Hamden Hall Country Day School will commence the 2020-2021 school year with all of our students, faculty, and staff on campus starting September 1. We are excited to return to our beautiful campuses and will utilize all three of them – 1108 Whitney Avenue, 20 Davis Street, and our Skiff Street Athletic Complex – to better provide a healthy and safe environment that fosters our commitment to excellence.
And while the road to reopening has involved thorough planning, research, and preparation, we acknowledge that no plan can completely eliminate all risk of COVID-19. Nonetheless, we believe the many protocols and procedures that our Reopening Task Force has established will best mitigate exposure and provide a safe environment for our community members.
The goal of our reopening plan is to return our students to their classrooms in a safe and secure manner. Our plan is to remain flexible and to respond accordingly as we move forward through the school year. In addition to health and safety, our priority continues to be providing myriad learning experiences and opportunities to our students. As such, we have been guided by the following principles:
Learning Models and Opening Scenarios
While we have made every effort to ensure the well-being of our school community, we are aware that conditions may change. On September 1, we expect to open in the current phase of Low Level Community Spread, meaning that campus will open to all students and faculty. The school will remain flexible as our various learning models have been designed for easy transition as new information becomes available.
To ensure that each of our students has the best experience possible, students will have the choice during Low and Moderate Level scenarios to engage in remote learning. We understand that this flexibility is critical for families who have different needs and comfort levels. Should families elect to not send their student to campus for the academic day when campus is open, students will not be permitted to participate in on-campus activities.
Hamden Hall Country Day School is a nurturing and inclusive community with a dynamic learning environment that promotes academic excellence by understanding each child and fostering their individual growth.