2020-2021 Resiliency Plan

Keeping in mind the ever-changing circumstances and data as a result of the pandemic, it is the goal of Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School to reopen for the 2020-2021 Academic Year in a manner that is most conducive to our scholars' academic success and social and physical well-being in accordance with state and county guidelines. The Pilibos 2020-2021 Resiliency Plan outlined below will be updated and adjusted as more information becomes available.
We are continuously working to plan for and ensure a safe and nurturing environment conducive to academic success. We are integrating the many thoughtful inquiries posed by parents, students, and community members, adapting guidance from Federal, State, and County agencies, referring to COVID19 resources, and reviewing independent school strategies. As a result, we are upholding to the following guiding principles in our planning:
  • Prioritizing the health and safety of our community
    • Campus security
    • Passive and active surveillance 
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Regular disinfection and sanitation
    • Social and emotional well-being
    • Continue practicing flexibility and Growth Mindset
  • Designing learning experiences aligned to our Mission, Vision, and Core Values
    • Limiting class sizes / Cohorting
    • Staggering schedules
    • Identifying priority considerations for on-campus learning
  • Creating more comprehensive emergency plans and protocols
    • Establishing and communicating emergency procedures
    • Continuing to provide support and resources
  • Communicating and collaborating with all stakeholders
We have been exploring different scenarios for what the 2020-2021 academic year may look like. We have assembled a Pilibos Resilience Planning Task Force made up of parents, faculty, and alumni to help provide guidance and support. The Task Force consists of three committees:
  • Health, Safety, + Infection Control
    • How to design the best safety and well-being protocols for all stakeholders
    • How to support the social emotional lives of students and parents
  • Instruction + Technology
    • How to design a schedule, equitable to all, in the effort of reopening in both online and in-person modalities
    • What faculty professional development opportunities to provide in order to maximize teaching and learning
    • How and what technology needed to deliver the best education in both online and in-person modalities
    • How to design/implement extra-curricular experiences, clubs, and student activities in both online and in-person modalities 

  • Operations + Logistics
    • How to re-imagine and re-design classroom spaces to allow for physical distancing protocols
    • How to ensure continued campus health and hygiene standards
We look forward to working together toward building a strong and resilient future.
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to help us better determine next steps for reopening.
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to help us better determine next steps for reopening.


Students and teachers engage in virtual-only classes, activities, and events.

Hybrid model consisting of virtual and in-person instruction. 
Small, in-person classes, activities, and events. Groups or cohorts of students stay together and with the same teacher throughout school days,groups do not mix, and attend in-person on a staggered or rotated schedule. Students remain at least 6 feet apart and do not share objects. 

Full sized, in-person classes, activities, and events. Students are not spaced apart, share classroom materials or supplies, and mix between classes and activities. Pre-Covid19.

School will open for on-campus learning on August 17,2020 to the extent that is permissible and safe. Authorities and experts informing our planning are:

For any on-campus classes or activities, the following general protocols will be implemented to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty.

    • The School will clean and sanitize frequently-contacted areas, such as tables, chairs, door handles, water fountains, restroom surfaces, and other high-use surfaces both daily and in-between uses.
    • The School will provide opportunities for students and staff to wash their hands frequently, provide multiple hand washing and sanitizing stations, and ensure facilities are fully stocked with soap and water, and hand sanitizer.
    • The School will implement passive screening (e.g., self or parent screening) and active screening procedures (e.g., wellness and temperature checks)
    • Before entering campus, the School will require hand washing or sanitizing for all individuals and the wearing of face coverings (also while at school)
    • Privacy boards or clear screens will be used when practicable to ensure adequate air circulation
    • Access will be limited onto campus from outside visitors and groups
    • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet will be required, including separating desks, making appropriate staffing adjustments, and utilizing alternative campus spaces
    • The School will implement separation and isolation protocols for individuals exhibiting symptoms
    • The School will continue to communicate with our community with any updates or adjustments to our protocol
You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions on our FAQ.
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