We want to know your ideas and concerns. We've answered questions others members of our community have submitted, but we'd love to hear from you, too. Please take a moment and share your thoughts with the task force.
We know you'll have questions about specific areas.
Below you'll find answers to some of the questions we've received. If you have a concern, we haven't addressed, please let us know by submitting it using the above form. It will be shared with the task force, and we'll try to address it as soon as possible.
Knowing the situation can change daily based on local, state and federal recommendations, guidelines and mandates, this information may become out of date. In almost all instances, we continue to follow the latest guidance from the CDC. To see their latest recommendations on their website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.
As part of the process to prepare for our reopening, we held virtual parent conversations with parents from each division. Questions and answers from those sessions can be found here in a PDF format.
The CDC is investigating if people that have the vaccine can still be carriers of the coronavirus, and therefore would need to continue wearing face coverings to protect others from catching COVID-19. At this time, they are recommending continued use of masks until they reach a decision. If they find that the vaccine is effective in eliminating the possibility of carrying and transmitting the virus, we’ll be happy to update this policy.
N95/K95 masks are not recommended for anyone other than healthcare workers or those who are at higher risk.
Lunches will be provided to all on-campus students each school day.
Lower School students will select their entrée options with their teacher’s help each week, and will be served with a variety of fresh fruits. Lunch will be delivered to Lower School students and eaten in their classroom.
For both Middle and Upper School, individual classes will be released to select their lunch in the Dining Hall, maintaining social distancing as they choose their lunch items. Students will choose one entrée and separately packaged sides.
AfterCare for Grades PK – 8th will be available from 3:15 - 6 p.m. for Lower and Middle School students.
In order to maintain contact tracing and appropriate numbers and staffing, drop-ins will not be allowed. Further precautions such as cohorts, carpool and scheduling will be amended and can be found at www.lausanne360.com or by contacting Leslie Crais, Director of AfterCare at email@example.com.
For the fall Lower School Sports season, soccer and tennis are offered in training sessions with no league play. Register by contacting Leslie Crais, Director of Lower School Sports at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middle School Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, and Cross Country began August 10 with a modified season and practice plan.
Fall Varsity Athletics are in session. For more information, please contact Assistant Athletic Director – Cayce Densford at email@example.com.
Thank you for all that you do during these unprecedented times!
Some Lausanne families have members who are health care workers, pilots, or professions that force them to travel to "hotspot" areas or come into contact with people that may have COVID-19. We ask that you continue to maintain practices that ensure the safety of yourself, your family and the Lausanne community.
Please welcome our new school nurse Jo Turnage to Lausanne. Ms. Turnage will be onsite each school day and responsible for implementing best practices and measures to ensure the promotion of a healthy school environment. She has 45 years of nursing experience, including 29 years dedicated to pediatrics, with 13 years at Le Bonheur and 16 years at St. Jude. Earning her RN at the University of Memphis, her most recent experience was working as the triage nurse at West Cancer Center for the Gynecologic Oncologists.
Ms. Turnage will be in our new clinic near the lobby of the lower school, where she will provide direct student care, health education and policy management. We are pleased that she will be part of the Lausanne family and will play an integral role as an advocate, liaison, and consultant on health-related issues for students, families and the school community.