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MJS Hosts On-Campus COVID-19 and Antibody Testing - Monday, October 26

Mayfield Junior School will be hosting a COVID-19 and Antibody Testing Clinic on Monday, October 26, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

We have partnered with Agile Force and PMH Labs to provide this service. We are offering this service to everyone in the Mayfield community including our neighbors. You are also welcome to invite friends and other members of your family to participate. There is no cost to any participant. 

You must make a reservation to participate. Please click on the link to sign up for your time slot: Click Here to Schedule COVID Testing. Each participant will have their own time slot. 

The testing will take place on campus. Please go to Connelly Hall on Euclid Avenue and check-in on the patio.

What you need to know before you test:

  • You (and your guest(s)) must pre-register using the link above.
  • Once you register, you will receive the forms you need to complete and bring with you to the testing.
  • You (and your guest(s)) must bring a photocopy of your medical insurance card.
  • You (and your guest(s)) must self-screen at home before arriving. If you (or your guest(s)) are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have a temperature of 100 or higher, please do not come to campus. Your guest(s) may self-screen at home using the CDC COVID-19 self-checker found here:
  • All participants are required to wear a mask and stay six feet apart.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Rios, Human Resource Manager at, or (626) 229-2127.

We are all in this together, and Mayfield Junior School is committed to doing all that we can to keep our school and surrounding community as safe and healthy as possible.

Kindergarten Students Will Return for on-Campus Learning on November 9

We have been given the approval to begin on-campus instruction for our kindergarten students starting on November 9.  Read more about this in a letter from the Head of School here.

Connected by the belief in our Mission, we will continue to grow as a united, joyful community.

Our decisions today, and moving forward, will be guided by:

  • The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and parents
  • Guidelines and frameworks provided by local, county, state, and federal authorities
  • Trust and reverence for the dignity of every person

This webpage will serve our school community as a central location for back-to-school planning information. Updates will be posted as they occur.

Ever Forward Scenarios

We are ever moving forward towards providing our dynamic, Holy Child education. Upholding Cornelia Connelly’s pioneering vision, we are committed to educating the whole child.

Forward on Campus

Mayfield's primary goal is to reopen campus for the new school year, and we are excited for our students to return with physical distancing in place. This model allows for the resumption of our beloved daily campus activities following health and safety guidelines from local and state agencies.

Forward Choice

This model features both on campus and remote learning. Students who cannot be present at school will participate in on campus learning, while remote. 

Forward Remote

When needed, this model features remote learning with live instruction. Certain cohorts or the entire campus might shift to remote learning due to a mandated shutdown or stay-at-home order.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How is Mayfield Junior School planning to re-open in September 2020?

    Mayfield Junior School continues to place an emphasis on the safety and well-being of our community. We opened the 2020-2021 school year on September 2 in Forward Remote.
  • How are you working to ensure everyone’s safety while on campus?

    The Scenario Task Force is making the necessary changes to physical spaces on campus to promote a healthy environment. As long as infection rates remain at low levels and state and local guidelines permit, classes will be conducted in a manner that prioritizes in-person instruction and also allows for full remote participation for those who cannot be present. Based on the city, county, and state requirements, we have developed protocols and procedures to promote health and safety, including:
    • Hand washing/sanitizing stations strategically placed throughout campus
    • Clear visual guidelines to optimize traffic flow around campus, prevent congestion, and provide clarity in physical distancing
    • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures, based on the best available scientific guidance
    • Special protocols for bathroom usage
    • Limiting adults on campus to faculty and staff, at least to start, based on city, county, and state regulations
    • Protocols for daily temperature checks before entering campus
  • What will influence Mayfield’s return and continuity planning?

    Mayfield will follow the guidance and restrictions put in place by local, state, and federal public health authorities.
  • Will Mayfield apply for a waiver?

    At this time, L.A. County and the city of Pasadena are not providing a waiver option. If they do, our Board of Trustees and school leadership will explore the option.
  • Will the tuition be different for this school year?

    Tuition is the same as was announced in the early spring:
    Grades K-4: $24, 749
    Grades 5-8: $24, 985
  • What if the public health situation significantly improves or worsens?

    Mayfield remains committed to carefully monitoring and responding to new information about COVID-19 and its impacts. In developing the various continuity scenarios, it is understood that our plans must be flexible and include contingencies for changing conditions over time. We are prepared to pivot through our outlined plans in order to take swift actions to keep our community safe.
  • What is the purpose of an at-home, 14-day quarantine before on-campus learning resumes?

    We are requiring all students to take utmost precautions to ensure their health leading up to arrival on campus this fall. This includes a self-quarantine for 14 days in your local residence during which all students should stay at home except for essential outings, limit contact with others outside of their households, avoid public transportation, practice physical distancing, and keep a log of temperature and relevant symptoms. We recognize this causes an inconvenience for some of our families. However, the health of our community during an ongoing pandemic requires extra precautions. This is an opportunity to practice the daily procedures such as health checks and sustained wearing of face coverings. Like many of our plans, we will review and update this policy as the school year approaches.
  • How will physical distancing be practiced?

    Classrooms are being reorganized to support physical distancing of 6 feet whenever possible. We are spacing out and removing furniture, assigning seats, adjusting the number of students to the size of the classroom. Other campus adjustments include:
    • Desks six feet apart with designations of individual space
    • Innovative use of entire campus to create classroom spaces for each cohort
    • Efficient movement of students directionally on campus
    • Hallway traffic reduction measures
    • Designated outdoor areas for flexible classrooms and physical activity
    • Occupancy limits on bathrooms
  • What if my child or someone in my family becomes ill?

    The Task Force will have a daily screening procedure that all faculty, staff, and students must complete before they enter campus. When your online screening app says your child(ren) is symptom-free, you proceed to campus at your appointed time for a thermal scan screening. If your child(ren) is flagged during the thermal scan screening, a traditional temperature screening will be done. If your child(ren) has a confirmed temperature of 100 degrees or higher, and/or other symptoms, you will be called for an immediate pick-up. Students who stay home or are sent home with a fever will be required to be fever-free (without medication) for 72 hours before returning to campus. If a student or family member must self-quarantine due to travel or a COVID-19 diagnosis, the student and their siblings are asked to follow CDC criteria for home isolation which is currently 14 days.
  • You mentioned a 3-Day rotation, will my child be in class five (5) days a week?

    Yes, students will be in classes five days a week whether in remote learning or on campus in person learning.
  • What is the average size of a cohort for students in K-4? 5-8?

    Cohorts (homerooms) are an average of 12 students in lower school.
    In middle school, the average size of a cohort (advisory) is 13.5.
  • How do you determine cohort size?

    The size of the cohort (advisory/homeroom) is based on the square footage of usable space in a classroom that enables 6ft physical distancing for students and teacher.
  • Will campus events occur this school year?

    Guidelines provided by local, state, federal health authorities will be followed for all gatherings. As of now, and to limit exposure to our students, all large campus gatherings have been postponed, and/or will be reimagined for an online space. We will update the community if our plans change.
  • Can my student leave Mayfield during the day?

    In an effort to maintain a healthy campus, we are trying to limit campus departures. We encourage medical and dental appointments to be scheduled after school if possible. If an appointment occurs during schooltime, we will have protocols for student departure and return. At the present time we are not anticipating students will be allowed to leave campus for high school visits in the fall. We will re-evaluate this restriction as the year progresses.
  • What should my child wear?

    • School uniform: Regular school uniform is required whenever students are on campus except on days in which the children take PE.
    • Face covering: Students must wear cloth face coverings all day while on campus. Please have 2-3 masks in their belongings. Masks may be of any color or design, but should be free of inappropriate words or images.
    • Shoes: follow the school uniform guidelines
    • P.E. Days: Students should wear PE clothes all day during days in which they have PE (noted on student schedules) for freedom of movement and the inability to change in the locker rooms
    • Concert Dress : We will not be utilizing Concert Dress this year due to the restrictions on space and movement for students.
  • Will there be used uniform sales this year?

    No. Due to the health and safety guidelines we will be unable to take used uniforms and sell them this year.
  • Will my child be allowed to arrive early or stay after school?

    At this time, there can be no arrivals before 8:00 am, and for extended care after school, there is a registration process. We cannot support drop-ins.
  • Can my child arrive or depart with another family?

    Only if the family is in your child’s cohort.
  • What does snack and lunch time look like?

    Each cohort will have two recesses per day that are scheduled on a rotation in order to be sure that the students do not mix with other cohorts. The students will be able to get outside and be on the field in a large enough space for freedom of movement within their cohort.

    Lunch is in the classroom with the cohort leader (Homeroom teacher/advisor). Students will wash/sanitize hands before and after eating as well as clean their desks before and after eating. Masks are off during this time and with clean hands after lunch a new mask is to be worn again. All classrooms have been outfitted with cleaning supplies.
  • Will there be an after school program this year?

    Due to the health and safety guidelines, we cannot offer an after school program at this time. There may be co-curricular activities that are virtual in nature, but we will not have traditional after school programs or activities. More information about future activities will be provided in the near future.

Our Physical Campus | A Shared Responsibility

In charting our path forward, Mayfield is committed to providing our students, faculty, staff, and parents an environment to continue to thrive. We have invested in resources and will follow comprehensive guidelines that will keep our community members safe. Any adjustments to campus protocols will be communicated in a timely manner.

Campus Enhancements

Mayfield has purchased 50 Intellipure air purifiers. Each classroom will be equipped with patented technology that removes up to 99% of airborne mold, bacteria, and viruses passing through the system. Each machine is independently tested and certified to guarantee better than HEPA efficiency.

High-density MERV-13 air filters have been installed in every air conditioning unit.

Touchless water faucets have been added to all student restrooms.

Mayfield will utilize SchoolPass, a central hub for wellness and health screenings, dismissal, attendance, visitor management, Carpool automation, and contact tracing (if necessary).

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  • Symptom Screening


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Thank you for your interest in Mayfield Junior School. Our admissions team is happy to connect with interested families for both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years.

It is Mayfield’s goal to simplify the application process for families interested in enrolling to the school. We are streamlining the application/admissions process with modifications, including no longer requiring outside testing (KSP for Kindergarten and ISEE for grades 5-8).

If you are interested in applying to Mayfield we invite you to complete an inquiry linked below. Inquiries for the 2020-2021 academic year will be contacted by a Mayfield Admissions officer shortly after the inquiry is received.

For families interested in the academic year 2021-2022, thank you for submitting an inquiry. We also invite you to schedule a phone meeting with our admissions office.

Fall Planning Leadership

Four planning teams (Scenario, Academic, Health & Safety, and Finance & Budget) representing all parts of Mayfield Junior School including Board members, faculty, staff, and parents were formed to respond to and care for the current and future needs of all in our school community.

Responding to ongoing developments, we will expect change, and face our new realities with openness and honesty. We are ready to help and welcome any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out to us via email and we will we respond to your questions or concerns as quickly as possible.

Team Chairs

Scenario Planning

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Health & Safety

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  • Director of Information Technology & Emergency Operations

Academic Program

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Finance & Budget

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