March 10, 2020

Dear Parents,

I am writing today as a follow-up to the letter I sent last week regarding the potential impact of COVID-19.  The health and safety of the Pardes community remains our top priority. We continue to monitor the situation through a variety of means including the CDC, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and other official sources.

In my previous letter, I shared that Pardes is preparing an educational plan that will be put into place in the unlikely event that we must close the school due to the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to providing our students with enriching learning opportunities even if we should need to switch to a remote learning format. Please click here to read our Remote Learning Plan. The plan provides information broken down by grade levels as well as recommendations on how to support your children’s continued learning. We encourage you to review this document.

We have spoken with our custodial company to ensure that the most effective prevention measures continue to be implemented with regard to daily campus cleaning. Tables, faucets and door handles are being wiped down throughout the day. Of course, we are continually reminding students to wash their hands. 

We will continue to gather information and will keep you updated of any changes or new developments. For questions regarding the Remote Learning Plan, please reach out to Anna Lock, Academic Principal, at alock@pardesschool.org. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. 

Kind Regards,
Peter Gordon
Head of School