Monthly Archives: October 2020

Winter Break Extended

New Winter Break Dates

12/21/20 – 1/8/21

Last day of school Friday, December 18

Students return on Monday, January 11

The main considerations for these changes are needing to:

  • Allow for safe quarantine time after possible increased travel/visitors/socializing over winter break
  • Close the campus for the final HVAC updates (testing and balancing)

However, we still need everyone to continue to make safe choices that are protective of our staff and families well-being and support continuing in-person instruction.

By extending our December/January Break by one week, families and staff will be able to quarantine after possible holiday travel or visitors in late December without missing school. We do not believe it is realistic or productive for us to police our community around travel and visitors. Please note that November break does not allow for this quarantining time, and risky behavior would require missing school to quarantine.  

We need to have the campus closed to accommodate ARC Mechanical doing final HVAC work safely without mixing with students/staff. They have been able to accommodate us by scheduling the work during this closure time.

We want to make sure staff are able to enjoy a full break as well as getting proper planning time before the Spring Semester. The week of January 4th – 8th will include inservice days for all staff.

There is no scenario in which we are able to meet the needs of every individual in our community. We have attempted to meet the needs of the greatest number of people as possible, while also being able to accommodate for adequate teacher planning and contractor time, as well as keeping our top priority the health and safety of all.

For a visual summary of the new schedule, please refer to the School Website Calendar.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Tamara or Zoe.

Oct 21-23, October Parent Conferences

It is already time for parent teacher conferences! October conferences are for all families, new and returning, from the Toddler Program through Middle School.

Conferences will, like most things these days, happen over Zoom. Families will have received sign ups this week, and Zoom invitations will follow next week from your student’s teachers.

  • There will be a half day on Thursday, October 22, and no school on Friday, October 23, to accommodate for conferences. 
  • No childcare will be available this year, so please plan accordingly.
  • Lower Elementary families please note that LE will hold their conferences on Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22. 
  • If siblings are in the same classroom, you should have received this email yesterday for the opportunity to sign up for a double slot. 

If you have and questions, or any difficulty with your sign up, please contact Zoe at the Front Desk.