MARCH 12, 2020
Dear Baker families:

We have made the decision to cancel all classes, after school programming and extra-curricular activities beginning Monday, March 16. We have not received a report of anyone in the Baker community testing positive for COVID-19. This decision comes as the result of the rapidly increasing pace and fluidity of this situation and our own health and safety precautions. 

Parent-Teacher conferences will continue as scheduled on Friday, March 13. If you prefer to conduct your conference via phone or Google Meet, please let your child’s teacher know. PLA will remain open until 6:00 p.m. today and tomorrow, as scheduled. The building will be open on Friday, March 13 from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. should your child need to retrieve anything from their locker. 

Week of March 16-20 - Remote e-Learning (Building Closed)
Monday, March 16: e-Learning Preparation Day for Teachers
Tuesday, March 17 - Friday, March 20: Remote e-learning in effect

Week of March 23-27 - (Building Closed)
Spring Break

During Spring Break, March 23 - March 27  
We will continue to closely monitor developments regarding COVID-19
and will update you should our return to school date be later than March 30.

Remote e-Learning Plans for Week of March 17 - March 20
We have been preparing for a remote e-learning period. In lieu of our bulletin today, we will send an email on Monday, March 16, with more information about what to expect on Tuesday when e-learning begins. In the meantime, you can learn more here

Computer Loans for Kindergarten-2nd Graders
If your child is in K-2 and you do not have a computer or device available at home to be able to check on e-learning plans, we do have a limited number of chromebooks available to loan out. Please contact Brian Hagy to reserve. The computers will be available to pick up Friday until 6:00 p.m. in the Main Office. 

Trips & Travel
We encourage everyone traveling to continue to check the CDC and State Department websites for travel advisories. If you do travel to an area designated level 3 or above, we ask that you to self-report to Assistant Head of School, Denise Boswell.
Recommended Precautions for Individuals
Basic precautions can help slow the spread of this virus. The following recommendations follow the guidelines of the CDC and the IDPH . If your child or someone in your household has a combination of a fever, cough and shortness of breath and have obtained the advice of a medical professional or are under self-quarantine, please contact school nurse, Anne Riggs .
  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with warm water and soap

  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Wipe down surfaces regularly with disinfectant wipes
  • Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw it away immediately
We know that this is a challenging time. On behalf of our team, we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our children and community. I am grateful for your partnership and support.
Sincerely ,
Carly Andrews
Head of School