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: December 7, 2020
Since our last update, we’ve received some positive news about having some students return to campus safely. Our systems and protocols were approved by the Pasadena Health Department to allow for up to 25% of our student population to be on campus each day. Of course, there are significant limitations in place, but this is a crucial first step to allowing in-person experiences for our students. Like many of our peer schools, our planning began with our youngest, the K‑3; our hope had been to have these students with us at the farm this month. Unfortunately, we had to postpone due to the alarming increase in infections in Los Angeles County.
When the situation in the county improves, we intend to offer in-person experiences for all of our students. To do this, we have to be mindful of several limitations as outlined in our full December 7 and October 23 messages.
Messages from Heidi
COVID-19 Information & Resources
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)