On August 14, 2020 the following message, shared with Whitfield families by Head of School John Delautre, accompanied the Campus Re-Entry Plan.
Dear Whitfield Community:
Our plan for returning to campus, which we have built upon throughout the summer, is ready for implementation. The re-entry plan that follows is a supplement and extension of the information shared in previous messages and the resources posted to Warrior Web:
Message on August 7 provided the option to choose full-time Remote Live Learning, called for partnership with families to minimize our collective risk of virus exposure, stressed the requirement of mask wearing by all on campus, outlined daily arrival and departure times by grade, and shared an overview of how to conduct a health screening each morning at home.
Message on July 24 reaffirmed our commitment to creating a safe and healthy—yet, not risk-free—environment for in-person learning, announced our implementation of “cohorts” to support contact tracing, introduced Matt DiGiulio as Pandemic Response Coordinator, outlined the materials under development for families and students, and published a revised 2020-21 academic calendar.
2020-21 Student/Family Handbook includes school-wide information, policies and contact information for faculty and staff.
2020-21 Pandemic Response Addendum to the Student/Family Handbook provides adjustments to traditional policies and information developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be followed during the 2020-21 school year only.
Ultimately, the ability of a school to offer on-campus instruction in a responsible way is dependent on establishing and maintaining risk mitigation strategies like Whitfield has in place. We are confident in our ability to come together on campus with this in mind, and we look forward to seeing you (in person) soon.
Head of School