Dear Storm King Students and Families;
As always, I hope that all of you are safe and healthy wherever you might be. This week, I would like to talk about our seniors, many of whom feel uneasy about what the future holds in this new normal we all find ourselves in.

One of the realities of entering young adulthood is the need to begin making key
decisions that will shape personal trajectories for years to come. Somehow, the change from high school to college is even more profound, perhaps having to do with leaving one’s youth and climbing the last road to adulthood. By nature, this is a time filled with excitement as well as uncertainty, and despite the current crisis, it remains an important time for seniors.

As the May 1 national college commitment day approaches, students and parents alike may be wondering how the college admissions process may have been affected by the virus while trying to finalize their decisions about next year. With this in mind, I want to pass on an update from the Director of College Counseling Dr. Kwon about changes in the college search process and the latest information and regarding standardized tests like the SAT and ACT due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
I want to thank Dr. Kwon for her continued support of our students, especially our seniors, during these trying times. I also wanted to take a moment to thank all of our parents who joined our first virtual Parents Association meeting recently. Your feedback and suggestions about the online academic program are invaluable, and we encourage you to keep the lines of communication open with us. More importantly, the meeting also helped us to gain valuable insights into how some of our students are coping with their current situations on an emotional level, which during times like these, takes precedence over all else.

As the month of April progresses with no concrete idea on what the future holds, the School is continuing to work on finding ways to help our senior class, and all of our students, have the best and most memorable experience possible for graduation and the end of the year. Please be assured that you will be hearing more about this in the coming days.

In addition, I would like to extend the thanks of the entire school community to Zhengming Guan, the father of ninth-grader Peichen (Jimmy) Guan, who donated 4,000 masks to the School this past week. We have turned these over to our business office and nurse and we will of course make good use of them. We are greatly appreciative of this gift.

As our semester continues to progress, I encourage everyone to stay positive, connected, and as focused as you can. All of us at Storm King continue to wish you the best in this difficult time and hope that you are all safe and healthy. Please continue to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns as always.

Jonathan W.R. Lamb, Head of School
To learn more about the COVID-19, please visit the following resources:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

In addition, The Storm King School will post updates and relevant information on our COVID-19 dedicated web page: