From all reports, the transition into remote learning has gone well, and for that I send a huge thank you to you and to our creative and resilient students and faculty. It is an enormous collective effort by all to make this happen. At a time when data shows COVID-19 cases on the rise both locally and nationally, I feel confident that the Pine Cobble model is continuing to provide an outstanding education to our students in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students and broader community.
As we look ahead to the post-Thanksgiving return to school, it remains too early to predict what the data will tell us about a return to in person school. While we remain hopeful that cases in the area will trend downward, we are nonetheless preparing for the possibility that we will need to continue remote education - both in the short term and possibly beyond that.
For now, as I have throughout the fall, I ask this community to continue to make safe choices. As you likely are aware, the CDC put out a statement today pleading with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their households due to the coronavirus cases that are surging out of control in our nation. I hope we all can heed this important advice to help our region and our country get this virus under control.
On Tuesday, I will send another communication with an update on whether we will return after Thanksgiving break to in-person or remote learning. So please be on the lookout for that before you and your children begin the holiday break.
Thank you, as always, for your wonderful children. We, students and faculty alike, are learning every day what it truly means to live the pillars we value as a community.