There’s no doubt about it - the COVID-19 health crisis has been a prolonged challenge impacting just about every aspect of community life.
I’m proud of the way our community responded to this deadly pandemic. The Leadership team designed comprehensive changes to the way we live and learn; faculty members transformed the way they meet the needs of our students under our hybrid learning program; parents became at-home coaches assisting with their child’s remote educational experience; students became adept at toggling between in-person and remote instruction; and our Board of Trustees organized its leadership strategies to allow for effective management of both the immediate and long-term needs of our school.
As we approach the new school year, we have so much to be grateful for. Vaccines are now available for ages 12 and up, and all reports suggest that younger children will be able to be vaccinated in the near future. New treatments are available for those who contract the illness. And we have all learned to live with measures to keep ourselves safe. Despite these important developments, however, the COVID-19 virus remains a serious health concern that requires our continued vigilance.
While the start of the year will contain many familiar elements, several key changes have been made. Parents and staff are asked to read this document carefully so that we all are aware of the guidelines that will shape our community life together. Any plan, no matter how comprehensive, will only work if everyone does their part. As the old proverb states, “Sticks in a bundle cannot be broken.”
While we expect changes to continue over the coming weeks and months, I have every confidence that our community will continue to rise to the occasion for the benefit of our hard-working and dedicated students. Make no doubt about it, All Saints Episcopal Day School will get through this the way we make our make through all challenges - together!
Head of School