Spring Reopening Plan
Week April 19 - Twelfth grade students return for four-day-a-week in-person learning. Students in grades nine through eleven remain in current hybrid or fully remote model.
Week April 26 - Ninth grade students return for four-day-a-week in-person learning. Students in grades ten and eleven remain in current hybrid or fully remote model.
Week May 3 - Tenth and eleventh grade students return for four-day-a-week in-person learning. ALL STUDENTS are on campus four days a week or fully remote.*
As our phase in by grade level occurs, there will no longer be a two day a week option once your student’s grade level has been phased in. Students are either on campus four days per week (with remote Wednesday) or they are fully remote learners. Those will be the only two options available, and will be in full effect by May 3 (barring any set back in health metrics).
Students will continue to follow the existing schedule on all days.
Wednesday will remain a full remote day. And here’s why:
- It provides dedicated time for re-teaching, re-assessing and recovery
- It’s an important time for remote students and in-person students to connect and share
- It’s invaluable time for teachers to prepare units and lessons that address the needs of both in-person and remote learners
- It provides time for extra activities that have not been able to happen due to the pandemic
As noted in Dr. Kelly’s email, we will presume the following scenarios.
If your student is in Cohort A or B, we presume that student will attend campus four days per week. If that is true, there is no action for you to take. If that is not true, you need to fill out this form.
If your student is a fully remote learner, we presume that student will remain a fully remote learner unless you fill out the form to tell us otherwise. Your remote learner is absolutely welcome back on campus, but if that’s your plan, please be sure to fill out the form.
In lieu of the form, you can also call your student’s House Office to begin the process.
The deadline for submitting the form and indicating a change in status of your student is Monday, April 5.
Decisions to return to school MUST be made prior to your student’s return to school date. For example, seniors are due back on campus April 19. Any senior who isn’t participating in four-day-a-week learning at that point will remain a remote learner for the rest of the year.
- Food will still be served in two locations, the main cafeteria and Slater A
- Individual seating will remain
- Students are welcome (and encouraged!) to eat outside when the weather is appropriate
- An additional lunch wave will be added as more students return to campus
- Required use of face masks/coverings. We have done a great job with this, but need to be even more diligent with more students on campus.
- Daily cleaning and sanitizing, especially in high touch areas.
- Students will continue to use hand sanitizer and clean desks in classrooms before each use.
- Social distancing. We will make the best effort possible to maintain six-foot separation in classrooms, at lunch and for school activities. We will also continue to limit visitors to campus. As more students return, we may not be able to assure a six-foot separation, and, in some cases, students could be separated by as little as 1 to 3 feet. Desks will continue to face the same direction and hallway and campus traffic patterns will remain one-way.
- As you may be aware, the Centers for Disease Control has recently updated its guidance for schools with a focus on a distance of three feet. Click here for more information about that.
- We will continue to work with local and state health officials to assure a proper response in the case of an outbreak or about a specific health protocol related to the virus.