Healthy Deerfield

and the 2020-2021 School Year​

Healthy Deerfield Dashboard - Updated MARCH 25, 2021

Updated weekly on Thursdays during Winter Term, this snapshot is one indicator of the public health outlook on campus. These numbers represent aggregated student and employee on-campus surveillance testing results as part of our efforts to protect our campus community and the broader local community.

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Our primary concern at Deerfield is the health and safety of students and staff—especially those most vulnerable to infection—with overlapping layers of protection. These will relax as the public health landscape allows (and tighten should that prove necessary). Each of these measures by itself is imperfect, but together, and working in support of one another, they have proved highly effective in reducing the risk of infection. 

Healthy Deerfield Expectations for Students and Families Over the Break and Traveling From and To Campus:

We were successful opening school this fall because of the high levels of cooperation we received from you—our students and families— prior to arrival to campus. We are deeply grateful for that support. Because our students avoided large gatherings, observed physical distancing, and followed other common-sense strategies such as masking and excellent hand hygiene, they arrived to campus healthy and virus free.

Now, as infection rates increase across the United States and internationally, these simple expectations are even more important, so we ask that all students and families redouble their efforts now and after the holidays. During the time leading up to students’ arrival for Spring Term, we will ask them to update their daily symptom checker to help encourage healthy habits, to avoid large gatherings, and to follow the expectations outlined in
our community pledges.

We ask that students arriving by plane or public transportation take special precautions: We will provide surgical masks and wipes to all students before they leave campus, and share a new Healthy Deerfield video with some helpful travel suggestions. Please also be aware of the State of Massachusetts’ current travel order: details may be found here.

Pre-Arrival Testing:

Between now and students’ return, we expect that they will continue to comply with their quarantine and Community Health Pledge requirements. Those who will travel on public transportation might benefit from another review of Heather Brown’s excellent Healthy Deerfield Safe Travels video. We want all students to arrive healthy!  

We all want to expedite turnaround times on these tests so we might keep our Quarantine Phase as short as possible! If they’d like, Proctors may arrive on Saturday with their proctees, and they should notify the Student Life Office immediately should this be their plan.

Before departing for campus, students should make sure their 1Health results have posted. Those negative results must be in place before travel to campus. If you have any questions about 1Health tests, please contact Kat Dolan, our COVID19 Testing Coordinator. Students must complete their symptom screen before 8:30 am EST.  This will allow students to move more quickly through the arrival process. If they’ve not been receiving the symptom screen texts, students should contact the IT Help Desk at 413.774.1440. Students should remember not to eat or drink 30 minutes before arriving on campus so their samples can be collected cleanly.

Spring Arrivals: Streamlining Our Approach

You might recall that the Winter Term included three distinct phases: Quarantine, Quiet, and Emerging. At this time, we have studied each of these phases closely with the student experience foremost in mind. That careful review now allows us to ensure he opening days of the Spring Term go as smoothly as the prior term.

Late Arrivals and Approach to Onboarding:

Students who encounter travel cancellations or who are not able to arrive on campus on their designated days may “onboard.” That process involves testing and a three-day supportive quarantine period in the Health Center before transitioning back into dorm life. Please consult with Kat Dolan, COVID19 Testing Coordinator.

TIMELINE

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

Students take first at-home test. Return with self-mailer.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30

Students take second at-home test. Return with self-mailer.

SATURDAY,
APRIL 3

Ninth and tenth graders arrive on campus and are tested. 

SUNDAY,
APRIL 4

Juniors and Seniors arrive on campus and are tested.

THURSDAY,
APRIL 8

Students receive confirmation tests.

MONDAY,
APRIL 12

Planned start of in-person instruction.

DAYS 1-3

Arrival Quarantine: Safe and Brief

We anticipate that arrival Quarantine, which is the time it takes for all students in a Squad to receive negative arrival PCR test results, will last two to three days. Recognizing the challenges of our fall arrival Quarantine, we’re making some adjustments for this phase in winter.

  • Students will be allowed outside during arrival Quarantine in supervised Squad- based groups of three to four as long as they remain masked and distanced from other students. This adjustment will allow for some socializing and will also allow faculty and advisors to interact more naturally with students.
  • We will modify our approach to meals so that all students have two warm meals each day; these meals will be from the Dining Hall, local take-out providers, and food trucks.

DAYS 4-6

Transition to a “New Quiet:”

After all students have received negative arrival PCR results, we’ll transition to a new phase of campus life: “New Quiet.” Classes will begin in person—indoors with strict adherence to masking and distancing requirements; students will spend time together on their halls—masked and distanced; they’ll pick up food from the Dining Hall and eat in their rooms; out of
the dorm, they can socialize outside their Squads, as long as all students are masked and distanced; there will be many opportunities for exercise such as walking, running, and hiking.

DAYS 7-14

Emerging

“Emerging” will begin when students receive negative results from their “Day Five Confirmation” tests; it will extend through Day 14 after their arrival on campus. Co-curriculars will begin, and Squads will eat together in the Dining Hall. All students will be able to spend time together, masked and distanced, in indoor spaces. The library and other spaces—including the Athletics Complex, the lobby of the Hess Center, and sections of the Koch—will open to Juniors and Seniors during study hours.

DAYS 15+

Emerging 2.0

After 14 days on campus with negative test results from students, we’ll feel confident that the incubation period has passed, and we’ll transition to “Emerging 2.0.” That’s the “new normal” phase we’ve been in this fall for the past few weeks. Students will be householded within their Squads, which will allow them to remove their masks in their halls and move in and out of one another’s rooms. We’ll also look to open the Greer; co-curriculars will allow intermittent contact; and, in close consultation with members of the Student Programming Committee, we’ll prioritize fun and connectedness in weekend activities. Of course, all of these plans rely on strong community health indicators and negative test results.

We will also make the following changes:

  • We have constructed a dining pavilion directly adjacent to the Dining Hall. It is fully winterized with state-of-the-art ventilation.
  • The Dining Hall will serve breakfast and students will be able to study in this space in the morning as in years past.
  • Once we establish a strong baseline for community health, we will plan for modified sit-down meals Mondays through Fridays. These will happen in two shifts with banquet seating, daily announcements, and student waiters.
  • We have tightened and improved our daily academic schedule and included scheduled time for advisory, clubs, and alliance meetings.
  • School Meeting will take place in the Athletics Complex’s Field House.
  • Green and White school-wide competition will continue with frequent livestreaming of varsity-level games for families to enjoy.

/ PRE-ARRIVAL /

Travel Policy & Quarantine

Governor Baker’s recent travel policy requires anyone traveling to Massachusetts from most U.S. states and internationally to provide either proof of a negative COVID-19 test or to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Massachusetts. As a result, in addition to providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test before they arrive on campus, all students must also self-quarantine for 14 days before arrival.

Pre-Arrival Testing

Test kits will be mailed to all domestic students and will be returned in a prepaid postage envelope back to our testing partner. Results will be reported online to you and to the Academy’s health center. International students will need to obtain a COVID-19 PCR test through an alternative vendor and bring to campus documentation of a negative test taken no more than five days prior to their arrival.

Community Health Pledge

We are asking all students to sign a Community Health Pledge, which commits them to showing concern for others by demonstrating everyday habits such as wearing a mask and physical distancing.

/ ARRIVAL /

Arrival Appointments

For the Spring Term return to campus, ninth and tenth Graders should arrive on Saturday, April 3, and juniors and seniors should plan to arrive by 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 4. There are no assigned 15-minute “arrival appointments” as there were in the fall. 

Upon Arrival Students Should:

  • Go directly to the Athletics Complex and enter through the doors closest to the turf/indoor track. Security will be on Albany Road to assist with parking. Family members and drivers should remain in the car.  Again this winter, we will not be able to allow families into the dorms.
    • At the Athletics Complex, the Healthy Deerfield Team will welcome students, confirm receipt of their negative Vault tests and symptom screen, and direct them upstairs to submit their arrival samples.
    • After submitting their samples, students will receive a green pass from a member of the Healthy Deerfield team. They’ll need to show a member of their dorm team that pass in order to access their dorms and their rooms. Students may not enter the dorm until they have been through the screening and testing process and received their green pass.  

Move In

Once documentation of a negative COVID-19 test is obtained, students will unload their belongings with the help of their student leader. They will then enter their dorm and begin to move in. Parents and guardians will remain car-side and may use the remaining time to talk with advisors and faculty residents before departing campus.

Orientation

We will engage with students virtually before they arrive on campus and in person after we have the (negative) results of a third confirmation test. Orientation will include squad and advisor Zoom meetings and important health and safety training.

Informational Videos

/ FAQ's /

Pre-Arrival and Arrival Protocols

Online classes for all students will begin on Monday, January 4. Students will return to campus on January 9 and 10 for in-person, on-campus learning.

In the time leading up to arrival for Winter Term, all students should update their daily symptom checker and continue to practice regular and healthy hand hygiene, adhere to physical distancing measures, limit social contacts outside of their immediate households, wear a mask in public settings where physical distancing is difficult to maintain, and avoid large group gatherings. Students should also continue to follow the expectations outlined in our Community Health Pledge.

As in the fall, students arriving by public transportation should take extra precautions during their travels. We provided surgical masks and wipes to all students before they left campus in the fall, and the Healthy Deerfield video provides helpful travel suggestions. Students should also consult the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ current travel order, the details of which can be found here.

Prior to arrival, students must take two PCR tests. These tests will be provided by Deerfield through Vault Health—the same testing provider we used for our pre-arrival tests in the fall. As in the fall, families must log into Vault using their account credentials to obtain test materials. No student should travel to campus until they have received notification of a second negative test result from Vault.

The first test should be taken and mailed on January 2. The second test should be taken and mailed on January 5.

International students must also take two PCR tests prior to arrival on campus. Because our testing provider cannot mail tests to destinations outside the United States, these tests will need to be obtained through an alternative vendor that is approved/certified by their government. Documentation of two negative test results must be provided upon arrival to campus.

Students who encounter travel cancellations or who are not able to arrive on campus on their designated days may “onboard” beginning on January 19 and each subsequent Tuesday thereafter. That process involves testing and a three-day supportive quarantine period in the Health Center before transitioning back into dorm life.

As in the fall, to help ensure a smooth transition to campus, we ask that students limit the amount of luggage they bring back to campus. We are also requiring parents to remain with their cars and refrain from going into dorms.

Following a careful review of Fall Term, we have refined our approach to the opening days of Winter Term to help accelerate progress and reassimilation into our community. We will still employ a phased approach to ensure a safe arrival to campus following the break, establish a strong baseline of community health, and continue to observe health guidelines and requirements.

We anticipate that Arrival Quarantine—the time it takes for all students in a Squad to receive negative arrival PCR test results—will last two to three days.

For the Winter Term Arrival Quarantine period, students will be allowed outside in supervised Squad-based groups of three to four as long as they remain masked and distanced from other students. This will allow for some socializing and will also allow faculty and advisors to interact more naturally with students. We will also modify our approach to meals so that all students have two warm meals each day. These meals will be from the Dining Hall, local take-out providers, and food trucks.

Our phased approach will consist of the following four phases. It is important to note that each of these phases rely on strong community health indicators, including negative test results and adherence to public health guidelines and our community pledges.

  • Arrival Quarantine (Days 1 – 3) – Arrival Quarantine will last two to three days, or the time it takes for all students in a squad to receive negative arrival PCR test results. Recognizing the challenges of our Fall Term Arrival Quarantine, we have made certain adjustments to allow for increased socialization and interaction, including:
    • Students will be allowed outside in supervised Squad-based groups of three to four, provided that they remain masked and appropriately distanced from one another.
    • Students will have two warm meals each day, either from the Dining Hall, local take-out providers, or food trucks.
  • New Quiet (Days 4 – 6) – New Quiet begins after all students have received negative arrival PCR test results. Classes will begin in person—indoors with strict adherence to masking and distancing requirements—and students will have the opportunity to spend time together on their halls and outside of their Squads, as long as they remain masked and distanced. Students will pick up food from the Dining Hall and eat in their rooms.
  • Emerging (Days 7 – 14) – Emerging begins when students receive negative test results from their Day Five Confirmation tests, and this phase will extend through Day 14 after their arrival. Co-curriculars will begin, Squads will be permitted to eat together in the Dining Hall, and all students will be able to spend time together, masked and distanced, in indoor spaces. In addition, the library, Athletics Complex, lobby of the Hess Center, and sections of the Koch will open to juniors and seniors during study hours.

 

  • Emerging 2.0 (Days 15+) – Emerging 2.0 begins after 14 full days on campus with negative test results; we’ll transition to this phase only after the incubation period has passed. Students will be householded within their Squads, which means that they will have the opportunity to remove their masks in their halls and move in and out of one another’s rooms. Emerging 2.0 will also allow for the opening of the Greer, co-curriculars, and prioritization of weekend activities.

To further strengthen our campus “bubble” and ensure community health, day students who do not currently live in Academy housing will move onto campus for the duration of the Winter Term so that they may participate in all facets of student life without the traveling to and from campus on a daily basis. In preparation for day students’ arrival, our Physical Plant team converted several buildings on campus into dormitory spaces. Day students who do not want to live on campus will be required to learn remotely.

Day students will have access to all the same opportunities that our boarding students do, and we’re excited to welcome them into our on-campus community for the next nine weeks.

We are prepared to modify our plans if public health indicators change or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts alters its guidelines or directives. To that end, we are actively planning for a variety of contingencies. We would ask that you do the same and preserve as much flexibility as you can with travel arrangements. We remain confident in our preparation and planning, but know that we may need to change direction, alter our plans, or delay the return to campus. Should we decide to delay the return to campus, we would communicate this information to you no later than December 28.

Campus Health and Safety:

The new rituals we instituted before Fall Term – regular and healthy hand hygiene, mechanisms for the self-reporting of symptoms, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas – will remain in effect for the duration of the Winter Term. We will also continue to use static aerosol cleaners. Our recently built D.S. Chen Health and Wellness Center will continue to include a separate and self-contained space for COVID-19 screening, testing, and supportive isolation.

Our approach for the Winter Term is based on a careful review of the protocols and procedures we instituted at the beginning of Fall Term, advice from experts in public health and infectious diseases, and the best available public health and scientific data. We continue to closely monitor leading health indicators in Franklin County and Governor Baker’s guidance for schools and colleges. Dr. Benson is also in regular communication with local public health officials, with whom we have a robust partnership.

We are approaching the Winter Term with the same goals as the fall: ensure a safe arrival to campus following the break, establish as quickly as possible a strong baseline of community health, and employ screening, testing, and other proven strategies to ensure that in-person learning can continue throughout the term.

We continue to take steps to minimize traffic on and off campus, including limiting student travel off campus. In addition, signage will also be posted at all entrances to campus, reminding visitors of current policies and procedures.

The safety measures we instituted at the beginning of Fall Term will remain in effect for Winter Term. This includes:

  • Restricting access to campus for Academy members only
  • Designating directional traffic flows in high-traffic areas, hallways, and staircases
  • Utilizing plexiglass barriers to separate workstations and in other areas with frequent person-to-person interactions
  • Keeping shared appliances, including refrigerators and coffee makers, away from common areas and kitchenettes
  • Utilizing touchless faucets and toilets wherever possible.

 

We have made numerous design improvements to indoor spaces to encourage physical distancing while allowing for enhanced student interactions. We have also created additional outdoor space, including constructing a fully winterized dining pavilion with state-of-the-art ventilation systems and an outside skating rink for use by our hockey players, intramural teams, and other weekend activities. Additional changes include:

    • Breakfast and study time in the Dining Hall
    • Modified sit-down meals Monday through Friday, utilizing two shifts with banquet seating, daily announcements, and student waiters
    • Improvements to our daily academic schedule to allow for scheduled time for advisory clubs and alliance meetings
    • School Meeting will be in the Filed House at the Athletics Complex
    • Green and White school-wide competition will continue with livestreaming of varsity-level games

Yes. We will continue to ensure that there is an appropriate distance between students and faculty at all times. Class sizes are limited, and arrival and dismissal times are staggered to avoid congestion.

When in the presence of others, masks will be required. Deerfield will provide masks for all community members, including students. All masks will meet CDC criteria.

Yes. We will continue to with our strategies of cohorting and de-densifying for the Winter Term. Limiting close contacts among students remains an operational necessity to help manage any positive test results and minimize possible transmission in our campus community.

All of our medical and science advisors have encouraged us to “tighten the bubble” as much as possible during the winter months. While we can never fully bubble the campus, the greater the integrity of that bubble, the higher level of confidence that our campus will be secure from infection. Therefore, we will continue with the restrictions we initiated this fall: limiting students’ travel off campus and restricting travel to campus by family members and others.

The stressors of the pandemic are real and manifest differently from student to student. To ensure that that we are equipped to offer individualized support to each student during Winter Term, our faculty completed additional training in December designed to address feelings of isolation and anxiety. Our Counseling Office is also forming an Advisory Council of students to help inform effective, attentive support. Finally, our new schedule will allow for regular advisory meetings, thereby positioning advisors to provide steady, ongoing guidance over the full course of the term.

On-Campus Testing & Quarantine

Our screening and testing protocol remains the same as in the fall and includes pre-arrival, arrival, and confirmation saliva testing, with periodic testing throughout the term. In addition, all students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete a daily online symptoms screen. Based on the prevalence of COVID-19 within local communities and/or on our campus and the need for testing at any given time, the Academy is prepared to test as frequently as once per week.

Prior to arrival, students must take two PCR tests. These tests will be provided by Deerfield through Vault Health – the same testing provider we used for our pre-arrival tests in the fall. As in the fall, families must log into Vault using their account credentials to obtain test materials. No student should travel to campus until they have received notification of a second negative test result from Vault.

The first test should be taken and mailed on January 2.  The second test should be taken and mailed on January 5.

International students must also take two PCR tests prior to arrival on campus. Because our testing provider cannot mail tests to destinations outside the United States, these tests will need to be obtained through an alternative vendor that is approved/certified by their government. Documentation of two negative test results must be provided upon arrival to campus.

Concentric is an end-to-end on-site testing service provided by Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based synthetic biology company. Ginkgo has committed itself and its considerable resources to supporting research and development efforts for COVID-19. Under Deerfield’s guidance, Concentric is assisting our school with testing strategies, providing test capacity and required supplies, and handling end-to-end, on-site sample collection and laboratory processing capabilities designed for organizations to test large communities of individuals.

Samples collected on-site are shipped to and processed in the laboratory contracted by Ginkgo Bioworks. Results are made available through an online portal, and a normal turnaround time is approximately 48 to 72 hours.

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health defines a close contact as someone with whom you have been within six feet of for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period while that person is symptomatic, or within 48 hours before symptom onset. A close contact can also be someone who had direct contact with the droplets of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on) while not wearing a mask or face covering. Per the CDC, walking by a person or briefly being in a room with a COVID-19 case does not constitute a close contact.

This means if Person A is asymptomatic and went to get tested on Monday night but didn’t received a positive test result until Wednesday, contact tracing would apply to anyone Person A was within six feet for at least 15 minutes from Saturday night to the moment Person A received their result and was isolated on Wednesday.

 

Once we receive a positive or presumptive positive test result, we swiftly move the student into supportive isolation on campus. All students determined to be close contacts of that student are moved into provisional quarantine, also on campus.

We are no longer able to provide confirmatory testing to establish if a given test is a “false positive.” Nonetheless, we are committed to minimizing unnecessary time in quarantine for our students.  To that end, we will use the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newly revised “Options to Reduce Quarantine” guidance.  Those guidelines allow the quarantine of close contacts to end after seven days with a negative test result on day five or later, rather than the 14-days that had been previously required.

Any positive diagnoses will be communicated through our COVID-19 Dashboard, which will be included in all Families FYI communications, sent weekly on Thursdays. This dashboard, which is also accessible here, displays the total number of positive test results and number of tests administered during the week prior, as well as the total number of positive test results and tests administered for the current term. The Dashboard is updated weekly on Wednesdays.

Consistent with our policies, Deerfield will not disclose any personal identifying information regarding employees or students with confirmed or suspected cases. Any employees or students who are deemed close contacts of a confirmed or suspected case will be notified by the Health Center or by a local public health official. We will not be sending school-wide communications for each case.

Our medical team, in consultation with outside experts in public health and infectious diseases, has determined that that the protocols and procedures that we have in place go above and beyond the processes for limiting the transmission of COVID-19 or any known virus mutations. These safety measures include practicing healthy hand hygiene; requiring daily symptom screening and periodic testing; employing regular and enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas; requiring students, faculty, and staff to maintain appropriate physical (social) distancing; and wearing masks when in the presence of others. In addition, our strategies of cohorting and de-densifying the student population is will continues to limit close contacts among students; this remains an operational necessity to help manage any positive test results and minimize possible transmission of COVID-19 or any mutation in our campus community.

We continue to closely monitor leading health indicators and state and federal guidelines, and Dr. Benson maintains a close working relationship with a variety of outside experts in public health and infectious diseases. We will make changes to our protocols and procedures if they become necessary.

No. A positive COVID-19 antibody test indicates someone has previously been infected with COVID-19. Beyond this, the clinical utility of COVID-19 antibody testing is unclear especially in regard to whether it implies some degree of immunity. The CDC is not currently recommending antibody testing.

All test results are subject to the same privacy and confidentiality protections mandated by HIPAA regulations and the Academy’s existing health center policies. We will not disclose the name or private health information of any student, unless given express written consent from the student and the student’s family.

Academics

Our commitment continues to be to in-person, on-campus learning, except for those facing travel and visa restrictions and other extenuating circumstances. For those students with extenuating circumstances, remote learning will continue to be available. Please contact the Academic Dean’s Office as soon as possible if your student will be remote during the Winter Term.

Assistant Dean for Online Learning Megan Hayes-Golding leads our remote learning program, with teachers Sheryl Koyama and Jess Pfeffer providing academic support for all students.

We have consulted with multiple colleges and universities and have been assured by a variety of admissions offices that all applicants will be evaluated solely on the educational opportunities available to them, which will vary from school to school. The shift to a schedule that requires students to take two courses per term will not hinder their college admissions process.

We are working to establish an extracurricular block as part of our new academic schedule; this would support review and preparation for standardized tests, including AP exams. We are also exploring the possibility of staffing these blocks with Deerfield teachers or a third-party test prep organization.

 

Yes. The current plan is to continue to offer a Spring Vacation. We are currently considering possibilities for students remaining on-site.

We will not offer any study/travel abroad programs in the Spring Term or summer.

Residential Life

When the school year begins, we will limit students to their respective squads in order to effectively prevent and minimize the possible spread of COVID-19 on campus. As in the fall, we will allow students from different squads to spend time together, however, we want to start the term conservatively in keeping with public health guidelines and recommendations to ensure the health and safety of our community. Our setting also allows for students to spend time outside, where connections beyond the squad can be made easily

When the term begins, students are required to maintain physical (social) distancing and wear masks when in the presence of others, including while inside dorms. Students must wash their hands regularly, and restrooms will have capacity limits. In addition, access to common rooms and kitchenettes will be limited. All halls will be cleaned and disinfected by our Housekeeping Staff on a daily basis, with students assisting with cleaning efforts on a rotating schedule. All halls will also be equipped with hand sanitizer stations. Signage and reminders will be placed throughout all dorms

Signage and reminders are placed throughout each dorm and on every hall. Faculty residents and associates will monitor activity on their halls and will work with students to ensure compliance with physical distancing measures. Titled student leaders, including Proctors and Peer Counselors, will again play an important role in creating a dorm culture where communal health and safety are priorities. Recognizing that supervising students at all times is not feasible, we will also rely on a shared trust and partnership with students.

Athletics and Events:

It remains unclear whether Deerfield will be able to participate in interscholastic athletics this fall. We are in constant communication with other schools, as well as the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council about whether competitive athletics will take place this fall, and if so, in what form. This decision will ultimately be informed by the most recent state and federal health guidelines.

We are committed to ensuring our athletics program maintains its excellence, while ensuring the health and safety of our students and maintaining flexibility to adapt as circumstances change.

Construction of an outside skating rink is underway on the lawn behind the Main School Building. It will be used by our hockey players, intramurals, and for other weekend student activities.

Once we establish a strong baseline for community health and have entered Emerging 2.0, the Athletics Complex will be open during the weekend (likely from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 1 to 5 pm on Sunday).

Green and White school-wide competition that began during the Fall Term will continue with frequent livestreaming of varsity-level games for families to enjoy. There will be “Green and White” competition days and scrimmages will have referees. We plan to keep a win/loss tally of all contests, which will include every team and at every level. The schedule of games will be posted on our athletics website.

As in the Fall Term, students will have access to the Fitness Center, squash courts, basketball courts, and yoga studios on the weekends. Tennis courts will remain open seven days a week, weather permitting. Paddle courts are also open. Arrangements for golf can be made through Brendan Creagh. Outside of regularly scheduled events,  students may contact Bob Howe to check on facility availability.

Brian Barbato and his Student Programming Committee are planning for the winter and exploring a wide range of activities, including the possibility of a Winter Term “KFC” and a winter carnival.

Employees

Our faculty and staff policies and procedures are being updated frequently as the pandemic unfolds. We encourage all employees to review these policies regularly as part of our initiative to ensure a safe environment for all.