COVID-19 Resources

Information and Updates about COVID-19

Please find below the latest updates of Alto International School’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the 2020-2021 school year, Alto International School is preparing for students in K – 12 to possibly return to campus. Please read below to learn more about Alto’s preparations and planning process.

Preparing for the Return of Students (K – 12) During the 2020-2021 School Year (Updated August 7, 2020)

For students in K – 12, the 2020-21 school year will begin virtually. However, at the same time Alto International School is actively preparing for the return to campus of those students at some point during the 2020-21 school year. Since the preschool adheres to a different set of guidelines, our preschool students will return to campus for the start of the school year, beginning on August 19, 2020.

The return to on-campus teaching is based on The Four Pillars concept outlined by the San Mateo County Health Office. Even though this framework does not return the learning environment to pre-COVID-19 times, we must keep in mind that the primary goal of students returning to school for the 2020-21 school year is to maximize instructional time and provide an excellent learning environment.

Click here to learn more about The Four Pillars concept and the eventual return to on-campus teaching.

Previous School Updates:

General Information:

Parent Resources:

For Prospective Families

Visit our admissions webpage to learn more how you can connect with us online while our campus is physically closed.

Alto’s Guidelines for Reopening

Click here to learn more about the preparations and guidelines for the return of students and faculty in grades K – 12 to campus during the 2020-2021 school year.

Event Updates

Consistent with current county health regulations we are canceling or postponing upcoming school events. A list of event updates is below:

  • First Day of School 2020-2021

    August 19, 2020: Preschool, Kindergarten, Grades 2 – 12
    August 20, 2020: Grade 1

    Detailed instructions for the first day of school will be provided closer to the start of the school year.

  • School Events 2020-2021

    Alto anticipates that many school events will be held virtually in the 2020-2021 school year. More information will be provided.

  • Denim & Diamonds Auction Party

    March 14, 2020
    This event has been canceled. We are looking forward to celebrating with you in the future.