Last Updated 8/21/20
In response to the coronavirus, Covenant High School has established a task force including:
- Dr. Ryan Gross, MD and Board President
- David Miller, Principal
- Tammy Hayes, Office Staff
- Wendy Tamminga, Faculty Rep
- Jerry Saldajeno, Faculty Rep
- Logan Hope, Communications and Advancement
- Renee Dvorak, RN and Parent
This committee is monitoring the Coronavirus daily and is working according to the CDC guidelines, while also collaborating with the Tacoma – Pierce County Health Department and the Office for Superintendent of Instruction (OSPI).
We are prepared to deliver our mission through three different modes of instruction as necessary:
- 1) Full Remote Learning: This will be used in the event of school closures throughout Pierce County or may be temporarily used when there is a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis on-campus. Limited in-person tutoring will be available.
- 2) Hybrid Learning: Hybrid learning will allow a limited amount of students on campus and will be used if the health department or other regulating bodies decide to limit how many students are allowed on-campus. When limited students are on-campus, the on-campus practices listed under on-campus learning with social distancing will be in effect. (See below)
- 3) On-Campus Learning with Social Distancing: On-campus learning will take place with social distancing in place, additional sanitation processes, and continual education of the community on the importance of hand-washing and staying home when sick. Additionally, there will be limitations in place such as prohibiting most field trips and volunteers/guests on-campus.
As of 8/21/20, we are beginning the school year with full remote learning with some limited in-person tutoring available.
When we eventually transition to hybrid and then on-campus learning with social distancing, we believe the most important functions for student safety during this time will be the following:
- Social distancing and masking
- Hand hygiene
- Staying home when sick
- Sanitation, cleaning, and avoiding sharing of objects
You can read our Reopening Plan here.
Upon reopening, Covenant has some unique advantages during this time to deliver our mission safely:
- Large classrooms with ample space
- Large additional spaces available (DeSoto Hall and the Sanctuary)
- As a private Christian school, we have small class sizes
- Students bring personal lunches
- We have limited usage of our bus and can run our bus at 50% capacity for most normal activities
- Shared facility with a church to share cleaning expenses
- We are upgrading our computer lab to a mobile lab this summer and will provide the opportunity to sanitize machines after usage. The current computer lab will provide an additional large classroom for use.
Find up-to-date information, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to more information on COVID-19 from: