Dear GMS Families,
Your task force of administrators has been working daily to address Greensboro Montessori School's planning and response to COVID-19. Our priority remains the safety, health, and well-being of our students, families, and employees.
Throughout the weekend, the task force has been talking to our medical advisors, our board of trustees, local health care professionals, and the heads of school from other independent schools in the Triad. The task force communicated again after listening to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s 4:30 p.m. press conference. To safeguard the health and well-being of our community; to help slow the spread of COVID-19 within our local community; and informed by Gov. Cooper's mandate to close public K-12 schools, Greensboro Montessori School has decided to temporarily suspend in-person learning effective immediately. Students will not be allowed on our campuses for at least two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.
As we previously shared, we have been preparing for this possibility. On Monday, your task force will work with faculty to finalize our remote learning plans, which will naturally differ by division. We will send additional information to families by the end of Tuesday, March 17.
While this is not ideal for anyone, we are driven by our primary goal to keep our students, families, and employees healthy. As a school, we will continue to be guided by expert advice from the CDC, public health officials, and our local health care professionals. We will also continue to stay in regular communication – including plans and timing for reopening our physical campuses – throughout this period of remote learning.
During this unprecedented time – when we join our local, national, and global community in taking extraordinary measures to slow the effects of COVID-19 – we are appreciative of your continued partnership and support.