Tritons Together

An interim operational plan for managing Pacifica Christian High School during COVID-19

 

Pacifica’s plan, Tritons Together, is the product of a collaborative effort of our team investing hundreds of hours exploring various learning solutions, collaborating with educators from leading schools around the country on every aspect of school operations, and incorporating best practices from local, state, and national health agencies, schools, and other professionals for managing this moment. Our faculty and staff are courageously ready to return for the purpose of teaching students to think and live well. We look forward to partnering with you, and we will continue to update you on details as we monitor developments throughout the school year. The school’s policies and procedures will change throughout the management of this pandemic.  

What do I do next?

I am sick, someone in my family is sick, or I have been in close contact with someone who has now tested positive for COVID 19.

Close contact is defined as within less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes

Our mission is more Important than ever

The high school years are some of the most formative years in a person's life intellectually and spiritually. During these years teenagers grow in wisdom, knowledge, creativity, and Christian faith and charity. All of this is preparation for faithful lives of contribution to the flourishing of people around the world as they work, serve, play, and worship. All, for God’s glory!

This work is also relational. Therefore, it is imperative, especially in a moment like this one, that we thoughtfully, carefully, and intentionally educate these young people, for their good and for the good of the world! As a school, this is our moral obligation to our students and to society.

TRITONS TOGETHER

Introduction and Overview

Tritons Together Policy Handbook
SY20/21 Return to Campus Consent Form*
Pacifica Zoom Consent Form*
Distance Learning Only Commitment Form**

 

All forms can be found within MyPacifica
* Required for all students by September X, 2020.
** Required for all students who wish to learn online exclusively for the first semester. Form due by September 1, 2020.

We are committed to a thoughtful and healthy return to school this fall, and we are preparing for full in-person instruction and other learning scenarios should they be required. We note that it is likely that we may need to utilize more than one learning scenario throughout this school year. We are continually monitoring the spread of the virus in Orange County and throughout the state. We have plans that are reasonable and appropriate to do our part to stay healthy and maintain campus life as close to normal as feasible. These plans are subject to change depending on future developments, but the following will allow us to keep the Tritons Together in the community we so deeply love and value.

In considering on-campus learning during the current and future phases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Pacifica is continuously evaluating the risk of direct infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among our staff and students with the harms of prolonged school closures on our students, staff, and broader communities. We also recognize there are varying levels of susceptibility and concern across our community regarding contracting, spreading, and disease, or even in some very extreme cases, death from SARS-CoV-2. This handbook outlines our efforts in mitigating 1) the potential risk of a community spread of COVID-19 and 2) exposure of the virus to those who may be most susceptible. With Christ as our exemplar, in humility, let us consider others better than ourselves. This school year will require each of us to look not only to our own interests but also to the interests of others.

This microsite provides an overview of the school’s temporary operations throughout the remainder of this pandemic. Policies, procedures, and guidance found within the Tritons Together Handbook supersede policies within the student, staff, and faculty handbooks for as long as the handbook is in effect. 

We acknowledge the existence of numerous guiding documents from jurisdictions in our local community, state, country, and around the world. Much of that guidance informed the creation of this dynamic document. Additional guidance will continue to be published as we learn more about the nature and treatment of COVID-19 throughout the school year. We acknowledge that difficulties will arise over disputes regarding which policy or behavior is right and best. The school reserves the right to modify policies and procedures at any time to best meet the needs of this community and align with our growing understanding of the virus.

It should also be recognized that it is not possible to remove all risk of infection and disease now that SARS-CoV-2 is well established in our county and state. Mitigation of risk, while easing restrictions over time, will be needed for the foreseeable future.

Resources & Links

Pacifica Resources

Tritons Together Policy Handbook
SY20/21 Return to Campus Consent Form*
Pacifica Zoom Consent Form*
Distance Learning Only Commitment Form**

 

All forms can be found within MyPacifica
* Required for all students by September X, 2020.
** Required for all students who wish to learn online exclusively for the first semester. Form due by September 1, 2020.

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