July 18, 2020

Dear Ranney Community, 

We plan to re-open campus in September for in-person instruction, 5-days per week, while allowing families the flexibility to opt for their children to continue distance learning from home. Our Reopening Task Force, comprised of members of the Board of Trustees, Medical Advisory Board, and administrative leadership team, are developing a thoughtful, prudent, and comprehensive strategy to bring the community back together on campus in the fall. We will share the details of our Reopening Plan with you in a series of weekly communications released each Friday morning in a "Reopening Roundup". We ask for your patience as we continue to develop and refine certain elements of the plan as new information emerges on an almost daily basis. Please note that all of our reopening plans are subject to changes in executive orders.

Our primary concern is to maintain the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. We are keenly aware of the risk posed by COVID-19, and also understand that the safety protocols we must implement will have a profound impact on almost every aspect of school life. We will all have to continue to be flexible and patient. We will have to return with a collective sense of shared responsibility for other members of the community. We must understand that our individual actions on and off campus will affect the health and well-being of our friends and colleagues.