Santa Fe Christian will rise to the challenge of the 2020-21 school year in a way that fully embraces our commitment to outstanding personalized education, intentional mentorship, and building passionate leaders for Christ. At the same time, the health and safety of our beloved community is paramount.
SFC is prepared with effective health and safety protocols, high-quality teaching and learning models, innovative technology, and a rich student life experience. Being nimble is something we have all become accustomed to over the past several months; we are well aware that the San Diego County Health Department regulations in place today may change tomorrow.
SFC is diligently putting the Return to School plan in place. We are following the San Diego Health Department guidelines which include the daily monitoring of students and employee symptoms. Some of the most common questions are answered below.
When the school is informed of a positive COVID-19 case among our faculty, staff, or students, the individual is mandated to quarantine and not return to campus for up to 14 days. Then, our Health Office begins a contact tracing investigation in cooperation with the County Health Department. Every effort is made to identify any individuals who may have been “exposed” to the positive case. If a person was exposed (less than 6’ for more than 15 minutes) to the positive case, that person is also required to quarantine and not return to campus for up to 14 days. These efforts are implemented to help mitigate the chances of an outbreak and keep positive numbers to a minimum. In conjunction with our protocols on campus, this gives us the best chance of not having a large spreading event among our students, faculty, and staff.
Yes! We are communicating and re-emphasizing each of the protocols with students, faculty, and staff on a regular basis. Teachers are doing a great job maintaining distance in classrooms, requiring face coverings, and sanitizing desks after each class period. Administrators have visited classes this week to remind students of protocols and to ask for additional attention to spacing before school and during break and lunchtimes. This is an area where we need to do better and ensure students are not congregating in large groups in the quad. If you would help reinforce this with your student, it would be appreciated.
Please remind students to be responsible and follow the protocols while on campus. Also, please be mindful of gatherings outside of your home and immediate family members.
As of Tuesday, September 1st, in addition to K-6, the 7-12 grade students are officially on campus following the RED/GOLD Hybrid Cohort model.
According to an announcement given by Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County Public Health Officer, all schools are allowed to reopen as early as September 1 following their school’s Reopening Plan. Our Reopening Plan is thorough and takes into account extensive health and wellness measures. In the case that someone in the community tests positive for COVID-19, we may require a cohort of students to stay home for a few weeks to learn remotely. As a community, we will continue to be adaptable. SFC’s K-12 Reopening Plan is in compliance with the updated California state guidelines released on January of 2021.SFC COVID-19 Reopening Plan
SFC’s COVID Safety Plan consists of two elements: the COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP), pursuant to CalOSHA requirements, and the CDPH COVID-19 Guidance Checklist which satisfies requirements for the safe reopening of schools per CDPH Guidance on Schools requested on January 14, 2021.
Santa Fe Christian COVID Safety Plan
On March 18, 2020, Santa Fe Christian pivoted to delivering our Christ-centered, college preparatory education via a virtual learning environment. Our amazing faculty did an outstanding job helping our students (K through 12th grade) to reach their course objectives. Click the button below to find out more about Remote Learning.Remote Learning