Return to Campus Updates

We are committed to keeping our community informed, and this web page is the main hub for important communications related to our return to campus. We will update this page with pertinent information, and whenever we have a major update, we will also send it to our families via email. You may view an archive of previous communications on this page as well.
December 2, 2020

Dear Maranatha Community,
 
With the holidays upon us, the number of positive Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles County, as expected, continues to rise, prompting health officials to issue further warnings to the public. Current health orders do not change the activities we are permitted to hold on campus, therefore we will be continuing with our small groups of athletics and performing arts, ensuring that our students and staff take all necessary precautions. In an abundance of caution, we want to remind students and families how important it is to continue following health and safety guidelines to prevent exposure and minimize the spread of Covid-19.

  • Stay home as much as possible
  • In public, wear a face covering and avoid places where a lot of people are together
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water
  • Avoid non-essential travel
We recognize that during Thanksgiving week, each family had to make their own choice about the manner in which they celebrated. For that reason, if your student currently participates in any on-campus activities, we ask that you ensure that your student has been safe before sending him/her to campus, and communicate to us any health concerns you may have. If your student has tested positive for Covid-19 or has been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your student home for the 14-day quarantine period, monitor him/her for symptoms, and notify Maranatha's Covid Exposure Management Team by email at covidinfo@mhs-hs.org. The information you provide will remain confidential. 
 
The more diligent we all are, the easier it will be for us to transition back onto campus when we are permitted to do so.
 
Blessings,
 
John Rouse
Head of School
  

Previous Updates

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  • 11-18-2020 update

    Most likely you have heard news reports this week of the rapid increase in positive Covid cases in Los Angeles County and across the state. In light of these circumstances, when we return from Thanksgiving break we will continue with Maranatha Online (distance learning) for the remaining 2 1/2 weeks of the semester. 
     
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  • 11-11-2020 update

    Based on Tuesday's reported Covid-19 case numbers from the Health Department, Los Angeles County remains at the "Purple" (most restrictive) level. County health officials have expressed concern about a rapid increase in the number of cases they are seeing. No new protocols have been imposed, and this does not impact our school's procedures or the preparations we are making for the safe return of our students. 

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  • 11-4-2020 update

    This past week saw a slight improvement in the number of reported cases of Covid-19 in Los Angeles County, though we still remain at the Purple (most restrictive) level. As we enter a season of cooler weather and holiday gatherings, we echo the reminders of local health authorities to exercise caution and continue to diligently follow health and safety guidelines to slow the spread of Coronavirus. 

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  • 10-28-2020 update

    Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last Thursday for the All-School Parent Forum in which we discussed the re-opening of our campus. In their presentation, the Academic Team talked about protocols, how the flow of traffic will look, what classes and instruction may look like, the possible schedule, and a couple of other features. If you were unable to participate in the Parent Forum, you may watch a recording of it HERE

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  • 10-21-2020 update

    This week's reported COVID-19 case numbers for Los Angeles County are relatively the same as last week. While this does not progress us towards easing the restrictions, it appears that we've leveled out after the recent increase of positive test cases. We are hopeful that we will experience progress in the coming weeks. At a recent news conference, LA County Dept. of Public Health's Dr. Ferrer commented that she was expecting this week's numbers to be about the same and also anticipates that we could see improvement next week. 
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  • 10-14-2020 update

    Though the reported COVID-19 numbers did not go down this week, meaning that Los Angeles County remains at the (most restrictive) Purple Level, we are continuing to prepare our campus for the return of our students. The configuration of classroom space to permit physical distancing should be completed in the next few days. Each afternoon the quietness on our campus is broken, a refreshing change, as our students arrive for athletic conditioning or for performing arts rehearsals. We applaud our students for continuing to follow the health protocols we have implemented.
     
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  • 10-07-2020 update

    As preparations for resuming activities on campus continue this week, we welcomed back our student-athletes as they began outdoor conditioning after school. We are very pleased to report that our students are following protocols and instructions, they are working in small groups and maintaining physical distancing, and that everything is proceeding as planned. The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our #1 priority.  

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  • 09-30-2020 update

    We are looking forward to having our students return to campus and are finalizing campus preparations as COVID-19 cases and other indicators continue to move in a positive direction. We are diligently monitoring reports from local health agencies and state officials in anticipation of meeting the criteria for LA County to move to the “Red Tier”. Once we have been in the “Red Tier” for two consecutive weeks, we will be allowed to open in a modified format.
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  • 07-25-2020 update

    We eagerly anticipate having our school community back on campus. While we share your disappointment that we are unable to reopen campus for the start of school, we have been working diligently on a comprehensive strategy to keep our school and community healthy and safe as we begin the new school year.
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  • 07-17-2020 update

    As many of you may know already, at a noon press conference today, Governor Newsom mandated that both public and private schools close on-campus learning until their county is off the monitoring list for 14 consecutive days.
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  • 07-13-2020 update

    We want to extend our sincere gratitude for the flexibility and resilience you have shown as our community adapted to the realities of COVID-19.
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  • 06-29-2020 update

    June 29, 2020

    We hope this finds you well and that you are carefully enjoying your summer. The pace around school is certainly slowed, but we all miss the students and teachers on campus.
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