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KCD's Coronavirus Response

List of 3 items.

  • Bearcat Remote Education

    Bearcat Remote Education allows KCD to continue instruction through remote learning from home when students and teachers are away from campus for an extended period of time. Click here for the details of our BRE plan. Although the teaching environment has changed drastically during the coronavirus pandemic, we are proud to be able to deliver a robust, high-quality educational experience.

    • Both synchronous and asynchronous lessons are delivered daily, four days per week.
    • We continue to survey parents, students, and faculty every two weeks in order to assess our experience with BRE and make any necessary refinements.
    • BRE ensures that we are able to teach and assess core competencies effectively so that students can earn grades and course credit as usual. 
    • We continue to offer academic support remotely in order to address individual needs.
    • We are able to deliver our whole curriculum remotely, not just core academic subjects. Classes in fine arts and physical education are still being taught expertly. Ensembles such as our incredible orchestra continue to learn and grow together remotely.
    • Our college counselors continue to offer expert individual guidance and to host workshops that connect families with experts in the college admissions world.
    • A full range of counseling services are available to all students, including those who may be struggling with the effects of social distancing.
    • Division directors continue to hold regular parent-director meetings remotely.
    • The Fine Arts Academy continues to deliver individual and group lessons remotely.
    • We offer safe, supervised spaces where students can meet online to connect and socialize.
    • We have created a robust athletic training guide to help our students stay active and to help our athletes continue to train.
  • Health Department Protocols

    This information below was provided to KCD by a case manager at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness. Because we have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the KCD community, we received their permission to provide the following details about their protocols:

    • All positive COVID-19 test results and the identification of the patient are shared with both the local health department and the CDC.
    • The health department works closely with the patient who tested positive for COVID-19, as well as their family, to begin the process of contact tracing. 
    • Per the health department’s criteria, anyone considered to be at a higher-than-normal risk of infection because of recent exposure to the patient who has tested positive is contacted by the health department and given specific instructions, including: 1) Self-quarantine for a period of 14 days to avoid spreading the virus further. 2) If you experience COVID-19 symptoms, follow specific steps, including contacting your health care provider.
    • The health department encouraged KCD to protect the identities of any members of our community who may test positive for COVID-19.
    • The health department continues to instruct KCD to allow their team to do all screening and contacting of anyone they feel needs to be contacted.
    The health department has requested contact info for a very small number of students (fewer than five) at KCD who meet the criteria of requiring a call from the health department. The case manager said that others may be contacted if two things are true:
    • The patient, and patient’s family, who tested positive provide names and contacts that meet the health department criteria for a call;
    • If, through ongoing contact tracing, others are identified as requiring a call.
    Even in the absence of a call from the health department, we hope members of our community will take their responsibility to limit the spread of this virus seriously. Please keep in mind that the spread of this novel virus can happen from person to person in the absence of symptoms and positive diagnoses. The longer we delay social distancing and isolating ourselves, the longer we may have to do it.

    More positive tests in Kentucky, in Louisville, and at KCD are likely. If that is the case going forward, we will continue to keep you informed as reliable information comes to us. We will continue to follow all recommendations of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness, and we will continue to protect the identity of any member of our KCD community who may test positive for COVID-19.

    If you have questions about COVID-19 reporting, symptoms, or testing, our local health department has established a help line at 800-722-5725. If you are concerned about symptoms yourself, please contact your healthcare provider. Finally, any student or faculty member who tests positive for COVID-19 should let us know.
  • For Parents & Guardians

    updated 4/4/20

    We encourage you to talk with your child(ren) about the coronavirus. Providing young people with accurate, age-appropriate information can lessen their anxiety and help them feel more in control. A few resources are listed below:

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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.