Health and Safety

Health and Safety Protocols

From the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Sierra Canyon has been guided by medical facts, scientific data, and the CDC and Los Angeles County Health Department mandates and recommendations.  We will continue to do so as this health crisis evolves.

During fall semester 2020, Sierra Canyon successfully launched on-campus learning for Pre-K through 5th Grade students, following the Los Angeles County guidelines pertaining to waivers and the percentage of the student body allowed on campus. As the government mandates evolved, we continued to increase the numbers of students on our two campuses. The 6th Grade students who chose on-campus learning returned in March, followed by small groups of students on the Upper Campus until we were able to reopen the campus to all students, through 12th Grade, who chose to attend school in person.

We will continue to update this page with current information and protocols as they become available.

Beginning August 2021, please follow all of the guidelines below to maintain the health and safety of the Sierra Canyon community.

For Questions and Reporting

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Adam Horwitz

    Adam Horwitz 

    Dean of Students, Pre-K–6
    Ext. 108
  • Photo of Tom Perry

    Tom Perry 

    Upper School Director
    Ext. 307

Access to Campus

  • Access to both campuses is limited. 
  • We strongly encourage all parents to drop their students off in the carpool line each morning.
  • For Lower Campus parents who choose to walk their child(ren) into school, they must stay outdoors and cannot enter any of the classrooms.
  • Parent volunteering on campus is temporarily postponed until further notice.

Prevention Best Practices

  • Parents and children, please stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC's recommendations for using a facemask.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.


  • If the need arises to test a student, families should contact their healthcare provider first.
  • For information regarding free testing, please click here

Guidelines for

  • If a parent or guardian needs to report that a child has been infected by or exposed to COVID-19, please contact the following: Adam Horwitz on the Lower Campus and Tom Perry on the Upper Campus. The next step is to contact your child’s healthcare provider.
  • Consult this document for steps to take when someone is infected by or exposed to COVID-19.

Guidelines for Face Coverings

  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to wear face coverings at all times while indoors on campus.
  • Click here to read this important information from the CDC regarding wearing and caring for masks.

Emergency Contact Information

  • It is critical that the School has up-to-date emergency contact information, including multiple parent contact options.
  • Please log in to the Magnus Health Portal to ensure that your information is current.
Updated on 8/18/21
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.