Dear Lakehill Families,
As more information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) becomes available and concerns intensify, the health and safety of our students and our school community remains our highest priority.
Lakehill Preparatory School continues to monitor communication from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We are participating in briefings and updates from leading organizations across the country, including UT Southwestern Medical Center, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS).
The school is taking precautions to mitigate the spread of all illnesses. Teachers are using anti-bacterial wipes to wipe down classroom surfaces. The nightly cleaning crew is taking extra care to disinfect common areas, including the cafeteria, libraries, and the Upper School Commons, and to wipe down frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and stair rails. Our buses are being cleaned and disinfected by our facilities staff. Over Spring Break, the cleaning crew will perform a deep cleaning of the entire building.
We continue to encourage everyone to follow the basic preventative measures to guard against the flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses. These will aid in reducing the spread of germs and help keep our community healthy.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer when possible.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
We are actively preparing to minimize the potential impact on our school community, including contingency plans in the event an extended school closure becomes necessary. We have no indication that a school closure will be needed, nor is there any reason to become alarmed about that at this time. We are being proactive in making sure we have a plan in place should the guidelines of the CDC or WHO change. Please be assured that should we decide to suspend in-person classes, I will inform the entire community at once and in a timely manner.
As Spring Break approaches, please be mindful of global travel restrictions and the potential risks associated with travel to regions affected by the outbreak. We ask for all of our families to review travel information and real-time alerts issued by the CDC.
In this time of uncertainty, it is best to rely on information from reliable sources. Please reference these organizations for information.
Thank you so much for your support of our school, our students, and our faculty and staff. We will keep you informed on any developments that may impact our daily routine.