What is the current status of Country Day’s response to the coronavirus?
To stay up to date on our plans for fall, please visit our Coronavirus webpage here.
How was Country Day’s remote learning structured in Spring 2020?
Students in every division beginning with Kindergarten were given a set time to meet with their class(es) via Zoom each day. For example, lower school students worked with home room teachers in the morning, and optionally with specialist educators in the afternoon. Middle and high school students were given a rotating schedule with core academic classes in the morning and flex time/electives in the afternoon. For these students, Wednesday’s were dedicated to independent work time. Pre-K students were given an individualized approach appropriate for their age.
My student wasn’t being offered adequate online learning while their current school was closed. I’m worried they will be behind when school starts again. How can Country Day help them?
We know that when school resumes there will be skills to reinforce, content to review, and a normal school life to reassemble. Country Day is well known for its “child-centered” approach, and we are ready to meet students where they are and help them to excel both personally and academically.
Is Country Day on track to open school for a full 2020-21 school year beginning September 1, 2020?
We are planning and budgeting for a regular school year beginning on September 1. We plan to deliver a full academic year in 2020-2021 and have prepared plans that would allow us to re-open in person, on-line, or in a hybrid model. We will assess the conditions in the fall and adapt as appropriate. Regardless of the conditions, we are confident that our teachers will continue to deliver the best education in the region.
What resources is Country Day offering to families experiencing significant financial impacts related to COVID-19?
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 here.