Return To Campus
Note: This page’s information is subject to change as more information becomes available from state, county, and district officials. Please check back often and frequently.
Each Monday (except over Spring Break), Dr. Draxton will host a weekly Zoom call to share the latest updates on plans to return to campus safely. On some calls, Dr. Draxton may be joined by other team members to share specifics on this program's key aspects, including but not limited to WISH Board President and pediatrician Dr. Danelle Fisher, our school principals, and members of the WISH Covid Task Force. Each Sunday, look in the WISH Wise Weekly for the link and password information for these Monday night meetings. Recordings and highlights of each call will be posted here.
Currently, we are in the beginning stages of phases 4 and 5, with students returning to campus to receive hybrid instructional programming and opportunities for students who want to remain on distance learning to have in-person SEL experiences on campus. Phase 5 (Hybrid) of our Return to Campus plan is will begin on Monday, April 19, 2021.
As part of our projected Phase 5 (Hybrid) return to campus effort scheduled to begin on Monday, April 19, students will be organized in classroom groups following social distancing rules. These groups will spend some days on-campus and some days learning from home as part of “Group A/Red” and “Group B/Blue.” Below is an overview of our current schedule, with permissions granted as of April 8th, 2021.
Week of 12th-16th
- Current distance learning schedule remains until 1:00pm; afternoon office hours, clubs, SEL, etc. is cancelled for this week only
- All teachers and staff on campus final preparation for students to return will be done in the afternoon
- All pupils returning to campus must take a COVID test on campus this week
- Yearbook and graduation pictures at the Westchester Townhouse
- 4/19 - Orientation Day (Traditional distance learning schedule cancelled; students meet with their teachers on campus if they are in an A or B group; students meet with their teachers online if they are distance learning only for a private distance learning only meeting in the morning)
- 4/20-A group in person instruction; B group distance learning; C group distance learning
- 4/21-A group in person instruction; B group distance learning; C group distance learning
- 4/22-B group in person instruction; A group distance learning; C group distance learning
- 4/23-B group in person instruction; A group distance learning; C group distance learning
- Elementary School- Phase 5 Hybrid- students on-campus will be in classrooms with approximately 14 students in a classroom group following all county health guidelines. Placing students in a small classroom group allows for quick containment should any students be identified as having a positive COVID-19 test. If this occurs, the entire classroom group will be required to quarantine. When permission is granted, we will increase cohort size and move to grade-level A or B cohorts for outdoor social activities. While on campus, students will have in-person instruction from their classroom teacher.
- Middle/High School- Phase 5 Hybrid students on-campus will be in classrooms with approximately 14 students in a classroom group following all county health guidelines. Placing students in a small classroom group allows for quick containment should any students be identified as having a positive COVID-19 test. If this occurs, the entire classroom group will be required to quarantine. When permission is granted, we will increase the cohort size and move to grade-level A or B cohorts for all indoor instruction directly from their teachers and outdoor social activities. Students will have some in-person instruction from their actual teachers on campus, and some learning will continue through their devices with adult supervision.
As we receive full permission to implement the “orange tier” LACDPH guidelines from the LAUSD facilities department, shifts will be made to allow larger student groupings. Currently LAUSD is requiring all schools to follow the purple tier guidelines from LACDPH.
As part of our “Return to Campus” program, several new initiatives are critical to the success of a safe, simple, and fun learning environment for each of our amazing WISH students. Below are steps each family can take right now to be ready to navigate the unique elements aligned to a safe return to school for all of our scholars. Also, as you familiarize yourself with each item and have questions, please submit those to our FAQ page so the “Return to Campus” team can address those questions and share the answers with other community members.
This one app serves two critical functions for our safe return to campus: an easy-to-use daily “Wellness Check” & coordinating the drop-off and pick-up of our students.
- Wellness Check.
Every student and staff member is required to perform a symptom self-check before coming to campus. To make self-screening as convenient as possible, WISH has partnered with SchoolPass for an easy-to-use screening tool. The app will inform users whether or not they may visit campus. Watch this video to learn more about completing daily wellness checks.
SchoolPass is also providing a safe and simple process for our student drop-off and pick-up. Also, signage and school staff will be on-site for assistance as well.
- Drop Off:
- Before driving to campus, parents complete a SchoolPass wellness check at home. Upon arrival in the valet line, an adult will come to each car, and each parent/guardian will show their completed Green Wellness Pass, and then your child will exit the vehicle and go through their assigned gate (specific details to come).
- There will be a second adult at the gate to ensure that SchoolPass has cleared them on the application dashboard and to check the child’s temperature a second time as they enter campus with a touchless wrist or forehead thermometer.
- Drop Off:
- Pick Up:
- Valet Pick Up: With this system, parents enter the valet line, and an adult will type in your child's name into the application. This will let teachers know when parents or guardians are in the pick-up line and when they arrived. As teachers receive updates, students will make their way to each car in a socially-distance way.
- Walking Pick Up: If you walk to campus to pick up your child, you will need to stand at the walk-up station, and then the adult input your child's name notifying the teacher that you have arrived. Your child will then be dismissed from class and will walk out to you directly.
- Pick Up:
- Click HERE to view the tutorial on how to Download the School Pass application and sign your child up to participate.
- First Time Login Details:
- Username: your email address (Be sure to use the parent/caregiver email address we have on file in our school records)
- Password: password (Use all lowercase letters, and you will have the option to change your password once your login.)
- View the videos below to learn more about SchoolPass:
Every week, each staff and student community member on campus will be required to take a COVID-19 test as we return to campus. On either Monday (Cohort A) or Friday (Cohort B and staff), a saliva test will be administered, with each person spitting into a sterile tube and results provided via text within 48 hours. Each week the results of this test will be clearing each student and staff to be on campus for the upcoming week. This means that all students participating in hybrid learning and returning to campus scheduled for Monday, April 19, must come to a WISH campus on either Monday, April 12th or Friday, April 16th, to be permitted on campus.
3) Review & Sign the WISH CompactAs more of our community is together on our WISH campuses, we each have a shared responsibility for our collective health and well-being. These expectations are rooted in safety protocols for students, staff, faculty, and the public with whom we interact. One member of the WISH community's actions can have implications for all members of our community and the community at large. As such, we ask every member of the WISH community to agree to sign the “WISH Compact” - agreeing to adhere and follow all safety protocols, knowing that as we each care for ourselves, we care for each other and our neighbors. Please click here to review the “WISH Compact” as a family and agree to do your part to protect the WISH community's health.
As our top priority, we are creating an awareness of health and safety on campus in which everyone plays a role in protecting themselves and others from the risk of contracting COVID-19. When on-campus, everyone must comply with the following:
- One day a week (Mondays and Fridays), take a saliva test for each student and staff member (as described above)
- Everyone over the age of 2 years is required to wear a face covering. To learn how to wear a mask properly, view this CDC informational page.
- You must wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer.
- You must always practice social distancing
- Stay within your assigned cohorts
School Lunch Information
We are thrilled to welcome students back to campus beginning April 19th and we will be expanding our Lunch Program to offer fresh pre-packaged sandwiches or salad options. These meals are provided by Preferred Meals and comply with the National School Lunch Program. We are offering this lunch option in addition to the grab-and-go offering of 5 prepared meals collected weekly for families who either prefer to send their own home-made lunches daily, but also take advantage of our meal service, or for those families whose children will not be returning to campus.
To gauge interest in children opting into school-provided lunches during their on-campus cohort days, please complete this GOOGLE FORM. This will help us plan for creating a safe and secure lunch distribution program on both our campus sites.If you have any questions, please reach out to Kimberlie Traceski- email@example.com
Yearbook Photos - ALL TK-12 STUDENTSWe have the privilege of having a professional photographer, Zsuszi Steiner, capture all of our yearbook and grad photos this school year. Mrs. Steiner is also our 6th-8th Grade Survival Arts Teachers and mom to Evan (4th) and Jack (1st). See below for details to sign your child up and photo packaging options. Students do not need to be in dress code for photos.DAYS, TIMES, & GROUPS:
- Monday, 4/12: TK-12 Cohort A Families @ 1 pm - 5:30 pm
- Tuesday, 4/13: TK-12 Online Only Families @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- Wednesday, 4/14: 5th, 8th, 12th Graduates & Siblings @ 1 pm - 5 pm (This session will include a 5th-grade promotion photo and 8th/12th cap and gown photos, along with yearbook photos for all siblings.)
- Thursday, 4/15: 5th, 8th, 12th Graduates & Siblings @ 1 pm - 5 pm (This session will include a 5th-grade promotion photo and 8th/12th cap and gown photos, along with yearbook photos for all siblings.)
- Friday, 4/16: TK-12 Cohort B Families @ 1pm - 4:30pm
- Bonus Day; Monday, 4/19: All TK-12 Families @ 9 am - 12 pm (Please do not sign up for a time during your child's orientation session.)LOCATION: Westchester Townhouse; 8515 Emerson AvenueSIGN-UP LINK: https://www.picktime.
com/zsuzsiphotographyPRICING: Click HERE for the price sheet & information for families.
- Viewing of Photos: The online gallery is available to all families to begin ordering on April 30th.
- Order Deadline: May 15th
- Delivery: All printed photos will be given to students on campus the week of May 31st and available at each school's Friday Materials Pickup Line for families of students who are not on campus.All questions regarding pictures should be sent to Zsuszi Steiner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation Day - Monday April 19 , 2021
Online Only Students
Our Guiding Principles
As a reminder, all of our efforts are guided by 3 key principles:
Social-Emotional Learning Experiences on Campus
Coming Soon! We are working on updates and opportunities.
Bring Your Own Device
- Click HERE to fill out a Technology Survey to indicate if your child is bringing their own headphones, personal device, and charger to school or if they will be using school-issued ones.
- ***If your child is bringing their device to school, click HERE to read the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy. Sign Here to Agree to BYOD Policy.
WISH Safety Plans
- WISH Community Elementary and Middle Schools Safe Schools Plan
Please click below to download the plan
- WISH Academy Safe Schools Plan
Please click below to download the plan