Dear Members of 本杰明学派 Community,
With just a few days until the opening day of the school year, our campus is a flurry of activity. There is much excitement as we welcome 28 new 教师 and 工作人员 and over 200 new students to our campuses. In addition to our typical preparations, the current state of the pandemic has our COVID-19 Task Force meeting daily to consider, 调整, 更新协议.
We have heard the passionate pleas from parents on all sides of this issue, and we recognize the divisiveness of the current national climate on masking. Each decision made in this policy has one goal in mind: to safely open our campuses and allow them to remain open in order to offer the most outstanding in-person education possible.
The policies outlined below are effective immediately and will be reviewed every week until further notice. Updates and amendments to this plan will be communicated regularly throughout the year. For families who want a different option we will be offering a temporary Remote Learning Program.
Families who opt into this program must complete the forms linked above by 8月13日星期五 for Middle and 上学校 students and 8月16日星期一 for 较低的学校 students and remain in the program until at least September 3. 在这一点上, should the masking policies be amended, remote learning students are required to return to campus.
This past year has shown us that even the very best virtual program is no substitute for in-person learning, and on-campus instruction is of paramount importance. With so many students and teachers coming to campus after an extended break, we believe the policies set forth below set us up for a successful school year.
Effective Thursday, August 12, 2021:
面罩的做法: All students (grades PK3-12), 教师, 工作人员, 游客, and guests are required to wear face coverings while indoors. When outdoors, face coverings are not required. Cloth or surgical face masks without a valve or vent are the recommended facial coverings. If a face shield is worn, it must be worn in conjunction with a face mask and may not be worn alone. Neck gaiters and masks with valves or vents are not approved. Images or graphics on face coverings must be school appropriate and should not include political statements.
物理距离: To the greatest extent possible, students and workspaces will be kept at least 3 feet apart. Students will be encouraged to maintain physical distancing throughout the day.
消毒/清洗: Hand sanitizing stations will remain on our campuses, and healthy hand washing protocols will be encouraged. Our professional team will continue to clean and disinfect our campuses each day.
访客及嘉宾: Our campuses are open to 游客; masks are required while indoors.
All students and 教师/工作人员 must adhere to the management policy for suspected cases of COVID-19, known exposure to COVID-19, and confirmed cases of COVID-19.
We are committed to regularly reviewing these policies with the ultimate goal of removing any mask and physical distancing mandates. You can expect an update from the School by mid-September with regard to any changes.
大卫·C. Faus Darren Lowe
Head of School Chairman, Board of Trustees