A Message from Head of School Josh Clark
A Message from Head of School Josh Clark
Thank you for your cooperation and patience this week with the unexpected water main break. Of all the circumstances that I imagined might send us into Distance Learning this year, a plumbing emergency was not on my list!

In a pre-Covid world, the water issue would have resulted in a day off; however, we hated to miss a whole day of instruction and decided to shift to Distance Learning. While our goal is for Distance Learning to largely mirror a regular school day, we decided to use Friday's abbreviated schedule for this one, as it was unanticipated, and the teachers and students had recently practiced it. Our next Practice Distance Learning Day is Wednesday, October 7, and students will follow a typical Wednesday schedule.

In the event that inclement weather or other circumstances require a school closure, we may transition to Distance Learning on a case-by-case basis. The decision will include a number of determining factors, including the length of time of an anticipated closure. In other words, it's still ok for students to miss phonics for a surprise day in the snow! If we face an extended period away from campus, there will be a planning day leading into the transition to give teachers and families time to adjust and prepare. At that point students will follow a fairly normal schedule, i.e. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

Thank you for your partnership as we navigate these unusual times and unexpected hurdles. We are all in this together, and I am grateful to have such a strong and supportive community.