Our School is founded in the Episcopal tradition of compassion, care, and courage. Our shared resolve to support one another in promoting safety and transitioning bravely to distance learning is both humbling and emboldening, and I thank each of you for your efforts. We are acutely aware of the challenges for families, and we are committed to entering this time in a thoughtful, responsive, and understanding manner.
The situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly. We recognize that whatever our plans, we may need to adapt and make changes quickly. Know that we will continue to update you as we learn more.
We at School will continue to provide resources on this page to help you support your children. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have additional questions or concerns.
–Andrea Weiss, Head of School
The academic leadership subgroups of the Pandemic Response Task Force developed three models for teaching and learning next year. We are prepared to “mix and match” our models to deliver the safest and most robust curricular program to our students. We will continue to refine these models across the summer, reflecting on our distance learning work to date, in order to select and deploy as robustly as possible the model required as circumstances dictate.
All students and teachers return to campus, with modifications to integrate enhanced health and safety procedures.
School will only fully reopen if the state of Maryland allows 15 or more people in a space.
All students and teachers work and learn remotely, with a special plan for Program for Young Children.
The School will pursue VDTL if stay-at-home/safer-at-home orders are still mandated by the state.
Students and teachers will operate in cycles of VDTL and place-based learning. PYC through Fifth Grade students will be given on-campus priority.
The School will use a hybrid model if the state of Maryland restricts students to less than 15 in a classroom.
We encourage you stay up-to-date with the following resources:
ResourcesThere are many resources available online about how to talk to students about COVID-19.
Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus (New York Times)