An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Health and safety expectations for Summer at Lakeside students and families

All members of the Lakeside community have a shared responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In an effort to facilitate a safe summer program, students and families must commit, in collaboration with the school, to the following health and safety procedures.

Please note that health and safety guidelines are subject to change. 


Comply with federal, state, and local orders.

All families and employees are expected to follow directives from national, state, and local authorities to maintain their own health and safety during this pandemic. These include Washington State Department of Public Health, Public Health - Seattle & King County, and the CDC Guide on COVID Prevention. Lakeside follows directives from national, state, and local authorities to inform our health policies. Please refer to Lakeside's Health and Safety page for our policies for what to do if you test positive, are exposed, or aren't feeling well, and notify the appropriate program director: Summer School Director Kat Yorks (; LEEP Director Latasia Lanier ( 


Contact Summer Program director if a family member tests positive for COVID-19.

If a student or a member of their household tests positive for COVID-19, a parent/guardian must notify the school as soon as possible. Please contact Latasia Lanier (LEEP director), Kat Yorks (director of Summer School Programs), or Greta Block (outdoor education coordinator) with questions or to report a positive COVID-19 test result. This information will remain confidential and will allow the school to engage in effective contact tracing procedures to limit possible infection of others.


Keep medical information up to date.

All medical forms must be updated with family and emergency contacts and current medical forms for a student to attend the first day of a summer program. 


Mask optional.

Lakeside is mask-optional. There may be times when a teacher asks students to mask up during class, and we ask students to comply with these requests. We will have surgical masks available for students on these occasions.


Practice excellent hygiene.

Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds — especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.