COVID-19 Response

North Hills Christian School COVID-19 update (3/14/2022): North Hills Health & Safety Plan for On-Campus Instruction.

View the CDPH COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year.


ON-CAMPUS INSTRUCTION > Objectives and Expectations

Why does NHCS provide On-Campus instruction?

NHCS is committed to provide a quality Christian education; empowering students to make life choices with a biblical worldview, by integrating God and His Word in their lives as a baseline for understanding truth. Our motto is Love God. Serve Others. Change the World.

A Christian educational environment provides a safe, loving, academic place for students to grow into mature future leaders. On-Campus instruction provides value through the impact of community, loving teachers, and lasting friendships with peers.

On-Campus instruction for 2022-2023 school year

Any student who is enrolled at North Hills Christian School will be required to attend On-Campus instruction; Remote Instruction is no longer available.

What curriculum will be taught?

Elementary (K-5th):

  • Students are provided with access to the NHCS full curriculum plan.
  • K-5th grade teachers schedule sessions throughout the day with instruction and activities as well as provide times for breaks, lunch, and outdoor play time.
  • Small group time with 5-8 students is another component that teachers use to differentiate learning.
  • Wednesday is a modified day. Dismissal is at 1:40 PM.

Middle/High School (6th-12th):

  • Students meet on a 7-period schedule (8:15 AM - 3:15 PM) M/Tu/Th/F.
  • Wednesday is a modified day. Dismissal is at 1:15 PM.
  • Teachers provide instruction using assigned curriculum during each designated class period.
How is NHCS implementing Solano County Public Health Guidelines?

Arrival / Departure:

  • Parents are responsible for making sure student is healthy before entering buildings.

Classroom implementation:

  • Masks are optional for all students as well as all staff.
  • NHCS full curriculum Instruction of all core subjects as listed on the NH website.

Facilities:

  • Classrooms and restrooms are cleaned daily.
  • Teachers monitor and wipe down highly touched surfaces daily.


A message from our K-12 Superintendent, Florence Wright (3/14/22)

As of March 14, 2022 North Hills has relaxed COVID-19 restrictions on campus for K-12 students and staff as per CDPH guideline changes (March 12, 2022).

The main highlights are:

  • Students and staff are no longer required to wear masks indoors or outdoors. Though, those who choose to do so are free to. We believe that parents have the responsibility, at this time, to make decisions that are in the best interest of their individual family situations.
  • Social distancing is no longer in effect, as the CDPH has determined that this is not the most effective way to combat COVID-19.
  • Drinking fountains will be open. Students and staff are encouraged to bring water bottles. North Hills has purchased a new water bottle filling station located in Dodson Hall and is available for all to use on campus.

North Hills will continue to provide daily cleaning of classrooms and sanitizing as noted in the North Hills Safety Plan posted here on our website.

As always, anyone who is feeling ill should stay home until symptoms are gone. If a fever or vomiting is a symptom, stay home for at least 24 hours after these symptoms have stopped.

Thank you for your support of North Hills Christian School.

Respectfully,

Mrs. Florence Wright

K-12 Superintendent


A message from our K-12 Superintendent, Florence Wright, regarding CA mask update (3/1/22)

No doubt you're aware- yesterday the California Department of Public Health announced a change to state and county guidance related to face coverings in schools. Effective Monday, March 14, students and staff in K-12 schools and childcare settings will no longer be required to wear masks/face coverings inside as well as outside. Technically, the relaxing of the mandate begins at 11:59PM on Friday, March 11, and the new guidance takes effect here at North Hills Christian School, grades K-12, the following Monday, 3/14. Our county has committed to support this new guidance, so we have freedom to move forward as indicated above (https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/coronavirus.asp).

While many are eager to embrace this change, others may still choose to wear a face covering. We now enter a season where individuals should feel comfortable to decide what is best for themselves and for their families. In preparation for this change, please decide how you would like your family to proceed effective March 14. We’ll ask that you communicate your intentions clearly to your child(ren), as staff will no longer remind all students to wear a face covering as of March 14. Similarly, NHCS teachers and staff will be able to make a personal decision whether to wear a face covering or not on this date. I expect some will continue to wear face coverings and ask all members of our school family to respect these personal decisions moving forward.

I’ll leave it here with the final verse of Psalm 118, “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

Gratefully,

Mrs. Florence Wright


A message from our K-12 Superintendent, Florence Wright (2/10/22)

I am pleased to let you know that North Hills Christian School (NHCS) has maintained school instruction and/or childcare since March 2020. We will again be open for in-person instruction in the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. We are committed to providing a safe, loving, and academically rigorous environment with continued attention to healthy practices in our daily procedures.

We believe that in-person instruction is an important element of each child’s growth. The struggle with student’s mental health is frequently noted in articles that describe children’s issues due to the restrictions of COVID-19 (American Psychological Association article 10/13/2020: Zoom school's mental health toll on kids).

God continues to give us the stamina and vision to pivot when needed to comply with state, county, and city guidelines. However, we are also aware that guidelines may change with very little notice. Looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year, we are prepared to meet any and all adjustments as needed, but are committed to keeping our doors open for students to come to school.

Our staff at NHCS will make every effort to ensure the integrity of our instructional program and the health and safety of all adults and children on our campus. Parents are responsible for making sure their child is healthy before entering school buildings. At this present time the following COVID-19 guidelines are being followed:

  • Children and staff wear masks inside all buildings.
  • Students wash hands or use sanitizer frequently.
  • Classrooms and restrooms are cleaned daily.
  • Teachers monitor and wipe down highly touched surfaces daily.
  • Vaccines are not required for students at this time. NHCS follows the Solano County guidelines regarding COVID-19. We believe that parents have primary responsibility for the health and safety of their child.

It is clear that there are still decisions to be made and further communication to be sent regarding the opening of school on August 15, 2022.

I want to leave you with these words of Jesus from Luke 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

Mrs. Wright

NHCS K-12 Superintendent