Coastline Christian Academy is preparing to welcome its junior high students back to campus on Oct. 14, following expected approval by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Office on Oct. 13.

Coastline’s kindergarten through sixth-grade students received the waiver to reopen and have been meeting in person since Sept. 14.

Coastline crafted an in-person five-day school week following state and local guidelines, which allowed it to be approved for the K-6 waiver by the county. Junior high students will end the first quarter on campus following the same safety and health guidelines the lower grades have been practicing.

The guidelines include morning health checks as students are greeted in the parking lot, small class sizes, large ventilated rooms, thorough hand washing routines, and cohort-designated lunch and break areas.

While in classrooms, a triple personal protection plan is in place with student face coverings, staff face coverings, and desk shields.

Junior high students also will participate in a weekly enhancement class where they will learn digital citizenship, practice leadership skills, and learn how to analyze media from a Christian worldview. Another aspect of the junior high experience is learning how to plan and facilitate events that serve others and bring joy.

Coastline Christian Academy has spots available in most grade levels, kindergarten through eighth grade.