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Fall 2020

Physical Plant, Operations & Health

Lead: Damian Jones - Head of School
We are taking critical steps to prepare for the first day of school, if we are able to return under a hybrid model. The school has pursued several enhancements to our buildings intended to reduce risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus, including:

  • installation of hand sanitizer stations at all entrances to the school, and in all classrooms, common spaces, and bathrooms
  • installation of foot pedals on the interior side of bathroom doors for touchless exiting
  • installation of air purification system on all HVAC equipment
  • routine sanitization of high-touch surfaces throughout the school day and night; and electrostatic cleaning of the entire school building
  • development of daily health screening measures for all faculty, staff, administrators, and students
  • development of hygiene protocols that must be practiced when students enter a classroom
The school also has determined the maximum number of students that can occupy each individual classroom while maintaining the necessary physical distance of 6 feet. We are setting up every classroom accordingly.

Under the hybrid model, we will not be able to hold large gatherings at school, including assemblies, grade meetings, and after-school activities.After classes conclude, students are expected to leave the building and return home, unless they are participating in athletic training options that we will make available to limited numbers of students.

Unfortunately, during this time, we will forgo our usual "open campus" policy to mitigate the risk of exposure while students are in our care during the school day. We understand that this will have an impact on students' lunch options and encourage families to think about having their children pack a lunch; we are also working with our school’s catering service on ways to support students and families who need it.

We also will not offer morning shuttle bus service for the first trimester, as we could not ensure the necessary physical distance between students on the bus and the bus driver or significant ventilation on board.
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