Return to Campus

Returning to Campus

It is with great respect and care that we are working to get our students on campus. As we work through this transition from distance learning, we appreciate your diligence and patience in working with the Milken administration, faculty and staff to keep the Milken community safe and healthy.  

Recent Milken Communication


List of 18 items.

  • What date and time will my child be on campus?

    A: Please click here to view the breakdown of each grade and when they will be on campus for their in-person Advisory session.
  • What if I don’t feel comfortable sending my child to campus? 

    We completely understand that everyone needs to make the right decision for their family.  If you are not comfortable sending your child to school for these on-campus visits, your child will be Zooming into the live sessions. Their Advisor will share instructions on how to do this. 
  • What has to happen for my child to be allowed on campus?

    All Magnus health forms must be turned in and approved before students can come on campus. This includes the requirement that each student submits their baseline COVID test to Magnus. In addition, each family must complete the Magnus COVID health questionnaire and show the “Go” screen when arriving on-campus for drop-off. The Magnus app must be downloaded onto a smartphone. Instructions can be found here. Up-to-date car decals will be required on each vehicle. Please submit any new requests by no later than Friday, November 6. 
  • How do I download the Magnus app to my phone? 

    Step 1: Please click here for instructions on how to create your username/password for the mobile Magnus app. Step 2: Once you have done that, you’ll need to download the “Magnus Mobile V2” app from the Apple Store or “Magnus Health” from the Google Play store onto your smartphone. Step 3: Once you login, there will be a COVID screening icon which will need to be completed for each student prior to arrival. Click here to view a short video tutorial. Pro-tip: You may want to take a screenshot of the “Go” screen and store in your camera roll for easy access upon entering campus.
  • What if my child is non-compliant?

    If your child does not comply with the Magnus requirements, Milken will reach out to parents via email and/or phone call to remind the family that they are missing forms.
  • Is Covid testing a County or State requirement for students to return to campus?

    COVID testing is not required by State or Local guidelines for students to return to campus. Milken is implementing added safety measures by requiring a community baseline test for each student in order to identify potential cases that would otherwise be asymptomatic. This will allow those families to treat and/or quarantine per the guidelines and produce a negative test before their on-campus visit. Please note there are many varied protocols depending on the exposure. To that end, please contact Nathan Humphreys at if your child tests positive for COVID-19. 
  • Why are you not requiring students to test within a 48-72 hour window of returning?

    The purpose of our community Covid testing is meant to achieve a community baseline before our collective students begin to return. Many families have students that cross grade levels, and as such we are offering testing dates this week. 

    We understand that a baseline test may not ensure that each student returns to campus COVID-free. As we know from research, a person can still contract the virus just hours after being Covid-tested. Each family will need to make a choice in terms of their comfort level of sending their child to campus based on these policies.  We understand that there will be varying views, and we support each family in making the right decision for themselves.

    Any PCR test result from October 30 through November 15 will be accepted and included in our baseline community test.
  • Will there be another day available for testing on campus? 

    Due to high demand for our free on-campus COVID testing, we have added one additional day. Covid testing will be available on campus on Sunday, November 15 from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. Please click here to reserve a spot. Please note that if you are returning to campus on November 13, you’ll need to test on November 5 or 6 or on your own. Please note that any test taken on these on-campus testing days will count towards our community baseline. There is no need to test twice at these on-campus testing events.
  • What if my child tested for athletics’ return to play? Do they need to test again?

    If your child has been tested for our athletics program, you can use that same test result for this purpose.
  • Do faculty get tested on an ongoing basis?

    Yes, faculty are required to get tested on an on-going basis per local and State guidelines, at a minimum of once every two months. 
  • How will drop-off and pick-up be orchestrated? 

    We are already limiting the number of students who can be on campus at one time so pick up and drop off should be relatively seamless if students are in full compliance. As students exit and enter the cars, administration, faculty and staff will direct them to keep socially distanced. Please note that everyone in the car needs to be masked upon entering campus. Each student will be temperature checked and will need to show the Magnus app “Go” screen before exiting the vehicle.
  • Where will students park? 

    Students will be allowed to park on the Milken Upper School campus parking lot.
  • Will transportation (buses) be available? 

    Transportation (buses) will not be provided for these on-campus visits. Because students will be parking within walking distance to campus, we will also not need shuttle buses to/from the West Lot. 
  • Can parents exit cars to escort children to their classrooms or wait on campus?

    No, unfortunately parents cannot exit their cars and walk onto campus at this time. Limiting the number of people on our campus is for the safety and health of our community at large.
  • What do parents do for the 90 minute time period when students will be on campus? 

    Parents are welcome to leave and return as they feel most comfortable. For parents who wish to stay close-by, we are providing a wait-area in the West Lot for parents to park/sit while students are on campus. If you choose to wait in the West Lot, we ask that all parents comply with school safety protocols by staying in their cars.
  • What if my child needs to leave class to use the restroom and/or visit the nurse?

    Students may not “mingle” outside of their Advisory cohorts. Restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day. If a student needs to visit the nurse, a faculty or staff member will escort them to the office.
  • Does my child need to stay in their class for the entire time? 

    The Advisory cohort is required to stay together the entire time and not “mingle” with other cohorts, but that can include staying in the classroom and walking around campus with the Advisor.
  • Will my child have lunch on campus?

    Since the Advisory visit is 90 minutes, we will not be engaging in eating. Each student can bring a water bottle for hydration breaks. Drinking and eating are not permitted in the classrooms.

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tal Barak

    Ms. Tal Barak 

    Director of Communications and Public Relations
  • Photo of Nathan Humphreys

    Mr. Nathan Humphreys 

    Director of Operations and Campus Safety


Hotlines and Self-Care

List of 3 items.

  • Milken Student Support

    Please reach out to our counseling and rabbinic staff with any questions. 

    Student Services Team
    Lisa Acker, Head of Student Services -
    Margot Parker, Division Counselor, Grades 7/8 -
    Tatianna Massaro, Division Academic Support Director, Grades 7/8 -
    Cindy Dominquez, Learning Specialist, Grades 7/8 -
    Tracee Logan, Division Counselor, Grades 9/10 - 
    Andrea Schpok, Division Academic Support Director, Grades 9/10 -
    Travis Kiley, Learning Specialist, Grades 9/10 -
    Max Greenberg, Division Counselor, Grades 11/12 -
    Sarah Farkas, Division Academic Support Director, Grades 11/12 -
    Lisa Mamos, Learning Specialist, Grades 11/12 - 

    Rabbinic Team 
    Rabbi Gordon Bernat-Kunin, Rabbinic Head -
    Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein, Division Rabbi, Grades 7/8 -
    Rabbi David Saiger, Division Rabbi, Grades 9/10 - 
    Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer, Division Rabbi, Grades 11/12 -
  • Hotlines


    Crisis phone counseling, information, and referrals for all problems ages 12-24. Bilingual when available. Can connect without charge to parent/guardian or other agency. Message relay service. Chat and Email available too.


    The California Peer-Run Warm Line


    Will be staffed for most of the day. It's deliberately called a "warm line" because it's supposed to arrange for help before the situation raises to a "hotline" level.


    Toll-free peer-to-peer listening and referral telephone service operated by volunteers. 
    Confidential crisis intervention.

    8:00 AM- 8:00 PM


    Business Phone: 310-793-1415


    Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and a model for suicide prevention centers across the globe. Their center helped over 100,000 people last year, saving lives throughout the nation and world. No other center offers such a comprehensive array of crisis services, therapy, support and training to such a large number of people.  They also participate in leading edge research that is transforming the field and saving lives.

    If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-8255.



    Offer online peer-support chat.  Offer info on LGBT issues. Provide free and confidential telephone and internet peer counseling.

    M-F 1pm-9pm & Sat 9am-2pm


    TEEN LINE (Only text and email currently available)

    TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.

    CALL 310-855-4673 TEXT TEEN to 839863


    Crisis line for LGBT youth younger than 25 years old. National line with referrals in all areas.

    Trevor LifeLine: 24 Hours
    Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Thurs & Fri1pm-5pm. Standard Text Messaging rates apply.
    Online Chat available 12pm-6pm everyday
    Sunday- Saturday 24 hours
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  • Self-Care Suggestions

    Meditation Sessions

    Movement Sessions

    Sharing of favorite relaxing online shows

    Tea time

    Doodle or drawing sessions

    Podcast Listening discussions

    Write letters for loved ones in your home or possibly to mail-out
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