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Category: Covid 19

Lower School Co-Curricular Classes Prepare To Resume In Original Spaces

With our campus, students and faculty all following safety protocols to ensure the safety of our community, Lower School co-curriculars are moving back into their original classrooms.  Since August, Teachers Tara West, John Frassinelli and Moria Donati have been traveling from classroom to classroom throughout the Lower School with a cart full of supplies. Using their experience since this school year, the teachers have worked with Head of Lower School Kara Barbour and Director of... Read More
at Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Sanitizing Efforts Over Winter Break

Over the holiday break our contracted janitorial company will again be fully sanitizing and sealing the school interiors. As was done in the fall before school opened, they will apply  Sniper Disinfectant  to all learning areas in the school. This process allows for 100% coverage on all surfaces. They will then follow that process with an application of  Enviroshield Endure manufactured by SD Labs  that provides a durable coating that essentially seals the... Read More
at Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Winter Athletics Phased Restart

As you know, Lausanne’s policy since the pandemic began has been to follow the guidelines from the CDC and our SCHD. In Health Order #15, the Shelby County Health Department asked for all school-related close-contact sports to be suspended beginning on November 23. Being consistent with previous orders, we followed their recommendation and shared that we would continue to evaluate the situation and update you by December 11.  Yesterday, we met with members of our COVID-19 Task... Read More
at Friday, December 4, 2020

CDC Updates Definition Of Close Contacts

Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), updated its definition of who is at risk of contracting coronavirus to include people who come into close contact with infected individuals in multiple short periods of time over a 24-hour period. This new definition of "close contact" expands the pool of those deemed in danger of being infected by the virus after being around someone with the virus.  The old way (solid block of 15 mins):  someone is identified... Read More
at Thursday, October 22, 2020

Updates as of August 10

All summer, we've been preparing to welcome students both in-person and online for the 2020-21 school year. We've developed campus policies to address the changing situation and guidelines on COVID-19,  and  recently shared a video  that shows how some of these plans will be put into action. At the same time, our teachers have been hard at work to ensure they utilize the best approaches available for online learning.    ... Read More
at Monday, August 10, 2020

Optional Signups Now Live

We're looking forward to welcoming students to campus for classes again but also making preparations for families that don't feel comfortable returning. That's why we're offering  optional online classes , too. As of this afternoon,  15.66% of students school-wide  will be taking optional online classes this fall.  Here's the breakdown per division of students taking optional online classes (updated July 30):     ... Read More
at Thursday, July 30, 2020

End Of July Updates on Fall 2020 Preparations

It's almost here: the first day of school for the 2020-21 school year is three weeks away! Aug 17 - 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Lower School First Day of School Aug 18 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Middle School First Day of School Aug 19 - 9 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. - Upper School First Day of School We're prepared to welcome all students back to campus for the start of the school year and are confident in the many changes and upgrades to our facilities, staffing, and... Read More
at Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Preparing to return to campus on August 17

We had a wonderful graduation weekend on campus for the Class of 2020 this past weekend, hosting 11 ceremonies for the seniors and their immediate family to ensure social distancing.  ​ ​​Our efforts to host the celebration showcase our community's ability to be flexible, adaptable and thoughtful as we prepare to begin our 94th school year. ​ ​ Knowing that a Lausanne education is best... Read More
at Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Traditions Continue

Traditions  are a big part of the end of every school year at Lausanne, and this year is no exception . The celebrations may look different than before, but our students and teachers across all grade levels are marking the end of the year with parties, videos and award ceremonies in creative ways. Our community took part in  ArtsFest/SportsFest , the senior's " College T-Shirt Picture " and the eighth-grade "year-in-review" video, but in ways that... Read More

Supporting Our Community

I hope you and your family are doing well and staying safe! I know many of our parent volunteers are out in our community today making deliveries to our faculty and staff in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week.  I am continually appreciative and grateful for our school, our students and the Lausanne family. Many of you recently received a letter from our Lausanne Parent Connections President, Theresa Heist. Over the past several weeks, the LPC Executive Board has received... Read More
at Wednesday, May 6, 2020