Fall Reopening 2020-21

Our campus is open for in-person learning this fall while implementing all necessary health and safety protocols. Below, you will find the details that support this reopening plan under the category of “Learning Scenarios” and the heading “Scenario 1: On-Campus Learning: A Combination of In-Person and Online Instruction.”

Additionally, we have also created two other alternate scenarios demonstrating what school will look like if circumstances require us to switch to a hybrid or fully online model of instruction. You can find these plan details under the headings of “Scenario 2: Hybrid Learning: A Combination of In-Person and Asynchronous Instruction” and “Scenario 3: Remote Learning: Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction.”

As well as these educational scenarios, we have detailed all aspects of our educational program, our student and family supports, our health and hygiene protocols, and our campus procedures.


 

Our Plan

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Highlights of Our Reopening Plan

 Five days of instruction

Support for students who require or choose online instruction

Full academic program

Enhanced social and emotional supports

New technological supports and platforms to enhance learning, access, and communication

Comprehensive cleaning and hygiene protocols

Live streamed classroom lessons

Cohort groupings to promote safety

Creating the Plan: Benchmark Mission Objectives

The Working Groups and Leadership Team used these mission objectives to guide reopening decision making, to ensure that the steps we took were grounded in our school’s mission and culture.

  1. We gave top priority to advancing the physical, emotional, and social health of our students, faculty, and families.
     
  2. We continued to engage with children as individuals with unique strengths and vulnerabilities while advancing their ability to effectively approach complex problem-solving, to apply foundational skills to everyday tasks, and to thrive in a changing environment.
     
  3. We supported our faculty as adult learners by deploying resources that allow them to explore and adopt pedagogic approaches that are effective in these unique times and have value for the future.
     
  4. We embraced the opportunity to adapt and innovate consistent with the school’s understanding that it is committed to institutional change well beyond the period of the pandemic.
     
  5. We advanced principles and policies of equity and inclusion as we contend with the circumstances presented by the coronavirus.
     
  6. We sought to broaden and strengthen connections with our current families, the broader constituencies of school supporters, and community organizations that interface with the school.
     
  7. We sought efficiencies that can be carried forward beyond the time of the pandemic.
     
  8. We employed collaborative decision-making processes.

Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, all plans are subject to change as needed.