With camp concluded and the classrooms being prepared for the start of a new school year, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome all of you back for the 2020-2021 school year.
This year when we welcome your children back to school, things will look different. From classrooms that must be arranged to accommodate CDC recommendations for physical distancing and healthy spaces, to one-way paths through our hallways, and lunch in the classroom or at a picnic table outside!
As an independent school, we have greater opportunities to provide an on-campus experience than the local public schools. With over 19 acres, classrooms spread out (literally, outside if teachers choose!), and large spaces that may be repurposed to accommodate groups of students, we are in a unique situation to be able to deliver on our mission even during these challenging times.
Thank you to you, our parents, for taking the time to communicate with us about your desires and hopes for your children. We appreciate the open dialog and time you have taken to understand our learning options. We honor and respect each family as you make difficult choices for your children.
I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank our faculty for the time they have spent this summer participating in additional professional development to receive the necessary training to work with our upgraded learning management software. I am appreciative of the work that both faculty and staff have done to prepare for the modified work environment in our classrooms for both our on-campus learners and those working in hybrid modalities.
It is my hope that we can shine as a community, support one another, and partner together to make this a great year for each of our students.