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COVID-19 Resource Page

Current Status:

K-12 Remote Learning
Updated April 24, 2020

Crossroads will continue to operate the School remotely through the end of the 2019-20 school year.

This section of the website will provide timely updates specific to Crossroads School’s response and planning efforts. We urge you to learn about the orders issued on March 27 by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding self-isolation and self-quarantine measures.
 
 

School Communications

For a list of communications on this topic, please click here. (You will be prompted to log in.)

Event Changes & Cancellations

All School events, including trips, performances and athletic competitions, have been postponed or canceled. On Sunday mornings, parents will continue to receive the weekly Roadmap newsletter, which will provide more details about the status of upcoming events.

Helping the Crossroads Community

The Help Hub
We are sadly aware of the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on some of our current families and employees. Parent Association leaders, alongside Crossroads administrators, have worked hard to find ways to connect those who need help to those who can help. Parents and employees who wish to request or provide assistance are invited to click the link below. Note: This page is only accessible to current Crossroads parents and employees; you will be prompted to log in with your School website credentials.

COVID-19

Emergency Community Resources
Please visit these links for information and aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • With support from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, the Angeleno Card provides financial assistance for in-need households via no-fee prepaid cards.

  • The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) has launched a temporary program to deliver food and other vital items to older and dependent adults.

  • The Westside Food bank has published a list of local food pantries.

  • OnwardCA provides employment opportunities and essential life services—including money, groceries and child care—to California workers who have been displaced by COVID-19.

  • A list of resources to support community health and well-being—including food, housing, health, transportation, education and employment—can be found here in English and here in Spanish.

  • The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has also published a list of resources, including educational tools and Grab & Go Food Center locations; note that your child does not have to attend an LAUSD school to receive free meals.

  • A number of internet service providers are making internet accessible for free for families with K-12 students, including ComcastCox Communications and Charter Communications. Please visit the internet service provider's website for information on restrictions and how to enroll. 

COVID-19

FAQs

Prevention and Safety

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • What should I do if I suspect that I or a family member has been exposed to COVID-19?

    If you think that you or a family member may have been exposed to the coronavirus, even if there are no symptoms, call your health care professional; they will work with local health officials and the CDC to determine if testing is necessary. If a person you have been in close contact with tests positive, they will be asked by the Department of Public Health whom they’ve shared space with; if they list you, you will be notified.

    Please also contact our nurse coordinator Paula Rickey immediately if you are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. This information allows the school to maximize the safety of the entire community and may help drive important decisions. In adherence to the HIPAA privacy rule, Paula will keep your identity confidential.
  • How can I and my family avoid COVID-19?

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. You help keep your family safe through the following best practices:
     
    Social Distancing
    Scientists believe very strongly that practicing aggressive social distancing will slow the spread of this infection, allowing hospitals to care for patients without being completely inundated. The more that people keep to themselves and avoid interactions with others, the more effective this strategy will be. Recommendations include:
     
    • Remain out of congregate settings.
    • Avoid mass gatherings.
    • Maintain distance (approximately six feet) from others when possible.
    While the above measures are helpful, please note that the most effective form of social distancing happens when families isolate themselves as much as possible. For example, do not gather students together for remote learning and refrain from participating in play dates and other social activities. This aggressive tactic is the best way to reduce the risk of contracting the infection or spreading it to others.

     
    Good Hygiene
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • While you should try to limit your time outside the home as much as possible, it is especially crucial to stay home when you are sick. Remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. 

    Limiting Travel
    • As experts highly recommend social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, consider canceling all but essential travel, both domestically and internationally.
    • Anyone traveling to a country deemed Level 2 or 3 by the CDC should self-quarantine for 14 days after returning. As this list is subject to change, please check here for the latest updates.
    • Stay abreast of what developing travel bans may impact your plans.

Stress and Emotional Health

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

COVID-19

Public Health Resources