Covid-19:  What Our Parents Need to Know

COVID-19 Response Outline



Los Angeles County Schools:

Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19

A Planning Framework for the 2020-21 School Year CO Schools 2020-21 Planning Framework.pdf?ver=2020-05-26-161915-740



The goal of Waterhouse Guild, at all times, is to protect and promote the complete health of students, parents, staff and visitors. This includes physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional health.


Overall guidelines and responsibilities for students, parents, and staff will be communicated by:

  • Hard copies given to parents and staff.
  • Email to parents and staff.
  • Posting on the school’s website,
  • Group teleconferencing as needed.
  • On-site posters and notices as appropriate at entrances and sinks.


  1. Consider using separate entrance and exit paths to avoid congestion at gate.
    Enter from parking area.
    Exit through garden area.
  2. Classrooms will be arranged as needed to maximize social distancing while taking into account educational needs.
  3. Hand sanitizing stations will be provided at each classroom entrance.
  4. Use of shared materials will be eliminated wherever possible.
  5. Common areas will be cleaned throughout the day as needed.
  6. In addition to our current daily cleaning procedures, a detailed cleaning list (TBD) will be followed at the end of each day.
  7. A visitor log will be kept at the door to track room use outside of Waterhouse hours.
  8. Cones will be provided at classroom entrances to define social distancing requirements in cases where a line forms.



  1. Staff members will be given an exposure questionnaire each morning before entering classrooms.
  2. Staff members will have temperature taken each morning before entering classrooms. If temperature exceeds health authority guidelines, they will be sent home and be required to get tested for Covid-19 before returning to class. If tested positive, staff member will be required to follow public health guidelines before returning.
  3. When feasible, masks will be worn.
  4. Staff will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering or leaving classrooms.


  1. Parents will follow all staff guidelines.
  2. Parents will be restricted from entering classrooms unless necessary.
  3. Parents will be restricted from congregating in classrooms or breezeway.


Daily before entering class:

  1. Students will be given an exposure questionnaire (with a parent or guardian present).
  2. Student’s temperature will be taken with a non-contact thermometer.
  3. Reminders will be given throughout the day regarding distancing and hand washing.
  4. Waterhouse instruction currently takes place in small groups, this practice will continue.
  5. Inter-mixing of groups will be minimized.
  6. Outdoor activities will emphasize social distancing.



Fervent vs. Torpid and a Vintage Tennis Visor

Faith is integrated into all our lessons through the weekly Moral Compass topic. To explore God’s character, we are gathering a lexicon to help us contemplate biblical themes that initiate the character building that enables true learning to occur. Like seeds, these topics contain the potential to enlarge the world of learning. Integrated into this activity is a vast array of target academics such as handwriting, vocabulary development, sentence composition, and close reading.

The Morning Contemplative

Each morning the group gathers briefly to discuss and explore the Compass activity and to participate in a community gathering, begining the day in reflection, gratitude, and prayer.

Our Thursday Fellowship Gathering

On Thursdays, during our Mentor-led fellowship, we celebrate and solidify the week’s biblical contemplation in the caring community of the Guild.

One Thursday back in December I knew we were bound for fun when Pastor Will sauntered in to Chapel donning a tennis visor form the 70s. And as I suspected, he delivered a gem of a lesson—Thank you Pastor Will. Never a dull moment at the Guild!

Please join the fun some Thursday, sip a cup of tea, get cozy, and experience alongside your children the good things we are learning and celebrating about the God who has a large vision for each of his children—including us adults!


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