March 10, 2020

Dear Community Members,

I am writing with a change to this Thursday’s schedule (March 12, 2020).

As you know, the day was already scheduled as a half day for students with professional development for staff in the afternoon.  We are now changing Thursday to a full day off for students. 

This will allow us to provide dedicated time for teachers and staff to prepare distance education plans for the potential event of a school closing due to the coronavirus. Many other schools have used a school day for professional planning for this purpose with good success. 

In addition, the Elementary Variety Show, originally scheduled for 6pm, Thursday, March 12, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for later this spring.  We have made this decision after thoughtful consideration of the recommendations to postpone, if possible, the gathering of large groups. I know this will be a disappointment for the students who have been eagerly preparing, but we hope to capture the same spirit at a later date.

Please do not hesitate to email if you have any further questions. We plan to see our students in Elementary, Intermediate and Junior High for a full day on Friday. High School parent conferences will be held as scheduled.

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Katherine Schantz
Head of School