COVID-19 Response

  • The health and safety of our Lakeside community is our highest priority.

    The school has implemented the following mitigation measures recommended by the San Francisco Public Health Department and Community Care Licensing below.  In addition, all of the Children’s Center staff are fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.  Please note that these policies may change as we receive further guidance.  Given the transmissibility of the current variants, it is important that everyone in our Lakeside community follows these policies to keep our school safe as much as possible.

  • COVID-19 Notification

    All students, families, and staff are required to inform the school immediately if they or anyone in their household:

    • Exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms,
    • Have been in contact with a known positive COVID-19 case; and/or
    • Have tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Should there be a positive case of COVID-19 at Lakeside, affected students, families, and staff will be notified as well as SFDPH and Community Care Licensing.
  • Quarantine and Isolation

    Lakeside follows the following isolation and quarantine protocols:

    If a child or staff tests positive or is diagnosed with COVID-19:
    Notify Lakeside immediately, stay home until 5 days have passed since symptoms started, no longer have a fever, symptoms are improving and a negative test is collected on Day 5.  You will be asked to provide the following information: the type of test, the date and time of the test, the reason for testing, any symptoms present, and any recent close contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID-19. While at home, isolate yourself from close contacts and continue to take COVID-19 mitigation measures.  You may return to Lakeside on Day 6 and should wear a well-fitting mask around others until Day 10.

    If a child or staff is exposed to COVID-19 at home (a member of the household tests positive or is diagnosed with COVID-19):
    Those who are exposed at home should stay at home for at least 5 days after close contact with the positive individual and may return to Lakeside on Day 6 if symptoms are not present and a negative test is collected on Day 5.  Once leaving home, you should wear a well-fitting mask around others until Day 10.

    If a child or staff is exposed to COVID-19 at school:
    All asymptomatic close contacts may continue attending Lakeside as long as negative tests are collected on Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5 after the date of exposure.  Additionally, all close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others until Day 10.

  • Classroom Closure

    If 5 or more COVID-19 cases are reported in a 72-hour period within the same classroom, Lakeside may dismiss the classroom for 5 consecutive days to mitigate exposure and transmission.  Those exposed are asked to provide a negative test taken on Day 5 before returning to Lakeside on Day 6.  Those returning on Day 6 should wear a well-fitting mask around others until Day 10.  During the closure, the classroom will be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected.

  • Masking

    In alignment with SFDPH’s guidance, masking with a well-fitting, high-quality mask is strongly recommended for all children, family members, staff and visitors while indoors on campus, especially during times of known exposure at school or when cases increase within our community.  Extra masks for children and adults are available at Lakeside on request.

  • Travel Advisory

    Those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated and travel outside of California should self-quarantine at home for 5 days and provide a negative test taken on Day 5 in order to return on Day 6. A copy of the negative test result is requested upon returning to school.

    There is no testing or quarantine for travelers who are fully vaccinated or who travel within California.

  • Health Screenings and Brightwheel

    Screening children at home prior to arriving at school is one of the best ways to mitigate the exposure and transmission of COVID-19.  All children should be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle aches, body aches, and/or loss of smell or taste.  This screening is included in our Brightwheel system.  Please be sure every family member dropping off and picking up has the Brightwheel app installed on their personal device as well as your child’s unique 4-digit PIN.  You will scan a QR code at the entrance of the classroom to sign in and out.  Additional QR codes will be posted throughout the inside of the school building.  If a family member does not have access to the Brightwheel app, please ask staff for access to a school iPad.

  • COVID-19 Testing

    Our staff undergoes COVID-19 PCR testing once a week. Testing is open to students on Wednesdays. For testing forms and information, please contact the school office directly.

  • Visitors Screening

    Anyone visiting the school, including volunteers, specialists, enrichment vendors, and outside contractors, are asked to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and are screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Limited Class Sizes

    Our four classrooms remain in their cohorts with their respective teaching teams. Classes do not mix during the school day.  Ratios remain at 1:4 to 1:6.

  • Physical Environment

    Honeywell HEPA air purifiers and Purell hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the school.  Air purifiers are running continuously while windows are opened for additional ventilation.

    Children are required to bring their own lunches. Snacks are provided by the school for a fee.  Mealtimes will be conducted outdoors, weather permitting.

    Children will have their own nap bags where they will store their mats, nap blankets, and loveys.  Nap mats are spaced out with alternating head-to-toe arrangements.

  • Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

    All toys, materials, equipment and furniture are cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected according to our school’s cleaning schedule.  Lysol, Clorox, Oxivir, and Purell are our primary cleaning agents.

  • Community Compliance

    All students and families are asked to abide by the health and safety guidelines. If there is any breach of the guidelines or false information regarding health screenings is provided, enrollment is subject to suspension or termination without a refund at the sole discretion of Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children.

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