Co-educational     K-12     Dallas, Texas

About COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Children often present with a different set of symptoms from adults. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to update this list as more is learned.

Sources for Information

Lakehill Preparatory School is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the area. This is a quickly evolving situation so please check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information concerning Lakehill.

In this time of uncertainty, it is best to rely on information from reliable sources. Please reference these organizations for information.

Lakehill’s Plan for Reopening

Lakehill plans to open for health-informed, in-person learning for the 2020-21 school year on September 8, 2020.

Read our complete Plan for Reopening.

School Correspondence from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster:

Letter to the Class of 2020, May 29, 2020

Important Financial Announcement, May 26, 2020

End-of-school Message from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, May 22, 2020

Letter to the Class of 2020, May 8, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, April 29, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, April 15, 2020

Letter to the Class of 2020, April 6, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, April 1, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, March 25, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, March 18, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, March 16, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, March 12, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, March 11, 2020

Letter from Roger L. Perry, Headmaster, January 28, 2020

County and State Updates

7/16/20: Dallas County officials said Thursday that Dallas public and private K-12 schools must push back their in-person start dates to after September 7, because of the growing number of coronavirus cases in North Texas. Before September 8, schools can only conduct classes virtually. School-sponsored events — including clubs, sports and academic competitions — cannot take place until on-campus classes are allowed.

7/3/20: Governor Greg Abbott ordered Texans to wear face masks in public in counties with outbreaks of COVID-19. Abbott also gave local officials power to restrict outdoor gatherings with more than 10 people ahead of the holiday weekend.

6/25/20: Governor Greg Abbott announced that the State of Texas will pause any further phases to open Texas as the state responds to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

6/18/20: Commissioner of Education Mike Morath issued a statement saying it will be safe to resume in-person instruction for the 2020-21 school year. More direction from the state is expected later this month.

6/3/20: Governor Greg Abbott announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, effective immediately, all businesses in Texas will be able to operate at up to 50% capacity, with very limited exceptions. Business that previously have been able to operate at 100% capacity may continue to do so, and most outdoor areas are not subject to capacity limits. All businesses and customers should continue to follow minimum standard health protocols laid out by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

5/5/20: Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order to announce the opening of additional businesses and activities in Texas. This announcement expands upon the businesses and activities included in the first phase of the plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19. All newly opened businesses and services are subject to the recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS. Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced comprehensive graduation ceremony guidance for Texas school systems.

4/27/20: Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued several Executive Orders to coincide with the first phase of the State of Texas’s ongoing plan to Open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

4/21/20: Dallas County commissioners voted on Tuesday to extend the county’s stay-at-home order until May 15, two weeks past the statewide order issued by Governor Greg Abbott. Abbott could issue an order next Monday that would supersede the local order.

4/17/20: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that schools across the state — from elementary to college — would stay closed to in-person learning through the end of the school year. Abbott also issued executive orders designed to gradually open the state’s economy again, utilizing a new task force to examine how to combine that with best social distancing and infection control practices.

3/31/20: Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that he was extending social distancing measures through April 30. In addition, he ordered that schools remain closed until May 4 – an order that could be extended.

3/22/20: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Sunday night called for residents to “shelter in place,” meaning you shouldn’t leave your house except for grocery shopping, essential medical services, or going to work at an essential business. Nonessential businesses, including churches, are required to cease in-person operations effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday. The “Stay Home Stay Safe” order, effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 23, will continue through April 3.

3/19/20: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took statewide action Thursday to mirror actions taken locally in Dallas and Tarrant counties earlier this week by declaring a disaster and ordering schools, bars, clubs and gyms to close and for restaurants to offer only “to go” service.

3/13/20: The Texas Association of Parochial and Private Schools (TAPPS) Executive Board announced that all TAPPS activities have been suspended until April 12, 2020.

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