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JANUARY 13: On-site COVID testing for parents, children, and staff. Details are in an eNote we sent January 3.
JANUARY 15: Due date for preschool applications for siblings who will turn two by September 21. See the eNote we sent December 28 for sign-up instructions.
JANUARY 18: The school will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Also in January: The next offering in our new Authors Lecture Series. Children’s book author and illustrator Michael Slack, the father of one of our fourth graders, will be our guest. This event will include children.
Welcome to New Reality 2.0
When schools closed March 13, we switched to an all-distance learning model for the balance of the school year, even in preschool. Now we’re back in session for the 2020–21 school year, and everything has changed from what it had been before.
Preschoolers have returned to campus, but in classes half the size of what they were (and an additional classroom). In our elementary school, with a waiver from the state, we have a mix of on-campus, part-on-campus-part-distance, and all-distance instruction (with smaller class sizes and two more classrooms). Zoom and YouTube have become part of everyday life, a way we teach and learn and stay connected.
Everyone’s wearing a mask and washing and sanitizing their hands throughout the day. We’re all maintaining our social distance. Teachers are constantly disinfecting surfaces, materials, and toys. Parents are conducting daily health checks when they sign their children in in the morning. The Office has moved.
It’s not easy for anyone – children, staff, or parents – but together, we as a community are adapting and learning to make the best of it. We’re deeply grateful for everyone’s understanding and support.
Parents and children are asked to wash or sanitize their hands before coming on campus.
Even preschoolers wear masks.
SHROUDED IN SMOKE As if the pandemic weren’t enough, in September we had to contend with smoke from the Wine Country fires. The air quality was so bad that on some days we had to keep the children indoors – and at one point we had to close the school, for only the second time in our 45 years.