COVID-19 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at OLP?
No.

Will the campus be closed?
Effective immediately, the campus is closed to all students and visitors. There will be a limited number of Leadership Team and vital staff on campus next week to ensure the effective transition to virtual work and learning. If you need to contact a member of the faculty or staff, please email them to schedule a Zoom appointment. Contact [email protected] for questions relating to campus facilities.

How will learning continue?
Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, all classes will be moved to online digital learning with the hopeful expectation to return to campus Monday, April 20, 2020.

What will the schedule of classes be?
For the first week (March 18 – 20) the schedule will be the following:
8:00 – 8:15: Morning Message to Entire Community (Live via Zoom or Hangouts Meet Livestream)
8:15 – 9:00: Block A/D Synchronous Online Learning
9:00 – 9:45: Break and independent work time
9:45 – 10:30: Block B/E Synchronous Online Learning
10:30 – 11:00: Break and independent work time
11:00 – 11:45: Block C/F Synchronous Online Learning
11:45 – 12:30: Break/Lunch
12:30 – 1:15: Block G/Z Synchronous Online Learning (Rotation 2 only)

How will students balance synchronous and asynchronous learning?
Students will be required to participate in both synchronous and asynchronous learning as part of OLP’s remote learning plan. The weekly schedule will be reflected in their Blackbaud calendar. During all times designated as “Synchronous Online Learning” students are expected to be online with their class and instructor. Attendance will be taken at the start of each block. We will ask for feedback on Friday afternoons to assess student and faculty learning needs.

How do I get individual help with my coursework?
Teachers will offer individual “office hours” throughout the week. Students are also encouraged to reach out to their teachers via email to request individual assistance.

Do I have to stay at home?
Please ensure you and your families are adhering to Governor Newsom’s state-wide directive to stay at home. This order requires that all Californians stay home as much as they can, leaving their homes only if required for work, to pick up prescriptions or grocery shop. It is more important than ever that we all follow this directive to help flatten the curve and avoid overwhelming our health care system. Though we cannot be physically together, it’s important we continue to find ways to connect virtually and be social while being physically distant. 

How Do I Contact the School?
As a result of the Executive Order issued by Governor Newsom, California is now in a state of “shelter-at-home.” The school is closed. During this time, the main OLP phone line has been forwarded and will be answered Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:30 pm should you need to contact the school at 619-297-2266. This is a limited service and is primarily for emergency contact. We still recommend that the best way to reach faculty and staff is via email.

How Do I Report a Remote Absence
If your child is sick and cannot participate in her online remote classes, you’ll need to report her absence as usual. A parent must email [email protected] as soon as possible, but no later than 8:00 am on the day she is going to be absent. Attendance may also be reported via your parent Blackbaud account. Our remote learning platforms allow for regular daily lessons to be posted to Blackbaud so students may access the course material that they missed. 

How are Athletics impacted?
In alignment with San Diego Unified School District Athletics, effective immediately all athletics practices, games and on-campus co-curricular activities have been canceled.

Are on-campus events being canceled?
All schoolwide and large scale gatherings through Easter Break have been either canceled, postponed, or modified. We will make every effort to reschedule as many events as possible in an effort to honor the tremendous work of faculty, staff, and students. Visit the OLP website for a list of events and their current status.

Will Easter Break be moved?
No, Easter break will remain April 9-17. We considered all options and felt the continuing of online learning up to Easter break provided the best continuity for our students and families.

Will the school be deep cleaned before reopening?
Yes, in recent weeks we have increased the frequency and intensity of our cleaning practices campus-wide. Before re-opening, the campus will be deep cleaned.

Are students required to wear uniforms during online learning?
While students are not required to be in their school uniform during online learning, students are required to dress appropriately. A new set of Essential Agreements for Online Learning were reviewed on Tuesday, March 17 and are posted on Blackbaud.

If one of my blocks is student aide, do I still have to check in with that teacher?
Student aide blocks are now considered free blocks and students would not need to report for an academic class.

What if my student does not have any internet access?
Please contact our Director of Technology at [email protected]. At this time we have some limited resources to support some families with a temporary solution.

What if my student’s computer does not have a working video camera for video conferencing?
Please contact our Director of Technology at [email protected]. At this time we have some limited resources to support some families with a temporary solution.

  • What can I do to minimize the risk of contracting the virus?
    Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap is not available;
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth and avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home when sick and call us to report fever and respiratory symptoms;
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional;
  • And continue to receive an annual flu shot.