Dear Parents/Guardians,

All of us are so excited to have children physically back on campus with us this week! With the official start of our summer programming this week, we welcomed back some of our adorable infants and toddlers. They were so happy to see their teachers and their teachers were thrilled to see them! Next week we will have primary students back on campus as well as incoming first graders enrolled in one of our Intro to E1 classes. Elementary Camp begins the following week, with Intro to E2 later this month.

To ensure the health and safety of our children and staff, we have implemented many protocols this summer to limit and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 including:
  • promoting healthy hygiene practices
  • daily health screenings and temperature checks prior to entry
  • intensified cleaning and disinfecting
  • monitoring for sickness throughout the day
  • observing physical distancing
  • limiting the size and mixing of groups
  • staggering drop off and pick up times
  • teachers and staff are wearing masks
We have spent hours and hours preparing for this week and believe we have solid procedures in place. 

On another exciting note, you have probably heard Governor Ducey’s announcement regarding AZ schools opening in August. Therefore, we are currently in the process of pinning down the details for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. We will be starting school on August 10, 2020 and will communicate those details to you as soon as we finalize them. Having this summer to implement the protocols above gives us a wonderful opportunity to establish the procedures needed for the new school year.

A survey will be coming out next week to ask you some questions about the 2020-2021 school year. Please watch your email for this!

Take care!

Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School
Villa Montessori School
2802 E. Meadowbrook Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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