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Managing COVID-19

COVID-19 and PHS

This page provides information and resources for Presidio Hill School families regarding PHS and COVID-19. 

PHS is committed to having students safely learning at PHS (and in the Presidio!) and we have many protocols in place to make sure our students, families, staff, and the greater San Francisco community are able to imagine, inquire, and create together with minimal risk.

We utilize guidance from health and educational authorities such as Centers for Disease Control (CDC), San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), California Department of Education (CDE), California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), We meet bi-weekly with SFDPH for updates to guidance and to ensure best practices, and we regularly refine protocols based on our own educational expertise and feedback from our community.

In order to provide safe on-campus learning, we will take precautions to minimize risk that will include those listed below. We have a shared responsibility to our students, staff, PHS families, and San Francisco community to minimize risk as much as possible both on and off-campus. Please make sure to follow all SFDPH recommendations to keep our full community safe and healthy.

Note: These are our current understandings of best practice and as guidance develops or changes, our protocols may continue to evolve according to community health recommendations.

Guidance and Resources:

K-12 Schools: 

SFDPH: Childcare and Youth Programs Guidance
CDPH COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year
CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

General Guidance:

SFDPH Health Orders and Directives
CDC Domestic Travel During COVID-19
CDC International Travel During COVID-19

On-Campus Policies and Procedures

These FAQs represent our current plans, protocols, and understandings and are subject to change.

On September 14th, 2020 PHS submitted a Reopening Application to the San Francisco Department of Public Health and we were approved to reopen on October 18th, 2020. Click here to see our updated Application to Reopen.

Presidio Hill School is an inclusive community and COVID-19 does not recognize race, nationality, or ethnicity. Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill. You can interrupt stigma by sharing accurate information. Please speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation or witness harassment or discrimination.

School COVID-19 Resources