As the school year closes, and the summer opens, we are continuing to work through the logistics of reopening our campus – for both our summer camps and for our 2020/21 academic year.
As we wait for the state guidelines for schools to be made available, we are proactively working with the Association for Independent Schools of New England and the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America to prepare the school for all possible learning scenarios for the upcoming year, including on-campus, off-campus, and a hybrid blend.
Jack Hogan is securing necessary supplies, including cleaning agents, cleaning machines, hand sanitizer, and gloves. He has also mapped out how to reconfigure our physical space (classrooms, offices, common areas) to meet social distancing guidelines.
We are lucky to have 200 acres of nature at our front door. Our faculty and staff are reimagining how we will be taking advantage of our campus, including outdoor classrooms and learning spaces.
While we decided to cancel summer camp for our nursery and kindergarten students, feeling that it would be very hard to enforce the recommendations with our youngest campers, we are moving forward in planning a robust schedule of summer camps for children 7-12 years of age, including theater, fine arts, and nature-focused camps. Our summer camps will be almost entirely hosted outside.
There is much more work to be done, but know that we are actively working through many aspects of reopening and will be sharing information with you as it becomes available.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please reach out! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be directed to the right person.
Reopening Task Force Chair