As the first independent school on the west side to be granted a waiver and reopen, we are thankful to our entire community for your support, research, time, and partnership. Although our students were able to fully participate on campus every day, we missed fully interacting with our parents and extended community and look forward to seeing everyone in September 2021!
While we recognize that education and physical interaction of young minds is essential, we maintain that the health and safety of our great community is our north star. Although Los Angeles is in the midst of an economic reopening, we are spending the summer both preparing for a remarkable and engaging school year and monitoring the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant. We are confident that our partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health coupled with guidance from the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and our committed COVID-19 Taskforce will continue to positively impact a successful and safe start to the new school year. We agree that “learning is non-negotiable” as Governor Newsom maintains.
This page is dedicated to providing you with current and historical resources on our plans for delivering our innovative education for a full day of programming, five days a week. These plans have taken into consideration the health and safety guidelines issued by the CDC, California Department of Education, and NAIS coupled with the expertise of our Covid-19 Task Force, Steering Committee, Head of School, and Senior Administration. We realize that although seemingly confirmed, these plans are based upon the information we know up to date and can evolve and pivot as safety demands.
Moving Forward: A Safety Guide
COVID-19 Advisory Taskforce
Neil Desai, PhD Neil Desai, PhD, CEO, Aadi Bioscience Inc.
Amy Eldon, Trustee, Steering Committee
Elizabeth Fielder-Marashi, MD. Attending ER physician, Kaiser
Steven Henning, Board Chair, Steering Committee
Ashley Hunter, Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA, American Academy of Pediatrics
Sara Kaviar, Director of Innovation & Learning, Seven Arrows Elementary
Daniel Krivoy, MD, Clinical Instructor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Darren Nakasuji, Dean of Students, Seven Arrows Elementary
Margarita Pagliai, Head of School & Founder, Seven Arrows Elementary
Rikki Sevell, MD, General Internist, UCLA
Peter Szilagyi, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, Vice-Chair for Pediatric Research, UCLA
Dalit Toledano, founding member of NOCOVID coalition
Angela Vassallo, Epidemiologist Consultant, CEO, The Safe Set & Chief Clinical Advisor, COVID SMART