March 12, 2020
Dear Concord Hill School Community;

In our ongoing efforts to monitor and evaluate the community health risks resulting from the spread of COVID-19, I have decided, with the support of my Administrative Team and the Board of Directors Executive Committee, that this year’s Spring Break will begin at the conclusion of school tomorrow, Friday, March 13. 

I want to reassure you that we have zero confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 within the Concord Hill community. As the safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority, given the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19, we feel it is most prudent to begin the break early to mitigate the potential spread of the virus in our community. This action is consistent with decisions being made by numerous area schools over the last 24 hours. 

Home Learning
Over the last few days we have begun to discuss plans for ensuring the continuity of learning if a situation like this were to occur. Our teachers engaged in trainings yesterday with Seesaw and Zoom, the primary tools that we will use to facilitate Home Learning for our students. Our faculty and staff will report to campus on Monday and Tuesday next week to begin developing their Home Learning programs. Teachers will be piloting lessons and activities for families who would like to participate on Wednesday and Thursday next week. More details will be forthcoming.  

Tomorrow, students will bring home any school materials needed for future Home Learning. An important requirement for our Home Learning program is high-speed Internet access and an Internet-enabled device, for a limited amount of time each day. For families who do not have access to the Internet or a student-friendly device (tablet, computer, or phone) please contact me .

Spring Break Travel
As previously stated, we rely on the cooperation of our community to maintain a healthy environment for everyone. We respectfully request that all Concord Hill families, faculty, and staff who are traveling domestically to areas with a significant COVID-19 outbreak —or internationally to a country with a  Warning Level 2 or Level 3 —please email  Nate Dennison  and  Patty Gallagher .

In addition we ask that all families carefully consider the following prior to travel:

  • After return from travel to one of the above locations, you may be asked to stay home for 14 days, the maximum incubation period for the virus.

  • Please strongly consider travel interruptions and the potential impact on you, your family, and your community.

School Access
If students and families need to access any materials at Concord Hill, we will be accessible Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, from 9:00 AM–2:00 PM. If you plan to visit campus during that time, please email me .

Student and Family Support
Please know that our teachers and administrators are here to support you and your family through these challenging times. Students and parents are invited to contact our school counselor, Lauren Huntley ,  who recommends the following resources:

We understand that this decision will be a relief to some while disappointing to others, and recognize the challenges of children being away from school. The safety of our community is our highest priority and we appreciate your understanding and support. 

All related communication can be found on our  COVID-19 Planning & Preparedness webpage. As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 


Nate Dennison
Head of School
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