March 25, 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope you are doing well and staying safe. The silence that has settled over our campus stands in stark contrast to how vibrant a community this is when your kids are here with us. I know we are all eager for a return to normal.

As you read in the email from Academic Dean Susanna Waters a few days ago, we will be holding two webinar chats on Thursday, March 26. We have tried to spread out the times in hopes that one might be convenient for you. The first is at noon, and the second is at 8 p.m.

The purpose of these webinars is to give you a chance to hear from us -- live and as close to in-person as we can get right now.

Joining me from Brooks at the 12 p.m. webinar will be:

• Susanna Waters, Academic Dean
• Andrea Heinze, Associate Head for Student Affairs
• Ryan Dobbins, Director of Technology

Joining me at the 8 p.m. webinar will be:

• Mary Jo Carabatsos, Dean of Teaching and Learning
• Willie Waters, Dean of Students
• Ryan Dobbins, Director of Technology

While we have tried to address on our FAQ page many of the questions we've heard, I'm sure there are many questions still outstanding. Ahead of the webinar, I invite you to submit questions you would like us to address by filling out the form linked below.

I look forward to speaking with you on Thursday. Until then, take care.

John R. Packard
Head of School
Brooks School
Brooks School
1160 Great Pond Road
North Andover MA 01845