Last Updated: May 11, 2020
The health and safety of our students and community members is of the utmost importance to Country Day. It is important for each of us to take steps to protect those who are at the most risk of serious illness or death related to COVID-19.
Below is the current status of Country Day’s response to the coronavirus. Parents also may review additional information and resources on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources board in CavNET, our parent/student portal.
While Country Day administration had hoped to return to campus before the end of the school year, based on guidance from local and state officials on the importance of continued physical distancing for the foreseeable future, Country Day plans to continue with our remote learning environment for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The final day for classes in the Lower and Middle Schools will be Friday, May 29. High School classes will finish Wednesday, May 27 with several exams days to follow.
The continued prohibition of large gatherings also means we will be unable to host our traditional closing ceremonies and high school graduation. While I know this is heartbreaking news for our graduating seniors and 5th and 8th grade students, we are committed to finding a way to recognize our students’ hard work and accomplishments in a virtual format.
Country Day Summer Update
We know that Country Day Summer holds a special place in many hearts and is something our camp counselors, summer teachers, students, and families from all over Sacramento look forward to each year. However, after thoughtful consideration, and in the absence of specific health and safety guidelines for such activities, Sacramento Country Day School has made the decision to cancel its summer recreation camp, Camp Cavalier, and most classes offered through Cavalier Academy. Our traditional Country Day Summer program will not be offered this summer from June 15-July 31.
Despite the expected loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions, physical distancing requirements continue to be of the utmost importance yet pose a significant challenge for unique programs such as Country Day Summer.
While we are not able to host our traditional program, this summer we invite families to follow our Facebook page where we will share fun activities and videos from our Camp Counselors. Currently enrolled Country Day families should refer to the message sent by Joy Pangilinan on May 7 for more information.
Thank you for your continued understanding as we all adjust to the ever changing landscape of COVID-19. We hope to see you in person next summer!
Sign up to be added to our contact list for Summer 2021 here.
Planning for 2020-21
Country Day is planning and budgeting for a full school year beginning on September 1. Faculty and staff are preparing plans that will allow us to re-open in-person, on-line, or in a hybrid model, as dictated by conditions. Regardless of the circumstances, we are confident that our teachers will continue to deliver the best education in the region. We will be prepared to toggle between in-person and online learning in the event of future stay-at-home-orders should a second wave of COVID-19 emerge.
Coronavirus-Related Tuition Assistance for 2020-21
Country Day and its families have always supported one another in times of need. A spirit of generosity and a willingness to help have long been defining features of our community. As a result of the COVID-19 global health crisis, work in many sectors has slowed, and some Country Day families have experienced significant financial impacts. Some families have also expressed uncertainty about their ability to meet tuition obligations for the 2020-21 school year. We empathize with our families experiencing this difficulty, and we are ready to help.
Learn more about Coronavirus-Related Tuition Assistance for 2020-21 here.
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