Campus Safety Protocols for Hybrid Learning Model During COVID-19

The following safety protocols will be used for our school reopening. These procedures were compiled based on printed guidance from the CDC, the California Department of Public Health, the LA County Department of Public Health, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Louisville High School will take all precautions necessary to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, and staff while continuing to provide a high-quality educational program. These campus safety protocols will be adjusted as needed and as future guidance is given from public health organizations.

The goal of these protocols is for Louisville to follow all directives and guidance. If the school is not in compliance with the guidance and directives provided, then we will not be able to remain open. Please help us in this endeavor by discussing these procedures with your daughter and emphasizing the importance of following all directives. In addition, the school will be hosting orientation days with students and faculty/staff before returning to on-campus instruction to ensure that everyone understands the protocols. If you have any questions, concerns, or points of clarification, please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life Josh Wilson

Task Force and Exposure Management Plan

A designated COVID-19 Task Force has been in place since August 2020 and they are responsible for establishing and enforcing all COVID-19 safety protocols and ensuring that faculty/staff and students receive education about COVID-19. They also meet weekly to discuss the latest updates from the county to ensure that these protocols are in place. The Task Force will also be responsible for following Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan in the event that a COVID-19 case is reported on our campus.

Louisville’s top priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  We are working diligently to comply with our county’s department of public health re-opening protocols. Due to the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19, the information on this page may be subject to change.

Encourage Proper Hygiene

Students are encouraged to practice healthy hygiene both at home and throughout the school day by washing hands and using hand sanitizer regularly, avoiding contact with their eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering sneezes. To encourage this, hand sanitizer stations have been installed in every classroom and hand washing stations have been added to our campus. Hand washing should be done following proper hand washing technique as outlined by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. In addition, there will be signs directing students regarding proper hand washing guidance. 

Stay Home if Sick

Families are asked to regularly check their daughter’s temperature and keep her home if there is a fever or any other COVID-19 symptoms. Additionally, all students and employees are required to complete a Home Health Screening before every day of school. Students and employees must be logged into their school account to complete the screening. After completing the screening students/employees will receive an email stating whether or not they are cleared to enter the campus. If students are not cleared to enter campus, we ask them to contact the school by emailing the attendance office. Families are also asked to inform the school immediately if their daughter comes in close contact with any person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

From the Counseling Department

There are a number of things you can do to look after and maintain your mental health and wellbeing. Many people cope with stress by getting involved with sports, practicing yoga, exercising, or partaking in a favorite hobby. Others express themselves through art, such as poetry, writing, or music. What you eat might also affect your mood - a well-balanced diet will help keep you both physically and mentally healthy.

Mental Health Care While at Home
1. Create a daily routine that you will follow each day
2. Stay active & exercise
3. Go outside - sunlight improves mood!
4. Do your homework! Work toward a goal at the end of each day.
5. Stay organized - our environment affects our mood 
6. Do something creative
7. Keep a journal
8. Reach out to others 
9. Eat healthy
10. Listen to music
11. Limit watching the news
12. Remember: this won’t last forever!

Cleaning and Disinfection

The school’s facility management company will be deep cleaning and disinfecting the entire campus, including every classroom, on a daily basis according to the cleaning and disinfecting guidance provided by the CDC. Routine cleaning & disinfecting will occur periodically throughout the school day and in the evening, with special attention paid to high touch contact points using products that are EPA approved.

Drinking fountains will be closed on campus, however, touch-less water bottle filling stations will be available for students. Classrooms are cleaned and disinfected daily. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of personal electronic equipment are also recommended (Tech Cleaning Safety Guidelines).

Ventilation

Ventilation through open doors and windows will be used in all classrooms where possible. All HVAC systems have been recently inspected and are in good, working order. HVAC systems have been programmed to increase indoor/outdoor air exchange. All of our HVAC system filters use EPA-registered antimicrobial products for use against novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. 

Campus Entrance Procedure

Drop-Off, Check-In, and Walkways Map

All students, faculty, and staff will have to complete a daily health screening before arriving at school. Signage at the entrance to the campus and throughout the campus will remind students that they should stay home if sick, maintain social distancing of at least 3 feet, and wear a face mask at all times (except when eating or drinking) while on campus.

Upon entering the campus any students who arrive after 8:00 am should be dropped off in the main quad area, where a member of staff will check the email showing that the student is cleared to enter campus. Students who arrive before 8:00 am will have their clearance email checked by security. Any student who is not cleared to enter campus will be asked to work from home for the day. Student drivers will follow a similar procedure as they enter the campus. Email-check locations will be provided in several locations in the parking areas for this purpose. After having their clearance email checked students must head directly to class.

Campus Exit Procedure

Pick-Up Map

All students should exit the campus as soon as possible at the end of the school day unless they have an extra-curricular responsibility that necessitates remaining on campus. The library will be open until 5:00 pm each day for those students who need to remain on campus. Students must wait to be picked up in the quad area at the bottom of the senior lawn or outside the library and should remain socially distanced as they wait to be picked up.

Social Distancing

Drop-Off, Check-In, and Walkways Map

Social Distancing will be required throughout the day both inside and outside of the classroom. Within classrooms/library/student work areas, all desks are spaced 3 feet from each other and at least 3 feet from the teacher’s area. Indoor hallways will be one-way only to encourage social distancing, and there will be signage throughout the campus to direct the flow of foot-traffic. Proper social distancing for eating areas will be marked throughout the campus to guide students to remain 3 feet apart at breaks and lunch. To allow for social distancing in bathrooms, the number of students in the bathroom will be limited to the number of sinks in the bathroom. 

Personal Protective Equipment

All students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear a face mask throughout the school day. The face mask must be worn to fully cover the nose and mouth (wear your mask like Louis the Lion). Face masks with a one-way valve are not allowed. Students, faculty, and staff have the option to wear a face shield in addition to a face mask, however, face shields will not be a replacement for face masks. The school will provide a cloth face mask for every student and every employee. Read more about the necessity of masks from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health.

The school has adequate supplies of all necessary protective equipment including:
  • gloves,
  • face masks,
  • face shields,
  • hand sanitizer,
  • hand soap,
  • cleaning/disinfecting supplies, and
  • tissues. 

Visitors and Deliveries

  • On-campus visitors and deliveries should be left with the security guard at the entrance to the school.
  • If parents/guardians need to pick their daughter up early, they should park in visitor parking and call the attendance office at 818.346.8815 and their daughter will be brought to the car.
  • All counseling appointments or parent/guardian meetings involving parents/guardians will be done virtually. 
  • General office hours are 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday on school days.

Positive Cases of COVID-19

Any student, faculty, or staff who shows symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be immediately quarantined and sent home for the day. Close contacts of symptomatic individuals will be notified. If any student, faculty, or staff test positive for COVID-19, they will be asked to quarantine at home for at least 10 days and will not be permitted to return until they have been cleared to do so by a doctor. Notification will be sent home to all families in the event of a positive case of COVID-19 (although the identity of the individual who tested positive will be kept confidential).

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health will both be notified in the event of a positive test and will guide the school on the appropriate course of action. In the event of a positive case of COVID-19, close contacts of the positive case will be notified and directed on what they need to do.

Transportation and Extracurriculars

Information regarding protocols surrounding transportation and extracurriculars will be communicated directly with those involved. If you would like to know more about transportation please contact Mrs. Tara Shuler. Athletic programs holding conditioning and training are following the protocols for youth sports from the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. If you would like to know more about athletics please contact the Athletic Department. For all other questions about extra-curricular activities please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life Mr. Josh Wilson.

Louisville High School


22300 Mulholland Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: (818) 346-8812
Fax: (818) 346-9483