Return to Campus Preparations
This page is designed to help families prepare for on-campus learning. LJCDS is committed to exceeding state and county guidelines for reopening school, therefore, we require extra precautions and preparations before a student joins us on campus. Please review the contents of this page diligently.
Families who register for e-learning may opt for on-campus learning after the learning cycle comes to a close. You must notify your division head 10 days in advance.
Entry dates: Monday, October 5 — Kindergarten through Grade 6 may return Monday, October 26 — Kindergarten through Grade 8 may return Monday, November 2 — Grades 9–10 may return Monday, November 16 — Kindergarten–Grade 12 may return
Prepare for a Safe Return
To prepare for your child(ren)’s safe return to campus, please review and complete the following.
1) Review and Sign Torrey Health and Safety Commitment
Culture/Community is a pillar of safety. All Torreys—students, parents, faculty and staff—share the responsibility of keeping our community safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19. Please review the Torrey Health and Safety Commitment with your child. . Please review and digitally sign the pledge before your child’s first day of on-campus learning.
2) Review and Sign Acknowledgment Assumption of Risks and Informed Consent
LJCDS’s health and safety protocols help mitigate but do not eliminate risks. We need the support and cooperation of all community members to maintain a reasonably healthy and safe environment. document in the Parent Portal before your child’s first day of on-campus learning.
If this is your first time logging into the Parent Portal, If you have trouble with your portal login, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Register and schedule your COVID-19 testing.
LJCDS will test all faculty, staff and students using the Sofia SARS Antigen FIA, Sofia 2 analyzers. The antigen virus test is not the uncomfortable nasopharyngeal swab that goes deep in the nasal cavity. It is a nasal swab that requires about one inch into the nose. Click here to learn more.
There are two steps required to test on campus:
Register your child on . It’s important we have your child’s information before they can get tested.
Make an appointment. The next testing date is Saturday, September 26, from 8–11 a.m. in the Genesee parking lot. .
Families may choose to test with their own medical provider, but it must be a recent test (within a week of an individual returning to campus). If you choose to test with another provider, please send documentation at least 24 hours before your child’s first day of on-campus learning to Head of School Gary Krahn at email@example.com and nurse Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) Review the Health and Safety Protocols
Review the Health Protocols and FAQs page to familiarize yourself with the school’s health and safety protocols. We strongly encourage families to get the flu shot.
5) Watch the parent and student training videos.
Please watch the training videos created by Education Admin Web Advisor, which shares the CDC-based health, safety and sanitation guidelines we follow on campus. We encourage you to watch the student training video with your child. LJCDS will also conduct a training day for each grade level on their first day of on-campus learning.
6) Watch your division’s return to campus video:
Early Childhood Center
7) Arrival Process
To plan for a safe arrival to school, please watch the video below.
8) Sign up for SchoolPass
Each morning, you will submit a brief questionnaire through the SchoolPass app or website to assess the symptoms of illness and exposure to COVID-19. .
One week before your child’s return to campus, you will receive an email to set up your SchoolPass account. The email will contain login information and invite you to access your account through the SchoolPass app or website.
If you did not receive an invitation or have trouble, please contact Director of Technology Quoc Vo at email@example.com. Access SchoolPass by logging into the website at or download from or the .
9) Order Lunch
This year, lunches will be available and delivered to students in kindergarten and Grades 1–12 in their cohorts. SAGE Dining Services® remains committed to providing a variety of quality and healthy options that accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions. .
During this time, SAGE will offer three types of entrées: hot foods, cold sandwiches and salads. Each week, we will ask parents to pre-order their child(ren)’s lunch. The link to the order form will be provided in the Division Updates, which is sent on Thursday evenings.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Saeed Samad, senior food service director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-453-3440 ext. 187.
10) Are you ready for the first day?
Early Childhood Center
In addition to using SchoolPass to conduct your child's wellness screening, parents in the Early Childhood Center will use SchoolPass to sign off and confirm that they have dropped off and picked up their child.
In addition to using SchoolPass to conduct your child's wellness screening, the Lower School will also utilize SchoolPass to streamline attendance and dismissal. SchoolPass will be used to:
Report an absence
Schedule an early pickup and late arrival
Add authorized drivers to your account
Pick up your child at the end of the day
This year, students will be dismissed in the afternoon from their advisory to ensure students remain in their cohorts at the end of the school day. Parents will stay in their cars while students safely transition to the Middle School parking lot. Families will receive a carpool placard to place on their dashboard to expedite the dismissal process.
Resources & Support
Visit our resources page for helpful articles and a COVID-19 glossary of terms.