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COVID-19

Knowing that a Lausanne education is best experienced through in-person relationships, we are excited to have students attend classes on-campus. To ensure that our community remained safe, safety measures were put in place to address COVID-19 by a task force made up of infectious disease experts, doctors and members of our administrative team. 

Guiding Principles

The task force is guided by these goals:
  • We must stay true to the educational quality of Lausanne
  • The safety of our students and the health of the community must be protected
  • The situation may change quickly, and we must remain adaptable 

With those goals and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control guiding us, we developed policies and procedures, remaining prepared to adapt to the situation as necessary to educate students on-campus and online.

Classroom best practices continue to be evaluated by our Health Advisory Committee and updated to utilize recommendations of national, state and local health officials, such as the American Association of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease ControlWhile these policies are for the entire school, each division has age-appropriate policies, as well.

EXPOSURE PROTOCOLS

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our school nurse to let them know as soon as possible. Full exposure protocols can be found on our website here.

health advisory committee

Lausanne's Health Advisory Committee makes recommendations to Lausanne's administration for campus procedures. This committee is made up on doctors, nurses, health care professionals and Lausanne staff, and utilizes a variety of sources to make recommendations, including the CDC's recommended responses to our community health level

MASKING ON CAMPUS

While anyone can choose to wear a mask at any time, there may be times when mandatory masking is necessary. All students are required to bring two clean masks to school daily. This allows us to institute community masking quickly should the need arise. 

COMMUNITY AGREEMENT
We strongly encourage all members of the Lausanne community to pursue receiving the Covid-19 vaccination if they are able. Knowing that our students will be interacting, and to protect our community, all families must agree to minimize their risk and exposure to the coronavirus.
Social and Emotional Needs of Students

Lausanne continues to facilitate SEL opportunities for all grade levels. Teaching students ways to regulate their emotions and cope with the stress of living in an accelerated culture is essential to student maturation. 

Additionally, Lower School Counselor Angie Valadie, Middle School Counselor Amanda Pearson and Upper School Counselor Laura David are available if you have a question about your Lausanne student's emotional health, and continue to work with students one-on-one to help them process their emotions. Contact your division's counselor by email at any time.

Being Prepared for Different Scenarios
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.