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.
2022 – 2023 School Year
Updated: March 14, 2023
We now have at-home test kits that we are able to send home with students when there is a known exposure and/or when they will be coming back from a long break. Please note that the school will still have weekly COVID testing and these at-home kits are strictly for known exposures and/or when students are coming back from break.
- When there is a known exposure you will receive the same email notification from the school that you have received previously. We will provide an at-home test kit to your student to bring home. The notification will now include a range of dates to test your student with the at-home test kit they receive from school.
- The CDC recommends testing 3 – 5 days after exposure, so you will have a 3 day window to test your student. You will only need to test your student once during that range of dates, unless they start exhibiting symptoms after they have already been tested.
- Every student must now be registered with Heluna Health in order to use these at home test kits. If you have already registered your student for weekly testing, then you do not need to register again.
Please read this detailed letter (PDF) from the school nurse that fully explains this update.
Messages from the Administration
March 14, 2023 (PDF)
November 15, 2022 (PDF)
September 27, 2022 (PDF)
September 2, 2022 (PDF)
COVID-19 Information & Resources
Vaccination Information (CA Dept. of Public Health)
- The CDC recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine.
- Waverly is strongly encouraging families to have their 5 – 11-year-old children vaccinated to support the health and safety of our campus.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): English | Español
California Department of Public Health: English | Español
Pasadena Public Health Department
Hand-washing steps using the WHO Technique by Johns Hopkins Medicine (Video)
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus by Jessica Grose (The New York Times)
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus by Malaka Gharib (NPR)
Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus by Donna De La Cruz (The New York Times)