As we draw closer to the start date of school, we want to continue to inform and update you on our on-going plans for the re-opening of our campus. We continue to be committed to beginning the school year as scheduled (August 12 for lower and middle schools; August 13 for high school) and on campus for all divisions. Our administrative team is closely monitoring the daily, and sometimes hourly, changes that accompany the scientific and medical recommendations to best prepare for and limit the spread of this virus. While we would strongly prefer to make plans with certainty, the continuously changing conditions demand that our plans remain flexible and fluid, not just as we approach the start of the school year, but also throughout the fall semester.
The reality is that when we return to campus in August, it seems highly likely that we will have positive cases of COVID-19 within our student body, given the contagious nature of this virus. The only way to guarantee that there are zero cases of COVID-19 on campus is to not return to campus. We do not believe that is best for children, educationally, socially, emotionally, or mentally. However, we all need to understand that this carries with it an inherent risk. Continue reading here.