LFSF under COVID-19

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Contacts and Useful Resources in Case of Emergency

Ressources locales 

Ressources Françaises*

  • Consulat Général de France à San Francisco

LOCAL Resources

FRENCH Resources*

  • French Consulate 

Self care and Safety tips

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School Closure policy

The decision to  cancel classes or close the offices of the entire School for any reason is the responsibility of the Head of School or, in his absence, the highest-ranking available member of the Primary Crisis Management Team.

The Head of School in consultation with the president of the Board of Trustees, will decide if entire the school, or individual campus site should be considered for closure when: 

  1. There is significant physical threat of illness, injury, or harm to students and/or employees; 
  2. The City of San Francisco and/or Sausalito advises schools or businesses to cease operations; 
  3. A physical disaster has occurred and the buildings are uninhabitable.  

The HOS, or senior-ranking Primary Crisis Management Team member will consider the above for each campus whether all functions of the School should be cancelled, or if business operations should also close.  

The decision to close the School or any campus site will be reviewed daily, unless specified otherwise and the LFSF community will be informed accordingly : school-wide email will be issued, posted on the school’s website, its portals, and sent via SchoolMessenger.

Travel under COVID

Update FEB 23

Rescission of Travel order

Update: DEC 18, 2020

Traveling : your destination matters (SFPDH Travel Advisory and Guidance on Safer Essential Travel)

Summary of Changes from Travel Advisory 11/25/2020:

Updated to reflect Health Officer Travel Order issued 12/17/20 that:

1) instituted a mandatory quarantine of 10 days for anyone traveling, moving, or returning to San Francisco from anywhere outside the Bay Area with limited exceptions and

2) strongly discouraged any non-essential travel within the 10-county Bay Area region.

If you travel out of California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends you self-quarantine for 10 days upon returning to California. People arriving in California from other states or countries should also self-quarantine for 10 days after their arrival. This recommendation does not apply to people leaving or entering California for “essential travel”.

If you travel outside the Bay Area* but remain in California, the SFDPH and the Association of Bay Area Health Officials (ABAHO) strongly recommends that you self-quarantine for 10 days after your return if your activities while travelling put you at higher risk of getting COVID-19. 

*This includes travel outside the following counties: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Marin and Santa Cruz.

For full text of the Order and FAQs related to the Order, see www.sfcdcp.org/travel


When preparing to invite students back to school, we carefully considered relevant guidance and best practices for reopening our campus, and we identified key measures to help maintain a healthy and safe environment. However, it is only with everyone's partnership and support that our efforts can be effective.

LFSF | Mask Policy

Mask wearing has been identified as one of the most important preventive tools we have in our community to stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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I can not express how amazing the leadership, staff and faculty have been during these extraordinary and challenging times. The transition to online learning has been amazingly swift, efficient and meaningful. Bravo to all the Lycee for really showing how adaptive we can be while staying dedicated to the mission of providing quality education and a supportive community! Thank you for being honest and open and keeping information flowing.

Thank you to all the teachers and the LFSF administration for the amazing job converting to on-line education!  I have spoken to parents of students at other high schools, and have not heard of any other school accomplishing this so quickly and effectively!  By moving the in-service day, our children essentially did not lose even a single day of instruction because of the pandemic.  That is phenomenal.  I also want to acknowledge how stressful this must be for the teachers to unexpectedly and rapidly convert from in-person to online teaching.  And to acknowledge how the teachers and administrators are simultaneously having to worry about their own families, including loved ones in Europe.

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with how quickly all of the faculty and staff came together to provide an organized and consistent transition to online learning.  Your adaptability is so encouraging!  I say this as someone who is finishing final exams in the university classes I teach (suddenly online) while scrambling to figure out how to teach all my spring quarter lectures and labs online with new groups of students.  It is both exhilarating and paralyzing.

We wanted to send you a note of thanks and bravo! for executing such a successful on-line learning program.  Our school continues to amaze us; times like these just verify our decision to be a part of such a wonderful community at the Lycee.  While this transition has been difficult in all general ways, we are constantly assured by your messages to the students online and via email to the parents.