COVID Safety Protocols and Updates

We are excited to welcome everyone back in person this fall! We believe there is nothing more important than safeguarding your student’s health. NWS has taken a multi-layered approach to campus safety to provide a low-hazard environment in which to learn, teach, work, and visit. 

All eligible NWS students must be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of school. Our policies and procedures for the upcoming school year are informed and guided by recommendations and requirements from Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC); the Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH); the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI); and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Please send any questions you may have about our protocols to this email address: Safety@northwestschool.org

Fall Opening Protocols

We plan to open for 100% in-person learning in September as we continue to monitor the ongoing health situation in Seattle. We will maintain the safety protocols that were in place this spring when we returned to in-person learning, including the required use of masks indoors and when using school-provided transportation, as recommended in recent guidance from local, state, and federal health officials.

  • September 14: Letter from Head of School - COVID Safety Updates

    We are off and running this week! Students have arrived on campus and have brought with them an outpouring of energy and excitement for in-person learning. As I walk the halls, I have seen and heard teachers delivering curriculum in dynamic ways that have captured the imagination and attention of their students. The preparation of the teaching faculty to start the year with a focus on maintaining a challenging and positive academic experience is evident in the early stages of the term.

    I am excited about the work of the PGA leadership and the collaboration between this group and my office. Throughout the year, we will co-sponsor opportunities for me to be in conversation with families in an open discussion format. We feel it is important for us to create and sustain a consistent method for parents and guardians to hear directly from me, while at the same time, develop opportunities for me to hear from families about their experiences. I look forward to meeting more families as the upcoming weeks approach.

    Below, you will find the latest COVID-related information since last week’s communication. Please continue to send us your questions or observations as they are helpful in our continued progress.

    Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Updated August 31, 2021)

    We recognize that access to immunizations varies by family. We are asking that everyone currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, receive at least one dose prior to the start of the school year. With that said, it is our expectation that all eligible students will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose no later than September 30. This will ensure that all eligible students are fully vaccinated no later than October 14. This time frame is consistent with the vaccine administration timeline.

    We are also very excited with our current vaccination progress and look forward to watching our numbers increase as we get closer to the start of the new school year. As of September 14, 92.79% of eligible students have been fully vaccinated.

    Daily Health Screenings (Updated September 14, 2021)

    Thank you for completing this important step each morning. When students arrive on campus, they are efficiently completing the screening and doing so with greater ease each day. The faculty at each entrance are connecting with happy and confident students who are ready to start their day.

    Click this link for a reminder about how to set up Magnus in case you need a refresher from last week:

    Covid-19 Testing Plan Update

    Sierra and I have explored several testing options and are nearing completion of that process. We aim to start weekly testing no later than the week of September 27. The ramp up to implementation is more involved than we had anticipated. A more detailed communication will be sent out in our upcoming communication next Tuesday.

    Community Building and Belonging in Action

    Thank you to the Upper School PGA leadership for organizing a delightful back-to-school outing at Lincoln Park on Saturday. We had a strong turnout and everyone adhered to the safety measures that were in place. It was great to see families and students engage in heartfelt conversations and games, as well as share some hopes that they have for the upcoming year. One of my hopes for the year is that we continue to find moments of joy as members of The Northwest School.

    Take care,

    Ray

  • September 7: Letter from Head of School - COVID Safety Updates

    Students arrive for orientation this week. The energy is increasing around campus as our faculty ready the campus for dynamic in-person engagement. The Main School building has received new carpet that will be a refreshing change for the start of the year. The classrooms are set up to reflect our distancing protocols. Our athletics program is off to a strong start with practices, and the Boarding Program just held its Student Welcome and Orientation.

    We look forward to welcoming all of our students to campus later this week and to engaging in meaningful conversations at the grade level Zoom events for parents/guardians. Lastly, the upper school back to school event at Lincoln Park on Saturday will be another opportunity to meet one another and to build a warm and welcoming community.

    Sierra and I are working daily to keep ourselves informed about changes and expectations related to COVID-19 protocols. We are connected to peer schools and are exchanging information as we implement our mitigation strategies. In addition, we meet weekly with our internal operations team to establish our daily procedures for students and faculty. Our latest session focused on our expectations for daily health screenings. (See below.)

    Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Updated August 31, 2021)

    We recognize that access to immunizations varies by family. We are asking that everyone currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine receive at least one dose prior to the start of the school year. With that said, it is our expectation that all eligible students will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose no later than September 30. This will ensure that all eligible students are fully vaccinated no later than October 14. This time frame is consistent with the vaccine administration timeline.

    We are also very excited with our current vaccination progress and look forward to watching our numbers increase as we get closer to the start of the new school year. As of September 7, 86.8% of eligible students have been fully vaccinated.

    Daily Health Screenings

    We will be using the COVID-19 Daily Health Screening assessment in the Magnus Health mobile app to track the health of our students and faculty members. In an effort to keep our community safe, all parents/guardians will be required to complete this daily health screening for each student attending in-person classes/activities at NWS prior to their departure to school or an event.

    The ‘Magnus Mobile V2’ app will allow parents/guardians to complete this assessment easily from a smartphone in just a few clicks. This screening process will help us to create the safest possible environment for your students and our faculty by avoiding screenings at the door where person-to-person transmissions could take place.

    All parents/guardians must submit the screening each morning no later than 7:50 am. Please reserve 1 to 2 minutes per student to complete this each morning. At the completion of the quick survey each morning, you will receive a message with the student’s attendance instruction for that day. If your student does not pass the daily health screening, keep them home and notify the Health Coordinator as soon as possible.

    How to Setup a Magnus Account & Download the Magnus Mobile App

    1. For the best experience, start by using a browser on a computer. Log into Magnus by first logging into your parent MyBackPack account.

    2. Navigate to the Magnus Login link, found in the Message Center of My BackPack.

    3. At the Magnus Health Login Screen Prompt, please log in.

    4. Once logged into Magnus via the browser on your computer, hover over your name (top left of screen).

    5. If you have not already done so, choose “Change Credentials” to set up the Magnus Mobile App account. This step is essential for you to complete your COVID-19 Daily Health Screening.

    6. Download the “Magnus Health” app from the Google Play Store or download the “Magnus Mobile V2” app from the Apple Store and login using your newly created username/password combination. If your device allows it, you can also set up the biometric login for easier access.

    7. Log onto the Magnus Health mobile app on your mobile device with the credentials you set up. Once logged into the mobile app, you will see your student(s). Follow the steps below to complete the COVID-19 Daily Health Screening.

    How to Complete COVID-19 Daily Health Screening

    You will need to fill out the COVID-19 Daily Health Screening for each of your students every time they participate in in-person learning or activities.

    1. Tap your student’s name and then the “COVID-19” icon

    2. Answer all the questions that populate in the screening

    3. You will need to take and record each student’s temperature at home and enter it into the daily health assessment

    4. You will receive a confirmation message upon completing the screening that either says “Go” or “Stop”

    5. If you receive a “Stop” message for your student, they should not come to school. Notify the Health Coordinator.

    What is Magnus?

    Magnus is a web-based student medical record solution designed specifically for use in schools. The primary focus of an SMRA is streamlining the collection and secure storage of student health information. This program allows you, the parent or guardian, to securely and accurately communicate your student’s health information. In return, it allows key personnel in our school the ability to access that information to provide your student with safe, timely care in the event there is an illness or emergency. As this is a web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child’s health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed to any health history. All health form updates will be able to be completed through the new app as well.

    We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this daily health screening as it will be an imperative function of our safety protocols.

    Questions or Problems with Magnus?

    For any technical issues with the mobile app such as login problems, or problems completing the screening, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

    Help Desk Hours:

    July - August: Mon - Fri 7am-6pm ET

    September - June: Mon - Fri 7am-6pm ET

    Also, please feel free to consult the Magnus Health Privacy and Security page at www.magnushealth.com/privacy-and-security/.

    Thank you for taking the time to review these updates. You may also access this information here: http://northwestschool.org/daily-life/covid-protocols. Feel free to send any questions you may have about our protocols to Sierra or to me.

    Please understand that as more information is learned about COVID-19, and as different guidelines or recommendations are issued by public health officials, we will continue to update and modify our policies and procedures accordingly. Our goal will always be to prioritize the health and safety of our community members while staying true to our mission and values.

    Take care,

    Ray

  • August 31: Letter from Head of School - COVID Safety Updates

    The faculty and I are entering into the home stretch of preparations for the start of the school year. Our preparations have included an on-campus leadership team retreat, new faculty orientation, and our all-faculty orientation this week. In addition, the Boarding faculty has done a great job of preparing and welcoming residential students to campus. Overall, we are proceeding at a pace that will provide students a calm and welcoming start to the year.

    Below, are a few updates since last week's COVID-19 communication. Please review, and let us know if you have any questions.

    COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (Updated August 31, 2021)

    We recognize that access to immunizations varies by family. We are asking that everyone currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine receives at least one dose prior to the start of the school year. With that said, it is our expectation that all eligible students will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose no later than September 30. This will ensure that all eligible students are fully vaccinated no later than October 14. This time frame is consistent with the vaccine administration timeline.

    We are also very excited about our current vaccination progress and look forward to watching our numbers increase as we grow closer to the start of the new school year. As of August 31, 79.76% of eligible students have been fully vaccinated.

    On-Site Vaccination Clinic

    This clinic will be available to those who are eligible to receive a booster shot, those outside of our immediate NWS community, those who have recently become eligible due to recent birthdays, and those who need to receive their second dose. We understand that due to the late announcement of our vaccine policy, some may not meet the criteria of being fully vaccinated prior to the first day of school.

    Weekly Testing (Updated August 31, 2021)

    We will implement on-site COVID-19 screening testing throughout the upcoming school year. For the first month of the 2021-2022 school year, we plan to test every faculty member and student each week. This method allows us to identify cases immediately and prevent secondary transmission from occurring on campus. In these moments of high COVID-19 activity within King County, weekly testing supports our goals of keeping our doors open and our community members safe. As we learn more about COVID-19 and the role testing can play in mitigating the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, we will reassess the frequency of the testing and make modifications as needed.

    We are finalizing details with our testing vendors and will share more information once it’s available.

    Thank you for taking the time to review these updates. You may also access this information here: http://northwestschool.org/daily-life/covid-protocols. Feel free to send any questions you may have about our protocols to Sierra or to me.

    Please understand that as more information is learned about COVID-19 and as different guidelines or recommendations are issued by public health officials, we will continue to update and modify our policies and procedures accordingly. Our goal will always be to prioritize the health and safety of our community members while staying true to our mission and values.

    We look forward to welcoming students to campus next week!

    Take care,

    Ray

  • August 24: Letter from Head of School - COVID Safety Updates

    We are all aware of the latest order that Governor Inslee announced last week that all school employees must be vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file. As of today, more than 98% of our faculty are fully vaccinated. As expected, we have under 2% of our faculty with exemptions that fall under approved legal guidelines. As a school community, we are in full compliance and look forward to making continued progress with strengthening our safety measures for the start of school.

    Through our weekly communication focused solely on COVID-19, all families will be informed about updated Northwest School policies and/or protocols resulting from shifts in guidelines and/or recommendations set forth by Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC); the Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH); the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI); and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    Updates since last week’s letter dated August 17, 2021:

    Vaccination Policy

    Over the past many months, we've learned that vaccination is the single most important way to keep ourselves and our community safe. Therefore, all eligible NWS students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of school.

    For those already fully vaccinated, please upload vaccine information via Magnus by September 9. Families not able to vaccinate their eligible students should contact Health Coordinator Sierra Maxwell by September 1 to discuss our exemption policy.

    As of August 23, 54.5% of eligible students are fully vaccinated. We anticipate that as we approach the start of school, the number will increase, especially since the announcement of full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine.

    Please note that we are keeping a close eye on vaccine approval status for students under 12, which is important to many Northwest School families with younger students or siblings at home.

    Northwest will plan to host a vaccine clinic on campus in September on a date to be announced in a future communication.

    Face Coverings

    Correct use of face coverings or masks helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required when indoors for all students, faculty, and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Masks may only be removed when actively eating or drinking during lunch. In moments when masks are removed (i.e., during lunch or break), a minimum of 6ft of distance must be maintained at all times.

    We have additional 3-ply surgical face masks available should anyone need a replacement for any reason.

    Physical Distancing

    Public health officials have noted that physical distancing requirements should not prevent a school from offering full-time, in-person learning to all students/families in the fall. We will maintain physical distance to the degree possible and reasonable that allows for full-time, in-person learning for all students. All of our classrooms will be set up to allow at least 3ft of distance between each student. When masks cannot be worn, such as when eating lunch, students will be distanced at least six feet apart from one another.

    Submitting Immunization Records

    The only immunization we are collecting via Magnus is the COVID-19 vaccine. All other immunization records need to be emailed directly to the Health Coordinator. Please email your student’s medically verified immunization records to our Health Coordinator, Sierra Maxwell (sierra.maxwell@northwestschool.org) before the first day of school.

    Thank you for taking the time to review these updates. You may also access this information here: http://northwestschool.org/daily-life/covid-protocols. Feel free to send any questions you may have about our protocols to Sierra or to me.

    Please understand that as more information is learned about COVID-19 and as different guidelines or recommendations are issued by public health officials, we will continue to update and modify our policies and procedures accordingly. Our goal will always be to prioritize the health and safety of our community members while staying true to our mission and values.

    We look forward to welcoming you all back to campus in September!

    Take care,
    Ray

  • August 17: Letter from Head of School - Full COVID Safety Protocols

    We are excited to welcome everyone back in person this fall! Below is information for your planning purposes. Specifically, you will notice that all eligible NWS students must be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of school. Additionally, we have updated our testing and travel policies. After reviewing the details regarding our health reminders, please feel free to reach out to me or Sierra Maxwell, our Health Coordinator.

    Fall Opening Protocols

    As you continue your summer experiences, you should know that we are gearing up for the start of school—we are focusing on completing student schedules, program offerings, and curriculum planning, and we are refreshing our health and safety protocols. We plan to open for 100% in-person learning in September as we continue to monitor the ongoing health situation in Seattle. We will maintain the safety protocols that were in place this spring when we returned to in-person learning, including the required use of masks indoors and when using school-provided transportation, as recommended in recent guidance from local, state, and federal health officials.

    Keeping our Community Healthy: COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

    We believe there is nothing more important than safeguarding your student’s health. Our policies and procedures for the upcoming school year are informed and guided by recommendations and requirements from Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC); the Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH); the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI); and, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please take note of the following reminders and review them with your family as we begin our next school year together.

    We are implementing the following mitigation strategies for the upcoming school year:

    • vaccinations
    • face coverings/masks
    • physical distancing
    • improved ventilation
    • handwashing and respiratory etiquette
    • regular cleaning
    • disinfecting
    • travel policy
    • staying home when sick and seeking evaluation
    • on-site vaccination clinic
    • COVID-19 testing
    • contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation
    • appropriately responding to cases of COVID-19, and meeting the reporting requirements to public health agencies

    Each strategy is covered in more detail below.

    Strategy Specifics

    The following strategies are intended to help reduce the risk of exposure to, and transmission of, COVID-19 within our community. Our intent is to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty, and community at large. NWS has taken a multi-layered approach to campus safety to provide a low-hazard environment in which to learn, teach, work, and visit.

    Vaccination Policy (updated August 31, 2021)

    Over the past many months, we've learned that vaccination is the single most important way to keep ourselves and our community safe. Therefore, all eligible NWS students must be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of school.

    We recognize that access to immunizations varies by family. We are asking that everyone currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine receives at least one dose prior to the start of the school year. With that said, it is our expectation that all eligible students will receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose no later than September 30. This will ensure that all eligible students are fully vaccinated no later than October 14. This time frame is consistent with the vaccine administration timeline.

    For those already vaccinated, please upload vaccine information via Magnus by September 9. Families not planning to vaccinate their eligible students should contact Health Coordinator Sierra Maxwell by September 1 to discuss our exemption policy.

    Since the vaccines became available, more than 98% of our faculty have chosen to receive it. As expected, we have under 2% of our faculty with exemptions that fall under approved guidelines. We are also very excited about our current student vaccination progress and look forward to watching our numbers increase as we grow closer to the start of the new school year. As of August 31, 79.76% of eligible students have been fully vaccinated.

    Please note that we are keeping a close eye on vaccine approval status for students under 12, which is important to many Northwest families with younger students or siblings at home.

    On-Site Vaccination Clinic (updated August 31, 2021)

    This clinic will be available to those who are eligible to receive a booster shot, those outside of our immediate NWS community, those who have recently become eligible due to recent birthdays, and those who need to receive their second dose. We understand that due to the late announcement of our vaccine policy, some may not meet the criteria of being fully vaccinated prior to the first day of school.

    Weekly Testing (updated August 31, 2021)

    We will implement on-site COVID-19 screening testing throughout the upcoming school year. For the first month of the 2021-2022 school year, we plan to test every faculty member and student each week. This method allows us to identify cases immediately and prevent secondary transmission from occurring on campus. In these moments of high COVID-19 activity within King County, weekly testing supports our goals of keeping our doors open and our community members safe. As we learn more about COVID-19 and the role testing can play in mitigating the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, we will reassess the frequency of the testing and make modifications as needed. In the event someone tests positive for COVID-19, the isolation and quarantine protocols below will be followed.

    We are finalizing details with our testing vendors and will share more information once it’s available.

    Face Coverings

    Correct use of face coverings or masks helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are required when indoors for all students, faculty, and visitors regardless of vaccination status. Per the Secretary of Health’s Mask Order, face coverings are not required outdoors, regardless of vaccination status. We have additional face masks available should anyone need a replacement for any reason.

    Physical Distancing

    Public health officials have noted that physical distancing requirements should not prevent a school from offering full-time, in-person learning to all students/families in the fall. We will maintain physical distancing to the degree possible and reasonable that allows for full-time, in-person learning for all students. When masks cannot be worn, such as when eating lunch, students will be at least six feet apart from one another.

    Ventilation

    All of our mechanical ventilation systems have been upgraded with medical grade filtration and retrofitted with Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization technology. Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization is the gold standard for indoor air quality. We have also added air scrubbers to provide additional purification throughout the main school building. In areas without access to mechanical ventilation, we will have windows open with fans placed for appropriate air intake/outtake and will also have stand-alone, medical-grade filtration units strategically placed to maximize air filtration/ventilation in those spaces.

    Handwashing & Respiratory Etiquette

    We have several hand sanitizing stations located throughout campus. At a minimum, students and faculty should wash their hands prior to arriving to campus, before and after meals, after going to the restroom, after using a tissue for coughing or sneezing, and before leaving campus. Hands should be washed between all activities. Washing your hands is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections.

    Cleaning and Disinfecting

    We have a detailed, methodical, multi-layered process for cleaning and disinfecting our campus daily. Our plan uses EPA-approved products, is deployed by various stakeholders throughout the course of a day, and is focused on occupied areas throughout campus.

    Travel Policy

    Unvaccinated Persons Traveling Domestically

    All unvaccinated persons planning to travel out of the state must complete the following before returning to campus:

    1. Quarantine for a full 7 days AND
    2. Get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after your trip AND
    3. Confirm test results with the Health Coordinator (sierra.maxwell@northwestschool.org)

    OR

    1. Quarantine for 10 days

    Vaccinated Persons Traveling Domestically

    All vaccinated persons planning to travel out of the state must self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms upon their return. If at any point symptoms develop, notify the Health Coordinator, isolate, and get tested as soon as possible.

    Staying Home When Sick

    Students and faculty who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza or COVID-19, should stay home and seek medical evaluation, which may include testing for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. If your student is sick or not feeling well, please keep them at home and notify the school as soon as possible. Our Health Coordinator will help plan a return to campus based on your specific situation.

    Isolation

    Anyone who reports COVID-19-like symptoms will be immediately isolated from others, sent home, and referred to diagnostic testing as soon as feasible. While waiting to leave school, the symptomatic individual will be isolated in a designated isolation space and will be monitored by the Health Coordinator. The isolation protocols below apply regardless of vaccination status.

    Symptomatic Isolation Protocol (Positive COVID-19 Test)

    If a person tests positive for COVID-19, and they’re experiencing symptoms, they can return to campus when the following criteria are met:

    • 10 days since symptom onset AND
    • 24 hours after fever resolves without use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Symptoms have improved

    Symptomatic Isolation Protocol (Negative COVID-19 Test)

    If the COVID-19 test comes back negative, they can return to campus when the following criteria are met:

    • 24 hours after fever resolves without use of fever-reducing medications, AND
    • Symptoms have improved

    Asymptomatic Isolation Protocol

    If a person tests positive for COVID-19 but has not had any symptoms, they can return to campus when the following criteria are met:

    • At least 10 days have passed since the date of the first COVID-19 test AND
    • They are still not experiencing any signs or symptoms

    Quarantine

    Quarantine is when someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 stays home and away from others for the recommended period of time in case they were infected and are contagious. In the event someone tests positive for COVID-19, all close contacts will be identified and made aware of our quarantine protocols. A close contact is someone who was within six feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 cumulative minutes over a 24-hour period during the period of time when the person with COVID-19 was infectious.

    If at any point during a quarantine period someone experiences signs/symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they will discontinue quarantine and begin following the isolation protocols above.

    Quarantine Protocol

    A person identified as a close contact can return to campus once:

    • At least 10 days have passed since the last close contact with the COVID-19 positive person AND
    • A negative COVID-19 test has been conducted on day 7-8 of the quarantine period. The test results must be sent to the Health Coordinator AND
    • No symptoms are present

    Close Contact Quarantine Exemption for Students

    • In a K-12 classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face masks, and (b) other prevention strategies were in place.

    This exception does not apply to teachers, support faculty, or other adults in the indoor classroom setting. The ultimate determination of close contact is made by the local health jurisdiction during its investigation.

    Magnus Reminder

    Please be sure to have all your student’s health records uploaded to Magnus. The following requirements need to be completed via Magnus before the first day of school:

    • Complete/review the Vital Health Record
    • Upload your student’s COVID-19 vaccine record if they have received it
    • Complete the Over-the-Counter Medications form
    • Complete the Physical Exam Form
    • Review the Concussion & Cardiac Arrest Forms with your student
    • If your student has asthma, allergies, diabetes, or suffers from seizures, complete and upload an Action Plan
    • If your upper school student will participate in upper school seasonal sports, complete the Athletics Waiver & Athletic Trainer Consent-to-Treat Agreement
    • If your student will reside in the dorm or will have local guardians, please complete the Required forms for Dormitory or Day students

    If you need any assistance with this process, please email: nws-mbp@northwestschoo.org.

    If you experience technical issues with Magnus, please visit: https://helpdesk.magnushealth.com/customer/portal/emails/new.

    Immunizations

    Please email your student’s medically verified immunization records to our Health Coordinator, Sierra Maxwell (sierra.maxwell@northwestschool.org) before the first day of school. For more information on this process, please review the message on your My BackPack account.

    Thank you for taking the time to review these health reminders with your family. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate yet another unpredictable school year together. Please understand that as more information is learned about COVID-19 and as different guidelines or recommendations are issued by public health officials, we will continue to update and modify our policies and procedures accordingly. Our goal will always be to prioritize the health and safety of our community members while staying true to our mission and values.

    We look forward to welcoming you all back to campus in September!

    Take care,
    Ray