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: October 23, 2020

As all are aware, there is much discus­sion at the state, county, and city levels about how, when, and under what circum­stances schools can reopen for in-person learn­ing. These discus­sions change each week as circum­stances and govern­ment policy change. Please read our October 23, 2020, message, which details the paths to return­ing to campus for Pasadena schools and the required protocols.

Given the multi­ple chal­lenges that all schools are facing, we don’t see a path to full-day in-person learn­ing during the first semes­ter. That said, we are actively explor­ing the first two paths to in-person learn­ing discussed in the October 23 letter and putting all required proto­cols in place so we are ready to safely bring students back part-time to support their social and emotional well­be­ing. Most, if not all, acad­e­mic learn­ing will need to continue in remote for the fore­see­able future, certainly at the middle and high schools due to the cohorting requirement. 

We under­stand that some fami­lies will choose to remain on remote learn­ing through the end of the 2020 – 2021 school year or until a safe vaccine is commonly avail­able. Knowing how many fami­lies will make this choice is a crit­i­cal piece of infor­ma­tion we need to complete our plan­ning. As such, we will be sending out a brief survey on Novem­ber 4. We are also offer­ing two town hall Zoom meet­ings for fami­lies who have ques­tions about the paths, proto­cols, chal­lenges, and plans for reopen­ing for in-person learn­ing at Waverly: Monday, Novem­ber 2, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Novem­ber 3, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Zoom links will be sent closer to the meeting dates.

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