Health and Safety Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

This page will be continually updated with the latest information

Current Situation

As of: October 28, 2020

While schools in counties listed as "Tier 1" remain closed to traditional in-person instruction, schools may provide structured, in-person supervision and services to students under the Guidance for Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth. Lancaster Baptist School continues to provide a supervised care environment in small cohorts on our campus in order to facilitate a distance learning plan. We will return to traditional, in-person instruction as soon as possible.

  • At this time, when in public, please continue social/physical distancing (at least 6 feet away from others)

  • Please wear a face covering while on campus.

A Blueprint for Back-to-School

Lancaster Baptist School is excited about our plans for the return to school on campus this fall! We have been praying and working collaboratively with local health departments, legal counsel, local education agencies, the California Interscholastic Federation, and other Los Angeles County Christian schools to make informed, thoughtful, and practical plans for the 2020-21 academic year. Click the button below to view our plan for a responsible return.

The Lord has blessed LBS for 31 years and we believe the best is yet to come!

COVID-19 Response Timeline

  • Inspection and replenishment of all hand sanitation stations - February 26

  • Discussion and preparation at the School Leadership Team - March 2

  • Update to all school staff - March 3

  • Institution of strengthened hand sanitation policy across LBS campus - March 4

  • Recommendation to limit travel over Spring Break and institution of strengthened staff/student illness policy - March 11

  • Modifications made to Fine Arts Competition to enhance hygiene and limit assemblies - March 11

  • Further modifications made to Fine Arts Competition by canceling the final awards ceremony - March 12

  • Baseball games canceled through April 11 in conjunction with the Heritage League - March 12

  • World Strides Competition canceled through April 11 - March 13

  • School Leadership Team on LA County Health Depart all schools call - March 13

  • School closed in conjunction with Palmdale and Lancaster School Districts from March 16-March 27 - March 13

  • School launches virtual learning plan and begins training - March 16

  • All at-risk staff asked to remain at and work from home - March 16

  • School closure extended until further notice, preschool closed until further notice (starting March 23) - March 18

  • Campus closed and secured to one entrance - March 19

  • Virtual Learning starts - March 25

  • April events canceled in conjunction with guidance from the State of California and White House - March 27

  • School leadership attendance in the Lancaster Disaster Council Meeting - April 9

  • May events canceled in conjunction with guidance from the State of California and White House - April 15

  • Graduations postponed to mid-June - May 1

  • School year concludes - May 22

  • COVID-19 Task Force assigned to develop policies and procedures for 2020-21 school year - May 22

  • Zoom conference held with local L.A. County Christian schools - May 28

  • LA County moves to recovery Stage 3 on the "Roadmap to Recovery" - May 30

  • LBC begins in-person worship - May 31

  • Blueprint for Back-to-School sent to CLA - June 1

  • School Leadership attend California Department of Education, Reopening School Guidelines Webinar - June 8

  • Blueprint for Back-to-School sent to Eastside Union School District - June 19

  • LA County Christian School COVID-19 Response Committee Meeting - June 26

  • School Leadership participate in A Beka COVID-19 Focus Group - June 26

  • LBS Blueprint for Back-to-School Staff Guidance released to staff - June 30

  • LBS Blueprint for Back-to-School Guidance released to parents - July 14

  • COVID-19 Task Force attends LA County Health Teleconference for K-12 School Reopening - July 22

  • LBS begins waiver process for school reopening - July 24

  • LBS Staff trained on the "Blueprint for Back-to-School" COVID-19 guidelines - August 12-14

  • LBS holds a PTF giving parents instructions and communicating COVID-19 related information for the fall - August 16

  • The State of California made significant changes to its COVID-19 response on Friday, August 28. While schools in counties listed as "Tier 1" remain closed to traditional in-person instruction, schools may provide structured, in-person supervision and services to students under the Guidance for Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth. Lancaster Baptist School will open on September 8 in compliance with these rules by providing a supervised care environment in small cohorts on our campus.

  • LBS holds PTF with parents giving update on school start - August 30

  • LBS holds staff meeting to train and facilitate a pivot to small cohorts - August 31

  • Monitoring COVID-19 situation - ongoing