Dear Prep Families,
Over the course of the last several weeks, we have been actively monitoring the news and available information regarding the Coronavirus in an effort to make the best possible decisions for the Prep Community. We also have been working closely with Fairfield University. It is our intention to act proactively in the unlikely event of a school closure. With this in mind, we will be taking the following steps:
- Tomorrow, Friday, February 28, we will follow an early release H Day schedule with classes dismissing at 12:35 p.m. Coaches and moderators will contact students regarding their respective after-school schedules. The Sophomore Dance will go on as scheduled.
- Faculty will spend the afternoon preparing virtual learning alternatives that will allow for continued instruction in the unlikely event of an interruption or closure.
- There will be supervision through 4:00 p.m. in the Academic Center for the convenience of the students and their families.
- Freshmen and Freshman Retreat Leaders will gather for a pre-retreat experience immediately after dismissal in the Student Life Center. They will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m.
- Bus transportation will be available at 1:30 pm.
- Additionally, next Thursday, March 5, will be scheduled as a Virtual Learning Day. Classes will not be held at Prep, and the expectation is that academic work will be delivered and completed online during the day. Although remote learning is strongly encouraged, the Student Life Center will be open on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with supervision as a convenience to our families. If students plan to be at Prep that day, they are asked to bring their iPads and headphones. Bus transportation will be available as regularly scheduled.
- Friday, March 6, will be a regular school day (Day E).
We want to reassure our families that all of the pieces and technological infrastructure are in place. Our robust Schoology learning management system will streamline communication, facilitate virtual instruction, and keep our academic community connected. Our hope is for our students to take full advantage of this unique learning opportunity that will prepare us for any challenging situations that may arise.
Thomas de Quesada, EdD