Update from the Head of School
Important reminders for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up
As more students—and cars—arrive on campus in the weeks ahead, I want to prioritize the need for safety during drop-off and pick-up. Julie Grasseschi and James Joseph will be sharing with their divisions updated, detailed information concerning before and after-school protocols, along with detailed safety protocols and routines that we’ll follow during the school day. Please review that information carefully.
A few additional points:
Regardless of the time of day, please do not park or leave your car stopped and unattended in either the drop-off or pass-thru lanes. There
are parking spaces available in the lower lot if you need to walk your child into school, etc.
When proceeding through the drop-off zone in the morning, please have your student(s) exit their vehicle on the passenger
We continue to have the occasional close calls with children walking between cars on their way into school; smaller children are
particularly difficult to see when you're sitting in an SUV or truck!
- Please be mindful of our neighbors; when leaving campus via the main exit, make a left turn only onto NE 50th St. Do not drive straight through onto Nicklas Pl. NE. When exiting via the south gate behind the gymnasium onto 51st Ave. NE, proceeding toward NE 45th Street—please slow down!
Reminders Concerning Student Travel and Participation in On-campus Instruction:
The Villa Academy community will continue to observe Governor Inslee’s travel advisory guidance and ask that travelers quarantine for 14 days after returning to King County. Also:
Travelers should submit documentation of a negative COVID -19 test, taken no sooner than the 5th day of the 14-day quarantine and before
entering campus for in-person learning.
Documentation of a negative COVID-19 test should be submitted to Cynthia Padilla in Villa’s Main Office.
- Persons in quarantine should limit their interactions to their immediate household.
I've received a number of requests for exceptions to the protocols and understand that there may be a nuance in every case; but given the number of requests and the likelihood for confusion and misunderstanding that may follow a variety of exceptions—along with the need to prioritize the health and safety of the entire community—I think it best to ask everyone to follow the guidelines as articulated on this webpage.