COVID-19 Information

Valley Preparatory School (in accordance with the March 19 directive from RUSD) will remain closed (at least) until May 4. Distance learning will commence on April 1.

Distance Learning Assignments

Beginning April 1, check here to find your daily distance learning (DL) assignments.

Updates from VPS for All Families

Updates from VPS Related to Overnight Trips

Schedule Changes

Distance learning commences on April 1. Regular classes are not expected to resume until early May. Please review our updated schedule of events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to read through our FAQ sheet:

What is VPS Doing?

Regular Communications Updates
Going forward, our goal when possible is to communicate changes to school schedules a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

COVID-19 Webpage
We created this webpage to consolidate all COVID-19-related updates

Distance Learning
In the event of a school closure, we have plans in-place to immediately initiate distance learning, whereby students study at-home and teachers provide the assignments.

Campus Cleaning

  • Most classrooms have a sink equipped with soap for handwashing. We encourage students to follow the hand washing instructions provided by the CDC.
  • We equip each classroom with hand sanitizers which contain a minimum of 60% alcohol (as recommended by the CDC).
  • Hand sanitizing stations are being added outside of each bathroom.
  • We will wipe down each classroom with a disinfectant and certified by Stonewright Biotech Services
  • Each classroom is frequently sprayed with a disinfectant.
  • Many teachers have completed an online course about COVID-19 prevention.

    Symptoms that a student is too sick for school:

    • Fever: Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher; student must not have a fever for 24 hours before returning to school
    • Vomiting: A student should not return to school for 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting
    • Chronic cough and/or runny nose: Continual coughing and excessive nasal discharge; these conditions may be contagious and may require treatment from your health care provider
    • Diarrhea: Especially if your student acts or looks ill; student should be symptom-free for 24 hours
    • Sore throat: Especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck
    • Rash: Body rash, especially with fever or itching
    • Ear infection: With fever; without fever can attend school, but the student may need medical treatment and follow-up; untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss
    • Eye infection: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) or thick mucus or pus draining from eye

    Returning from Overseas Travel

    We encourage all families who are returning from overseas travel to self-quarantine for 14 days and inform the school. The school reserves the right to prohibit attendance of any student who has traveled within 14 days to any international location that government authorities have identified as having a significant number of COVID-19 cases.