Preventing Coronavirus

Written by Seth Pozzi, Head of School on .

WHPS families,

Our staff and students are currently taking all recommended precautions to prevent the spread of illness, the most important being hand washing! We need your help following our sick policy and your understanding that if your child presents any of these symptoms at school, they will need to go home right away. 

Coronavirus • Flu • Norovirus

WHPS prevention efforts:

WHPS is participating in weekly CDC school briefings on prevention and containment of coronavirus. Current prevention steps include:

  1. Disinfecting classrooms with bleach solution, as prescribed by California DSS and CDC.

  2. Extra sanitizing of equipment, toys and manipulatives.

  3. Teaching and monitoring proper hand washing according to CDC guidelines.

  4. Following and strictly enforcing our sick policy for students and staff (see graphic above).

  5. Stocking up on all necessary supplies to maintain safe facilities.


We need your help: 

Follow Sick Policy

  1. After being sick, children must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

  2. We ask families to exercise extra caution in keeping children home if they are exhibiting any symptoms to keep our school community healthy.

Reinforce proper hand washing with your child at home.

Coughs and sneezes

  1. Teach your child to cough or sneeze into a tissue or their arm.

  2. Remind your child to wash hands any time they cough or sneeze.

  3. Remind your child to avoid touching their face.


  1. If returning from other impacted areas/countries, please keep us informed and consider monitoring symptoms at home prior to returning to school.


Boost your immune system and avoid illness: 

  1. Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently.

  2. Get adequate sleep.

  3. Exercise regularly.

  4. Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables and vitamin D.

  5. Hot showers are recommended.


Talking to kids about the coronavirus (parents’ discretion):

Two good resources for talking to kids about coronavirus:


We are taking all possible precautions and will continue to share relevant updates with the community.

Thank you for your continued support,
Seth Pozzi
Head of School
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