Elite Academic Academy COVID-19 Response Guidelines

The health, safety, and well-being of Elite Academic Academy’s students and staff is paramount. Our COVID-19 Response Guidelines are designed to slow the spread of respiratory infectious diseases (specifically COVID-19), and to establish continuity for student learning during different stages of the schools’ reopening.  Please contact Elite Human Resources if exposure is suspected and/or confirmed at [email protected].

For state and county guidelines, please visit our COVID-19 Response Plan resources page

Elite Academic County Map

Updated November 17, 2020

The following map and COVID-19 Response Guidelines table will be used to communicate how the school will be operating in each of the counties serviced by Elite Academic Academy. Our school will closely monitor county, state, and federal guidance to determine each county’s placement on the COVID-19 Response Guidelines table.

For the full status of activities in your county, view the state website

Elite COVID-19 Response Guidelines

WIDESPREAD

SUBSTANTIAL

MODERATE

MINIMAL

LPM (Learning Period Meetings)

Special Education  Services

Testing

Student In-Person Events (Socials, Competitions, etc.)

School-sponsored field trips

Other in-person gatherings

Elite Staff Gatherings

Virtual Only

Virtual Only

In-person with safety precautions

In-person with safety precautions

Formal Testing (ELPAC, CAASPP, PFT)

CDE Guidelines

CDE Guidelines

CDE Guidelines

CDE Guidelines

Material Delivery

Mailed to Family home 

Mailed to Family home 

In-person with safety precautions

In-person with safety precautions

Community Partners

Virtual Only*

*If the CP can provide proof (i.e. permits, etc.) that they are authorized/permitted to operate outdoors, in their County, then Elite will review that evidence and consider making an exception for that provider. In that case:

CPs will comply with federal/state/county/city requirements and guidelines (including those issued by CDPH, Cal-OSHA, OSHA, and the CDC), their industry’s guidance, AND the industry guidance for schools and school based programs.

Virtual AND “Outdoor ONLY In-Person” Only

 

CPs will comply with federal/state/county/city requirements and guidelines (including those issued by CDPH, Cal-OSHA, OSHA, and the CDC), their industry’s guidance, AND the industry guidance for schools and school based programs.

Virtual, Indoor, AND Outdoor In-person services allowed

CPs will comply with federal/state/county/city requirements and guidelines (including those issued by CDPH, Cal-OSHA, OSHA, and the CDC), their industry’s guidance, AND the industry guidance for schools and school based programs.

Virtual, Indoor, AND Outdoor In-person services allowed

CPs will comply with federal/state/county/city requirements and guidelines (including those issued by CDPH, Cal-OSHA, OSHA, and the CDC), their industry’s guidance, AND the industry guidance for schools and school based programs.

Elite Offices

Primarily Remote (essential staff, modified schedules, visitors by appointment only)

Primarily Remote (essential staff, modified schedules, visitors by appointment only)

In-person with safety precautions

In-person with safety precautions

State & County COVID-19 Response Resources

  • Industry Guidance for Schools California State guidelines and considerations intended to help school and community leaders plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction.
  • County Monitoring Data California State data by county used to assess the level of COVID-19 burden in a county.
  • County Variance Info California State map that identifies county status on the monitoring list.

Community Parter FAQs

What does ``CP`` Mean?

CP stands for Community Partner.  In the past, Elite referred to our Community Partners as “Vendors;” however, we recently changed that name to better reflect our relationship. CPs provide supplemental enrichment services to students in their community to support in a well rounded education.

Are we only allowed to use educational funds on Community Partners that meet virtually and not in-person?

While the county is Purple or Red on the map, a student can only use educational funds to meet a CP virtually.  When a county where the service is provided is in the Orange or Yellow phase, a student can attend in-person services with a CP.  As a reminder educational funds are monitored by the Teacher of Record and the Directors.  Please contact them if you have any questions.

Can my student attend one-on-one tutoring with a Community Partner in-person?

At this time (September 2020), all counties are in Purple or Red, which means that all services must be offered virtually.  When a county is in the orange or yellow, a student can attend in-person services with a Community Partner as long as health and safety codes are followed. 

Will Elite provide virtual learning enrichment content?

Yes, we are very excited to offer virtual learning enrichment classes and virtual field trips!  Please see Parent Square for more information.

Can Elite allow materials to be delivered to the student's home directly from the Community Partner, instead of through the teacher/facilitator?

Yes, deliveries will be sent directly to the families’ homes.  Teachers will zoom with you to ensure that you received everything for auditing purposes.

If I pay for Community Partner courses out of pocket, can my student(s) attend in-person tutoring/courses?

Yes, families can pay-out-of-pocket, although they CANNOT be reimbursed, for in-person activities while counties are in Purple or Red.  What a family does with private funds is their own business; however, the relationship between CP and student is linked firmly with the school, and as such COVID restrictions must be observed.  It’s important that CPs do not get creative to work around the schools’ policy by enticing families with free or discount sessions that are not tied to a PO (Purchase Order); or where a virtual lesson is paid for via a school-issued PO, but, in reality, the services are in-person.  We would rely upon the teacher and families to notify our Business Services Department if they were made aware of these types of situations.  CPs understand that the use of educational funds (paid for by PO to a CP) is strictly regulated by school policy, and those found to be circumventing policy will be removed and the partnership with that CP may be discontinued.

If the schools have reopened in my County, why can't my child meet in-person, indoors, with a CP in the same County?

Although schools may be open (or in the reopening phase), the great majority of school enrichment opportunities are still not permitted.  There are a number of guidelines that schools must follow in their reopening plan; and we, at Elite, are aligning ourselves, to the best of our ability, with these school guidelines.  One such guideline prevents enrichment activities, where there is “increased likelihood for transmission from contaminated exhaled droplets,” such as band and choir practice.  Indoor physical conditioning and training is allowed only in counties where gyms and fitness centers are allowed to operate indoors.  Therefore, we are not permitting indoor enrichment activities that would not be permitted by the schools that are open.