We are in this Together...a Note for Mr. Orlando

I want to thank our families for their commitment to keeping our community safe. I know that many of you are making tremendous sacrifices to allow students to attend school in-person. It is really critical that we all continue to prioritize education and staff/student safety by making smart choices about outside of school activities. As you know, our students and teachers are in teams and do not come in contact with students/staff from other teams. One of greatest risks to our staff and students are potential exposures that occur outside of the school setting that we can not control for. Our staff has chosen to severely limit the people they see (including family) and where they go to ensure a safer environment in their classroom. Please consider the activities you or your children participate in based on the following guidelines:


  • Lowest risk: Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.
  • More risk: Smaller outdoor gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear cloth face coverings, do not share objects, and come from the same local area (e.g., a community, town, city, or county).
  • Higher risk: Medium-sized in-person gatherings that are organized/laid out to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, some wear cloth face coverings and come from outside the local area (e.g., a community, town, city, or county).
  • Highest risk: Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, do not wear cloth face coverings and travel from outside the local area.

Team Sports

  • Lowest Risk: Performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family members.
  • Increasing Risk: Team-based practice.
  • More Risk: Within-team competition.
  • Higher Risk: Full competition between teams from the same local geographic area.
  • Highest Risk: Full competition between teams from different geographic areas.

Attending school in-person is a tremendous gift and privilege our students have. Let's stay vigilant!
School Portraits Next Week! 

Mark your calendars and set your reminders to check outfits and comb hair! Individual school photos will be taken on the following days: 

Monday, October 5: Wilson (2W), Canonico (K), Dreyfus (3D), 4A, and 4B

Tuesday, October 6: Smith (2S), 8B, 5A, 8C

Wednesday, October 7: PreK (P), 8A, 7th

Thursday, October 8: PreK (S), 6A, 6B

Friday, October 9: Johnson (3J), 5B, Fox (1st), 4C

Tuesday, October 20 will be make up day.

Since we aren’t doing sibling photos in school, we are offering time slots on Saturday October 17th so that you can bring your children to Peabody for a quick 5 minute session! This is also an opportunity for at-home learners to have their picture taken, too.
Details and sign up hereContact susan@susanparmar.com if you have any questions.
From the Health Clinic

In an effort to ensure students may return to school as quickly as possible, we have adapted a return to school template from Pediatric Associates that you are welcome to share with any pediatrician you choose as an example. We are NOT requiring that all return to school notes use this format. It is being provided as an example in case one is helpful! We also now have a fax machine to make it easier for doctors to securely send us return to school notes in a timely fashion. The fax number is (434) 288-5591 and is included on the bottom of this form.

If you are having trouble determining whether or not to send your student to school, you can call or email Nurse Tara (email: tara.montgomery@peabodyschool.org or (434) 296-6901 ext. 115) and she will respond during school hours. Or you may also consult this VDH algorithm. Thank you so much for everything you’re doing to keep Peabody safe this year!
Admissions Newsletter and Fall Tour Days

Please click HERE to read our Fall Admissions Newsletter as the 2021-22 admissions process gets underway here at Peabody!

Also, while we are not holding our traditional admissions Fall Open House this fall, we are offering Fall Tour Days, starting in October, where we can tour prospective families when school is not in session. If you have friends or work colleagues who have expressed an interest in Peabody for their children, please feel free to share the newsletter and our Fall Tour Days flyer HERE.
2019-20 Annual Report Draft

We are almost ready to take our 2019-20 Annual Report to the printer, so if you made a donation to Peabody in the last fiscal year, please check our records and make sure we accurately reflect your donation! Click HERE. Please email development@peabodyschool.org with any questions. 
Vote for Peabody in the Charlottesville Family Awards!

The Annual Family Favorites Survey is live from September 15–October 23. On page 6 of the survey, you have the opportunity to vote for Peabody in the following categories:
  • Best Preschool
  • Best Private School - Elementary
  • Best Private School - Middle
  • Best Preschool Teacher
  • Best Elementary School Teacher
  • Best Middle School Teacher

Charlottesville Family will share the public's winning choices in the November/December issue of CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom and the annual Ultimate Go-To Guide. Thank you for sharing your support of Peabody School!

Parent Information Center

  • October Break is now October 12th-16th.

  • Thank You for helping our teachers with lunch and recess coverage. See the sign-ups HERE!

  • Thank you!!The Alliance Française of Charlottesville is offering a FUN, INTERACTIVE, and ENGAGING online French club for private school students, grades 2-4 this fall! Click for more information!

  • Virginia also launched a new application called COVIDWISE. It is the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) COVID-19 exposure notification app to facilitate contact tracing in response to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Weekly Metrics: The seven day moving average(combined and scaled for Charlottesville City/Albemarle County) is 22.5 cases/100K and a PCR positivity of 4.8%.

We Love our Peabody Students and Teachers!