The Waverly School is following the guidelines of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has transitioned to remote learning as of March 17, 2020. All in-person student and parent events, including athletic games and practices, are canceled or postponed at this time.
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.
Messages from Heidi
Elementary school: Elementary parents should plan to check their child(ren)’s PSL page by 8:30 each morning. Students in grades 1 – 6 will be assigned a minimum of 3.5 hours of learning activities each day. We will also be posting suggested activities for our preschool and kindergarten students.
Middle and high school: Middle and high school students and families will receive a daily email with specific instructions for the day. Students in the middle and high schools will be assigned 3.5 to 5 hours of work daily.
- Elementary school: We need to take attendance for our own records as well as reporting to CAIS. For this current situation, lead and assistant teachers will be taking visual attendance at the regular Zoom meetings that each classroom plans. This is a quick way to get a sense of who is present for the day. We recognize that not all students/families participate in these meetings for many reasons. Please let your lead/associate team know if your child doesn’t participate regularly but is engaged with the other types of learning. As with regular attendance at school, please email Alexis as well as the lead/associate teacher team should your child NOT be participating in the day’s activities due to being ill or unavailable.
- Middle/high school: We need to take attendance for our own records as well as reporting to CAIS. Teachers will be taking visual attendance during the required synchronous learning times. If a student cannot make it for some reason, a parent or guardian should email Yanndery to report the absence.
Pleasure reading: Although bricks & mortar libraries are closed to the public, free resources, activities, and e‑books are available online from Los Angeles Public Library, Pasadena Public Library, and L.A. County Library.
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)