Responding to COVID-19
Flintridge Prep COVID-19 Campus Safety Plan
|School vaccination rates as of 9/15|
|Cases of COVID-19 Traceable to Campus Since 8/26*|
*Following county, state, and CDC guidelines, the school must inform families and employees if an individual has a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and was on campus when infectious. This information is confirmed through lab testing, interviews, and contact tracing.
Through the duration of the pandemic, Flintridge Preparatory School has strived to provide an exceptional educational environment. We are committed to:
- Maintaining and protecting the physical and emotional health of our community;
- Providing the best quality academic program and student experience possible;
- Being adaptable, patient, and caring as we navigate challenging, unpredictable, and shifting circumstances and support our community of students, faculty, staff, and parents.
We appreciate our families’ commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our whole community, and we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year.
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.
All students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19, with proof of vaccination submitted by Friday, October 1, along with a completed Confidentiality of Medical Information Act form (CMIA).
According to the CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated ≥2 weeks following the receipt of:
- the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna);
- one dose of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen).
Visitors to Campus
Visitors are limited to those who are essential for the school’s operation as well as vaccinated volunteers. Parents may enter campus for events, essential meetings, or volunteer work that have been scheduled in advance. Drop-ins are discouraged. Families and students who would like to visit campus for admissions tours are welcome, but should schedule their visits in advance with our Admissions office.
Any on-campus visitors who are not using the Magnus Health symptom tracker are asked to print and complete our Symptom Self-Assessment form prior to arriving to campus and follow the protocols listed below, regardless of vaccination status:
- Do not come to campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
- Follow our Honor Code when self-assessing symptoms.
- Guests must complete this Symptom Self-Assessment form and bring it with them to each event. If you forget this form, copies are available at all check in areas.
- Masks must be worn inside at all times.
- Maintaining physical distance from others is also recommended.
- The symptom tracker should be completed 30 minutes before arriving.
Effective October 25, on-campus indoor performing arts, athletics, and major school events will follow these guidelines:
- Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours will be required to attend campus events, athletic competitions, and performances.
- Children who are too young to be vaccinated will be allowed to attend campus events with proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event.
- All indoor events, including performances, will be limited in capacity.
- Whenever feasible, ticketing through Eventbrite, Brown Paper Tickets, or a similar system will be used to gather RSVPs and assign seats.
- All attendees to indoor campus events, competitions, and performances will continue to be required to wear a mask at all times. Masks are strongly recommended outdoors at all times on campus, except when eating and drinking, and may be required for large-capacity outdoor events.
- In accordance with our existing policies, food and beverages are not permitted inside the Norris Auditorium or the Crawford Family Gym.
- If you require a PCR test to attend any of our events, you do not need to test at Prep, but rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.
- Use our symptom assessment forms with the Honor Code in mind, and do not come to campus if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
- We strongly encourage all in our community to receive a flu vaccine.
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?
- IF A COMMUNITY MEMBER IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19, HOW LONG MUST THEY QUARANTINE?
- 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?
- 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