LHP continues to carefully monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our planning and response efforts remain focused on protecting the health and safety of our students and employees while continuing our crucial educational mission.
CAMPUS CLOSURE & LEARNING CONTINUITY PLAN
Updated May 22, 2020
Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an announcement allowing the resumption of all organized youth activities, including summer camps.
In light of that announcement, we have outlined below the activities available on LHP campuses for our students.
First, we are maintaining several decisions shared in May:
- The health and safety of our students, employees, and families are and will remain our top priorities.
- Beginning June 8, 2020, we will offer summer school academic programs, including our Virtual Enrichment Programs, via our remote Learning Continuity Plan.
- We must achieve Phase II in order to offer on-campus programs for students. Given our state achieves Phase II in the near future, the earliest start date for on-campus programs at LHPS will be July 6, 2020.
- We are independently assessing the opening of the Highlander Aquatics Center.
- The LHPS campuses remain closed to all students, parents, employees and visitors through Sunday, June 7, 2020, except for previously announced school-sponsored activities.
- Several Task Forces are currently assessing the possibility of and the necessary protocols to allow our athletic teams to return to campus for coach-supervised practices starting June 8, 2020. We will announce our decision by Friday, June 5, 2020.
We will keep you informed as further decisions unfold and we move to full campus opening and activities.
Learn more about the LHP Learning Continuity Plan here.
Updated April 20, 2020
All school-sponsored travel is cancelled through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
Travel for Families
LHP families or employees who plan to travel should regularly monitor the CDC Coronavirus Information for Travel and U.S. State Department Travel Advisories websites. With guidance from the Florida Department of Health, Florida Department of Education, and the Florida Council of Independent Schools, we strongly recommend all Highlanders:
PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS ON OUR CAMPUS
We have a concentrated focus on prevention and precautionary measures on both campuses. We have:
- Hired additional sanitizing crews to disinfect both campuses each night after our regular cleaning crews complete their operations.
- Continued aggressive sanitation measures by our Facilities crews to thoroughly clean and frequently wipe down commonly touched surfaces, including desks, doors, public spaces, and bathroom fixtures.
- Stocked all classrooms and offices with sanitizing supplies.
- Implemented daily treatment of all classrooms and offices with hospital-grade virucide.
- Ordered portable handwashing stations to install throughout our school.
- Installed 75 wall stations for hand sanitizing.
- Educated students and employees about best hygiene practices to help decrease the spread of any flu or virus.
- Posted educational notices about handwashing techniques, covering one’s mouth and nose. when sneezing or coughing, avoiding touching one’s eyes, nose and mouth, and staying home if sick.