and quarantine (for those who are close contacts of individuals with COVID-19).
The health and safety of our community remains our number one priority. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health strongly recommends masking indoors on K-12 campuses, particularly in crowded situations, such as Morning Meeting, and for vulnerable individuals. Masks are currently required at all times indoors as we prepare for culminating events, including Commencement.
We continue to adapt to the health situation caused by COVID-19, and the spirit of our community is one of compassion, respect, and understanding. All community members will be welcome to wear masks as they see fit according to their individual circumstances.
The following policies remain in place:
- All community members should wear medical-grade masks indoors and out, particularly in crowded settings.
- Anyone who is required to wear a medical-grade mask at all times, indoors and outside, in accordance with County-prescribed isolation or quarantine guidance, should not take off masks unless eating or drinking.
All students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19, with proof of vaccination submitted for the 2022-2023 school year by July 1, 2022, along with a completed Confidentiality of Medical Information Act form (CMIA). Boosters are strongly encouraged but not required. Individuals who are eligible for a booster should receive one and submit updated information by July 1.
Visitors to Campus
Visitors are welcome to our campus for scheduled events, athletics games, performances, and scheduled meetings. Campus entrances continue to be monitored by our campus safety team, and impromptu visits are strongly discouraged. Visitors must sign in and provide their name, contact information, and symptom assessment.
If you would like to visit the school because you are interested in Admissions, please contact the Admissions Office at 818.949.5530.
On the upper campus, the 20s gate continues to be the best access point for dropping off items, picking up students for appointments, etc., from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. The lower campus entrance is currently closed due to the ongoing Caltrans/Public Works construction project from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. If you are planning to enter the campus from Hampton Road after 2:30 p.m. for any scheduled athletics game, parking is on a first-come, first-served basis and guests will need to sign in at the security check-in table.
Please do not come to campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
Frequently Asked Questions
- WHAT GUIDELINES ARE THE GUIDELINES THE SCHOOL IS REQUIRED TO FOLLOW?
- WHAT IS FLINTRIDGE PREP’S VACCINATION POLICY?
- WHAT IS FLINTRIDGE PREP’S TESTING POLICY?
- DO STUDENTS NEED TO BE TESTED IF THEY ARE FULLY VACCINATED?
- WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM EXPOSED TO COVID-19?
- IF I HAVE A HIGH-RISK FAMILY MEMBER, CAN MY STUDENT CHOOSE NOT TO COME TO CAMPUS?
- HOW WILL THE SCHOOL ENSURE SAFETY FOR FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS?
- MY DOCTOR SAYS I CANNOT GET VACCINATED/DO NOT NEED TO BE VACCINATED BECAUSE I HAVE HAD COVID-19
- WHAT ARE THE EDUCATIONAL MODELS THE SCHOOL EXPECTS TO FOLLOW IN THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR?
- HOW WILL THE SCHOOL BE HANDLING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CLUBS AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES?
- WHAT ARE OUR PLANS FOR OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAM?
- HOW WILL THE SCHOOL HANDLE PHYSICAL EDUCATION?
- HOW WILL THE SCHOOL HANDLE PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES?
- HOW WILL THE SCHOOL SUPPORT MY STUDENT THIS SCHOOL YEAR?
- HOW WILL TEACHERS SUPPORT STUDENTS’ LEARNING OUTSIDE A TYPICAL CLASS PERIOD?
- WHAT OTHER RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WHO NEED ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT?
PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- California Department of Public Health
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- National Institutes of Health
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCES
- Coping with Stress (CDC)
- Resources for Helping Kids and Parents Cope Amidst COVID-19
- Parent Venture
- How to Help Teens Shelter in Place
- The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens’ Emotional Well-Being
- Three Ways to Help Your Kids Succeed at Distance Learning
- Further Resources from Christine Carter, PhD
- Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Remote Education
Recent Communications from Prep