March 9, 2020

Dear Parents:

As you know, our nurse, Nancy Miggins, communicated with you last Friday about basic precautions we were taking here regarding the COVID-19 virus, and we have continued to keep abreast of the situation. 

We learned today that several students here have brothers who travelled last week with The Heights school trips overseas. Although no instance of the COVID-19 virus has been identified at the Heights, or here for that matter, out of an abundance of caution, The Heights has closed this week, and we think it prudent that we would do the same. We will close tomorrow, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11. We will hold the Parent-Teacher/Mentor Conferences as scheduled for March 12 and 13.

We have asked the girls to bring their books and materials home. Teachers will have updated instructions on OakcrestConnect by noon tomorrow. 

The field trip to the National Basilica for the 7th grade scheduled for tomorrow, March 10, is cancelled. 

The following events will proceed as scheduled, and you are free to decide whether or not to attend:

Parent-Teacher/Mentor Conferences on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 will proceed as planned. If you are unable to attend, contact the Front Office .

The Father-Daughter Dance at Westwood Country Club on Friday, March 13 at 7:00 pm will proceed as planned. If you are unable to attend, please contact Marty Lerner at

6th Annual Humanities Lecture at Oakcrest on Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 pm will proceed as planned.  

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed in a timely manner. 

Should you have any questions, please contact Miriam Buono , Associate Head of School, Operations.

We are grateful for the trust and patience that has been evident in your communications with us as we all try to do the best we can in a challenging situation. 
Best regards,
Mary T. Ortiz, Ph.D.
Head of School