We have decided to close our campuses starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. We will remain closed for the next two weeks (March 16-27) and continue to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis. At this time, there are no cases and no known exposures within the WHPS community. It is our hope that making this decision now protects our entire community and affords families and educators the opportunity for social distancing over the coming weeks.
Next week, our staff will be on campus preparing as we transition to a home learning environment. We want to support our families as much as possible, so teachers will be preparing weekly activity packages for each student/family and posting daily videos of circle time and instructions for the activity packages through the classroom pages. Parents will be invited to a staggered drive through the school once each week to pick up a package and resources for the week to share with their child. We will be sharing more information on home learning next week for families.
Due to the unique circumstances, we want to do our best to support families and will be waiving the 2-weeks-notice requirement for requesting vacation proration. From the 2019-2020 Toddler & Preschool Tuition and Fee Schedule:
Vacation tuition prorations are available, with a minimum 2 week advance written notice, 8/19/19 – 8/14/20 at the following rates (each proration is based upon a full Monday to Friday week, individual days cannot be prorated):
We also understand that what makes WHPS so special and unique is our teachers. During the closure, our goal is to fully support our teachers salaries. We hope as a WHPS family, you can understand the importance of this and in maintaining our tuition fee schedule for the remainder of the school year.
Closure, Next Steps, and Contacting Us
Today, WHPS is open and will remain open until 6pm. We will be closed March 16-27, though staff will be available each day from 9am-3pm to assist with any questions or issues you might have through phone and email.
When will we reopen?
We hope to return on Monday, March 30. However, we will be reevaluating conditions daily and providing updates as we know more about the scientific understanding and the community response. We are collaborating with the LA County Department of Public Health, CDC, and local officials.
Notification and Updates
As this situation is continuously evolving, we will continue to provide updates by email and posted on our Facebook page. Any urgent notices will also be shared via our emergency text alert system. Text messages will come from the following numbers, which you may want to save in your phone:
- Oxnard Campus: (833) 431-4666
- Collins Campus: (833) 287-3308
- CDC guidelines for parents and schools
- County of Los Angeles Public Health
- Current California school closures
- Updates from the World Health Organization
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.