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Campus Reopening Plans & Enrollment Information

La Scuola International School


Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen if someone tests positive?

Department of Public Health (DPH) is finalizing their protocols for this, and we will follow these. We will share more information when we have it from DPH, but families can be certain that we will scrupulously implement all the steps required for our community’s safety.

Will there be wellness checks or testing instituted for staff and students? 

DPH is working to establish requirements for screening, with which we will certainly comply. In preparation for these requirements from DPH, we are evaluating two models: a daily family verification of lack of symptoms before arrival and/or some form of onsite check. 

Will everyone be required to wear masks?

DPH and other authorities have made clear that masks are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19. Regulations about wearing masks are changing. Per DPH right now:

  • Ages 3-12, masks are recommended but not required; masks are not recommended for children who are sleeping.  
  • Ages 13 & up, masks are required

We are exploring teacher mask options that may make it easier for students to see teachers’ mouths, especially in Italian and Spanish classes for our younger students. Teachers have also started planning video lessons of them speaking to enhance in-classroom language learning.

What can students, families and staff do?

If a case is detected that impacts a school, what are some possible steps we might take?

  • Work with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to evaluate exposure risk and make decisions regarding quarantine. 
  • The decision to close a school would be made on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, and would take into account the general safety of all students and staff.