Tuesday Update from the Head of School - Tuition Payment Schedule Update, Zoom Security, and Graduation
Tuition Payment Schedule Update
Dear Green Hedges Families,
 
The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything any of us have experienced before. It has made us reflect on many of our policies and procedures in place, including our existing tuition payment schedule for families. Due to the uncertain economic consequences of the pandemic and after much thoughtful consideration, Green Hedges School will move to a July through April payment plan effective immediately . As you know, normally tuition payments begin in May and end in February. We believe that moving the payment plan schedule to start in July is the right thing to do in light of our current shared circumstances.
 
Please expect to see your first statement from the Business Office in mid- to late June. Under the terms of the School’s perpetual enrollment agreement, this change is considered to be a contractual change. All other terms remain the same.
 
Thank you for your understanding as we make this change that we hope will benefit everyone during this unprecedented time. As always, please feel free to reach out to me or Business Manager Tom Mast with any questions you may have.
 
Best,
Jennifer Bohnen
Head of School
Distance Learning Survey
Thank you to all of our parents who took the time to complete the Distance Learning survey last week. Many of you indicated that you would like to see more synchronous lessons with Specials teachers as well as less screen time. We will certainly consider your feedback as we continue to evaluate and refine our Distance Learning program.
Zoom Security
This week, Green Hedges enabled a security feature called “waiting rooms” on all Zoom classes. When students join their normal class meeting link in Zoom, they will initially see a gray screen called the waiting room. As students join the waiting room area, the teacher will see them and admit students to the main class area of the Zoom call.

The school will continue to enhance security further in the coming days and weeks to provide further protection for our students and teachers while balancing the rate of these changes to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Grade 8 Graduation
In speaking to Grade 8 students last week, the class would like to postpone their graduation ceremony to perhaps late this summer so that there is an opportunity for the community to gather and celebrate our graduates! More details to come, but the hope is that we will be able to hold the ceremony and reception on campus.
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