Gregg Anderson Academy

School Plan for Safe Reopening


 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

UPDATES FOR PARENTS OF SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in TK-12 Schools

This document reviews current policies and important action steps to keep children safe in Los Angeles County’s 3,040 TK-12 schools. At the end you will find resources you can turn to, including where to call, if you want further information or need assistance with COVID-19 prevention or care.

Parent Updates TK-12

 

We are grateful for our

Gregg Anderson Aviators! 

Co Principals Mrs. Kott and Dr. Kruizinga are so grateful for the staff, students and community of Gregg Anderson Academy. Thank you for your continued support! 

*As you complete your Back To School shopping, please be sure you double check our updated GAA uniform policy.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Uniform policy: GAA Uniform Policy 2021-2022.pdf 

Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences are October 4th and 5th and are student free days. 

COVID related questions please email Amanda Graves or Stephanie Anderson our GAA Nurses. Nurses' email addresses: a.graves@westside.k12.ca.us or stephanie.anderson@westside.k12.ca.us. Email is the best way to contact our nurses. 

COVID Testing is held Mondays and Wednesdays at GAA from 8:00-9:00 am by appointment only. This testing is for students of GAA, due to exposure on campus or if they have COVID related symptoms. Appointments for testing and are made via email with our nurses.

*In an effort to ensure the safety of all students and staff, all individuals who enter GAA will be required to complete the SafeScreener daily and show the green check which indicates they are cleared to enter.  Remember that you need to set up a separate account for each student you have who attend GAA.  Our recommendation is to have the user name as their first name and keep the password the same for all accounts.  If you are a new family to GAA, please see the following information below to create a SafeScreener account.  If you are a returning family who used the account last year, simply enter in your phone number and email address into the account settings to enable daily reminders for you to complete the screener.

SafeScreener Information:

Registration Link

Using the link below, you can invite people in your organization to register as users and complete screeners. Copy the link, or the related QR code, and send it to people in your organization.

https://safescreen.stopitsolutions.com/welcome/0de6c6cec223436983ff897b179f7a67

*Please remember that students, staff and any visitors on campus are required to wear a mask while they are indoors.  At this time-masks are not required to be worn by students, staff, or visitors while they are outside

Announcements

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation throughout this first quarter of the school year.  While we are learning to manage the COVID-19 related issues, your patience has helped us to implement the ever changing health directives as expeditiously as possible.  It has also helped keep our focus on ensuring that our students continue to learn, while also addressing the social-emotional needs created by this unprecedented time.

In this article:

* PARENT CONFERENCES

* COVID-19 UPDATE

* TIKTOK CHALLENGES

* VOLUNTEERS

* BOARD MEETINGS

* EMPLOYMENT

* SURVEY

* INDEPENDENT STUDY

As we end our 2nd week of school, we are so pleased to have your children back in our classrooms.  We have had a busy first week of school, but so appreciate your help and support in having your children arrive at school on time, with their SafeScreener completed, and ready to learn.  We also thank you for attending the Back to School Night Programs that have already been held or upcoming.

We continue to monitor our staff and students to control the spread of the COVID virus, so being thorough and thoughtful when completing the SafeScreener for your children is a key.  

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to enable schools serving students from transitional kindergarten through grade12 to reopen safely. In addition to the conditions imposed on schools by the State Public Health Officer and the California Department of Education, schools must also be in compliance with these employee and student safety and infection control protocols.

We are so excited and looking forward to welcoming our students back to school on August 4th.  Be looking for specific information such as start time, teacher assignments, lunch and breakfast schedules, and opening activities from the principal of your child’s school this week.   

During the past few months, several changes were made and others reinforced by legislation and regulation in our state.  So, here are some answers to frequently requested information: 

School Meals * School Hours * Transportation* Distance Learning  * Transitional Kindergarten

COVID-19 Testing * Vaccinations  * Masks 

School Activities * Volunteers * Meetings of the Board 

School Dress* Counseling Services * Attendance *After School Care

Reopening Protocols and Plans

Gregg Anderson Academy opened August 9, 2012. The school is part of the Westside Union School District located in the northern section of Los Angeles County, specifically the Antelope Valley. The school serves K-6 education students both in general and special education. Gregg Anderson Academy is a school of choice. Students selected to attend the school were chosen through a lottery. Uniforms are mandatory. All classrooms have state of the art technology with a Smartboard in every classroom. Gregg Anderson Academy is the home of the Aviators, where students soar to new heights. Our mission is to create an environment that ensures successful learning for all students through utilization of STEM and AVID strategies. With these strategies we encourage our students to be innovators, inventors, logical thinkers, and problem solvers. Our students will become contributors to their community, now, and in the future.

Calendar

News

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The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health is adopting a staged approach, supported by science and public health expertise, to enable schools serving students from kindergarten through Grade 12 to reopen safely.

Please note: This document may be updated as new information and resources become available. Go to http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ for updates to this document.


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