COVID-19 Updates

This page serves as a resource for updates regard­ing Waverly’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to commu­ni­cate impor­tant updates to our fami­lies via email, and we will regu­larly post addi­tional resources on this page.

2020 – 2021 School Year

Updated: Febru­ary 19, 2021

It is such a joy to have elemen­tary students back at our farm, and we are excited to have middle and high school students on campus in the coming weeks! We look forward to ongoing twice-weekly farm visits for all elemen­tary cohorts and bi-weekly in-person activ­i­ties for middle and high school students up to spring break.

LA County announced this week that elemen­tary schools may now reopen for in-person learn­ing as long as all paper­work has been approved and safety proto­cols are strictly followed. At this time, middle and high schools are still not able to reopen until LA County is in the red tier; the chal­lenges of cohort­ing will continue to make in-person learn­ing diffi­cult at those levels even when we reach this mile­stone. While most public school districts are still oper­at­ing remote programs at all levels, many inde­pen­dent schools, includ­ing most in the Pasadena area, are moving toward hybrid approaches at the elemen­tary level; some have opened for full day in-person instruc­tion in the primary grades. 

We will continue to have elemen­tary students spend a signif­i­cant amount of time at the farm and will make full use of the play­ground for outdoor instruc­tion as well as lots of play time. We also plan to increase the frequency of in-person activ­i­ties for middle and high school students after spring break. We will main­tain a full remote program for all fami­lies making this choice through the end of the school year in June. We will share more details about our post-spring break plans by March 22.

We are working to support all members of the Waverly commu­nity through our new hybrid program (remote and farm) at the elemen­tary level and the addi­tion of in-person activ­i­ties for middle and high school students. We under­stand that there may be many ques­tions about these plans and hope you will join us for one of two Town Hall meet­ings planned for this conver­sa­tion: Wednes­day, Febru­ary 24, at 9:30 a.m. and Thurs­day, Febru­ary 25, at 4:00 p.m. Zoom links will be sent to fami­lies the day before each meeting.

For more details, please read the Febru­ary 19, 2021, commu­ni­ca­tion linked below.

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