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.
2021 – 2022 School Year
Updated: August 18, 2021
The Waverly School plans for a full return of all students for the 2021 – 2022 school year, with in-person instruction for all of our students. It is our goal to return to as “regular” a school environment as possible, while also complying with all mandates and requirements placed upon us.
As things develop, we will continue to update our plans and protocols. We seek to respond to both updated guidelines from the state, county, and city, as well as be thoughtful to the community feedback. As of August 18, 2021, we are requiring regular testing as briefly outlined below:
- Weekly on-campus PCR tests (anterior nasal swabs) each Wednesday using a testing firm. To begin the school year, and for the foreseeable future, this will be required for all students and all employees, regardless of vaccination status.
- Later, should we wish to scale back our testing, we will then require it for all unvaccinated individuals (students and employees), and optional for all others. Proof of vaccination will be required for anyone choosing not to receive a test.
- We will require all students and employees to be tested before the start of school, regardless of vaccination status. This will take place on Wednesday, September 1, on campus. Outside PCR tests will be allowed if conducted within 72 hours of this date.
We will be limiting the number of on-campus activities for parents and outside guests, and those which do take place will be outdoors, physically distanced, and masked. Large events, such as Back to School Night, will be held on Zoom.
For a detailed plan and overview covering topics such as masking, testing, field trips, and meals, please read our August 18 update (PDF).
Messages from the Administration
COVID-19 Information & Resources
Vaccination Information (CA Dept. of Public Health)
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)