Scottsdale Christian Academy is Open for    In-person Instruction:

Thank you to our employees and families for continuing to participate in maintaining a safe environment for in-person learning.  We are so proud of our community for coming together during a challenging time. Since 2020 we have implemented a great plan for the safety of our students, and we will continue to keep safety and the best interest of our students as the highest priorities.
We continuously monitor all positive cases at SCA and may alter our procedures at any time to keep our students and employees safe. Any time there is a positive case among our students or employees, there is a possibility of quarantines for those exposed (see quarantine sections below). We have historically updated our families regarding positive cases with weekly email communication. Going forward, we will continue to communicate this information via the chart below in lieu of the weekly letter for easier access to our community. This chart will be updated each Friday at a minimum:

Summary of Safety Protocols in Place

Face coverings are optional and will be supported for those who elect to wear them.
SCA high school athletes follow any AIA requirements related to participation.  Elementary and Middle School athletes follow SCA guidance and requirements.
Temperature checks take place in the nurse’s office when necessary.
Visitors and volunteers are now welcome on campus with an appointment and must check-in at one of the front offices.
We continue with enhanced regular cleaning of all classrooms and common spaces on campus, enhanced air filters, and many other procedures that were added since the pandemic began. Hand sanitizing stations are still provided throughout the campus.
All positive cases must isolate at home for the determined time frame in accordance with our health office. If your child is positive, please notify our health office ( immediately for further guidance.
Systematic exposures to positive cases (that meet the definition of close contact) should quarantine as guided by our health office when notified. Close contacts are considered people who were within 6-feet of a person with COVID-19 while infectious for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period or who had physical contact with a person with COVID-19 while infectious, regardless of whether a mask was worn. While exposure does not mean that your child has COVID-19 or will necessarily get COVID-19, if your child is experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you please follow the section below for students with symptoms.
Asymptomatic exposures to positive cases are not required to quarantine but may do so if you wish to exercise additional layers of caution. As you determine whether to quarantine an asymptomatic exposed student, you may consider factoring in other variables including whether they are fully vaccinated, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 90 days, or have high risk household members.
If you are concerned about people living in the home who may be at higher risk for serious complications from COVID-19, Public Health recommends keeping an exposed individual away from this person as much as possible for the 14 days. Please be advised that after contact with a positive case, a person could possibly develop COVID-19 symptoms for up to 14 days. You should monitor your child for any symptoms for the two-week period following exposure.



We ask that you continue to follow health protocols and keep all children home with any symptoms or signs of illness. If your child is exhibiting any of the symptoms below, they should stay home from school.
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher, or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
If your child will be absent, please work with your child’s advisor and teachers to accommodate missed work. If you have any questions regarding isolation or quarantine procedures, please contact SCA’s RN Elizabeth Lanphar through email at

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