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Health and safety expectations for Summer School Programs 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:


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 Protecting Yourself and Others.


Get tested.

Students must have a negative COVID-19 test before participating in any summer program. Lakeside will provide free, on-campus COVID-19 testing for Summer School, LEEP, and Outdoor Program students. Baseline testing will take place the Friday before students arrive to campus and every Friday thereafter for the duration of their program. See emails from Kat Yorks (Director of Summer School Programs), Latasia Lanier (LEEP Director), or Greta Block (Outdoor Programs Coordinator) for testing dates and details. Students in Summer School, Investigative Learning Camp, Athletics Camps, and Outdoor Programs may opt out of testing if they are fully vaccinated (14 days past their last shot).

Get vaccinated when eligible.

Summer School Programs encourages all eligible students to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Please review Lakeside School’s policy on the COVID-19 vaccines for the 2021-2022 school year. For students enrolled in Summer School, Investigative Learning Camp, Athletics Camps, and Outdoor Programs, fully vaccinated students (14 days past their last shot) whose parents/guardians have uploaded the student’s vaccination record into Magnus Health (or, for non-Lakeside students, into the summer school registration site) will not need to be tested for COVID-19 on Fridays. They may also travel domestically without quarantining afterwards. Vaccinated students must adhere to all other COVID-19 health and safety protocols (including mask-wearing and daily health screenings).


Participate in contact tracing.

As part of Lakeside’s commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are conducting contact tracing. If there is a positive case of COVID-19 on campus, qualified and specially trained Lakeside employees will use the Trace Innovations app and cohorting, in which students will remain in designated pods, to conduct contact tracing. We will collaborate with the Washington State Department of Health as part of this process. Lakeside will communicate with families of potentially exposed students, who will be asked to quarantine. Instructions for downloading and using the Trace Innovations app will be shared with students and faculty that are required to install the app. View detailed instructions for downloading on iOS devices, or Android devicesRead more in this FAQ from Trace Innovations. Learn about Trace Innovation's privacy measures in this PDF.


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.


Stay home if sick.

Students showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 must not come to campus. Parents/guardians must keep them at home and away from others and report the illness to the school. When possible, provisions will be made to support students through remote learning. If a student is on campus and develops COVID-like symptoms during the day, they will be sent to a private space on campus and evaluated by a trained Lakeside employee. The student will have their temperature taken, be given a KN-95 mask, and isolated in a separate room if they show two or more signs of possible infection. Lakeside will contact the family to pick up their student and, if necessary, arrange for possible COVID testing for that student.


Stay home if exposed.

Anyone in a household who has been notified by the State Health Department that they were in contact with an individual infected with COVID-19 must notify Lakeside as soon as possible. Based on the circumstance, the family may be asked to keep their student home from school for 14 days. During this time, the student may be able to attend the class or program remotely.


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. 


Participate in health screenings.

All Lakeside summer programs students will be required to complete a quick screening health survey each day a student is scheduled to be on campus. The survey is administered by individual summer program directors; all information provided to them is confidential. All families must submit the screening by 8 a.m. each morning a student is scheduled to be on campus — or before boarding the bus to campus. Students who come to campus without a completed wellness check will be sent to a trained employee who will administer a screening. 


Check temperature daily.

Families will take their student’s temperature each morning they are scheduled to be on campus and report the temperature on the daily health survey. Students will be checked for a high temperature if they show COVID-19 symptoms or are generally ill while at school.


Wear a face mask.

All members of the community are required to wear a face mask at all times while on campus. Cloth face masks need to be laundered regularly. If a student forgets their face mask, one will be provided for them for that school day. Students may not use face shields as an alternative to cloth face coverings except in situations in which wearing a mask will exacerbate a physical or mental health condition, lead to a medical emergency, or introduce significant safety concerns. Students not able to wear a mask for the stated reasons should talk with their program director: Kat Yorks (Director of Summer School Programs), Latasia Lanier (LEEP Director), or Greta Block (Outdoor Education Coordinator).


Practice physical distancing.

All members of the community must adhere to three-foot physical distance guidelines, as recommended by the CDC. These guidelines will be made explicit through written communication, physical symbols (marks on the ground and signs), verbal reinforcement, and behavior modelling. Lakeside will post the maximum capacities of rooms and other spaces and install Plexiglass barriers in high traffic areas such as the main offices on both campuses.


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.


Limit social interactions outside of school.

Parents and guardians should limit students’ social interaction outside of school and have them refrain from participation in large gatherings where they will be at a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission. It is imperative that families partner with the school to ensure that their student limits their exposure both during the school day and while off campus in order to mitigate the spread of the disease. Please review this PDF for more information.


Avoid unnecessary travel.

Families should review the CDC and Washington Department of Health travel health notices before undertaking any travel, particularly to an international destination. Students who have traveled out-of-state need to be back in the Seattle area for seven days before being tested for COVID-19. If the results are negative, they may return to campus.