As of 9/8/20, Hilldale School has been authorized to open with a waiver from the County of San Mateo and the State of California for students in K-5.
As of 10/19/20, Hilldale School has been authorized to open all classes (following the guidelines for safety) from San Mateo County Health Department. This latest reopening is Hilldale's "Phase 1."
As of 11/16/20, Governor Newsom temporarily suspended the regular two-week cycle of data analysis to determine county tier COVID tests, and San Mateo County was placed back into the red tier. However, the school will remain in Phase 1 at this time.
As of 12/7/20, the number of daily new COVID cases is surging. The county has been placed back into the purple tier and holiday travel is afoot. Therefore, Hilldale will return to Phase 0+ for the time being. We plan to return to Phase 1 as soon as possible.
As of 1/31/21, research provided by Harvard
and adopted by the State of California suggests that schools may safely reopen (with appropriate protocols in place) if the number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents is lower than 25 for one week. Hilldale has made a decision to reopen for Phase 1 once the number of daily new cases per 100,000 residents is lower than 20 for two consecutive weeks.
As of 2/16/21, the number of daily new cases per 100k residents has been significantly lower than 20 for two weeks, and the school will return to Phase one as of 3/1/21.
As of 4/19/21, Hilldale will advance to Phase 2 as the CDC guidance has been updated to advise that students should be separated by 3 feet indoors vs. 6 feet indoors.