2020-2021 Campus Re-Opening Plan

 

The Oaks will begin the 2020-21 school year in an all-distance mode. This is due to the current California state criteria that prevent on-campus instruction from taking place until the COVID-19 situation improves in Los Angeles County.

To read about our reopening plan for the rest of the school year, click on the links below.

Head of School Updates

December 8, 2020

Dear Oaks Families,

Thank you for attending the Town Hall meeting last week.  I appreciate your time and support of the school. You can access the town hall slides here. The recording of the town hall will follow next week.

We will keep you posted on the planned return for K-2 students on January 19.  We will send out a survey to families after Winter Break about distance vs. hybrid learning.  Our next Town Hall meeting will be on January 12 at 4pm. Details to follow.

Thank you again for your support. Take care.

Best,

Ted Hamory
Head of School
 
 

November 30, 2020

Dear Oaks Families,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful week and that you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family. My holiday was a quiet one and I am grateful for that. I think the highlight for me was getting my Christmas tree up!

As you are probably aware, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in Los Angeles County. Sadly, we are at one of the worst points in the pandemic to date. Los Angeles County recently imposed new restrictions that include a nightly curfew and a ban on most public and private gatherings. There is also the looming possibility of another stay-at-home order in the coming weeks.

In the midst of all of this, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has preliminarily approved our K-2 waiver application. Due to the current surge in COVID-19, we are planning to start in-person classes for grades K-2 in mid-January. We are also exploring possibilities for bringing back grades 3-6 in a limited fashion. All of this depends on the pandemic and how it evolves over the next month or so. In the meantime, we are accelerating our planning and preparation so that we will be ready to go in January. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all of our stakeholders as we make decisions about re-opening. There is not a clear and easy way through this and I thank you for your patience and support. 

On Thursday, 12/3 at 4pm, we will hold our next Town Hall meeting. At the Town Hall we will be updating you on our plans for January. Look for Zoom details later this week. 

Thanks again for your support of The Oaks. I look forward to seeing you at the Town Hall later this week.


Best, 

Ted Hamory
Head of School
 
 

November 16, 2020

Dear Oaks Families,

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and that you are healthy and enjoying the start of the holiday season. We are on break next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday. With COVID-19 surging, I hope that you will be able to celebrate with family and friends in a safe way. I came across a quick guide for COVID-19 and the holidays that may help you plan some spade activities and gatherings. You can access it here.

Thanksgiving is about gratitude and I am so thankful for all of you. This has been a very challenging year and while we are still in the midst of the pandemic I am grateful to have you and your families with us at The Oaks. This time of year at school is normally filled with celebration and community. I am missing you all and hoping we will be back together soon.

Last week you received a letter from Adam Greenfield and Greg Macek about the Annual Fund. With the pandemic and its related economic fallout affecting all businesses and organizations, your support is more crucial than ever. I hope that you are able to participate and support the school in this time of need. Feel free to reach out to me or any of the annual fund team if you have any questions. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Take care.
 
Best, 

Ted Hamory
Head of School
 
 

October Town Hall Webinar

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October Town Hall Slides

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Virtual Campus Visits

 

While our campus is closed and we are not providing in-person tours, please take a moment to enjoy the "First Look at The Oaks" video below. We will offer you many opportunities to see our students in action, virtually. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected with us during this time. 

Our Admission Office is open and available to you virtually for any questions you may have. Email us to Admission@OaksSchool.org